Friday, June 09, 2017

The Roundup with PW


Obituary: Superagent Ed Victor Dies at 78
The Bronx-born and Cambridge-based literary agent, whose clients included a who's-who of bold-faced names, was known for bringing a touch of Hollywood flare to the business of author representation. He died of a heart attack on Wednesday night.
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Digital Sales Down 2% in Canada in 2016
BookNet Canada's annual report, The State of Digital Publishing, shows a slight decline in sales of ebooks last year, even as publishers produced more digital titles.
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Alderman Wins 2017 Baileys Prize: Naomi Alderman has won the £30,000 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction for her science-fiction novel 'The Power.'
Charles Simmons Dies at 92: Simmons, whose five acclaimed novels included a savage sendup of 'The New York Times Book Review,' died on June 1 in Manhattan.
How '1984' Almost Didn't Happen: Today marks the 68th anniversary of the publication of a book that George Orwell almost didn’t manage to write—and that almost killed him.
Gerard Manley Hopkins, Gay Poet Priest: Wrestling with desire while committed to Jesuit celibacy made poetry the only outlet for Hopkins’s sexuality, which rings with pent-up passion.
The NYPL, a Writer's Haven: The main branch of the public library, Joe Kanon insists, is the perfect place to write—making it the most beautiful office in New York City.

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