Margaret Thatcher, the best thing to happen to publishing in the UK since Harry Potter.
Pamela Paul, a features editor at the New York Times Book Review, will replace Sam Tanenhaus as editor of that publication. Tanenhaus, who took over the magazine back in 2004, will now be a writer-at-large for the New York Times, with a focus on “the ideological and historical roots–and emerging character — of today’s roiling political movements.”
Haruki Murakami, Karen Russell, Arthur Phillips, Michel Houellebecq and Julie Otsuka are among the writers on the shortlist for the $130,000 IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, which will be announced on June 6.
Dwight Garner singles out three books of profiles that were published before “celebrity-industrial complex was fully formed, when a journalist could still push past an artist’s P.R. phalanx and come back with a story that possessed real feeling and offbeat detail.”
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