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Book news, reviews, and musings 18 Nov 2010

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News and features

Galleycat reports that Medallion Press has launched a new imprint for young authors writing young adult literature.

American Media Inc, publisher of a range of supermarket tabloids, has filed for bankruptcy.

British author Alan Shadrake has been jailed in Singapore for writing material that criticises Singapore’s execution policy.

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Interviews

Author Robyn Young is interviewed on the BBC’s Meet the Author series.

Book Dagger talks to crime author Chris Carter about serial killer profiling. You can read our review of Carter’s debut novel The Crucifix Killer here.

Reviews

We review Gone by Michael Grant. Think X-Men meets Under the Dome meets Lord of the Flies.

Online bookshop The Nile reviews Blood Countess by Tara Moss.

Quill & Quire reviews Bedtime Story by Robert J Wiersema

Paranormal Indulgence reviews Nightshade by Andrea Cremer.

Musings

Are modern books far too long? Possibly, but not the ones we review on this site!

Flavorpill gives us 10 contemporary novels that challenge white male dominance.

Chachic ponders that very same issue I have every night: to sleep, or to read?

Just for fun

There’s nothing like a minimalist book trailer to help you start your day.

Author birthdays

Happy birthday, Margaret Attwood and Alan Dean Foster!

Quote of the day

“Never be afraid to sit awhile and think.” — playwright Lorraine Hansberry

Beautiful book cover of the day:

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Mothernight by Sarah Stovell

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