Friday, October 14, 2016

The Roundup with PW

Bob Dylan Wins Nobel Prize in Literature
The 109th Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to Bob Dylan at a ceremony on October 13, for "having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition."
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PRH Canada Launches New Penguin Teen Imprint
Penguin Random House Canada has announced the creation of a new imprint for young adult titles, called Penguin Teen.
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Elton John to Publish Memoir with Henry Holt
Henry Holt has acquired Elton John's as-yet-untitled autobiography, alongside sister company Pan Macmillan in the U.K., for publication worldwide in 2019.

Reese Witherspoon to Publish Lifestyle Book with Touchstone
The actress's book, due in 2018, will celebrate the American South, and will include personal essays about the people and places that influenced Witherspoon.

The Great American Publishing Gamble: The late Barney Rosset on fighting for the publication of D.H. Lawrence's 'Lady Chatterley's Lover.'

Who Nominates Nobel Candidates?: The Nobel Prizes are always shrouded in secrecy, but we do know something about the process.

Rob Spillman on Editing and More: Spillman compares book touring to being a roadie for his daughter’s band and shares his excitement at being part of the literary world.

California's Collectibles Bill: Assemblywoman Ling Ling Chang will submit a letter stipulating that a new law on collectibles sales does not apply to bookstores or author signings.

Playing the Shakespearean Video Game: What do video games and the Bard's famous 'The Winter’s Tale' have in common?


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