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Jun 20 2014: Sir Salman Rushdie has been named the recipient of this year's Pen Pinter prize. The Pen Pinter was established in 2009 in memory of British writer Harold Pinter, by writers' charity English Pen. Sir Salman said it was "very moving" to win an award named after his "...
Jun 18 2014: Daniel Keyes, the author of “Flowers for Algernon,” the story of a man with an I.Q. of 68 who temporarily becomes a genius after surgery — a book that inspired the film “Charly,” starring Cliff Robertson — died on Sunday at his home in South Florida. He was 86.
Jun 16 2014: Next year's BookExpo America - the USA's leading publishing trade event - will take a different format to this year's event (which in turn was different to previous years). Next year BEA will run for two and a half days, opening on Wednesday afternoon, closing Friday. ...
Jun 16 2014: Amazon is expected to introduce a smartphone on Wednesday at an event in Seattle, a long-rumored project that aims to close any remaining gap between the impulse to buy and the completed act.
Jun 16 2014: "If God had been a bookseller, he could have done no better than welcoming you to this temple of words," Hilary Mantel (now Dame Hilary) told the crowd gathered at Foyles bookshop in London last Friday evening. The novelist did the honors during the ribbon-cutting ...
Jun 12 2014: The Library of Congress is to announce on Thursday that the next poet laureate will be 78-year-old Charles Wright. Wright, a retired professor at the University of Virginia, has already won just about every other honor in the poetry world, including the Pulitzer Prize, ...
Jun 12 2014: Colombian novelist Juan Gabriel Vásquez has won the €100,000 Impac award for his exploration of Colombia's drug trade, The Sound of Things Falling.
One of the world's richest literary prizes, the International Impac Dublin literary award this year pitted debut novels...
Jun 11 2014: Eric Hill, the children's author who topped bestseller charts with his brightly-coloured picture books about the mischievous yellow puppy Spot, has died at the age of 86 at his home in California after a short illness.
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