Friday, July 07, 2017

The Roundup with PW

Print Units Up 3% in First Half of 2017
Unit sales of print books rose 3% for the first six months of 2017 compared to the first half of last year at outlets that report to NPD BookScan.
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Voynich Manuscript Author Identified?: Illustrations of a book that has baffled code-breakers and scholars for more than 100 years may lead to a medieval Italian Jew.

Heathcote Williams Dies at 75: The poet and polymath, who helped form an anarchist nation and pilloried the British establishment for half a century, died on Saturday in Oxford.

Edward Albee's Unfinished Business: The late playwright's incomplete works may never see the light of day thanks to a clause in his will.

A Need for African Lit: African countries need to support their literature, says 2017 Caine prize winner Bushra Al Fadhil.

Only 17 Years Overdue: Author Matthew Klam disappeared in the face of a Knopf deadline in 2008. Now he's back, his book finally ready.

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