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Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Frankfurt book fair opens; Rushdie sparks Iran boycott
The world's biggest book fair opens Wednesday under a cloud of controversy with Iran calling on all Muslim nations to boycott the exhibition because author Salman Rushdie has been invited to speak.
Saturday, October 10, 2015
Iran said Wednesday it will boycott next week's Frankfurt Book Fair after organizers invited the controversial author Salman Rushdie, whom Iranian scholars said should be killed, as a guest speaker.
An Oscar nominee at age 9, Quvenzhane Wallis is now getting an early start on a writing career.
Friday, October 9, 2015
Svetlana Alexievich wins the Nobel Prize for Literature
Belarussian writer Svetlana Alexievich won the 2015 Nobel Literature Prize on Thursday, honored for her work chronicling the horrors of war and life under the repressive Soviet regime.
Thursday, October 8, 2015
The hugely successful "Twilight" vampire romance series is marking its 10th anniversary with a twist -- a gender swap.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Best-selling Swedish crime writer Henning Mankell, whose detective character Kurt Wallander became a worldwide phenomenon, has died at 67 after a battle with cancer.
Swedish crime writer Mankell, creator of Wallander, dies at 67
Monday, October 5, 2015
Nobel official's book overshadows peace prize
A book detailing the secret tussles behind some of the most controversial Nobel Peace Prizes in the last quarter century is having its own disruptive effect on the 2015 award.
Experts will perform new tests on Chilean poet Pablo Neruda's remains to analyze a mysterious bacteria that has heightened his family's suspicions he was poisoned by dictator Augusto Pinochet's regime, officials said Friday.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Spain's Carmen Balcells, a literary agent who represented some of the biggest names in 20th-century Spanish language literature including Nobel-winning authors Mario Vargas Llosa and Gabriel Garcia Marquez, has died, her agency said Monday. She was 85.
C.K. Williams, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet known for his long, conversational lines of verse that brought frequent comparisons to Walt Whitman, has died at age 78.
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