Oct 17, 2012 @ 12:03:00 am
Hilary Mantel has become the first woman to win the Man Booker Prize twice. Mantel was awarded the Booker on Tuesday for Bring Up the Bodies, the second installment in her trilogy on Thomas Cromwell, and the sequel to her novel Wolf Hall, which won the Booker in 2009. The only other authors to win the award twice are J.M. Coetzee and Peter Carey.
Despite his near-rock-star popularity outside of Japan, Haruki Murakami has delivered only one reading in his home country. He doesn't do TV or radio interviews there, and he won't appear on the cover of magazines. "In short, Murakami in Japan is a commercially successful cipher,” writes Roland Kelts.
Johnny Depp (yes, that Johnny Depp) is getting his own Harper Collins imprint dedicated to "authentic, outspoken, and visionary" books. Over the next several years, Infinitum
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