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Q&Q Omni takes a look back at the year that was in the book biz: January Random House alters acquisition practices Jan. 13: In what could be viewed as a symptom of tough times ahead, ... Read More »

December 21, 2009 | Filed under: Book news


Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and man of letters John Updike has died of lung cancer, at the age of 76. From the Associated Press: A literary writer who frequently appeared on best seller lists, the tall, ... Read More »

January 27, 2009 | Filed under: Authors


Calgary Herald columnist Naomi Lakritz (whom you might remember from Quillblog past) weighs in on that story about Canadians being unable to name their own authors. Her drive-by attack on Carol Shields doesn't exactly raise ... Read More »

January 8, 2009 | Filed under: Industry news


Slate's political columnist Timothy Noah takes umbrage with author and book editor Adam Bellow's response to a two-year-old column about the Coulter-ization of conservative-leaning books in the U.S. Bellow, who edited two of the books ... Read More »

July 30, 2008 | Filed under: Authors


This year's Scream Literary Festival kicks off in Toronto tonight with a launch at the Gladstone Hotel, featuring poets Dennis Lee, Souvankham Thammavongsa, George Elliott Clarke, and Shapour Shahidi. Now in its 15th year, the ... Read More »

July 3, 2007 | Filed under: Events