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200th Show Special – Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk with Ben Fountain

Once every generation or two, a book comes along that incarnates our collective experience of war.  Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front was one such: Heller’s Catch-22 was another, and Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five was one more.  To this distinguished list must be added Ben Fountain‘s first novel, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk. Reviews have been […]

Shiny, Happy, Publishing People

As the great circus of publishing delights that is the annual London Book Fair disappears from view for another year, this week’s The Naked Book finally found out what it was all about. Just Be Positive. And Happy, of course. It might seem difficult: the Department of Justice has banned dinners. James Bond has defected […]

Acting Up Over ACTA, Dicing With DRM

This week we talk about why some works you thought were public domain might be back in copyright; why Wikipedia went dark; how a copyright law that did pass may affect you; school-book censorship; whether Amazon has gone all Capt. Jack Sparrow on us; why some publishing insiders are abandoning DRM; and a law that […]