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Book News, Reviews, and Musings September 17 2010

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Author Tom Wolfe has been awarded the National Book Foundation's 2010 winner of the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, says Publishers Weekly.

Have you seen the latest Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows preview trailer? Its complete with flying heads and all!

The newly high-tech, high-security Vatican library is due to reopen. The library has been closed after a naughty academic ran away with some rather valuable pages from their collection. Read the Huffington Post article.

Theres news around the traps that the Wall Street Journal is to launch a book review section. Fantabulous stuff!

The Hunger Games movie is likely to be launched in 2012, say the films producers.


Take a stroll back to 1917 (the year, and the book) with great review.


Author and agent Lucienne Diver chats about her newest vampy release at Romantic Times.

Debut author Helen Lowe discusses her debut fantasy novel.


The line between books and the internet is continuing to shrink, but what does this mean for publishers?' discusses.

Is an extensive to-read pile something about which to fret, or a stack of opportunities? Larry at OF Blog of the Fallen discusses.

Weve had the literati, the glitterati, and apparently now the dapperati. Flavorwire checks out our preppiest authors.

Just for fun

Read on Earth where the site owners leave bookmarks inside books for people to find. Some wonderful stuff on here!

Author birthdays

Ken Casey, author of One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest

Quote of the day

'A good diary should be like a good husband ' a constant companion, a source of inspiration and, ideally, bound in leather.' ' Edna Fry

Beautiful book cover of the day

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