Books

5:16am

Thu June 26, 2014
The Two-Way

Book News: Ana Maria Matute, Who Wrote Of War-Torn Spain, Dies

Spanish novelist Ana Maria Matute is pictured in 2010 in Barcelona, Spain, after winning the Cervantes Prize.
Manu Fernandez AP

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

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6:19am

Wed June 25, 2014
The Two-Way

Book News: Deal To Buy Perseus May Boost Hachette's Hand In Amazon Fight

Originally published on Wed June 25, 2014 6:38 am

Visitors walk through the Hachette Book Group's exhibition in May at BookExpo America, the annual industry convention in New York.
Mark Lennihan AP

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5:32am

Tue June 24, 2014
The Two-Way

Book News: James Patterson Wants To Give Books To New York City Kids

James Patterson writes suspense and thriller novels as well as children's books. He runs the children's literacy campaign ReadKiddoRead.
Deborah Feingold Courtesy Little, Brown and Co.

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5:22am

Mon June 23, 2014
The Two-Way

Book News: Prominent Middle East Scholar Fouad Ajami Dies

Originally published on Mon June 23, 2014 5:23 am

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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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