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  • Patti Smith wins National Book Award

     
    Iconic rocker Patti Smith has won the National Book Award for nonfiction for "Just Kids," her memoir of her close relationship with artist Robert Mapplethorpe. The win took many by surprise. There was another surprise at the National Book Awards,...
  • National Book Award finalists announced: No Franzen

     
    The National Book Award finalists announcement Wednesday morning in Savannah, Ga., contained one major surprise: The acclaimed bestselling novel by Jonathan Franzen, "Freedom," failed to make the list. Author Pat Conroy read out the five finalists in four...

    In an upset, 2010 Man Booker Prize goes to 'The Finkler Question'

     
    Howard Jacobson, third from left, above, won the 2010 Man Booker Prize on Tuesday, it was announced in a ceremony in London. The Man Booker comes with a hefty $79,000 award and all but guarantees bestseller status in the United...

    The Man Booker shortlist: Americans, be patient

     
    If the Man Booker Prize judges were trying to send a message to American readers with the short list for this year's prize, announced Tuesday, it may have sounded something like "be patient." One third of the six shortlisted books...

    New Yorker Festival announces lineup

     
    It wouldn't really be the New Yorker Festival without a little Malcolm Gladwell, would it? Today the New Yorker announced the lineup for its October festival of culture, arts and the written word. Who's taking part? A lot of the...