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Thursday, October 17, 2013
NZ author Catton wins Booker Prize
New Zealand author Eleanor Catton on Tuesday became the youngest winner of the Man Booker Prize for fiction, claiming the award for her novel “The Luminaries.”
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Zimbabwe's NoViolet Bulawayo could make history when the Booker Prize winner is revealed on Tuesday, but the favorite Jim Crace fears the literary contest will have lost some of its character next year.
Monday, October 14, 2013
Adichie says bestseller helped recall painful past
Nigeria's Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author of the bestseller “Half of a Yellow Sun,” said writing a novel about the civil war that devastated her home region helped people connect with a past that most no longer discussed.
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Fans of Bridget Jones, rushing to find out the London diarist's latest adventures, were left baffled on Thursday after pages from the autobiography of a British actor were mistakenly inserted in her new book.
Friday, October 11, 2013
Canada's Alice Munro won the Nobel Literature Prize on Thursday for her short stories that focus on the frailties of the human condition, the 13th woman to win the coveted award.
Canada's Munro wins Nobel Literature Prize
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Bridget Jones returns after a 14-year break on Thursday, in a new book which sees the famed British singleton widowed with two children but still grappling with modern life and unsuitable men.
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Kipling scholars delve into author's life in the US
Some of the world's most renowned scholars of British author Rudyard Kipling this week will hear about the years he lived in Vermont, penning some of his most famous works far from the Indian subcontinent where he made his name.
Thursday, October 3, 2013
Tom Clancy, whose high-tech, Cold War thrillers such as “The Hunt for Red October” and “Patriot Games” made him the most widely read and influential military novelist of his time, has died. He was 66.
Monday, September 16, 2013
Chinese author and Nobel laureate Mo Yan shared stories about his creative life in a speech on writers' dreams delivered in Taiwan Sunday.
Saturday, September 14, 2013
Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is to make her screenwriting debut by penning a series of spin-off films set in the magical world of the British boy wizard, she announced on Thursday, putting her in line for another huge payday.
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