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November 2008
Latest News

The Milton Quatercentenary

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In honor of Milton's Quatercentenary this December, Modern Library is pleased to announce the publication of a new annotated paperback edition of Paradise Lost taken from the landmark and critically acclaimed The Complete Poetry and Essential Prose of John Milton published last year.

For a complete list of books by John Milton available from Random House, click here.

For more information from the Milton Society of America, click here.

Nam Le Wins the 2008 Dylan Thomas Prize

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Knopf author Nam Le has won the £60,000 2008 Dylan Thomas Prize for his debut short story collection The Boat. The award is sponsored by the University of Wales and is given every two years "to the best published writer in English under the age of 30 from anywhere in the world."

Michael Crichton Dies at age 66

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Michael Crichton, bestselling author of science fiction books such as Jurassic Park, Sphere, and Timeline, has passed away at the age of 66. Crichton's stories challenged readers, young and old alike, to reconsider the limits and potential of science, while also providing an imaginative and suspenseful read along the way.

For a complete list of Crichton's books available through Random House, Inc., please click here.

In Brief
Four Knopf titles have been nominated for the 2008 Costa Book Awards (formerly the Whitbread) in the UK. The Sister by Poppy Adams for the Costa First Novel Award; Chagall by Jackie Wullschlager for the Costa Biography Award; A Partisan's Daughter by Louis de Bernieres for the Costa Novel Award; and Trauma by Patrick McGrath also for the Costa Novel Award.

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