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A book that promotes "negative energy" has topped an Eslite Bookstore bestseller list just two weeks after its publication, the bookstore said.
 
Australian writer Bob Ellis dies in Sydney
Australian author, journalist and speech writer for the center-left Labor Party Bob Ellis died at his Sydney home of liver cancer on Sunday, his son said. He was 73 years old.
 
Nobel literature laureate Imre Kertesz dies at age 86 at his Budapest home
Imre Kertesz, the Hungarian writer who won the 2002 Nobel Prize for Literature for a body of fiction largely drawn from his experience as a teenage prisoner in Nazi concentration camps, died Thursday. He was 86.
 
A new study of literary publications finds that men remain the majority of book reviewers and authors reviewed, but the gap is narrowing.
 
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.
 
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