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  • Lit Agent David Larabell Joins CAA

    Literary agent David Larabell has joined CAA's book department. He will help identify publishing opportunities for the agency's non-author clients and will be based in CAA's New York offices. Larabell comes to CAA from the David Black Agency, where he...
  • 'The Second Amendment' is a smart history of guns and the U.S.

    'The Second Amendment' is a smart history of guns and the U.S.
    The 2nd Amendment is just 27 words long: "A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed." But in that single, awkwardly constructed sentence, Michael...
  • Judith Nies' 'Unreal City' built on huge water, energy deals

    The shady provenance of water and power is a familiar story in the West, recounted in works as varied as "Chinatown" and "City of Quartz." Judith Nies' sweeping new history of water, energy and thievery in the shaping of Las Vegas and the desert Southwest...
  • 'The Last Illusion' inventively captures a feral boy's life in N.Y.

     'The Last Illusion' inventively captures a feral boy's life in N.Y.
    Zal Hendricks seems at first glance an unlikely hero for a coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of New York in the three years leading to the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center. Born in Iran to a woman who has lost her mind, Zal is raised...
  • Ripley's moving jobs to Orlando from London

    Ripley's moving jobs to Orlando from London
    Ripley Entertainment, the parent company of Ripley’s Believe it or Not museums, is moving its publishing arm to Orlando from London. The move means about 10 new positions coming to Orlando, said Norm Deska, executive VP of intellectual...
  • Allan Folsom dies at 72; who sold first novel for record $2 million

    Allan Folsom dies at 72; who sold first novel for record $2 million
    After three decades of pitching his screenplays, Allan Folsom had a handful of credits: two episodes of the 1980s series "Hart to Hart," a nature documentary and a syndicated TV movie. Then came the kind of blockbuster break that struggling writers...
  • The Biblioracle: Marginalized here in the flyover states

    The Biblioracle: Marginalized here in the flyover states
    I've long maintained that being a Midwesterner is a significant handicap in achieving author superstar status. As other natives of the flyover states know, from birth we are inculcated with the notion that we are nothing special because no one is anyone...
  • Reader of the Week: Susan Dennison

    Reader of the Week: Susan Dennison
    Who am I Susan Dennison from Chicago One unique thing about me I don't remember ever not reading. I was fortunate to have teachers and a librarian in elementary school who encouraged me to read. -------------------- This piece first ran in...
  • Amazon amps up aggression toward publisher Hachette

    In less than four weeks, J.K. Rowling's next book will be published -- but readers hoping to pre-order it on Amazon will be disappointed. Although it had been available to pre-order for months, "The Silkworm," written under Rowling's pseudonym Robert...
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt acquires Cockeysville-based children's website

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt acquires Cockeysville-based children's website
    The publisher of the "Curious George" children's books expanded its presence in the fast-growing early-childhood education market with the acquisition of Cockeysville-based children's learning website Curiosityville. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, which...
  • D. Watkins finds stories in the streets

    D. Watkins finds stories in the streets
    By the time D. Watkins was in his early 20s, he had filled a shoe box with obituaries. Kids he had grown up with in East Baltimore. Classmates, neighbors, guys from the corners. His uncle. And, eventually, his older brother. The brief paragraphs and...