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  1. the industry
    Reagan Arthur Succeeds Sonny Mehta As Publisher of KnopfArthur is universally admired in publishing circles, and like Mehta, she has an eye for both fiction and nonfiction, commercial and highbrow.
  2. books
    Judy Blume Wrote a New Book for AdultsIt’ll be out in summer 2015.
  3. actor authors
    The Office’s B.J. Novak Will Be an Author Soon“The closest analogy for me is Woody Allen,” his agent says.
  4. ranters and ravers
    Michiko Kakutani Writes Worst-Ever Jacket Copy for ‘The Sister’A first-time novelist gets a Donna Tartt comparison, but Knopf publicists are likely slapping their foreheads nonetheless.
  5. apropos of nothing
    Richard Ford Leaves Knopf for EccoHow much money did it take?
  6. beef
    Raymond Carver’s Widow vs. Alfred A. Knopf“I would rather dig my friend Ray Carver out of the ground,” says Gary Fisketjon.
  7. countdown
    New ‘His Dark Materials’ Book Coming in the SpringThis is exactly what we wish J.K. Rowling would do.
  8. the industry
    All the Stars Not in ‘Young Frankenstein’ Are in ‘Cymbeline’Plus industry news on Rosario Dawson, Ice Cube, and Dirty Dancing, the musical.
  9. the industry
    The Rain in Spain Falls Mainly on Claire DanesPlus industry news on Zac Efron, Bill Clinton, James Bond, and the Wu-Tang Clan.
  10. ranters and ravers
    ‘New England White’: Mystery Plus the Kitchen SinkLike his 2002 smash The Emperor of Ocean Park, Stephen L. Carter’s New England White is a mystery plus. A mystery plus domestic melodrama. A mystery plus social satire. A mystery plus an examination of the black upper crust. Carter, also a law professor at Yale, borrows from the murder and legal-thriller genres, throws in a governmental conspiracy, and even (as the title hints) takes a few more literary cues from Hawthorne and his New England brethren. Some critics feel the result is a little too much; others think it’s just right.
  11. the early word
    Book Expo GalleyWatch: Which Fall Books Got the Biggest Push?
  12. the industry
    Michael Douglas Faces ‘Indifference’
  13. feature
    The Story Behind American Psycho’s CancellationSimon & Schuster decided that Bret Easton Ellis’s slice-and-dice novel was too loathsome to print. Knopf thought otherwise.