Joan Didion http://nwpr.org en It Was The Best Of Sentences ... http://nwpr.org/post/it-was-best-sentences Have you ever had a sentence stop you in your tracks? Editors at<em> The American Scholar</em> magazine<em> </em>have put out their list of the "<a href="http://theamericanscholar.org/ten-best-sentences/#.UzRwxKhdXTo" target="_blank">Ten Best Sentences</a>" in fiction and nonfiction. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 21:38:00 +0000 NPR Staff 43429 at http://nwpr.org It Was The Best Of Sentences ... Book News: 500 Authors Demand International Bill Of Digital Rights http://nwpr.org/post/book-news-500-authors-demand-international-bill-digital-rights <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>More than 500 authors from around the world, including five Nobel Prize winners, have asked the United Nations for an international bill of digital rights. Tue, 10 Dec 2013 13:34:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 38564 at http://nwpr.org Book News: 500 Authors Demand International Bill Of Digital Rights Book News: 'Stoner' Created Little Buzz In 1965, But Ignites In 2013 http://nwpr.org/post/book-news-stoner-created-little-buzz-1965-ignites-2013 <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>John Williams' novel <em>Stoner</em> sold a scant 2,000 copies when it was released almost 50 years ago. An understated novel about a Missouri academic named William Stoner, it went out of print the following year. But through a mysterious, even alchemical process, <em>Stoner</em> became one of the most talked-about books of 2013. Republished in 2006 by New York Review Books Classics, it was celebrated in the press. Mon, 09 Dec 2013 12:29:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 38454 at http://nwpr.org Book News: 'Stoner' Created Little Buzz In 1965, But Ignites In 2013 Book News: Guantanamo Reading Material Spurs More Controversy http://nwpr.org/post/book-news-guantanamo-reading-material-spurs-more-controversy <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><em>N.B. — Book News is going on vacation next week. Your faithful correspondent will be in California sans laptop and praying that Jonathan Franzen doesn't choose that week to reignite any feuds with daytime talk show hosts. In the meantime, as always, leave your hot tips, scurrilous attacks and existential questions in the comments section or direct them to @annalisa_quinn on Twitter.</em><p><ul><p><li>The U.K. Fri, 23 Aug 2013 11:16:00 +0000 editor 33012 at http://nwpr.org Book News: Guantanamo Reading Material Spurs More Controversy Book News: Barnes & Noble's CEO Quits http://nwpr.org/post/book-news-barnes-nobles-ceo-quits <ul><p><li>Barnes & Noble CEO William Lynch Jr. resigned Monday following several grim earnings reports and the company's recent announcement that it would stop manufacturing its own Nook tablets. A new chief executive wasn't named, but Michael P. Huseby has been named president of Barnes & Noble and chief executive of the Nook division. Tue, 09 Jul 2013 11:15:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 30634 at http://nwpr.org