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Timothy Seldes, an editor and literary agent who worked with Anne Tyler and Richard Wright among others and was a member of a prominent journalistic and artistic family, died Saturday at age 88.
 
Scottish writer William McIlvanney, best known for his detective novel "Laidlaw" -- called the first book of "Tartan Noir" by some -- has died at 79.
 
A half century after completing a magazine piece that had frustrated and disappointed him, Gay Talese was honored at the 21 Club for his landmark Esquire story on Frank Sinatra.
 
Jessica Ronco Chien grew up on a farm in the Philippines and migrated to Taiwan 16 years ago to work as caregiver.
 
Gaiman returns to comics with 'Sandman: Overture'
Neil Gaiman is one of the world's beloved writers and could probably work on any project he wants. And what he wanted to do is go back to his roots in the comic book world.
 
Harry Potter readers have long wanted to know: Why did the boy wizard choose to honor Severus Snape -- a teacher who had been so mean to him? Author J.K.
 
Veteran, spymaster shares memories
Hugh Montgomery never wrote a memoir. That just wasn't done among his generation of spies.
 
Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy, one of rock's most celebrated and eclectic musicians, is working on a memoir.
 
"Between the World and Me," Ta-Nehisi Coates' brief, unflinching meditation on race and police violence, won the U.S. National Book Award for nonfiction on Wednesday night. The fiction prize was given to Adam Johnson's "Fortune Smiles," an eclectic and edgy story collection set everywhere from the former East Germany to a Louisiana community reeling from Hurricane Katrina.
 
"'Twixt Cup and Lip," written soon after World War I and being published for the first time, is a one-act comedy in which a modern, free-thinking woman finds herself courted by two men and changes her mind at the last moment.
 
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