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Tuesday, September 8, 2015
New Zealand censors sparked outrage Monday after banning an award-winning teen novel that includes sex and bullying, making it the first book removed from shelves in more than two decades.
Monday, September 7, 2015
Obama to award arts medals to Sally Field, Stephen King
Actress Sally Field and author Stephen King are among the luminaries set to receive a National Medal of Arts or a National Humanities Medal from U.S. President Barack Obama.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Colombian trash collector rescues books for children
A second-grade education has not stopped garbage collector Jose Gutierrez from bringing the gift of reading to thousands of Colombian children.
Tolkien's 1st, 'darkest' prose to be published
The first prose piece by "Lord of the Rings" author J.R.R. Tolkien is to be published in the United Kingdom on Thursday, a version of an epic Finnish poem that experts describe as "undeniably his darkest work."
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Three finalists for American Humor are all women
Thurber Prize judges have made it official: Women are funny, too. Nearly 20 years after its founding, the all-male winners' circle for the Thurber Prize for American Humor is finally changing.
Monday, August 24, 2015
John Grisham says being on the losing side of a Mississippi political fight gave him plenty of time to write big chunks of his first two legal thrillers, "A Time to Kill" and "The Firm."
John Grisham tells some of his story at Mississippi festival
Saturday, August 15, 2015
As U.S. President Barack Obama lounged with his family on a Massachusetts beach Thursday, the White House released a list of six books that he took on vacation.
Friday, August 14, 2015
Hemingway home added to registry
An Idaho house where Ernest Hemingway wrote his last works before killing himself in the main entryway in 1961 has been listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Al Roker's new book, "The Storm of the Century," reads like a blockbuster movie script, but the "Today" show weatherman said the drama, heartache and strife of the Great Hurricane of 1900 that hit Galveston, Texas, is all too real.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
"A Brief Stop on the Road From Auschwitz" (Other Press), by Goran Rosenberg.
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