George R.R. Martin http://nwpr.org en Book News: Iranian Author Of 'Pomegranate Soup' Found Dead In Ireland http://nwpr.org/post/book-news-iranian-author-pomegranate-soup-found-dead-ireland <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>Iranian-born novelist Marsha Mehran, author of the bestselling <em>Pomegranate Soup,</em> was found dead Wednesday at her home in Lecanvey, Ireland. She was 36. In <em>Pomegranate Soup </em>and its sequel, <em>Rosewater and Soda Bread</em>, Marjan Aminpour and her sisters flee Iran and settle in Ireland, the "land of crazed sheep and dizzying roads," opening a café serving Persian food. Recipes are scattered throughout. Mon, 05 May 2014 11:29:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 45449 at http://nwpr.org Book News: Can Mammy Be Rescued From 'Gone With The Wind'? http://nwpr.org/post/book-news-can-mammy-be-rescued-gone-wind <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>Author Donald McCaig is writing a novel that gives a real name and a past to <em>Gone With the Wind's </em>"Mammy" — who for decades has personified an ugly racial caricature: the matronly, obese house slave with uncomplicated loyalty to her white masters. The estate of <em>Gone With the Wind </em>author Margaret Mitchell has authorized <em>Ruth's Journey, </em>which will be published by Atria Books in October. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 11:57:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 43520 at http://nwpr.org Book News: Can Mammy Be Rescued From 'Gone With The Wind'? Book News: It's True, Keith Richards Is Writing A Children's Book http://nwpr.org/post/book-news-its-true-keith-richards-writing-childrens-book <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>Rolling Stones guitarist <a href="http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/03/11/keith-richards-is-writing-a-childrens-book-yes-a-childrens-book/?partner=rss&emc=rss">Keith Richards is writing a children's book</a>.<em> Gus & Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar </em>is about Richard's grandfather, Theodore Augustus Dupree, who encouraged Richards' musical aspirations. Wed, 12 Mar 2014 11:45:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 42696 at http://nwpr.org Book News: Phyllis Krasilovsky, Author Of 'The Very Little Girl,' Dies http://nwpr.org/post/book-news-phyllis-krasilovsky-author-very-little-girl-dies <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>Phyllis Krasilovsky, author of sweet, simple children's books such as <em>The Very Little Girl</em> and <em>The First Tulips in Holland</em>, died Wednesday of complications following a stroke, <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/02/books/phyllis-krasilovsky-dies-at-87-wrote-childrens-books.html?ref=books">her daughter told <em>The New York Times</em></a><em>. </em>She was 87. Krasilovsky began writing stories for her husband's 5-year-old cousin, who was dying of cancer. Mon, 03 Mar 2014 12:14:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 42242 at http://nwpr.org Book News: U.S. Authors Face Hard Choice When Publishing In China http://nwpr.org/post/book-news-us-authors-face-hard-choice-when-publishing-china <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>American authors are making the tough decision to allow their books to be censored for sale in China, <em>The</em> <em>New York Times</em> recently <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/20/world/asia/authors-accept-censors-rules-to-sell-in-china.html?emc=edit_tnt_20131020&tntemail0=y&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed">reported</a>. Tue, 22 Oct 2013 11:44:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 36231 at http://nwpr.org Book News: U.S. Authors Face Hard Choice When Publishing In China Book News: Booksellers Irate Over Obama's Amazon Visit http://nwpr.org/post/book-news-booksellers-irate-over-obamas-amazon-visit <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>President Obama's Tuesday trip to an Amazon distribution center in Chattanooga, Tenn., has raised eyebrows (and hackles) in the bookselling community. <em>Publisher's Weekly</em> ran a provocative story titled "Does President Obama Hate Indie Bookstores?" that called Obama's visit "a slap in the face" to booksellers. Wed, 31 Jul 2013 11:09:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 31796 at http://nwpr.org Book News: 'Ender's Game' Author Responds To Boycott Threats http://nwpr.org/post/book-news-enders-game-author-responds-boycott-threats <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>The <em>Ender's Game</em> author and anti-gay activist Orson Scott Card responded to boycotts threats against the upcoming film adaptation starring Harrison Ford. The queer geek group Geeks OUT is organizing boycotts and "Skip Ender's Game" events in several U.S. cities because of Card's views on homosexuality. He wrote in 2008 that "marriage has only one definition, and any government that attempts to change it is my mortal enemy. Wed, 10 Jul 2013 11:47:00 +0000 editor 30693 at http://nwpr.org Book News: 'Ender's Game' Author Responds To Boycott Threats