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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • John M. Crisp: Good diplomacy, rather than threats and bluster

    Consider Saudi Arabia and Iran for a moment: Commuters riding to work on the Tehran metro recently were surprised when they glanced up from their newspapers and spotted the president of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, riding along with them. Which raises a...
  • Character Mortdecai has much in common with creator Kyril Bonfiglioli

    The indelible Charlie Mortdecai, literary offspring of the English novelist Kyril Bonfiglioli, was featured in three marvelously funny novels before his creator died, of cirrhosis, at the age of 56. This past weekend he made the voyage from page to...
  • Hurston's life fascinates as much as her fiction

    Just after sundown on a January evening 55 years ago — Jan. 29, 1960, to be exact — Zora Neale Hurston died at the segregated St. Lucie County nursing home where she had been transferred in late October after suffering the first of two...
  • 'Good Catch' explores state's fishing culture

    'Good Catch' explores state's fishing culture
    After 26 years as food editor at the Orlando Sentinel, Heather McPherson knows a lot about food in Florida. "I like to think I do," she says. "But what I think is really exciting and what keeps me in this job is that I'm still finding surprises." Many...
  • Marcus Borg, scholar who challenged literal view of Jesus, dies at 72

    Marcus Borg, scholar who challenged literal view of Jesus, dies at 72
    Marcus Borg, the theologian and writer who became one of the best known New Testament scholars to challenge the literal view of the biblical Jesus and to question the supernatural acts associated with his life, died Wednesday at his home in Portland, Ore....
  • John Bayley, half of a famed and devoted literary couple, dies at 89

    John Bayley, half of a famed and devoted literary couple, dies at 89
    As marriages go, John Bayley and Iris Murdoch's was one for the ages — doting, dotty and undyingly tolerant. He was the eminent critic and Oxford don, who also was known to stuff his pockets with leftovers. She was the brilliant novelist and...