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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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The Weight Of James Arthur Baldwin

The Weight of James Arthur Baldwin Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah travels to James Baldwin's home in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France, and examines the impact of a writer whose legacy cannot be erased.

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Review: Christopher Hitchens Expounds in ‘And Yet ...’

This collection of Mr. Hitchens’s essays, book reviews and reported pieces covers topics political, social and literary.

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Shakespeare's The Tempest: to be read or watched? That is the question

Stage presence … Roger Allam as Prospero and Colin Morgan as Ariel in The Tempest at Shakespeare's Globe theatre in 2013. Photograph: Trist...

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Vibrant Vintage Illustrations of Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey by Alice and Martin Provensen

Homer for Young Readers: The Provensens’ Vibrant Vintage Illustrations for the Iliad & Odyssey

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Walter White's Walt Whitman book from 'Breaking Bad' up for auction

Walter White's copy of Walt Whitman's "Leaves of Grass" is being auctioned, with bids starting at $3,000.