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Encounter Fascinating Fiction At Bookstock, 2015 – The Vermont Standard

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Jeffrey Lent By John Mathews, Special To The Standard At Bookstock: The Green Mountain Literary Festival, you can explore these realms of fiction and meet the authors who created them: ­A novel about an avenger and strong women. A story of mystery and menace on the Appalachian Trail. Tales of Vermonts hippies, summer visitors, Abenaki and academics. Fiction inspired by Herman Melville and Native American lore. Plus, workshops on writing…

‘Ted 2’ May Reveal The Answer To One Big ‘Pulp Fiction’ Mystery – Huffington Post

Sunday, June 28, 2015

As movie fans know, the secret of what’s in Marsellus Wallace’s briefcase in “Pulp Fiction” is one of the biggest pop-culture mysteries around. Some theories suggest it’s just a plot device, while others make a case that it’s actually Wallace’s soul. Now, it appears the question has finally been answered thanks to, of all movies, “Ted 2.” Image: PandaWhale Yeah, you read that right. “Ted 2.” Now, on the surface,…

Anthony Doerr wins Carnegie Medal for fiction – The Denver Post

Sunday, June 28, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Readers and critics love Anthony Doerr’s “All the Light We Cannot See.” And so do librarians. Doerr’s World War II novel, a best-seller awarded the Pulitzer Prize in April, has won the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction. The Carnegie Medal for nonfiction was given to Bryan Stevenson’s book on the criminal justice system, “Just Mercy.” The prizes were announced Saturday night by the American…

Orwell’s Triumph: How Novels Tell the Truth of Surveillance – The Intercept – First Look Media

Sunday, June 28, 2015

When government agencies and private companies access and synthesize our data, they take on the power to novelize our lives. Their profiles of our behavior are semi-fictional stories, pieced together from the digital traces we leave as we go about our days. No matter how many articles we read about this process, grasping its significance is no easy thing. It turns out that to understand the weird experience of being…

Book review: Novel’s heroine has fierce, damaged glory on fine display – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Sunday, June 28, 2015

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‘Ted 2’ May Reveal The Answer To One Big ‘Pulp Fiction’ Mystery – Huffington Post

Sunday, June 28, 2015

As movie fans know, the secret of what’s in Marsellus Wallace’s briefcase in “Pulp Fiction” is one of the biggest pop-culture mysteries around. Some theories suggest it’s just a plot device, while others make a case that it’s actually Wallace’s soul. Now, it appears the question has finally been answered thanks to, of all movies, “Ted 2.” Image: PandaWhale Yeah, you read that right. “Ted 2.” Now, on the surface,…

‘Ted 2’ May Reveal The Answer To One Big ‘Pulp Fiction’ Mystery – Huffington Post

Sunday, June 28, 2015

As movie fans know, the secret of what’s in Marsellus Wallace’s briefcase in “Pulp Fiction” is one of the biggest pop-culture mysteries around. Some theories suggest it’s just a plot device, while others make a case that it’s actually Wallace’s soul. Now, it appears the question has finally been answered thanks to, of all movies, “Ted 2.” Image: PandaWhale Yeah, you read that right. “Ted 2.” Now, on the surface,…

Book review: Novel’s heroine has fierce, damaged glory on fine display – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Sunday, June 28, 2015

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‘Ted 2’ May Reveal The Answer To One Big ‘Pulp Fiction’ Mystery – Huffington Post

Sunday, June 28, 2015

As movie fans know, the secret of what’s in Marsellus Wallace’s briefcase in “Pulp Fiction” is one of the biggest pop-culture mysteries around. Some theories suggest it’s just a plot device, while others make a case that it’s actually Wallace’s soul. Now, it appears the question has finally been answered thanks to, of all movies, “Ted 2.” Image: PandaWhale Yeah, you read that right. “Ted 2.” Now, on the surface,…

‘Ted 2’ May Reveal The Answer To One Big ‘Pulp Fiction’ Mystery – Huffington Post

