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  • Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award goes to Angie Estes

    Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award goes to Angie Estes
    The $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award goes to Angie Estes for her book "Enchantee" (Oberlin College Press). Announced Wednesday and presented by Claremont Graduate University, the award is among the most significant in America for a mid-career poet....
  • Back from the battlefield, Iraq and Afghanistan veterans produce a surge of great fiction

    Ben Fountain was driving to Galveston, Texas, in March 2003, about a week after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, when he caught a glimpse of the literary future. "I was thinking, 'They're out there,'" Fountain says from his Dallas home. "Those men and women...
  • An old family secret, a new novel from Elizabeth Gaffney

    Brooklyn novelist Elizabeth Gaffney didn't learn just how her great-grandmother had died until she "first heard the story of what people in my family jocularly call 'the baking accident.'" Family legend long had attributed her death to a heart attack. In...
  • 'The Jaguar's Children' is a brutally fascinating examination of illegal Mexican immigration

    "The Jaguar's Children" by John Vaillant; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (288 pages, $26) It's hard to imagine a more viscerally horrific scenario than the one John Vaillant devises for his characters in"The Jaguar's Children," a brutally fascinating novel....
  • A worthy companion for Sherlock Holmes fans

    "The Sherlock Holmes Companion: An Elementary Guide" by Daniel Smith; Arum Press (224 pages, $27.99) Remember the glory days of literary "companions"? There was William S. Baring-Gould's (ironically) slim "Nero Wolfe of West 35th Street," the Edward...
  • Trial begins in high-profile Silicon Valley sex bias case

    A lawyer for a former junior partner suing a venture capital firm in a Silicon Valley sex bias suit contended Tuesday that his client was passed over for promotions because she was a woman and then fired after she complained. In his opening trial...
  • Author revisits Palm Beach murder case in new book

    Author revisits Palm Beach murder case in new book
    In 1976, an Amoco career executive, Richard Kreusler, who was 47, was gunned down at the front door of his Palm Beach home. A local petty criminal and karate instructor, Mark Herman, may have been framed for the murder and sent to jail for 25 years....
  • Palm Beach County Calendar

      Feb. 25 at 9:30 a.m. Campus Tours Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County Learn about the programs provided by Ruth and Norman Rales Jewish Family Services, see the Adolph and Rose Levis Jewish Community Center and visit Donna Klein...
  • Laurie R. King stays on top of the Sherlockian game

    Laurie R. King stays on top of the Sherlockian game
    For Laurie R. King, the game has been afoot for more than 20 years. The prolific mystery writer recently published “Dreaming Spies,” the 13th book in her Mary Russell series, which features a young woman with mental abilities similar to...
  • Angell, Alexie and Eggers among new arts academy members

    At age 94, Roger Angell keeps collecting honors. Over the past year, the longtime New Yorker contributor and editor has been voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame for his writing about the game and received a National Magazine Award for his highly praised...
  • This Week in Hampton Roads

    This Week in Hampton Roads
    CNU Writers Conference It's not too late to register for Christopher Newport University's 34th Annual Writers Conference which kicks off Friday at 3 p.m. and runs through Saturday at 4 p.m. Workshops, agent/editor panels, book sales and more. Keynote...