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Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor and author, dead at 87
Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel, the Romanian-born Holocaust survivor whose classic "Night" became a landmark testament to the Nazis' crimes and launched Wiesel's long career as one of the world's foremost witnesses and humanitarians, has died at age 87.
 
France's most famous contemporary poet, Yves Bonnefoy, died on Friday at the age of 93, local media reported.
 
Who can lay claim to Rumi, the Sufi mystic who is one of the world's most beloved poets? A bid by Iran and Turkey to do so has exasperated Afghanistan, country of his birth eight centuries ago.
 
Nobel prize winning author J.M. Coetzee on Thursday denounced animal cruelty in a rare public reading, calling for humans to treat them with "justice."
 
Publisher: 'Mein Kampf' proceeds to aid Holocaust survivors
A Boston-based publishing company has decided to donate proceeds from Adolf Hitler's infamous manifesto "Mein Kampf" to a local organization that works with aging Holocaust survivors.
 
Futurist author Alvin Toffler dies
Alvin Toffler, the U.S. author and visionary known for several world best sellers, including "Future Shock" and "The Third Wave," has died at his home in Los Angeles aged 87.
 
"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.
 
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