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  • High flyer: Helen Macdonald's 'H is for Hawk' wins Costa Book of the Year prize

    Helen Macdonald's account of how training a hawk helped her cope with grief has won Britain's Costa Book of the Year prize. Macdonald's "H is for Hawk" was named winner of the 30,000 pound ($45,000) prize Tuesday. Judging panel chairman Robert Harris...
  • On the Town: Book'd in Burbank hosts its first event of year

    On the Town: Book'd in Burbank hosts its first event of year
    If people aren’t reading books these days, no one told that to the attendees that filled Theatre Banshee on Magnolia Boulevard for the first Book’d in Burbank event of 2015 this past week. The brainchild of Liz Donatelli, a Burbank...
  • Tom Petty earns writing credit for Sam Smith's 'Stay With Me' for similarities to his 1989 hit

    Tom Petty has earned a writing credit on Sam Smith's megahit "Stay With Me" for its similarities to his song "I Won't Back Down." Smith's representative said Monday the publishers of Petty's 1989 hit contacted the publishers of Smith's song, which was...
  • Salman Rushdie says he'll 'get medieval' on Times Literary Supplement

    Salman Rushdie says he'll 'get medieval' on Times Literary Supplement
    After the Times Literary Supplement criticized Salman Rushdie's choice of words, the Booker Prize winner author strikes back. It all began when Rushdie responded to the attacks on French satire magazine Charlie Hebdo by Muslim extremists. Rushdie was...
  • Broward Libraries plans Black History Month literary events

    Broward Libraries plans Black History Month literary events
    The Broward County Libraries celebrate Black History Month with a packed schedule of films, plays, discussions and performances. Here are some of the book-related events: Liz Coursen will discuss the history behind her book "Shade in the Sunshine...
  • Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne added to credits of Sam Smith's 'Stay With Me'

    Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne added to credits of Sam Smith's 'Stay With Me'
    In a surprise backstage maneuver involving British crooner Sam Smith's Grammy-nominated breakout hit, "Stay with Me," both Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne's names have been added to the song's writing credits. Despite never having officially collaborated, Smith,...
  • Hoag celebrates birthday, new book at ShowChic

    Hoag celebrates birthday, new book at ShowChic
    It was a full house at ShowChic boutique's monthly Shop Talk Jan. 20 as guests waited to hear from Grand Prix dressage rider and No. 1 New York Times best-selling author Tami Hoag. There was also some birthday cake. Shop Talk began in 2008 by ShowChic...
  • Twitter best-seller author, NYT columnist Nick Bilton, working on book about Silk Road

    The author of a best-seller about Twitter is working on an investigative book about the black market website Silk Road. New York Times columnist Nick Bilton has a deal with Portfolio for a "detailed narrative," the publisher announced Monday. The book is...
  • Fact imitates fiction in saga of the 'Yankee Comandante'

    "The Yankee Comandante: The Untold Story of Courage, Passion, and One American's Fight to Liberate Cuba" by Michael Sallah and Mitch Weiss (Lyons, $26.95) The saga of William Morgan, the Yankee comandante of the Cuban Revolution, is a case of fact...
  • Sundance 2015: In 'End of the Tour,' David Foster Wallace, explained

    Sundance 2015: In 'End of the Tour,' David Foster Wallace, explained
    Making a movie about the late novelist and essayist David Foster Wallace‎ would seem challenging on several counts. First there's the issue of turning a writer's craft into the stuff of fresh cinema. Then there's the issue of taking this particular...
  • Ilga Vitolins, University of Chicago library cataloger, dies at 77

     Ilga Vitolins, University of Chicago library cataloger, dies at 77
    llga Vitolins had a single mission while working in the cataloging department at the University of Chicago Library for more than four decades: making sure that scholars from around the world found what they were looking for among the library's 11.9...