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    Patricia Cornwell Switches Publishers and Gets Huge Advance for New Book

    Patricia Cornwell, after 18 years at Penguin, has jumped ship to HarperCollins. She is the first writer to go elsewhere after the Penguin and Random House merger.

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    J.K. Rowling Fooled Everyone With Latest Novel

    In April, The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith, was published. The book focused on private investigator, Cormoran Strike, who lost a leg in Afghanistan, his girlfriend left him and he is down to one client. Strike ends up investigating the case of famed supermodel, Lula Landry (known as the Cuck...

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    Joan Didion, Elaine May Amongst Women Awarded the National Medal of Arts and National Humanities Medal

    Tomorrow, President Obama will award the 2012 National Medal of Arts and National Humanities Medals. Both honor individuals or groups that have made significant achievements in the arts and humanities. The arts medal is given to artists or art patrons within visual, performing and literary arts who ...

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    Interview with Lindy DeKoven - Author of Primetime Princess

    You know when you start a book and you immediately get sucked in and you can't stop reading? That awesome feeling that's like no other? That's what happened with me and Primetime Princess. It's not a story for everyone, but it's a story for people, especially women, trying to make it in the enter...

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    The Guardian Looks at the Lack of Gender Parity in UK Book Reviewing

    Recently, The Guardian took on a pretty huge task. They assessed how many male and female reviewers as well as the authors were reviewed in the major UK book sections for a month in 2012 and a month in 2013. They looked at publications ranging from the Daily Telegraph, The London Review of Books a...

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    AM Homes Takes the Women's Prize for Fiction

    In a year with some extraordinary books on the short list including the presumed favorite Hilary Mantel's Bringing Down the Bodies, AM Homes has become the 5th American in a row to take home the top prize for her novel May We Be Forgiven.

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    Women's Prize for Fiction Snags New Sponsor

    The Women's Prize for Fiction has just snagged a major sponsorship deal with liquor company Baileys. Starting in 2014, the prize will be known as the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction.

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    Book Excerpt: Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted

    Treva Silverman is an Emmy winning television writer known for her work on The Mary Tyler Moore Show. You can find more information on Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted here and here.

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    Watch This: Lauren Graham on her New YA Novel and Parenthood

    Watch the insanely charming Lauren Graham talk about her new YA novel, Someday, Someday, Maybe, about a young woman who is trying to make it on Broadway in the 90s.

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    Guest Post: Bold Broads and Daring Dames: An Interview with Kim Krizan

    Kim Krizan is an Academy Award-nominated writer of the films Before Sunrise and Before Sunset. She appeared as an actress in the films Slacker, Dazed and Confused, and Waking Life. She wrote the critically-acclaimed graphic novel Zombie Tales: 2061. Kim earned a Master's degree in literature and bec...

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