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Writer Zinzi Clemmons accuses Junot Díaz of forcibly kissing her

May 04 2018: The novelist Junot Díaz was in a relaxed and playful mood on a panel at a writers festival in Australia on Friday, until he received an unexpected question near the end of the session.

The writer Zinzi Clemmons stood up. Without identifying herself by name, she asked...

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Reading aloud to young children has benefits for behavior and attention

May 02 2018: It’s a truism in child development that the very young learn through relationships and back-and-forth interactions, including the interactions that occur when parents read to their children. A new study provides evidence of just how sustained an impact reading and ...

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After 17 years of litigation, 'freelance' writers finally collect

May 01 2018: The checks are in the mail—finally. Administrators have confirmed that payments were issued last week to thousands of freelance writers following a 2014 settlement in the long-running class action case In Re: Literary Works in Electronic Databases, the culmination of ...

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7th member of Nobel Literature awarding body steps down, 2018 award may be cancelled

Apr 28 2018: The Swedish Academy says a seventh board member has decided to step down amid a crisis at the prestigious institution that awards the Nobel Prize in literature. The secretive 18-member body has been roiled by an internal feud triggered by a sex-abuse scandal linked to ...

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An interview with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Apr 28 2018: In a wide ranging interview Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie talks about motherhood, #MeToo, and causing controversy...

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How the author of ‘Madeline’ created his most famous character

Apr 27 2018: April 27 would have been the 120th birthday of Ludwig Bemelmans, creator of the Madeline books. While his character's story is charted in 12 books and continues to delight a generation of children (and their parents), his personal history is less well known...

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Good news for George R. R. Martin fans--new book coming Nov 20. Bad news--it's a prequel, not a sequel #books #GRRM

Apr 26 2018: Good news for George R.R. Martin fans—he has a new book on the way. Bad news for George R.R. Martin fans—it's not his long-awaited fifth sequel to A Game of Thrones.

Fire and Blood will publish on November 20. It is set 300 years before the events of Martin's A Song ...

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Waterstones sale to investment firm confirmed

Apr 26 2018: As expected in earlier reporting, U.S. investment firm Elliott Advisors has agreed to buy U.K. bookstore chain Waterstones, which operates 283 bookstores in the U.K and a handful of branches in Ireland, Holland and Belgium. James Daunt, who is credited with having ...

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    If his debut collection of short stories, A Lucky Man is any indicator, Jamel Brinkley is poised on ...

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