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Book news, reviews, and musings 11 October 2010

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News and features

China hasnt responded especially positively to activist Liu Xiaobo winning the Nobel Peace Prize. Xiaobo was jailed last year after writing a manifesto in favour of free speech and political freedom.

Richelle Mead shows us some beautiful foreign editions of her Vampire Academy books.

A poem written by Ted Hughes about the death of Sylvia Plath has been uncovered in London.

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Harry Markov interviews Charles Tan, Filipino blogger and reviewer extraordinaire and a good friend of Read in a Single Sitting.

Cynthia Leitich Smith interviews Holly Cupala about Hollys debut novel Tell me a Secret.

Cheryl Klein interviews Elizabeth C. Bunce, author of the YA novel'Starcrossed. gives us a roundup of the fantasy writers panel at NYCC.


Bridget Schaumann reviews Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins, and like many other readers isnt entirely enamoured of it.

John Allen Paulos reviews Proofiness, a book that deals with slightly dodgy stats and data.


Ebooks: what will their impact be on the publishing industry? John Walsh from The Independent offers up his thoughts.

Sadhbd Warren considers Jonathan Franzens Freedom and its'corrections (sorry, couldnt resist!) and muses on perfectionism and typos.

The fabulously named Stephanie Bunbury gives us her thoughts on the latest Booker kerfuffle.

Just for fun

From the Bureau of Bookcases that No One Needs but Everyone Wants: a harp bookshelf

Author birthdays

Happy birthday Elmore Leonard!

Quote of the Day

Everything is becoming science fiction. From the margins of an almost invisible literature has sprung the intact reality of the 20th century. 'J. G. Ballard

Beautiful book cover of the day

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