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Saturday, November 21, 2015
"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.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
You don't make it to age 95 without seeing a lot of stuff. Or in the case of Roger Angell, writing it.
10 decades, still going: Angell looks back
Friday, November 13, 2015
Andre Alexis has won one of Canada's most prestigious literary awards for his novel "Fifteen Dogs."
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Stephen King ponders death in new 'Bazaar of Bad Dreams' collection
Stephen King has always addressed his "Constant Readers" in prefaces or afterwords to his books. He likes to share what inspired him or what he was thinking about when he wrote it.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Samantha Bee of "The Daily Show" fame will be a featured guest at next year's BookCon, along with such popular authors as Meg Cabot and Marissa Meyer.
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
France's top book prize goes to tale of East-West ties
Writer Mathias Enard won France's top literary prize Tuesday in a race dominated by books about West's love-hate relationship with Islam and the Arab world.
French-Tunisian writer leads field for 'Goncourt' gong
The veteran Franco-Tunisian author Hedi Kaddour is the favorite to win France's top literary award, the Goncourt, when it is announced on Tuesday, but the gong often throws up a surprise.
A book that challenges readers to think differently about autism has won Britain's leading literary award for nonfiction.
Orphans? Check. Prostitutes? Check. A prescient child embittered by the Catholic church? Check and check.
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