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Friday, November 24, 2017
Carolyn Kellogg

Kazuo Ishiguro Wins The Nobel Prize For Literature

Published in 1989, “The Remains of the Day” won the Man Booker Prize and was adapted into the 1993 film starring Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson. It’s the story of a butler, Stevens, at an English country estate, and begins in the comedic vein of P.G. Wodehouse’s Jeeves stories and ends somewhere quite different.

October 6, 2017

In ‘A Full Life,’ Jimmy Carter At 90 Remains A Wise Truth Teller

Jimmy Carter lets us down. Not with his new book — a warm and detailed memoir — but with his response to the question “Does the arc of history bend toward justice?”

July 24, 2015
Books, Young Adult, Readers, Tumblr, Social Media, Internet, Authors, John Green, Rainbow Rowell

Tumblr A Place For Readers And Favorite Authors To Connect

Social media website Tumblr connects bookish readers from across the country with their favorite authors while boosting industry-wide growth.

April 22, 2015
Author Susan Berman and Robert Durst, who has been charged with her murder. (HBO)

The Literary Life (And Death) Of Susan Berman, Alleged Robert Durst Victim

As Robert Durst prepares to stand trial for her murder, revisit Susan Berman’s literary work.

March 21, 2015

Latest Issue Of French Newspaper Spotlighted Author Accused Of Inciting Islamophobia

Michel Houellebecq’s controversial new book may have played a role in the Charlie Hebdo attack.

January 7, 2015