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Patterson delivers on his promise to grant $1.75 million to help save school libraries.

Nov 19 2016: James Patterson has delivered on his pledge earlier this year of $1.75 million to help save school libraries with the second installment of the School Library Campaign.

In partnership with Scholastic Reading Club, the Patterson Pledge program is part of an ongoing ...

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    National Book Award winners include Colson Whitehead's The Underground Railroad

    Nov 17 2016: National Book Award for Fiction:
    The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead


    National Book Award for Nonfiction:
    Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi


    National Book Award for Poetry:
    The Performance of Becoming Human by Daniel Borzutzky


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      Roger Hobbs, author of Ghostman and Vanishing Games, dies aged 28

      Nov 16 2016: Roger Hobbs, 28, author of the thrillers Ghostman and Vanishing Games, died of an overdose on November 14 in Portland, OR. Gary Fisketjon, Hobbs' editor at Knopf, said in a statement: "This is a shocking, tragic loss. Roger accomplished so much as a writer in so little ...

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        Gwen Ifill, award winning political reporter and author dies aged 61

        Nov 14 2016: Gwen Ifill, an award-winning television journalist for NBC and PBS, former reporter for The New York Times and author who moderated vice-presidential debates in 2004 and 2008, died of cancer today at a hospice facility in Washington. She was 61.

        Ms. Ifill had taken a...

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          Each 18-year-old Italian to be given €500 "cultural bonus" to spend how they like.

          Nov 11 2016: The Italian government has launched an initiative to give a €500 (about $546) "cultural bonus" to young people on their 18th birthday. The money can be spent on books, concert tickets, theater tickets, cinema tickets, museum visits and trips to national parks. The aim ...

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            Leonard Cohen dies aged 82

            Nov 11 2016: Singer-songwriter, poet, and novelist Leonard Cohen died Thursday aged 82. Jared Bland, his longtime publisher at McClelland & Stewart, said in a statement, "His work, in all its forms, touched our hearts, informed our lives, and made our world better. It is almost ...

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              PEN America doubles down on its mission to protect free speech

              Nov 10 2016: In the wake of Donald J. Trump's surprising victory over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election, PEN America has released a statement doubling down on its mission to protect free speech. The statement comes as the country waits to inaugurate a leader who has ...

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                Little Free Library reaches milestone - now 50,000 book exchanges worldwide!

                Nov 08 2016: The Little Free Library movement has reached a milestone with its 50,000th book exchange (located at the Illumination Foundation homeless shelter in Santa Ana, Calif.)

                Little Free Library's stated purpose is to promote literacy and the love of reading by building ...

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