Books http://www.kunc.org en Book News: Booker Prize, Now Open To U.S. Authors, Longlists 5 Americans http://www.kunc.org/post/book-news-booker-prize-now-open-us-authors-longlists-5-americans <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>The 13-book longlist for the Man Booker Prize, the U.K.'s most prominent literary award, was announced Wednesday. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:53:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 59018 at http://www.kunc.org Book News: Thomas Berger, Author Of 'Little Big Man,' Dies http://www.kunc.org/post/book-news-thomas-berger-author-little-big-man-dies <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>Thomas Berger, the witty and feverishly prolific author of <em>Little Big Man</em>, died July 13 in Nyack, N.Y., following an illness, his publisher said Monday. He was 89. Although Berger was most famous for <em>Little Big Man, </em>which became a movie starring Dustin Hoffman, he wrote dozens of other books in genres varying from sci-fi to crime to Westerns. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:31:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 58996 at http://www.kunc.org Book News: 'Big 5' Publishers Absent From Amazon's New E-Book Service http://www.kunc.org/post/book-news-big-5-publishers-absent-amazons-new-e-book-service <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>The so-called Big Five publishers — Penguin Random House, Macmillan, HarperCollins, Hachette and Simon & Schuster — don't appear to be participating in <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/07/18/332575051/amazon-launches-subscription-service-for-books">Kindle Unlimited</a>, Amazon's new e-book subscription service. Following the model of services such as Oyster and Scribd, Kindle Unlimited offers unlimited e-books for a fixed monthly fee. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:42:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 58969 at http://www.kunc.org Writer Plumbs 'Nature Of Evil' In Hometown's Violent Civil Rights Past http://www.kunc.org/post/writer-plumbs-nature-evil-hometowns-violent-civil-rights-past Mississippi's past looms large in Greg Iles' best-selling thrillers. His latest book, <em>Natchez Burning,</em> is the first in a trilogy that<em> </em>takes readers back 50 years to chilling civil rights-era murders and conspiracies all set in Iles' hometown — the antebellum river city of Natchez, Miss.<p>Iles' hero, Penn Cage, is a former prosecutor and widowed single father who has returned to his childhood home. Once there, he finds himself confronting killers, corruption and dark secrets.<p>"Penn Cage I think of as annoyingly righteous sometimes," Iles says. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:27:00 +0000 Debbie Elliott 58964 at http://www.kunc.org Writer Plumbs 'Nature Of Evil' In Hometown's Violent Civil Rights Past Surviving An Adult World In Fairy Tales, And Real Life http://www.kunc.org/post/surviving-adult-world-fairy-tales-and-real-life I live in Tucson, Ariz. National news about thousands of unaccompanied minors crossing the U.S.-Mexico border — some as young as 2 years old — is local news here. A front-page headline from this week's <em>Arizona Daily Star</em> reads, "Immigration tension boils over in Oracle." It's subtitled "Protesters, supporters, clash; bus carrying children fails to show."<p>The article featured a photograph of protesters, adults standing by signs scrawled with red and blue markers. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:47:00 +0000 58929 at http://www.kunc.org Surviving An Adult World In Fairy Tales, And Real Life