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  • Two Americans make the Man Booker Prize shortlist

    Two Americans make the Man Booker Prize shortlist
    American novelists Josh Ferris and Karen Joy Fowler are on the shortlist for the Man Booker Prize. 2014 marks the first year that Americans have been eligible for the $85,000 award. The full list: Joshua Ferris (U.S.), "To Rise Again at a Decent Hour"...
  • Upcoming Events

    Upcoming Events
    Hampton Roads reader events for the week of Sept. 9-15 include poetry readings, virtual author meet-and-greets and tickets for upcoming author talks. - Beginning Tuesday (Sept. 9), pick up tickets to attend the Thursday, Oct. 9 talk and book signing...
  • 3 culinary stars visiting Chicago

    3 culinary stars visiting Chicago
    Martha Stewart, Ina Garten and Dorie Greenspan are coming to Chicago this fall, and each of them will arrive bearing gifts for their fans: brand new cookbooks. Here's what to expect from three of the culinary world's brightest stars when they come a-...
  • Colleges reject charge that freshman reading lists have political bias

    Colleges reject charge that freshman reading lists have political bias
    Freshmen at colleges around the country for years have been assigned to read the same books as a way to bond at orientation and to encourage intellectual interactions rather than just social ones. But this year, some of the reading selections are coming...
  • Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson — as himself

    Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson — as himself
    Just to set the facts straight: The show Sept. 18 at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts will feature a program of songs with lyrics by a man who doesn't exist, based on a book by a man who also doesn't exist, sung by a real man who is now performing under...
  • Another look at Tidewater native William Styron

    Another look at Tidewater native William Styron
    Many people recognize the name of Pulitzer Prize winner William Styron as the author of "Confessions of Nat Turner" and "Sophie's Choice." But they might not know that Styron was born in Newport News, educated on the Middle Peninsula and contributed to...
  • International Yiddish Conference coming to town

    International Yiddish Conference coming to town
    Rukhl "Cookie" Blattman, of Tamarac, is a popular local Yiddish entertainer and a former board member of the International Association of Yiddish Clubs (IAYC), an organization of Yiddish clubs that have affiliated to promote Yiddish language and culture....
  • Forget Kindle -- a new bookstore is opening in Winter Park

    Forget Kindle -- a new bookstore is opening in Winter Park
    Lauren Zimmerman is well aware that the eBook has become all the rage, and that for millions of twentysomethings, downloading a book onto their laptap within seconds is preferable to buying the paperback copy. But this lover of hardcover and paperback...
  • ‘Justice League: Forever Heroes': See Ivan Reis, Doug Mahnke sketches

     
    With most of the Justice League missing — presumed dead by the world – and the Crime Syndicate in cataclysmic […]...
  • Joseph E. Persico dies at 84; historian, biographer of FDR

    Joseph E. Persico, a historian and biographer whose books on subjects ranging from the Nuremberg trials to the life of Gen. Colin Powell combined dogged research with a novelist's narrative skills, died Aug. 30 at a hospital in Albany, N.Y., after a...
  • Jean Baron, children's book critic, dies

    Jean Baron, children's book critic, dies
    Jean Baron, a writer and editor who was deeply involved in Evanston's political scene, served two terms on the Evanston Library Board in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Mrs. Baron chaired the library's 100th anniversary celebration, represented Evanston...