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On the Books: Tina Brown pens memoir; Man Booker Prize to include American writers

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Shaking up the literary world today: big-name memoirs, book-award announcements and an essay by Jonathan Franzen. Read on for more book news:

The National Book Foundation announced this year’s Young People’s Literature Longlist for the National Book Award; finalists will be unveiled on October 16. [Full list at the National Book Awards website.]

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Tina Brown to leave 'The Daily Beast'

Tina Brown, the editor who oversaw the ill-fated merger of Newsweek and The Daily Beast website, said Wednesday that she’s parting ways with the company.

“Exciting news … sad 2 leave Beast but change is good,” Brown posted on Twitter.

Separately, Brown issued a news release saying she is launching Tina Brown Live Media. The company will host “flash debates” and summits, including the Women in the World conference, which she launched in 2010.

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