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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.
A few years ago, journalist Peggy Orenstein wrote a book called "Cinderella Ate My Daughter." In it she examined the ultra-feminine values of "girlie girl" culture and wondered what impact the "princess industrial complex" would have on her daughter. As her daughter got older, Orenstein realized that it was time to investigate what was ahead for her as she approached puberty.
An Argentine cleaner's double life as a prize-winning writer
When the Buenos Aires subway closes at night, Enrique Ferrari goes underground to mop the platforms -- and to polish his next thriller.
Author Barry Hines, whose novel "A Kestrel For A Knave" captured the spirit of 1960s British working-class youth and was the basis for Ken Loach's award-winning film "Kes," has died, friends said Sunday.
Paul Beatty's "The Sellout," a blunt and satirical novel on race and class, has won the National Book Critics Circle award for fiction.
Jack Kerouac's birthday to be celebrated in his hometown
Fans of beat generation writer Jack Kerouac can celebrate the "On the Road" author's birthday at a series of events in his Massachusetts hometown.
Rare Walt Whitman letter to soldier unearthed within National Archives
A rare letter written by the poet Walt Whitman for a wounded Civil War soldier has been found in the National Archives.
Harry Potter author's chair heading to auction in New York
It could be said that it's where the magic and witchcraft began.
Bestselling 'Prince of Tides' author Pat Conroy passes away at age 70
Pat Conroy, the beloved author of "The Great Santini" and "The Prince of Tides" and other best-sellers who drew upon his bruising childhood and the vistas of South Carolina and became one of the country's most compelling and popular storytellers, died Friday evening. He was 70.
New biography refreshes Bronte energy for modern day readers
"Charlotte Bronte: A Fiery Heart" (Alfred A. Knopf) by Claire Harman.
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