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Friday, September 11, 2015
A presidential citation will be awarded posthumously to late Taiwanese radio presenter and renowned essayist Luo Lan (羅蘭) in recognition of her contributions in the field of radio broadcasting and her literary achievements.
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Author fans controversy as Bond returns in book form
The latest literary installment of the James Bond saga hit bookshelves on Tuesday, following controversial comments by Anthony Horowitz, the latest author to assume 007 creator Ian Fleming's mantle.
Facing sharp criticism in the literary world and beyond, Sherman Alexie is defending his decision to include a poem by a white man writing under a Chinese pen name in "The Best American Poetry 2015."
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
New Zealand censors sparked outrage Monday after banning an award-winning teen novel that includes sex and bullying, making it the first book removed from shelves in more than two decades.
Monday, September 7, 2015
Obama to award arts medals to Sally Field, Stephen King
Actress Sally Field and author Stephen King are among the luminaries set to receive a National Medal of Arts or a National Humanities Medal from U.S. President Barack Obama.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Colombian trash collector rescues books for children
A second-grade education has not stopped garbage collector Jose Gutierrez from bringing the gift of reading to thousands of Colombian children.
Tolkien's 1st, 'darkest' prose to be published
The first prose piece by "Lord of the Rings" author J.R.R. Tolkien is to be published in the United Kingdom on Thursday, a version of an epic Finnish poem that experts describe as "undeniably his darkest work."
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Three finalists for American Humor are all women
Thurber Prize judges have made it official: Women are funny, too. Nearly 20 years after its founding, the all-male winners' circle for the Thurber Prize for American Humor is finally changing.
Monday, August 24, 2015
John Grisham says being on the losing side of a Mississippi political fight gave him plenty of time to write big chunks of his first two legal thrillers, "A Time to Kill" and "The Firm."
John Grisham tells some of his story at Mississippi festival
Saturday, August 15, 2015
As U.S. President Barack Obama lounged with his family on a Massachusetts beach Thursday, the White House released a list of six books that he took on vacation.
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