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  • '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...
  • 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...
  • Writers chronicle Africa in sync with World Cup

     
    Writers of African descent from Europe and America are winding their way across Africa; they're joining African authors who are writing about their experiences, all in coordination with the World Cup. It's for Pilgrimages, a project of the Chinua Achebe.....
  • Chinua Achebe and the Gish Prize

     
    On Wednesday, Nigerian-born author Chinua Achebe will accept the Gish Prize in New York. Named for actresses Lillian and Dorothy Gish, known best for their waiflike presences in silent films, the prize comes with a silver medallion and a significant......
  • 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.".....