Anna Holmes http://nwpr.org en Book News: @GSElevator Author Loses Book Deal http://nwpr.org/post/book-news-gselevator-author-loses-book-deal <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>Simon & Schuster is canceling publication of a book by John Lefevre, the man behind the @GSElevator twitter account, which supposedly repeated things overheard in the elevator at Goldman Sachs. It emerged that Lefevre has never worked at Goldman Sachs, though <a href="http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2011/08/12/meet-the-goldman-sachs-employee-behind-gselevator/">he appears to have lied to a <em>New York Times </em>reporter about it in 2011</a>. Fri, 07 Mar 2014 15:24:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 42456 at http://nwpr.org Book News: Health Woes Will Keep Munro From Nobel Ceremony http://nwpr.org/post/book-news-health-woes-will-keep-munro-nobel-ceremony <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li><a href="http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/2013/munro-facts.html" target="_blank">Alice Munro</a>, the 82-year-old short story writer who <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/10/10/231341147/book-news-alice-munro-wins-nobel-prize-in-literature" target="_blank">won this year's Nobel Prize in Literature</a>, will <a href="https://twitter.com/Nobelprize_org/status/391184354829152256" target="_blank">miss the Dec. Mon, 21 Oct 2013 11:11:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 36120 at http://nwpr.org Book News: Health Woes Will Keep Munro From Nobel Ceremony 'The Book of Jezebel': An Honest Look At 'Lady Things' http://nwpr.org/post/book-jezebel-honest-look-lady-things The website Jezebel takes a unique approach to women's media — focusing on politics, entertainment and advocacy issues typically absent from so-called beauty magazines.<p>Now the site is making its first foray onto the bookshelves with <em>The Book of Jezebel: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Lady Things</em>.<p>"I've been calling it an illustrated encyclopedia of the world," Jezebel founder Anna Holmes says. Holmes edited the new book, and warns NPR's Arun Rath that the volume isn't intended to be comprehensive.<p>"There is plenty of stuff that I forgot to put in there," she says. Sat, 19 Oct 2013 21:05:00 +0000 editor 35977 at http://nwpr.org 'The Book of Jezebel': An Honest Look At 'Lady Things' Book News: Forward Prize For Poetry Goes To Michael Symmons Roberts http://nwpr.org/post/book-news-forward-prize-poetry-goes-michael-symmons-roberts <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>Michael Symmons Roberts won the Forward Prize for Poetry, worth £10,000 (about $16,000), for his collection titled <em>Drysalter</em>, a book of 150 poems that are all 15 lines. Jeanette Winterson, who chaired the prize, has written of Roberts: "He is a religious poet in a secular age. His work is about the connection between the things of the spirit and the things of the world. Wed, 02 Oct 2013 13:52:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 35171 at http://nwpr.org Book News: Forward Prize For Poetry Goes To Michael Symmons Roberts