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Alain Mabanckou, a French novelist born in the Republic of Congo, wrote a letter to support Cameroonian poet Dieudonne Enoh Meyomesse.
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November 14, 2014 In the run-up to the Day of the Imprisoned Writer, authors have written open letters to several imperiled authors around the world. Also: A recap of the truce between Amazon and Hachette.
October 21, 2014 The online retailer has reached a multiyear deal with Simon & Schuster, one of the "Big Five" U.S. publishers. Meanwhile, Amazon's pricing dispute with Hachette Book Group persists.
Agatha Christie, seen here in 1946, removes a book from the shelf at Greenway House, the home from which Jennifer Grant bought the trunk six decades later at an estate sale.
October 7, 2014 Long hidden in a common trunk, Christie's family jewelry is now heading to auction. And the day's secrets don't end there: J.K. Rowling also stirred Twitter with a cryptic hint about her new book.
Oscar Pistorius was convicted of culpable homicide for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. Sentencing is set to begin Oct. 13.
September 15, 2014 Also: writers ask Amazon's board to end battle with Hachette; notable books coming out this week.
August 18, 2014 Also: the virtues of Fanny Price; notable books coming out this week.
This undated file photo shows writer George Orwell, author of 1984. The literary executor of Orwell's estate is accusing Amazon.com of quoting Orwell out of context.
August 15, 2014 Also: J.D. Salinger's house is for sale; Lois Lowry says dystopian fiction is "passé."
A quote from George Orwell escalates the dispute between online retailer Amazon and publisher Hachette.
August 11, 2014 Also, an interview with Ursula Le Guin; notable books coming out this week.
Visitors walk through the Hachette Book Group's exhibition in May at BookExpo America, the annual industry convention in New York.
August 8, 2014 Also: James Patterson pretends to be Jeff Bezos; journalist and author Jim Frederick has died.
July 30, 2014 Also: Rand Paul plans to come out with a book in 2015; Jesse Ventura was awarded almost $2 million in a defamation suit.
July 24, 2014 Also: President Obama will give the 2013 National Medal of Arts and National Humanities Medal to 21 artists, writers, academics and journalists; Katie Crouch on Sylvia Plath.
July 22, 2014 Also: A survey suggests that the dispute between Amazon and Hachette may be deterring customers; Harper Lee apparently has questionable taste in coffee.
July 9, 2014 Also: the CIA style manual; Nancy Andreasen on the origins of creativity.
July 3, 2014 Bestsellers published by traditional means accused Amazon of "unfair pricing." Self-published authors penned a stinging critique of traditional publishing.
July 2, 2014 Also: The bench in Amsterdam where the main characters sit in the film adaptation of John Green's The Fault in Our Stars is missing; a new poem by Joel Brouwer.
June 25, 2014 Also: Lena Dunham on discovering Alice Munro; Yiddish linguistics.
June 23, 2014 Also: Spanish police break up a suspected book-counterfeiting ring; notable books of the week.
June 6, 2014 Also: Ruth Graham says adults should be "embarrassed" to read YA novels; a judge ends Harper Lee's lawsuit against hometown museum.
Phone Home? NASA wants us to be ready to understand messages from potentially "a species that is radically Other."
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May 23, 2014 Also: Amazon has removed the "Buy" buttons from a number of Hachette titles; Hassan Blasim's short story collection The Iraqi Christ has won the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize.
August 8, 2013 Also: a literary missed connection; Danielle Steel on condescending questions; Lewis Carroll on etiquette.
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