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"The Fifty-Year Mission: The Complete, Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of Star Trek: The First 25 Years" (Thomas Dunne Books), by Edward Gross and Mark A. Altman
 
Award-winning Barbadian-born author Austin Clarke dies at 81
Austin Clarke, the award-winning Barbadian-born author who wrote about the immigrant experience and being black in Canada, died Sunday at age 81.
 
Michael Herr, the author and Oscar-nominated screenplay writer who viscerally documented the ravages of the Vietnam War through his classic nonfiction novel "Dispatches" and through such films as "Apocalypse Now" and "Full Metal Jacket," died after a long illness. He was 76.
 
Professor William Theodore de Bary of Columbia University, who was named the winner of the Tang Prize in Sinology, has led a paradigm shift in Chinese studies in the West, scholars said Monday.
 
Professor William Theodore de Bary of Columbia University, winner of the 2016 Tang Prize in Sinology, said that Taiwan has done well to preserve Confucianism, a key element of Chinese culture and the focus of his lifetime study.
 
'I Know What You Did Last Summer' author Lois Duncan dies
Lois Duncan was perhaps best-known for her pioneering suspense novels that captivated more than one generation of young readers, including "I Know What You Did Last Summer," which became a movie with a sequel.
 
Marquis de Sade's chair up for auction
The chair on which France's most notorious writer, the Marquis de Sade, wrote his most shocking work goes under the hammer in Paris Wednesday with nearly 100 of his rare surviving manuscripts.
 
LONDON -- Canadian novelist and poet Margaret Atwood has won the PEN Pinter Prize for her work championing environmental causes.
 
US author Richard Ford wins Spanish literature prize
MADRID -- U.S. writer Richard Ford, author of the widely acclaimed novel "Independence Day," has won Spain's prestigious Asturias prize for literature in recognition of his contribution to American letters.
 
Gregory Rabassa, a translator of worldwide influence and esteem who helped introduce Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Julio Cortazar and other Latin American authors to millions of English-language readers, has died.
 
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