Eleanor Catton 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: Prize-Winning Mystery Writer Is Also A Murderer http://nwpr.org/post/book-news-prize-winning-mystery-writer-also-murderer <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li><p>When Alaric Hunt was chosen as the winner<em> </em>of a mystery-writing contest that comes with a publishing contract and a $10,000 advance, the judges didn't realize he was serving a life sentence for murder. Hunt wrote the novel, <em>Cuts Through Bone</em>, while incarcerated for starting a fire that killed a woman, Joyce Austin, as he was robbing a jewelry store. Tue, 14 Jan 2014 13:23:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 40051 at http://nwpr.org Book News: Prize-Winning Mystery Writer Is Also A Murderer Book News: James McBride, Surprise National Book Award Winner http://nwpr.org/post/book-news-james-mcbride-surprise-national-book-award-winner <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>James McBride won the National Book Award for fiction for <em>The Good Lord Bird,</em><em> </em>narrated by a disguised child follower of John Brown, who made the famous doomed raid on Harper's Ferry. McBride said Wednesday night that he wouldn't have minded losing to the other finalists but then added, bouncing on his soles, "It sure is nice to get it." McBride was considered something of an underdog, contending against such literary giants as Thomas Pynchon and Jhumpa Lahiri. Thu, 21 Nov 2013 12:27:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 37677 at http://nwpr.org Book News: James McBride, Surprise National Book Award Winner 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 Book News: 'Fast And Furious' Whistle-Blower Will Be Allowed To Publish Account http://nwpr.org/post/book-news-fast-and-furious-whistle-blower-will-be-allowed-publish-account <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says it will allow Special Agent John Dodson, a whistle-blower who testified in front of Congress about the ATF's "Fast and Furious" firearms sting operation, <a href="http://www.politico.com/story/2013/10/atf-agent-operation-fast-and-furious-book-98499.html">to publish a book about it</a>. Fri, 18 Oct 2013 18:02:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 36107 at http://nwpr.org Book News: 'Fast And Furious' Whistle-Blower Will Be Allowed To Publish Account From New Zealand To New Testament With Man Booker Prize Finalists http://nwpr.org/post/new-zealand-new-testament-man-booker-prize-finalists On Tuesday night, Eleanor Catton became the youngest person to be awarded the Man Booker Prize in its 45-year history. Catton's book <em>The Luminaries</em> and those of her fellow finalists make up what has been hailed as perhaps the best shortlist in a decade, and they have been my companions for the past few weeks. Wed, 16 Oct 2013 21:03:00 +0000 Ellah Allfrey 35863 at http://nwpr.org From New Zealand To New Testament With Man Booker Prize Finalists Book News: Eleanor Catton Is The Youngest-Ever Booker Winner http://nwpr.org/post/book-news-eleanor-catton-youngest-ever-booker-winner <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>Eleanor Catton won the Man Booker Prize on Tuesday night for her 848-page novel <em>The Luminaries</em>. At 28, Catton is the youngest person to ever win the prize, and the second New Zealander. (Keri Hulme<em> </em>won for <em>The Bone People </em>in 1985.) <em>The Luminaries</em> is a vast, intricate murder mystery set in 19<sup>th</sup> century New Zealand and organized into 12 sections named for the signs of the Zodiac. Wed, 16 Oct 2013 15:01:00 +0000 editor 35865 at http://nwpr.org Book News: Eleanor Catton Is The Youngest-Ever Booker Winner