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Amazon comes under fire for removal of book reviews

Jun 14 2018: Amazon has come under fire for removing reviews from its online book listings, with some customers having had all their reviews removed or being blocked from posting further reviews on Amazon.

Authors, bloggers and publishers have criticized the development, with ...

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Mike McCormack wins International Dublin literary award for Solar Bones

Jun 13 2018: Mike McCormack has won the International Dublin literary award for his novel Solar Bones.

The judges hailed it as “formally ambitious, stylistically dauntless and linguistically spirited”. It is written in a single sentence that flows over 270-odd pages, and spans a...

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The Strange Case of the Missing Joyce Scholar

Jun 12 2018: In an extensive article in the New York Times, John Kidd reports on "The Strange Case of the Missing Joyce Scholar."

Two decades ago, a renowned professor promised to produce a flawless version of one of the 20th century’s most celebrated novels: “Ulysses.” Then he ...

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie wins PEN Pinter prize

Jun 12 2018: Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been awarded the 2018 PEN Pinter prize. She was hailed by Harold Pinter’s widow, the biographer Antonia Fraser, as a writer who embodies “those qualities of courage and outspokenness which Harold much admired”.

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Jean-Claude Arnault, photographer in Nobel prize scandal, charged with rape

Jun 12 2018: Jean-Claude Arnault, the French photographer at the heart of the scandal that saw this year's Nobel Prize for Literature postponed, has been charged with two counts of rape dating back to 2011. He denies the allegations.

The Swedish Academy, which handles the prize,...

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Groundbreaking historian of slavery, Ira Berlin, is dead at 77.

Jun 10 2018: Ira Berlin, a historian whose research and acclaimed books helped reveal the complexities of American slavery and its aftermath, died on Tuesday in Washington. He was 77.

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Five Anthony Bourdain quotes that show why he was beloved around the world

Jun 10 2018: Anthony Bourdain, the legendary chef and TV personality, died on Friday morning — and people around the world are mourning. Bourdain was a best-selling author and was known for various TV shows, but he’ll be remembered for more than introducing Americans to regional ...

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Chef and author Anthony Bourdain dead at 61

Jun 08 2018: Anthony Bourdain, the gifted chef, storyteller and writer who took TV viewers around the world to explore culture, cuisine and the human condition for nearly two decades, has died. He was 61.

CNN confirmed Bourdain's death on Friday and said the cause of death was ...

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