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U.S. author Philip Roth to retire after final interview with the BBC

U.S. writer Philip Roth, one of the world's most revered novelists, confirmed he will retire from writing and public appearances in a final interview with the BBC. Roth, 81, who has written more than 30 books and won numerous awards, spoke to the BBC.....»»

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US poet Maya Angelou dies at 86

Celebrated African-American author, poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou has died, the North Carolina university where she taught said Wednesday. She was 86......»»

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Memorial service planned for poet Maya Angelou in North Carolina

WINSTON-SALEM N.C. (Reuters) - The family of author and poet Maya Angelou will hold a private memorial service for her on Saturday in the North Carolina city she called home for three decades. The service at Wake Forest University, where Angelou was a lon.....»»

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Irish author wins top Spanish literary award

Irish author John Banville, best known for his crime novels written under the pseudonym of Benjamin Black, has been awarded Spain's prestigious Prince of Asturias literature award, the prize jury said on Wednesday. The 68-year-old edged out 23 other .....»»

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John Lennon manuscripts, drawings sell for $2.9 million at auction

Original manuscripts and drawings by former Beatle John Lennon, produced for two acclaimed books he wrote in the mid-1960s, sold for $2.9 million on Wednesday, more than double the pre-sale estimate, Sotheby's auction house said. All of the 89 lots i.....»»

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Clinton uses book tour to test waters for 2016 White House run

By Steve Holland and Gabriel Debenedetti WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With a high-profile book tour this week, Hillary Clinton is looking to define herself as a foreign policy pragmatist who is willing to chart a different course from that of President Barack O.....»»

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Former Washington Mayor Barry, once busted for crack, out with memoir

By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Washington Mayor Marion Barry, whose conviction for cocaine possession overshadowed his legacy as a civil rights crusader, is out with an autobiography that aims to tell his story. "Mayor For Life: The Inc.....»»

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Aide"s book describes "farcical" aftermath of Mandela"s death

By Helen Nyambura-Mwaura JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Nelson Mandela's widow was forced to get accreditation to attend his memorial service and could only bring four family members as his clan squabbled after his death, the South African icon's form.....»»

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Novelist Rushdie wins PEN/Pinter prize

Indian-born British author Salman Rushdie is the winner of this year's PEN/Pinter Prize in recognition of his support for freedom of speech and generous help to other writers, the prize judges said on Friday. The prize, awarded by the British branch .....»»

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Judy Blume preparing adult fiction for 2015

Best known as a pioneer in children's and young adult fiction, US author Judy Blume is to aim her next work at an adult audience, with a new book set for midway through 2015. "I'm both thrilled and terrified, my usual feelings at this point.....»»

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New Harry Potter attraction opens at Florida theme park

By Barbara Liston ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - The new Harry Potter attraction at Universal Orlando opened on Tuesday to crowds of fans eager to be among the first to experience the theme park's Diagon Alley expansion based on J.K. Rowling's books a.....»»

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Ex-Minnesota governor to resume testifying in defamation trial

Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura was expected to return to the witness stand on Monday at his defamation trial accusing a former Navy SEAL sniper of making up an encounter at a bar in 2006 described in a best-selling book. Ventura testified on Frid.....»»

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South Africa"s Nobel-winning novelist Nadine Gordimer dies

South African Nobel Prize-winning writer and anti-apartheid activist Nadine Gordimer, who became an icon through her unique insights into the country's social agonies, has died at the age of 90. Through 15 novels, several volumes of short stories, no.....»»

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Ex-Minnesota governor was rolling on ground-Navy SEAL

By David Bailey ST. PAUL Minn. (Reuters) - A Navy SEAL told a court on Tuesday he saw former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura on his back outside a bar in 2006, although he did not see if he had been struck by a former Navy SEAL accused of fabricating an .....»»

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New cookbook draws modern cooking closer to the flame

By Dorene Internicola NEW YORK (Reuters) - For archeologist and food historian Paula Marcoux, the business of cooking begins as it did almost two million years ago: with a fire and a stick. From fish and meat to breads and vegetables, the 100-odd recipes .....»»

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U.S. libraries become front line in fight against homelessness

By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - George Brown, a homeless man in Washington, has a simple answer when asked how often he uses a public library. I have nowhere else to go," Brown, 65, said outside the U.S. capital's modernist central library.....»»

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Amazon launches unlimited e-book subscription plan

US online giant Amazon unveiled a Netflix-style subscription plan Friday for unlimited access to e-books, a move which could shake up the world of publishing. The $9.99 per month Kindle Unlimited program offers access to some 600,000 titles in the Amazon .....»»

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Defense lawyer says Ventura seeking attention with defamation suit

By Art Hughes ST. PAUL Minn. (Reuters) - Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura's defamation case is aimed at keeping the name of the fading star in the headlines at the expense of an ex-Navy SEAL who served his country with honor, defense lawyers s.....»»

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U.S. judge says she is troubled by Apple $450 million e-books deal

By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Thursday expressed concern over a proposed $450 million settlement of claims Apple Inc conspired with five publishers to fix e-book prices, saying its provisions could drastically reduce money paid to c.....»»

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Minnesota ex-Governor Ventura wins defamation suit against former Navy SEAL

A federal jury in St. Paul on Tuesday ruled that former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura had been defamed by a passage in a book by a former Navy SEAL who claimed the two had gotten into a bar fight. Ventura sued the estate of former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle,.....»»

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