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Stephen King ponders death in new 'Bazaar of Bad Dreams' collection
Stephen King has always addressed his "Constant Readers" in prefaces or afterwords to his books. He likes to share what inspired him or what he was thinking about when he wrote it.
 
Samantha Bee of "The Daily Show" fame will be a featured guest at next year's BookCon, along with such popular authors as Meg Cabot and Marissa Meyer.
 
France's top book prize goes to tale of East-West ties
Writer Mathias Enard won France's top literary prize Tuesday in a race dominated by books about West's love-hate relationship with Islam and the Arab world.
 
French-Tunisian writer leads field for 'Goncourt' gong
The veteran Franco-Tunisian author Hedi Kaddour is the favorite to win France's top literary award, the Goncourt, when it is announced on Tuesday, but the gong often throws up a surprise.
 
A book that challenges readers to think differently about autism has won Britain's leading literary award for nonfiction.
 
Orphans? Check. Prostitutes? Check. A prescient child embittered by the Catholic church? Check and check.
 
'Reporting Always': collection of writings by Lillian Ross
There are few people who can say they have been on the company's payroll for decades. Lillian Ross is one of those individuals. She began her career at The New Yorker in 1945 as a reporter for "The Talk of the Town" section. Seven decades later, audiences continue to be charmed by a collection of her writings in "Reporting Always."
 
Truman Capote's early stories worthwhile for fans, but lack author's later originality
The Early Stories of Truman Capote" collects 14 short fiction pieces by the writer, including some that were published in his high school newspaper in Greenwich, Connecticut, when he was a teenager.
 
'Becoming Nicole': New book tells transgender child's story
As a first-time father, Wayne Maines held his newborn twin sons and dreamed of their life together -- a dream that, at least then, didn't include taking one of them to a father-daughter dance.
 
Mozambique theater remembers Swedish author
Swedish crime writer Henning Mankell, a Mozambican friend said, lived with "one foot in the snow and one foot in the sand," splitting his time between Sweden and Mozambique.
 
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