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Caro returns to old high school to give award
On the headmaster's lawn he once mowed as punishment for violating the dress code, breach of decorum and other transgressions, Robert Caro is presenting a writing award his old high school has named for him.
Review: `Before the Fall' by Noah Hawley
At first blush, "Before the Fall" appears to be on track to be a typical action-packed thriller wrapped around the horrific crash of a private jet. But author Noah Hawley soon veers his highly entertaining novel into an insightful look at families, revenge and media intrusion by delving deeply into each character's story.
Review: Alan Furst's `A Hero of France' lacks intensity
In Alan Furst's new novel, "A Hero of France," the setting is German-occupied France in 1941. The proud tricolor nation had fallen to the Nazi invasion the previous year and a fledgling resistance had begun to foment as the action of the story begins.
"The View from the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfiction" (William Morrow), by Neil Gaiman
New Captain America book suggests he is member of Hydra
Two words no one ever expected Captain America to say? "Hail Hydra."
Book Review: 'Sweetbitter' is a novel to be savored
Tess comes to New York in the summer of 2006, 22 and aching for adventure. Things seem to fall into place when she aces an interview at a famous restaurant in Union Square -- unnamed, but bearing quite a bit of resemblance to Danny Meyer's famed Union Square Cafe, where the author actually worked -- and enters the world of fine dining that's equal parts glamour and drudgery.
Modest S. Korean prizewinning author says her life won't change
South Korean author Han Kang met the media en masse Tuesday for the first time since winning a top literary award -- and said she just wants to continue writing "as if nothing had happened".
Cartagena lays to rest nobel laureate Garcia Marquez's ashes
The ashes of Nobel literature laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez were laid to rest Sunday in Cartagena, the jewel of colonial architecture on Colombia's Caribbean coast, following a tribute to the author.
A new life for crime writer Steve Hamilton
For a time, Steve Hamilton felt like an escaped convict, like a character in one of his novels.
First South Korean wins Man Booker Int'l Prize
South Korean author Han Kang won the Man Booker International Prize on Monday, sharing the £50,000 (US$72,000, 63,500 euros) award with her translator -- who had only taught herself Korean three years before.
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