Craig Morgan Teicher http://nwpr.org en Book News: Children's Books From North Korean Dictators? http://nwpr.org/post/book-news-childrens-books-north-korean-dictators <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>Departed North Korean leaders Kim Jong Il and his father Kim Il Sung <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/mar/13/north-korean-dictators-childrens-authors-kim-jong-il-kim-il-sung">are both credited with producing children's books</a>, according a doctoral candidate at Australia's Sydney University. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 12:15:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 42816 at http://nwpr.org Book News: Children's Books From North Korean Dictators? Infectious Collections: Stories And Poems To Convert Any Reader http://nwpr.org/post/infectious-collections-stories-and-poems-convert-any-reader This post is for everyone who passes right by the poetry section; all the bookish types who haven't read a short story since graduation. We know you're out there — and you're <a href="http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/tip-sheet/article/54509-the-state-of-the-short-story.html">not</a> <a href="http://www.newsweek.com/poetry-readership-16-year-low-verse-dying-76433">alone</a>.<p>I'm talking to you, folks who love literature — novel-devourers, nonfiction lovers, proud wearers-out of library cards — but just not <em>collections</em>. Fri, 20 Dec 2013 13:57:00 +0000 Camila Domonoske 39027 at http://nwpr.org Infectious Collections: Stories And Poems To Convert Any Reader Book News: Campaigner For Jane Austen Banknote Deluged With Threats http://nwpr.org/post/book-news-campaigner-jane-austen-banknote-deluged-threats <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>Caroline Criado-Perez, the feminist activist who successfully campaigned to make Jane Austen the new face of Britain's 10-pound note, has been inundated with hundreds of death and rape threats on Twitter after the banknote news broke last week. Criado-Perez responded by retweeting the threats to her followers. Tue, 30 Jul 2013 11:24:00 +0000 editor 31746 at http://nwpr.org