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  • Special signed Oscar Wilde edition may bring $100,000 at auction

    Special signed Oscar Wilde edition may bring $100,000 at auction
    Legenday wit Oscar Wilde spent two unpleasant years in prison in England for "gross indecency" -- how officials in 1895 chose to describe homosexual activity. The socialite playwright, whose comedy "The Importance of Being Earnest" had debuted earlier...
  • In new book, man claims Zodiac killer was his father

    In new book, man claims Zodiac killer was his father
    In a new memoir, "The Most Dangerous Animal of All," Gary L. Stewart claims that the infamous Zodiac killer was his father. The book was kept under wraps by publisher HarperCollins until its release Tuesday. Authorities say the Zodiac killer murdered at...
  • 'Never Cry Wolf' author Farley Mowat, 92, has died

    'Never Cry Wolf' author Farley Mowat, 92, has died
    Author Farley Mowat has died at 92, the Toronto Star reports. The Canadian naturalist, best known for his book "Never Cry Wolf," was a memoirist and environmental advocate. Mowat was born in Ontario, Canada, in 1921 and served in World War II. Upon...
  • The secret of George R.R. Martin's success: WordStar on a DOS machine

    George R.R. Martin has created -- and killed -- beloved characters in his books and on screen. And he's done it all running a computer program that's older than many of his fans. Martin appeared on "Conan" on Tuesday night to talk about "Game of...
  • 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...
  • Evan Osnos observes China's split personality in 'Age of Ambition'

    For more than a year, a portion of my apartment complex in Beijing has been a construction zone; squat, old buildings have been razed, and new towers are sprouting in their stead. The area is blocked off by walls covered with large, professionally printed...
  • Kirkus Media announces new $50,000 literary prizes

    Kirkus Media announces new $50,000 literary prizes
    England has the Man Booker ($83,000) and the Folio Fiction Prize ($66,000). American poets have the Kingsley Tufts Award ($100,000) and the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize ($100,000). English-language writers worldwide, working in any genre, are eligible for...
  • Century Books founders Judith and Steve Marosvolgyi on the same page

    Century Books founders Judith and Steve Marosvolgyi on the same page
    The gig: Judith and Steve Marosvolgyi are the founders of Century Books, a used bookstore on Green Street in Pasadena. Judith and Steve were voracious readers while growing up in their native Hungary. After defecting to the United States in 1986, each...
  • Younger book dealers are diving into the antiquarian trade

     Younger book dealers are diving into the antiquarian trade
    In the dark economic times of 2009, Dan Whitmore decided to give up being a lawyer in downtown Los Angeles to sell antiquarian books. "People in the firm thought I was nuts," he says. Now he runs Whitmore Rare Books from his home in Altadena. At 33, he'...
  • George Packer on his new Amazon story in the New Yorker

    Amazon is good for online shoppers, but is it good for books? That's what George Packer asks in this week's New Yorker, in a long article that looks at the online retailer as disruptor. Amazon can be difficult to write about -- the company would not...
  • Music City also has one heck of a bookstore

    Music City also has one heck of a bookstore
    This may be known as Music City, but it also has one heck of an independent bookstore. The main reason is Ann Patchett, the best-selling novelist of "Bel Canto" and "State of Wonder" and the just-released collection of essays "This Is the Story of a Happy...