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Introducing The Hottest Young Adult Author In The World

Meet Pierce Brown, author of the Red Rising series, and hottest author known to mankind.

First Look Jason Segel as David Foster Wallace inâEnd of the Tourâ - Much as we love Jason Segel, he seemed like an, um, unexpected choice when he was cast as late author David Foster Wallace in James Ponsoldts The End of the Tour. But now

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Nineteen Eighty-four: bad good or good bad fiction?

NPR In his novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, British author George Orwell warned of the dangers of bureaucratic power run amok — but he also recognized that the protection of the state, while intrusive, is necessary.

The delicious combination of good literature and good food is the basis of the book club events I love to host. The most recent one featured author Ami McKay and her new novel The Virgin Cure at Starfish Oyster Bed and Grill. The idea for the book originated when McKay learned more details about her great-grandmother’s life in New York City in the late 1800s. For the food, we focused on the abundance of oysters in New York at that time and, as McKay lives in Nova Scotia, chef/owner Patrick…

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My hero: Maya Angelou by her publisher Lennie Goodings

Dr. Maya Angelou and Lennie Goodings at Maya's 70th birthday party

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Lemony Snicket launches prize for librarians 'who have faced adversity'

Together with the American Library Association, he is therefore setting up a new $3,000 (£1,800) award, The Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced With Adversity. "The Snicket prize will remind readers everywhere of the joyous importance of librarians and the trouble that is all too frequently unleashed upon them," said Snicket, who is funding the prize from his own "disreputable gains".

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You May Be Surprised To Know These 30 Famous People Are From Nebraska

Celebrated Frontier Author Willa Cather, Lived in Nebraska From the Age of Nine

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Shirley Jackson's dark powers are back at work from beyond the grave

Shirley Jackson's dark powers are back at work from beyond the grave -- Garlic in Fiction, a new collection from the late master of shocking but subtle horror, is due next year.

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Umberto Eco, Italian novelist and intellectual, dies aged 84

Italian author Umberto Eco dies aged 84 The revered literary critic, author and essayist – most famous for 1980 novel Name of the Rose – has died at home

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Stoner wins Waterstones Book of the Year

Stoner, romance de John Williams redescoberto depois de 50 anos, ganha edição brasileira. http://www.livrosepessoas.com/2015/03/01/stoner-romance-de-john-williams-redescoberto-depois-de-50-anos-ganha-edicao-brasileira/

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The Science of "Little House on the Prairie"

A mutual passion for Laura Ingalls Wilder inspired scientists in unrelated disciplines to investigate events from the famous author's world.

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Unseen Octavia E Butler stories recovered

The spirit of Kindred, a novel by Octavia Butler (1979), article by Derek for vsnb. #novel #writing #octaviabutler #sciencefiction

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Maintaining Control: Mafia, Mental Health, Slavery And Segregation

Amazing. Set in late 1700 on the island of Haiti when slavery was becoming abolished.

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State Official Pressured To Resign After Calling Welfare Recipients 'Lazy Pigs'

Arizona state schools Superintendent John Huppenthal (R) is facing mounting pressure to resign from his post after he admitted to authoring numerous incendiary posts across several political blogs starting in late 2010. Last week, Huppenthal ackno...

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Alan Moore: 'Why shouldn't you have a bit of fun while dealing with the deepest issues of the mind?'

Guardian article: "Superheroes a 'cultural catastrophe', says comics guru Alan Moore Watchmen author tells interviewer that they have become a dangerous distraction, and that he plans to withdraw from public life"