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  • Elmore Leonard to receive lifetime achievement award from PEN USA

     
    Elmore Leonard will receive PEN USA's lifetime achievement award at a December ceremony, the organization announced today. Leonard is the author of 43 novels; his most recent, "Road Dogs," was an L.A. Times bestseller. His fiction -- with swift prose...
  • Shakespeare & Co. founder George Whitman, 98, dies

     
    George Whitman, the legendary founder of the Paris bookshop and literary institution Shakespeare & Co., died Wednesday at age 98.

    Bill Murray's poetry parade

     
    On June 14, the Poets House in New York hosts its annual benefit poetry walk across the Brooklyn Bridge. As participants cross the bridge, they'll be treated to readings by work by Langston Hughes, Marianne Moore, Brooklyn poet Walt Whitman...

    James Franco brings 'Howl' to life, aurally

     
    This weekend, "Howl" opens in New York and San Francisco. It's the story of Allen Ginsberg, his iconic beat poem and the legal battle that followed its publication. The movie, written and directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, opens...

    Movie Review: Howl

     
    The sometimes exuberant James Franco makes for an oddly muted Beat poet Allen Ginsberg in “Howl,” an all-star cast bio-pic about Ginsberg's most famous poem and the 1957 obscenity trial it provoked. Documentary filmmakers Rob Epstein and...