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Saturday, October 31, 2015
'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."
Thursday, October 29, 2015
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.
Truman Capote's early stories worthwhile for fans, but lack author's later originality
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
'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.
Saturday, October 17, 2015
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.
Frankfurt fair reaches out to refugees with books
Food and shelter may be a priority for the record numbers of often desperate refugees arriving in Germany but they also need "intellectual nutrition," say experts at the Frankfurt Book Fair.
Thursday, October 15, 2015
For this interview, U.S. President Barack Obama was the one asking the questions.
Jamaica's Marlon James wins Booker Prize for fiction
Marlon James became the first Jamaican winner of the prestigious Booker Prize for fiction Tuesday with a vivid, violent, exuberant and expletive-laden novel based on the attempted assassination of Bob Marley.
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Asterix teams up with Assange-like journalist in new opus
Asterix and his friend Obelix are once again poised to set the Roman empire on fire with the global release of a new opus that sees them team up with a journalist modeled on Julian Assange.
Indonesian writers tackle taboos on the world stage
Little-known Indonesian writers will take center stage at the world's largest book fair this week, led by trailblazing women tackling taboos in their conservative homeland, from historic injustices to sex and religion.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Frankfurt book fair opens; Rushdie sparks Iran boycott
The world's biggest book fair opens Wednesday under a cloud of controversy with Iran calling on all Muslim nations to boycott the exhibition because author Salman Rushdie has been invited to speak.
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