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  • Adam Johnson wins the Pulitzer Prize in fiction for 2013

    Adam Johnson wins the Pulitzer Prize in fiction for 2013
    The Pulitzer Prize in fiction, announced Monday, has been awarded to Adam Johnson for his book set in North Korea, "The Orphan Master's Son." The committee described the book as "an exquisitely crafted novel that carries the reader on an adventuresome...
  • Story Prize goes to Claire Vaye Watkins

    Author Claire Vaye Watkins was awarded the Story Prize in New York on Wednesday evening for her debut collection, "Battleborn." As winner she receives $20,000. Two finalists for the prize -- Dan Chaon for "Stay Awake" and Junot Diaz for "This Is How You...
  • Rejected 47 times, Irish novelist finally wins recognition

    Every rejected and unpublished novelist harbors a secret and implausible fantasy: One day, not only will she (or he) be published, but the sleeping literary world will also awaken and recognize her (or his) genius and pile accolades and prizes upon her...
  • Publishers and Google reach agreement in Google Books case

    Publishers and Google reach agreement in Google Books case
    The American Assn. of Publishers and Google announced that they have reached an agreement in the Google Books scanning case, filed almost seven years ago. The agreement need not be ratified by a judge to be implemented. The publishers involved in the...
  • Steve Jobs as adorable manga man

    Using Walter Isaacson's best-selling biography as a frame, award-winning author Mari Yamazaki has created a manga version of the life of Apple founder Steve Jobs. It's being serialized in the Japanese comic magazine Kiss, alongside tales of teen love....
  • Reza Aslan's Jesus book a No. 1 bestseller, thanks to Fox News

    Near the end of Reza Aslan's strange, 10-minute television exchange with Fox News, the author of "Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth," gives voice to a thought that’s entered the mind of many an author while being interviewed: “I&...
  • Jane Austen's ring may stay in England; poor Kelly Clarkson

    Jane Austen's ring may stay in England; poor Kelly Clarkson
    Kelly Clarkson is currently out $235,000, is not able to take possession of the Jane Austen ring she bought last year, and faces British Austen fans who want to buy the ring back. Clarkson, an avowed Austen fan who has also purchased a first edition...
  • Stephen Colbert awards Junot Diaz the Nobel Prize?

    Stephen Colbert had author Junot Diaz on his show Monday night to talk about immigration. He introduced Diaz by saying, "My guest tonight won a Nobel Prize and a MacArthur Genius grant." Sure, Diaz has been racking up awards like nobody's business. He...
  • Junot Diaz is a Poetry Genius

    Junot Diaz is a Poetry Genius
    Rap Genius is a deceptively simple idea started by three friends from Yale: a website where users could make their own pop-up annotations to the lyrics of their favorite rap songs, with the most popular crowd-sourced explanations rising to the top. For...
  • Neil Gaiman wants you to help him create a video game

    Neil Gaiman wants you to help him create a video game
    Think of it as "Beetlejuice" meets "The Legend of Zelda" meets "Arsenic and Old Lace." Neil Gaiman is an author who can do just about anything: spooky tales for kids and adults (the Newbery Award-winning "The Graveyard Book," the recent "The Ocean at...
  • Literature Prize launches as $60,000 Folio Prize

    It's a big day for prize announcements: The Literature Prize announced its formation and sponsor Wednesday at a news conference at the British Library in London. The idea for the prize came into being when a group of British intellectuals took umbrage...