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Harper Lee Agrees to Digital “To Kill a Mockingbird”

Harper Lee Agrees to Digital “To Kill a Mockingbird”

By Ann Casano April 29, 2014

To Kill a Mockingbird will live on. The Pulitzer Prize winning novel written by Harper Lee was one of the long-standing holdouts of the digital age. Now the author, who hasn’t written a major work in more than 50 years, …

J.D. Salinger Stories Are Leaked Online J.D. Salinger Stories Are Leaked Online

Three unpublished stories by the late reclusive author J.D. Salinger were leaked online this week, sending the literary world into a frenzy. Apparently Thanksgiving got a little bit busier as people scrambled to get their hands on a copy of …

Charlotte Zolotow, Popular Author and Editor, Dies Charlotte Zolotow, Popular Author and Editor, Dies

Charlotte Zolotow the famed literary icon died on Tuesday in her Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, home. She was known for her spunky independence as shown from the following quote, “I am really writing for myself.” The 98-year-old writer and editor established …

Doris Lessing , Author, Dies At Age 94 Doris Lessing , Author, Dies At Age 94

Dori Lessing, a Nobel Prize winning author, has died. She was 94, and perhaps most well-known for her novel The Golden Notebook. Her books were known to reflect her journeys across the former British empire. She was born Doris May …

Nobel Prize Winner Lessing Dies at 94 Nobel Prize Winner Lessing Dies at 94

Prolific writer, Doris Lessing, died at the age of 94 this morning at her home in London. Lessing was the winner of the 2007 Nobel Prize in Literature, making her only the 11th female to win the honor. Known for …

Man Booker Prize: Eleanor Catton Wins The Award Man Booker Prize: Eleanor Catton Wins The Award

The Man Booker Prize of 2013 was awarded to Eleanor Catton. Catton is a lives in New Zealand, and only 28 years old. She was born in Canada, but moved to New Zealand at the age of 6. This makes …

Thug Notes Tackles Catcher in the Rye Thug Notes Tackles Catcher in the Rye

Continuing his quest to become the best classic literature discussion channel on YouTube, Sparky Sweets (PhD) has taken on J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye in the latest installment of Thug Notes. “So when Holden preaching about the glass …

1984, As Explained by Thug Notes’ Sparky Sweets, PhD 1984, As Explained by Thug Notes’ Sparky Sweets, PhD

Sparky Sweets, PhD, is back you guys. As promised, the latest round of Thug Notes (Classic literature, original gangster) tackles George Orwell’s seminal classic 1984. “Yo, you know what else is wack? As the party recreates reality, eventually all your …

Thug Notes is the Best Classic Literature Discussion Thug Notes is the Best Classic Literature Discussion
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“Jem’s crippled ass is a metaphor for America’s jacked-up justice system. Jem f*ckin’ up his arm so young is one of them synecdoches for a country that was born with backward-ass ideas. Now, that sh*t might heal, but it gonna …

Brothers Grimm Get A Google Doodle Shout Out Brothers Grimm Get A Google Doodle Shout Out

As previously reported, Google was running a doodle for “Grimm’s Fairy Tales” in parts of the world where Thursday came sooner than it does here in the U.S. Interestingly, now that the doodle has made its way to our neck …

The Twitter Fiction Festival Kicks Off Soon The Twitter Fiction Festival Kicks Off Soon
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Last month we told you about The Twitter Fiction Festival, the social media company’s foray into the world of experimental fiction. Today, they’ve announced the panel of judges and have also reminded possible participants that they only have a couple …

Collaborate With Dead Literary Giants In Google Docs Collaborate With Dead Literary Giants In Google Docs
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Back in April, after unveiling their brand new cloud storage service Drive, Google launched a mini campaign called “Gone Google” (or “Go Google”) to promote some of their most popular products – Gmail, Google Calendar, and Google Docs. The point, …

Facebook Posts Turned Into A Book Facebook Posts Turned Into A Book

When Cynthia Legette Davis began posting inspirational messages for her Facebook friends in 2010, little did she know the posts would wind up as a book. But that’s exactly what happened. The inspirational Facebook posts now make up Davis’ newest …

7 New Ways to Enjoy Books on Google
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Google introduced seven new features to Google Books today. The features add ways to share and browse the content users find in Google’s collection. They include:

How Blogs Make Me Schizo
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One part I like about this digital revolution is that it takes a lot of the pretentiousness out of publishing. One part I dislike about this digital revolution is that it takes a lot of the pretentiousness out of publishing.