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Lawyers say 'defective' Virginia obscenity claims should be tossed

Jun 22 2022: A pair of closely watched lawsuits in Virginia are now in the hands of a state judge after lawyers for two authors and publishers accused of violating an obscure state obscenity law asked the court to throw the cases out.

First filed in May by lawyer and Republican ...

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The daughters of Paul Rusesabagina (whose story was told in "Hotel Rwanda") plead for their father's release

Jun 17 2022: Paul Rusesabagina's story was brought to the world through the book and movie, Hotel Rwanda. Despite being a Belgian citizen and a US permanent resident, he was kidnapped two years ago and is currently serving a 25-year sentence in Rwanda. According to many ...

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LGBTQ Fiction Sales Surge in the U.S.

Jun 16 2022: According to a new report from NPD BookScan, print book sales of LGBTQ fiction are surging in the U.S. across the adult, children's, and YA categories. In 2021, sales of LGBTQ fiction reached 5 million units, doubling 2020 sales. Strong growth has continued in 2022, ...

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George Lamming obituary

Jun 16 2022: The six novels and the collections of essays by George Lamming, who has died aged 94, did much to shape Caribbean literary culture. He also contributed to it as an educator and activist intellectual, mentoring a host of young writers and scholars in the Caribbean and ...

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Ruth Ozeki wins Women's Prize for Fiction

Jun 16 2022: Ruth Ozeki’s fourth novel, The Book of Form and Emptiness, has won the Women’s Prize for Fiction.

The novelist, film-maker and Zen Buddhist priest takes the £30,000 award for a book that “stood out for its sparkling writing, warmth, intelligence, humour and poignancy...

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Future Library opens secret archive of unseen texts in Oslo

Jun 15 2022: Last Sunday the Future Library, a project dreamed up by the Scottish artist Katie Paterson, was opened to the public in Oslo. After eight years, manuscripts penned by some of the world’s most famous living authors were delivered to “The silent room” on the top floor of ...

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A.B. Yehoshua, Israeli literary giant and ardent humanist, dies aged 85

Jun 14 2022: A.B. Yehoshua, a fiery humanist, towering author, and staunch advocate of Zionism as the sole answer for the Jewish condition, died Tuesday. He was 85 years old.

A writer, essayist, and playwright, Yehoshua was the recipient of Israel’s top cultural award, the Israel...

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Costa Book Awards scrapped suddenly after 50 years

Jun 13 2022: The Costa Book Awards have been abruptly scrapped. The coffee shop chain has said the 2021 awards, which were announced in February this year, were the last.

1971 marked the first year of the awards, which were sponsored by the Whitbread company (a brewery and owner...

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Award Winners

  • Book Jacket: Horse
    Horse
    by Geraldine Brooks
    Voted 2022 Best Fiction Award Winner by BookBrowse Subscribers. Geraldine Brooks creates a ...
  • Book Jacket: In Love
    In Love
    by Amy Bloom
    Voted 2022 Best Nonfiction Award Winner by BookBrowse Subscribers. In 2019, author Amy Bloom and her...
  • Book Jacket: Remarkably Bright Creatures
    Remarkably Bright Creatures
    by Shelby Van Pelt
    Voted 2022 Best Debut Award Winner by BookBrowse Subscribers. Shelby Van Pelt's debut novel, ...

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Cradles of the Reich
by Jennifer Coburn
Three women, a nation seduced by a madman, and the Nazi breeding program to create a so-called master race.
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