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British author Nicola Barker gets e-launch in US


NEW YORK (AP) — An acclaimed British writer will soon be getting an e-launch for American readers.

Seven e-books by Nicola Barker, whose "The Yips" is on the long list for this year's Man Booker Prize, will be published in the U.S. in October by Open Road Integrated Media, the publisher announced Friday. The books include "The Yips" and such older works as "Reversed Forecast" and "Wide Open," winner in 2000 of the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Many of her books had been unavailable in digital format.

Barker, 46, is known for her stories of eccentric people.

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