Books

7:50am

Fri June 20, 2014
Author Interviews

In 'Fever,' Town's Teen Tic Epidemic Gets A Chilling Novelization

Megan Abbott's other books include Queenpin, The Song Is You and The End of Everything.

Sometimes real life is stranger than fiction, so it makes sense that novelists get some of their best stories from the headlines. That's what happened with mystery writer Megan Abbott. A few years ago, she was one of the millions of people captivated by news stories about a strange illness that seemed to consume a town in upstate New York. Now, Abbott has taken pieces of that true story and turned it into a chilling new novel.

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5:42am

Fri June 20, 2014
The Two-Way

Book News: Salman Rushdie Wins PEN/Pinter Prize For 'Unflinching' Gaze

Author Salman Rushdie, seen in January 2013, was also lauded by the judges for "his countless private acts of kindness."
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The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

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5:36am

Wed June 18, 2014
The Two-Way

Book News: Author Of Sci-Fi Classic 'Flowers For Algernon' Dies

Originally published on Wed June 18, 2014 8:57 am

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

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5:30am

Tue June 17, 2014
The Two-Way

Book News: Apple Settles In E-Book Price-Fixing Lawsuit

Originally published on Tue June 17, 2014 7:21 am

The Apple logo hangs outside San Francisco's Moscone Center earlier this month during the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference.
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The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

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5:42am

Mon June 16, 2014
The Two-Way

Book News: Labor Department Investigating Deaths At Amazon Warehouses

Originally published on Mon June 16, 2014 6:35 pm

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The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

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