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1 of world's oldest libraries turns a new page
The settling dust from renovations and the banging of tools aren't ideal sights and sounds for a library -- but this is no ordinary library.
 
US Senator Elizabeth Warren, comic book hero?
Her parents didn't hail from the planet Krypton, and she was never bitten by a radioactive spider, but that hasn't stopped Elizabeth Warren from starring as a comic book hero.
 
War-torn Angola and Naples are among the settings for the six books shortlisted for the Man International Prize for literature on Thursday.
 
As she turns 100, the feisty and witty author Beverly Cleary remembers the Oregon childhood that inspired the likes of characters Ramona and Beezus Quimby and Henry Huggins in the children's books that sold millions and enthralled generations of youngsters.
 
Paris attacks widower's defiant words win global sympathy, turn into book
"You won't have my hatred" -- the defiant words of a Paris attacks widower that won sympathy around the world -- are the title of his poignant new book, already translated into 18 languages.
 
A book that promotes "negative energy" has topped an Eslite Bookstore bestseller list just two weeks after its publication, the bookstore said.
 
Australian writer Bob Ellis dies in Sydney
Australian author, journalist and speech writer for the center-left Labor Party Bob Ellis died at his Sydney home of liver cancer on Sunday, his son said. He was 73 years old.
 
Nobel literature laureate Imre Kertesz dies at age 86 at his Budapest home
Imre Kertesz, the Hungarian writer who won the 2002 Nobel Prize for Literature for a body of fiction largely drawn from his experience as a teenage prisoner in Nazi concentration camps, died Thursday. He was 86.
 
A new study of literary publications finds that men remain the majority of book reviewers and authors reviewed, but the gap is narrowing.
 
Harper Lee hated Donald Trump's US Taj Mahal resort, letter reveals
Harper Lee, one of America's most celebrated novelists who died in February, thought Donald Trump's infamous Taj Mahal casino was hell on Earth, a stash of her private correspondence revealed Monday.
 
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