May 1, 2012 @ 12:47:00 am
Ben Lerner’s excellent novel Leaving the Atocha Station has won the Believer Book Award.
A federal judge in Montana has cleared author Greg Mortenson of fraud and racketeering charges surrounding the publication of Three Cups of Tea, Mortenson’s book about building schools in Central Asia. Mortenson was sued last year after journalist Jon Krakauer accused him of exaggerating the story and of using donations from his charity to promote the book. The judge did not rule on whether the accusations were true—only that they were too “flimsy” to form the basis of a lawsuit.
Bioeconomics of Fisheries Management and Succeeding with Technology are two of the very few Western titles permitted at the ten-day-long Tehran Book Fair, which opens in the Iranian capital today, and is expected to draw up to 550,000 people a day.
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