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Book news, reviews, and musings 16 Dec 2010

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News and features

The Calibre Prize for an Outstanding Essay is open to submissions until Jan 2011.

Japan is looking at banning some of the countrys more out-there manga.

The state of NSW is looking to make improvements to the NSW State Library.

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Goodies, freebies, and giveaways

The Knight Agency has a free short story by author Kat Adams up on their blog.

Chronicle Books is having a 30% off sale. Simply use the code HAULIDAYS when purchasing.


Candaces Book Blog interviews MG steampunk author David Burton

The Open Book Society interviews YA author Aprilynne Pike.

Booktopia interviews best-selling author Ken Follett.


Id So Rather Be Reading reviews Strange Bedpersons by best-selling womens fiction author Jennifer Crusie.

The Irish Story reviews A Coward If I Return, a Hero If I Fall by Neil Richardson.

Beyond Victoriana reviews Crystal Rain by Tobias Buckell.


Is the novel under threat from technology? Not a chance, says Mark Wernham.

Flavorpill muses on rewriting stories without ruining the original.

NPR looks at multimodal texts.

Just for fun

Artist Jen Bekman paints pictures of peoples ideal bookshelves. My ideal bookshelf? One thats really, really, really big.

Author birthdays

Happy birthday, 'Jane Austen, Arthur C Clarke, and Philip K Dick!

Quote of the day

A library book, I imagine, is a happy book. Cornelia Funke

Beautiful book cover of the day:

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