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Ann Patchett's guide for bookstore pilgrims

Dec 06 2016: In the New York Times Ann Patchett offers a guide for "bookstore pilgrims" who want to discover some of the best indie bookstores across the USA.

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Author William Trevor dies aged 88

Nov 21 2016: Irish author William Trevor, 88, best known for his short stories, died Sunday evening. He won the O. Henry Prize four times and the Whitbread Award three times; he was also nominated for the Booker Prize five times. His US publisher Kathryn Court at Penguin commented ...

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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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Editor's Choice

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    In American Histories, a collection of 21 short stories, John Edgar Wideman draws America's present ...
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    I Found My Tribe
    by Ruth Fitzmaurice
    Ruth O'Neill was only 28 when she married film director Simon Fitzmaurice in 2004. Changing her...
  • Book Jacket: The Art of the Wasted Day
    The Art of the Wasted Day
    by Patricia Hampl
    Patricia Hampl wants you to know that daydreaming is not a waste of a day. Nor is spending time ...
  • Book Jacket: Circe
    Circe
    by Madeline Miller
    Towards the end of Madeline Miller's novel Circe, the titular nymph is questioned by her son ...

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