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  • Jane Goodall book postponed after plagiarism issues raised

    Primatologist Jane Goodall and publisher Grand Central have announced they will delay publication of Goodall's forthcoming tree-focused book "Seeds of Hope" in the wake of accusations that certain passages were plagiarized. The Washington Post noted the...
  • Poems said to be handwritten by F. Scott Fitzgerald to be auctioned

    F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote a sweet poem for actress Helen Hayes' daughter, Mary McArthur. Then, six years later, he penned her another one on the reverse of the same page that's, well, a little unsettling. Would you write to a 7-year-old about the "thumb-...
  • Who will win the 2013 Nobel Literature prize?

    The next winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature will be announced Thursday morning in Stockholm. In the United Kingdom, where you can wager on such things, the betting money is on Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami. As of Monday morning, the...
  • With 'Americanah,' Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie pokes fun at race

    Friends are dress shopping in the novel "Americanah"; when they get to the register, the cashier asks which of two saleswomen helped them, but they're not sure. She lists numerous physical characteristics to identify the salesperson before giving up....
  • 'Things Fall Apart' author Chinua Achebe dies at 82

     
    Chinua Achebe, the acclaimed Nigerian author of "Things Fall Apart," has died in Boston at the age of 82....
  • Summer reading: Children's books

    The Accidental Genius of Weasel High Rick Detorie Egmont: $9.99 paper, ages 12 and up A 14-year-old's quest to become the next great director is stymied by his inability to get his hands on a camcorder in this graphic novel by the creator of the...
  • Book review: 'Chike and the River' by Chinua Achebe

    Book review: 'Chike and the River' by Chinua Achebe
  • Like/Dislike: James Nasty, Baltimore club DJ and producer

    Like/Dislike: James Nasty, Baltimore club DJ and producer
    For the past two years, James Nasty has co-hosted the Physical Education dance party at Ottobar each Friday, spinning everything from Basement Boys to Future Islands. This Friday, Nasty will not only host TT the Artist’s birthday party at Ottobar,...
  • Philip Roth wins Man Booker International Prize, sparks controversy

     
    A judge withdraws from the Man Booker International Prize jury when the award goes to Philip Roth. "He goes on and on and on about the same subject in almost every single book," she says. "It's as though he's sitting on your face and you can't breathe.".....
  • Africa's most influential celebrity is author Chinua Achebe

     
    Snooki is a celebrity who writes books. In Africa, on the other hand, writing literary books can make you a celebrity....
  • Charles Dickens speaks to 21st century's hard times

    To the jaded Holden Caulfield in "The Catcher in the Rye," he was the guy responsible for "all that David Copperfield kind of crap." In "The Wire," he's the obsession of a philistine, prize-obsessed editor who can't stop drawing glib parallels between...