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3 hrs ago | New Statesman

Funny, defiant and furious: the tangled tale of two sisters

"It was my father and my sister who constantly beseeched my mother and me to read more, to find succour for life in books, to soothe our aches and pains with words and more words," remarks Yolandi Von Riesen, the narrator of Miriam Toews's new novel, in which the ability of literature to act as an antidote to despair is tested to the limit.

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6 hrs ago | The Washington Post

a The Givera to a The Great Gatsbya : How the movie adaptations stack up to the books that inspired them

During a panel moderated by The Washington Post's film critic Anne Hornaday - Great Books to Great Movies on Saturday, Aug. 30 at 8 p.m. during the National Book Festival - authors E.L. Doctorow, Alice McDermott, Paul Auster and Lisa See, whose books were made into movies, will discuss and present in a multimedia exhibit clips from films based on ... (more)

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10 hrs ago | WGBH

Hip-Hop In Print: Brooklyn Publisher Looks To 'Reverse Gentrify' Literature

At this summer's Calabash International Literary Festival in Jamaica, thousands turned up for readings by big-name authors: Salman Rushdie, Jamaica Kincaid, Zadie Smith and Albert Johnson.

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Related Topix: Arts, Mobb Deep, Hip-Hop, Queens, NY, New York, NY

14 hrs ago | Stuff.co.nz

Grittier texts new favourites for English

The biography of notorious Australian criminal Chopper Read and a "mostly-true" story by rapper 50 Cent may sound out of place in an English class, but teachers are increasingly turning to grittier tales to get pupils interested in reading.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

For couple, a day of celebration - whatever the future holds

They met in 2009 at the Paradise Landing Indoor Waterpark, now closed, which used to be part of the Hilton in downtown Milwaukee.

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Related Topix: Milwaukee, WI, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Arts, Berlin, WI

The New Zealand Herald

Jennifer Weiner: Paperback fighter

A bestselling author who sells books by the million, Jennifer Weiner is on an almighty mission to get 'chick lit' the serious attention she believes it is due.

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Related Topix: Comedy Movies, In Her Shoes, Drama Movies, The Next Best Thing, Books, Arts

Canada.com

Wallflowers: A stunning debut by Eliza Robertson

Bloomsbury PublishingPeriodically, there will be a flurry of activity intended to raise the profile of the humble short story, too often neglected as a literary form.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Wallflowers, North America, Canada, World News, Arts

The Ashland Daily Tidings

Q&A: Jefferson Parson

The singer and songwriter plays at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, at Jackson Wellsprings, 2253 Highway 99 N. Admission costs $10.

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Related Topix: Bluegrass, The Stanley Brothers, Peter Rowan, Columbia University, Arts

Zap2it.com

'Sons of Anarchy's' Charlie Hunnam to play King Arthur in Guy Ritchie movie

"Sons of Anarchy" star Charlie Hunnam may have the next chapter of his career already mapped out.

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Related Topix: Pacific Rim, Sons of Anarchy, Entertainment, Television, Charlie Hunnam, Arts

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Bangkok Post

Revisiting truth and ...

The Bangkok theatre scene has managed to stay relevant with regards to political matters, despite now being arguably less popular than film and literature Gandhi Wasuvitchayagit, who is also the music director, plays Kularb Saipradit while Montakan Rangsipramanakul, the editor-in-chief of Madame Figaro and host of TV show Diva Cafe, stars as ... (more)

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The Independent

From Bram Stoker to Stanley Kubrick, the British Library's latest...

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The Stranger

Here's What You Missed if You Weren't at the 2014 Literature Genius Showcase

It is always nice to drink at a museum - or an aquarium, or a house of religion, or really any large space intended for a specific purpose and where you are usually instructed not to carry a beer around willy nilly.

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Psychology Today

Holding a Mirror Up to 'White Hat Bias' in Research

"...human understanding is like a false mirror, which, receiving rays irregularly, distorts and discolors the nature of things by mingling its own nature with it."

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Related Topix: Classical, University of Alabama, Arts

News Shopper

Stuffed animals, book signings and sea shanties: Literature happenings across London

Four months into my lottery-funded Arts Council funding, I've written 40,000 words of the novel but am in desperate need of some light creative relief.

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Related Topix: Essex County, England, United Kingdom, World News, Greater London County, England, Arts, Sandi Toksvig

Examiner.com

The Warrior's Stone: Passion & Betrayal Collide in Cinematic New Sci-Fi Novel

'The Warrior's Stone' is the first volume in a series that sat on the drawing board for over two years.

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Now Toronto

Ashkenaz action

The Ashkenaz Festival of Jewish art and culture has a strong literary component, most of it unfolding on Sunday .

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

State Press

The burning power of literature

In middle school, my English teacher assigned us a project that visually represented a scene from Mark Twain's 1876 novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer .

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Related Topix: Arts, Mark Twain, Vocal, Libraries

BroadcastNewsroom

Grab Great British Baking Books from the Book People

To celebrate the fifth series of the popular BBC One series The Great British Bake Off, leading independent online literature retailer the Book People is offering a range of top baking books at low prices.

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Related Topix: Arts, Baked Goods, Life, Bread, Food

IcWolverhampton

Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight at Birmingham Literature Festival

It will open on National Poetry Day - Thursday, October 2 - when poet and novelist Jackie Kay will kick off the festival.

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CNN

Literature in a land with no alphabet

The Hargeisa Book Fair in Somaliland is hoping to revive the country's lapsed literary tradition.

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Related Topix: Piracy News, Arts, Dale Carnegie, Vocal

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