J.K. Rowling http://nwpr.org en Book News: J.K. Rowling Gives Glimpse Of Ginny Weasley As An Adult http://nwpr.org/post/book-news-jk-rowling-gives-glimpse-ginny-weasley-adult <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>Ginny Weasley, the freckly, flame-haired girl who later marries Harry Potter, grows up to be a sports journalist, according to new writing from J.K. Rowling on the website <a href="https://www.pottermore.com/en-us">Pottermore</a>. (Login required.) The stories are Ginny's dispatches from the 2014 Quidditch World Cup for the magical newspaper <em>The Daily Prophet</em>. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:52:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 44463 at http://nwpr.org Book News: Meg Wolitzer To Publish A YA Novel Inspired By Sylvia Plath http://nwpr.org/post/book-news-meg-wolitzer-publish-ya-novel-inspired-sylvia-plath <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p>Meg Wolitzer, author of <em>The Interestings</em>, is coming out with a young adult novel called <em>Belzhar </em>(a play on Sylvia Plath's <em>The Bell Jar</em>). It's set to be published by Dutton Children's Books, an imprint of Penguin, on Sept. 30. Dutton says that <em>Belzhar</em> "is the story of Jam Gallahue, who-after tragically losing her boyfriend, Reeve-has been sent to The Wooden Barn, a therapeutic boarding school in rural Vermont for "emotionally fragile, highly intelligent" teens. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 14:43:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 43276 at http://nwpr.org Book News: Meg Wolitzer To Publish A YA Novel Inspired By Sylvia Plath Book News: J.K. Rowling's Second Crime Novel Coming Out In June http://nwpr.org/post/book-news-jk-rowlings-second-crime-novel-coming-out-june <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>J.K. Rowling is publishing a second crime novel under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith<em> </em>in June. Rowling quietly released the mystery novel <em>The Cuckoo's Calling </em>last year as Galbraith, but her identity was leaked to Britain's<em> Sunday Times. </em>The second Galbraith novel, <em>The Silkworm, </em>also will feature private investigator Cormoran Strike and his assistant Robin Ellacott, but this time they are investigating the death of writer Owen Quine. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 12:32:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 41685 at http://nwpr.org Book News: 'Cazalet' Author Elizabeth Jane Howard Dies http://nwpr.org/post/book-news-cazalet-author-elizabeth-jane-howard-dies <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>English novelist Elizabeth Jane Howard died Thursday afternoon at age 90. <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-25581260">Her publicist told the BBC</a> that Howard died "peacefully — after a short illness." Howard's best-known works were <em>The Cazalet Chronicles</em>, a saga of English family life during World War II. <a href="http://bookanista.com/elizabeth-jane-howard/">In an interview</a> shortly before her death, she said, "I'm very frightened of writing. Fri, 03 Jan 2014 12:02:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 39652 at http://nwpr.org Book News: 'Cazalet' Author Elizabeth Jane Howard Dies Book News: 'Salmon Fishing in the Yemen' Author Dies http://nwpr.org/post/book-news-salmon-fishing-yemen-author-dies <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>Paul Torday, the author of the 2007 novel <em>Salmon Fishing in the Yemen</em>, <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/dec/19/paul-torday-dies-67">died Wednesday</a> at the age of 67. After many years as a businessman, he came out with his first novel, <em>Salmon Fishing,</em> when he in his early 60s. The book follows a sheikh who has a vision of salmon filling the Yemen River and "my countrymen ... all classes and manner of men" standing side-by-side to fish. Fri, 20 Dec 2013 12:40:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 39028 at http://nwpr.org Book News: National Book Awards' '5 Under 35' Picks Are All Women http://nwpr.org/post/book-news-national-book-awards-5-under-35-picks-are-all-women <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>For the first time ever, the National Book Awards' annual '5 Under 35' list is made up of all women writers. Molly Antopol, NoViolet Bulawayo, Amanda Coplin, Daisy Hildyard, and Merritt Tierce have been selected by a committee made up of former National Book Awards winners. This has been a good week for Bulawayo, who was just shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize for her novel <em>We Need New Names</em>. Fri, 13 Sep 2013 11:19:00 +0000 editor 34106 at http://nwpr.org Book News: National Book Awards' '5 Under 35' Picks Are All Women Book News: The Smell Of Chocolate Boosts Book Sales, Study Says http://nwpr.org/post/book-news-smell-chocolate-boosts-book-sales-study-says <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>The smell of chocolate boosts book sales, according to a <a href="http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0272494413000467" target="_blank">study</a> by Belgian researchers published in the <em>Journal of Environmental Psychology. </em>The researchers, led by Lieve Douce of Belgium's Hasselt University, spent 10 days observing customers in a Belgian bookstore. For part of each day, a subtle chocolate scent was released into the air. Thu, 01 Aug 2013 11:41:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 31858 at http://nwpr.org 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: J.K. Rowling 'Very Angry' That Law Firm Leaked Her Name http://nwpr.org/post/book-news-jk-rowling-very-angry-law-firm-leaked-her-name <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>In a twist worthy of her latest detective novel, it turns out it was a lawyer's wife's best friend who leaked J.K. Rowling's identity as the "Robert Galbraith" who wrote the crime novel <em>The Cuckoo's Calling</em>. Fri, 19 Jul 2013 11:55:00 +0000 editor 31207 at http://nwpr.org London Law Firm Indirectly Leaked J.K. Rowling's Pseudonym http://nwpr.org/post/london-law-firm-indirectly-leaked-jk-rowlings-pseudonym The mystery of who was responsible for spilling J.K. Fri, 19 Jul 2013 01:15:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 31402 at http://nwpr.org London Law Firm Indirectly Leaked J.K. Rowling's Pseudonym