Saturday, June 27, 2015

As movie fans know, the secret of what’s in Marsellus Wallace’s briefcase in “Pulp Fiction” is one of the biggest pop-culture mysteries around. Some theories suggest it’s just a plot device, while others make a case that it’s actually Wallace’s soul. Now, it appears the question has finally been answered thanks to, of all movies, “Ted 2.” Image: PandaWhale Yeah, you read that right. “Ted 2.” Now, on the surface,…

The crisis in non-fiction publishing – The Guardian

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Amid the ambient wails of doom about the publishing industry, I’d like to enter a note of encouragement. The mainstream may be getting dumber by the day, but we are living in what looks like a golden age of publishing for, of all people, the university presses. At the moment, I don’t think there’s a trade publishing house producing high-calibre, serious non-fiction of the quality and variety of Yale University…

ArtsBeat | Book Review Podcast: The Art Issue – New York Times (blog)

Friday, June 26, 2015

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Journal Science Releases Guidelines for Publishing Scientific Studies – New York Times

Thursday, June 25, 2015

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The Familiar of Zero Light Novels to Continue After Author’s Passing – Anime News Network

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Sou Yurugi, the editor-in-chief for the MF Bunko J imprint of Kadokawa (Media Factory), announced on Thursday that the imprint has decided to continue the Zero no Tsukaima (The Familiar of Zero) light novel series. Author Noboru Yamaguchi was planning the end of the light novel series before he passed away due to cancer in 2013. According to MF Bunko J, he dictated the remaining plot of the series, including…

10 influential pulp novels that are criminally good – Mashable

Thursday, June 25, 2015

American pulp fiction first appeared on cheap, wood pulp paper. In the early 20th century, it lived in fiction magazines that cost no more than a dime. These disposable magazines were the home of so-called “genre” fiction: thrillers, romances, noir crime stories, westerns, science fiction, and horror. The stories appealed to a wide audience (especially the young working class) due to overt violence and sexuality. It was rid of the…

What novelist Kent Haruf taught me about writing and life – Washington Post

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Kent Haruf walked into my life at Southern Illinois University, sitting down at the end of a long conference table, a chalkboard behind him. It was fall. I can still see him: bushy mustache, glasses, the lines on his face. Inside his shirt pocket was a small notebook and pencil. He was the first writer I had ever seen. It was 1993, six years before he would rise from writerly…

South Korean Novelist Apologizes in Wake of Plagiarism Accusation – New York Times

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

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South Korean Novelist Admits to Plagiarizing Japanese Author – ABC News

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

One of South Korea’s most influential writers admitted Tuesday to plagiarizing a well-known Japanese author in a short story she published almost a decade ago. Shin Kyung-sook, 52, said in an interview with the Kyunghyang Shinmun newspaper that she will ask her publisher to remove the story “Legend” from future editions of a compilation of short stories published in 1996. Shin won the 2011 Man Asian Literary Prize for her…

Why historical fiction needs daring and anachronism – The Guardian (blog)

Monday, June 22, 2015

At the beginning of this year, I was intrigued by Ruth Scurr’s John Aubrey: My Own Life, a biography of a biographer that challenged the conservatism of biography. I spent some time wondering what other avant-garde biographies might look like – the circadian biography, with the life told through one day; the inanimate biography of a life told through possessions; the parallel biography, with each significant incident narrated from opposing…

Publishing Briefs: Gary Barlow Re-Ups with Sony/ATV; MNEK Signs With Warner … – Billboard

Monday, June 22, 2015

— In extending its worldwide deal with singer songwriter Gary Barlow, Sony/ATV Music Publishing will now represent his entire song catalogue for the first time. In addition to future songs and the songs he has written during the decade long relationship Sony/ATV, the agreement also covers his early songs such as Take That songs like “Back For Good”, “Never Forget” and “Pray” and his initial solo hits, including “Forever Love”. “Gary…