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Book news, reviews, and musings 20 Dec 2010

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News and features

The Prize for Arabic Literature has come under fire for allegedly pandering to western political agendas.

Yahoo! news gives us a correction re: the astonishingly expensive book sold at auction last week. The book didnt fetch the paltry figure of $10,270,000, but rather $11,567,575.

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In this Entertainment Weekly video, best-selling author Stephen King answers fan questions.

The Agony Column interviews Syed Afzal Haider


Fringe Magazine reviews award-winning Australian writing 2010.

Beas Book Nook reviews Goodnight Tweetheart by Teresa Medeiros.

Stanley Rilks reviews the rollicking adventure'Triumff by Dan Abnett.


Sadiqer de Meija muses on literary translation.

Diana Peterfreund muses on balancing motherhood and writing.

Angie of Angieville gives us a top 10 list of literary retellings.

The ANZ LitLovers Blog gives us some more top 10 lists.

Just for fun

Everyone needs a Tardis bookshelf (via @penguinbooksaus)

Author birthdays

Happy birthday, 'Nalo Hopkinson!

Quote of the day

Ever tried? Ever failed? No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better. Samuel Beckett

Beautiful book cover of the day:

Jasper Jones Book news, reviews, and musings 20 Dec 2010

(Ive heard wonderful things about this book, and really should get my hands on it!)

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