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  • First Kirkus Prizes go to Roz Chast, Lily King and Kate Samworth

    First Kirkus Prizes go to Roz Chast, Lily King and Kate Samworth
    The first-ever Kirkus Prize winners were announced Thursday in Austin, Texas; each gets $50,000. Roz Chast took the nonfiction prize with her graphic memoir, "Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant." The fiction prize went to Lily King for her...
  • 'Citizenfour' a compelling look at Edward Snowden's actions

    'Citizenfour' a compelling look at Edward Snowden's actions
    Be afraid. Be very afraid. This in essence is the message of "Citizenfour," Laura Poitras' highly anticipated documentary on Edward Snowden's decision to expose the National Security Agency's ravenous appetite for clandestinely collecting the personal...
  • Top kids authors to visit Bethlehem

    Two of today's most popular and well known children's book creators will make rare appearances in Bethlehem next month. Jeff Kinney, whose best-selling series of "Diary of A Wimpy Kid" books are sold in 40 countries, will meet fans at the Bethlehem...
  • Tech group tells Hollywood the sky isn't falling

    Tech group tells Hollywood the sky isn't falling
    Every few months, the entertainment industry and its allies put out another report for policymakers on the toll that the Internet and changing technology are taking on filmmakers, musicians, authors and the companies that finance many of their works....
  • Best selling children's writers/illustrators to visit Bethlehem

    Best selling children's writers/illustrators to visit Bethlehem
    Two of today's most popular and well known children’s author and illustrators will make rare appearances in Bethlehem next month. Jeff Kinney, whose best-selling series of “Diary of A Wimpy Kid” books are sold in 40 countries, will...
  • Book Talk: Richard Branson on leadership, telling stories

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson is best known for starting and operating business ventures under the Virgin Group, but he is also a prolific author. His autobiography, "Losing My Virginity," is a best seller, and many...
  • Q&A: Harlan Coben Chats About 'No Second Chance' And Career Switch

    While at Mipcom to present his first TV show, "No Second Chance," popular American crime novelist Harlan Coben sat with Variety to discuss the new direction that his career is taking. The writer is back in France for "No Second Chance," almost a decade...
  • Marlon James writes Jamaican epic

    It's around 3 p.m. on Oct. 1, the biggest day in Marlon James' career if not his life. His third novel, "A Brief History of Seven Killings," hit bookstores with more buzz than a swarm of bees. James is on his phone with prominent Jamaican blogger Annie...
  • Margaret Atwood's 'Stone Mattress': Myths for our times

    Margaret Atwood's 'Stone Mattress': Myths for our times
    The contemporary mythologist is an endangered literary species in today's landscape of post-modernist, realist prose. Mythology, by its very definition, evokes the narrative arisen from a culture's oral storytelling tradition. These are stories handed...
  • Book Talk: Women in Afghanistan, through a looking glass

    STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - When Swedish journalist Jenny Nordberg visited the home of an Afghan parliamentarian, she was surprised to hear one of the politician's daughters declare of another child she had assumed was her six-year-old brother: "It's true, he...
  • Reflecting on Patti Smith, winner of the 2014 Tribune Literary Prize

    Reflecting on Patti Smith, winner of the 2014 Tribune Literary Prize
    It was 1975 and I was a college freshman when Patti Smith's first album, "Horses," arrived in a Milwaukee record store. I didn't know anything about her music, hadn't heard a note. But that album cover was enough to stop traffic. It intrigued, haunted...