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Literary Power Couple Has Been Separated for a Year

Jonathan Safran Foer, Nicole Krauss breakup 'amicable'

(Newser) - Jonathan Safran Foer and Nicole Krauss, the couple once described as "the too-successful-to-stomach physical embodiment of literary Brooklyn," split up about a year ago, their rep confirms. The couple, married in 2004, is now legally separated. Foer bought a Brooklyn brownstone about eight months ago and they put... More »

Now on Chipotle Cups: Stories by Famous Writers

Jonathan Safran Foer spearheads project

(Newser) - Jonathan Safran Foer. Toni Morrison. George Saunders. Michael Lewis. Malcolm Gladwell. They're some of the most famous authors working today, and now they're lending their prose to, of all things, fast-food packaging. Starting today, cups and bags at Chipotle Mexican Grill will come adorned with text from one... More »

Extremely Loud Can Be Extremely Annoying

Critics split on emotional 9/11 movie

(Newser) - Critics are split right down the center on Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, an emotional movie about a young boy's quest to deal with his father's death on 9/11. It's currently at an even 50% on Rotten Tomatoes , drawing reviews like these:
  • "Extremely Loud and Incredibly
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Judge People By Fave Author

Misfits like JD Salinger, smart geeks like JK Rowling ...

(Newser) - If you don’t want to waste the time really getting to know someone, just ask about his or her favorite author. That tells you all you need to know, Lauren Leto suggests, before running down the stereotypes:
  • JD Salinger: Kids who don’t fit in (duh).
  • Stephenie Meyer: People
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It's a Busy Fall for Books

Dave Eggers, Philip Roth, Jon Krakauer have new titles out

(Newser) - Hoping to salvage a miserable year, publishers are flooding the fall season with more hot tickets than normal. Some samples, from the Wall Street Journal:
  • Dan Brown, The Lost Symbol, Sept. 1: The next in a series from the Da Vinci Code writer.
  • Nicholson Baker, The Anthologist, Sept. 8: A
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Young Jewish Writers Cool With Being Jewish

alt hed: 'New Yiddishists' Bring Ethnic Pride to the Page

(Newser) - America’s young Jewish writers are “turning the narrative of assimilation on its head,” writes Daniel Sax in Vanity Fair, and hitting the best-seller list in the process. Unlike Philip Roth and Saul Bellow, who angrily “wrote from experiences directly connected to the traumas of immigration and... More »

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