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  • Five literary treats to last all year long

    Five literary treats that will last through 2011: free short stories, a new app, near-extinct words and author interviews form the Paris Review.
  • "The Tree" by John Fowles

    "The Tree" by John Fowles
    "The Tree" By John Fowles Introduction by Barry Lopez Ecco, $13.99, 112 pages John Fowles (1926-2005), primarily known as a stylish writer and the author of beloved classics like such as "The French Lieutenant's Woman," has been somewhat overlooked as...

    New dinosaur species may be a missing link

    Before the dig started, it looked like any other patch of dinosaur dirt: gray soil, a few brownish fossilized bones exposed by erosion. Paleontologist Adam Yates thought his diggers would find a few bones from the massospondylus -- South Africa's most...

    British writer created Rumpole

    John Mortimer, a British lawyer and writer who created the character Horace Rumpole, a disheveled barrister memorably featured in the popular television series "Rumpole of the Bailey," died Friday at his home in Oxfordshire, England. He was 85. The cause...

    Harold Pinter, influential playwright and Nobel winner, dies at 78

    Harold Pinter, influential playwright and Nobel winner, dies at 78
    Harold Pinter, the Nobel Prize-winning British playwright who addressed the isolation, fear and brutality of life in an original style that changed the face of 20th century theater, has died. He was 78. Pinter, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for...