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Which is better for a writer's development (and career) -- living in a major urban centre with a healthy literary "scene," or honing their craft in relative isolation? Brenda Schmidt, a poet who lives in ... Read More »

October 6, 2005 | Filed under: Book news

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In England, where bookstore chain Waterstone's was bought out by WH Smith, which was then bought out by music store giant HMV, one of the most powerful men in English publishing is now the head ... Read More »

September 23, 2005 | Filed under: Book news

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Vanessa Thorpe of The Observer reports on another potentially troubling trend: the modification and modernization of long and otherwise difficult books. Reworked titles include a serialized but otherwise unmodified version of Susanna Clarke's Jonathan Strange ... Read More »

September 15, 2005 | Filed under: Book news