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Nadine Gordimer: The disillusion and corruption of post-Mandela South Africa

Farewell messages for late South African president Nelson Mandela are written over a panel in a shopping mall in Johannesburg, South Africa, Dec. 13, 2013.


Related Topix: Mandela, Drama Movies, World News, South Africa, Africa, Arts, Literature

Tue Apr 15, 2014


SAT Changes Include Fewer Answer Choices, Shorter Mandatory Test Time

The College Board on Wednesday released blueprints for a redesigned SAT test, giving an early first look at what's in store for many students with college aspirations.


Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education, Arts

The Janesville Gazette

Speeches set about a oeDeath Beyond the Willowsa

Greg Peck's revised nonfiction book, "Death Beyond the Willows," features a new cover designed by Gazette graphic artist Tony DiNicola.


Related Topix: Arts, Beloit, WI, Marshall, WI, Cottage Grove, WI, Portage, WI

The Age

Pulitzer Prize 2014 winners in the arts

Pulitzer Prize-winning drama ... Annie Baker's play The Flick starring, from left, Louisa Krause, Matthew Maher and Aaron Clifton Moten.


Related Topix: Arts, Columbia University, Recreational Vehicle, Marathon

News Today

India-born poet wins 2014 Pulitzer Prize

New York: India-born poet Vijay Seshadri has won the prestigious 2014 Pulitzer Prize in the poetry category for his collection of poems "3 Sections."


Related Topix: New York, New York Government, Arts, Poetry, Journalism, Columbia University

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Pulitzer Prize Winner Isabel Wilkerson Talks the Warmth of Other Suns at McAninch Arts Center Tonight

Pulitzer Prize winner Isabel Wilkerson will discuss her New York Times' bestselling book "The Warmth of Other Suns" at the McAninch Arts Center tonight, April 15 at 7:30pm.


Related Topix: Arts


Friends of Otis Library plan spring book sale

Norwich The Friends of Otis Library annual spring book sale will be held April 25 through 27 in the lower level at the library, 261 Main St. An Early Bird Preview will run April 25 from 9 to 10 a.m. at $10 per person.


Related Topix: Arts, Home Gardening, Home


Donna Tartt wins fiction Pulitzer for 'Goldfinch'

Donna Tartt's "The Goldfinch," already among the most popular and celebrated novels of the past year, has won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.


Related Topix: The Goldfinch, Books, Virginia, Virginia Government, Arts, Entertainment

National Public Radio

Donna Tartt Wins Fiction Pulitzer

The history award was given to Alan Taylor's "The Internal Enemy," and general nonfiction Monday went to Dan Fagin's "Toms River."


Related Topix: Arts


Tartt's a oeGoldfincha wins Pulitzer...

Named one of the top 10 books of 2013 by The Chronicle, the novel, a whopping 771 pages long, sweeps the reader, wrote reviewer S. Kirk Walsh , "into an aria of sorts about a lost childhood and a lost mother and a lost painting."


Related Topix: Arts

Sun Apr 13, 2014


Michael Herr

A decade after he went to Vietnam as a war correspondent for Esquire in 1967, MICHAEL HERR published a book called Dispatches .


Related Topix: Arts

Sat Apr 12, 2014

The Morning Call

Moravian Book Shop best-sellers: Nonfiction paperback

This is the incredible true story of the top-secret World War II town of Oak Ridge, Tenn., and the young women brought there unknowingly to help build the atomic bomb.


Related Topix: Arts, Oak Ridge, TN, Entertainment

Lamar Daily News

2014 Colorado Book Awards finalists named

Deeper in the Heart of the Rockies is nominated for a 2014 Colorado Book Award in the creative nonfiction category.


Related Topix: Colorado, Arts, University of Oklahoma, Folk, Telluride, CO

Fri Apr 11, 2014


God Is In the (Frat) House

Mark Twain's oft-repeated advice for writers - "Write what you know" - is a passkey for some, and an obstacle for others.


Related Topix: Southern New Hampshire University, Arts, Reed College

Los Banos Enterprise

Pulitzer Prize winner discusses writing, happiness

That was the advice from Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer T.J. Stiles to the Los Banos High School History Society and members of the public last week.


Related Topix: Columbia University, Arts

National Public Radio

NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Nonfiction

At 22, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother's death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed.


Related Topix: Arts, Wedding, California

Thu Apr 10, 2014

The Times

Book club celebrates 35 years, has read more than 400 books

More than 400 books later, this book club still meets monthly for an enthusiastic discussion of books of all types, an inspiring example of the stimulating world of area book clubs.


Related Topix: Shreveport, LA, LSU Health Sciences Center, Arts

Wed Apr 09, 2014

Flint publisher seeks submissions for literary anthology

The Flint-based Gothic Funk Press is currently seeking experimental literary submissions from Flint residents for "Mark's Hat," a forthcoming anthology of writing.


Related Topix: Flint, MI, Arts, Entertainment

Tue Apr 08, 2014

The Oregonian

Brigid Schulte talks about overcoming stress at Oregonian Plus event April 10; Steinbeck's best books: book notes

Brigid Schulte, a University of Portland graduate, returns to her hometown to promote her new book "Overwhelmed: Work, Love and Play When No One Has the Time."


Related Topix: University of Portland, Arts, Oregon City, OR

Mon Apr 07, 2014

Hollywood Reporter

MIPTV: Top Digital Trophies Go to Kenya, Australia and Britain

Entries from Kenya, Australia and Great Britain took the three top prizes at the International Digital Emmy Awards on Monday night during a ceremony attended by 300 executives from the television, broadband and mobile industries gathered here during the MIPTV market.


Related Topix: Emmy Awards, Entertainment, Television, Arts