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Toni Morisson’s New Novel ‘God Help The Child’ Arrives In April

It’s going to be a long six-month wait for fans of the prolific author Toni Morrison. Publisher Alfred A. Knopf announced last Tuesday that Morrison’s new book “God Help the Child,” will be released next year on April 30. The Nobel-prize winning author’s new book was described as a “searing tale about the way childhood trauma shapes and misshapes the …

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John Grisham Child Porn Comments Went Too Far

Author John Grisham has apologized for comments he made regarding child pornography during an interview with the Telegraph. Grisham claimed that the United States is wrongly convicting too many men for viewing child pornography. He said that many of them simply had too much to drink, started surfing the web, and accidentally stumbled upon pictures of children. “We have prisons …

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Susan Spencer-Wendel, Best-Selling Author, Dies At 47

Susan Spencer-Wendel, writer of the best-selling book Until I Say Goodbye, died on Wednesday in her home. She was 47 years old. Spencer-Wendel was suffering from Lou Gehrig’s disease – a neurodegenerative disease. The symptoms for the disease include muscle atrophy, difficulty breathing, swallowing, and speaking. Spencer-Wendel was a court reporter for The Palm Beach Post in 2009 when she …

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Joe McGinniss: Author of ‘Fatal Vision’ Passes Away at 71

Author Joe McGinniss passed away Monday afternoon after a two-year battle with prostate cancer. His attorney Dennis Holahan confirmed that he died while being treated at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, Massachusetts. He was 71 years old. McGinniss has written 12 books in all, mostly well-known for their politically-related storytelling. One of those books is based on the 1968 campaign and …

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Mark Helprin’s Novel Is Now A Colin Farrell Film

“If it weren’t for music, I would think that love is mortal.” This prosaic musing about music might seem like words written by a romance novelist. Indeed, it’s a quote from one of Mark Helprin’s novels. However, the 66-year-old author has created far more than mere love stories and his work covers various subjects. As he has jumped across genres …

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Candace Cameron Bure, From “Full House” to Family Matters

Candace Cameron Bure has come a long way since her leading role in the 1990’s hit show “Full House” and it seems that she may have picked up on some of those theatrical family values. Most of you may remember her as D.J., the oldest sister of the on-camera family, which we had the privilege to watch grow up from …

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Unpublished J.D. Salinger Stories Posted Online

Three unpublished short stories, that were previously only available to read at academic institutions, have been leaked online this week and have shown up on websites such as Imgur and MediaFire. The late writer, J.D. Salinger, who died in 2010 at the age of 91, was always very protective of his work, and never published the three short stories that …

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J.D. Salinger Stories Are Leaked Online

Three unpublished stories by the late reclusive author J.D. Salinger were leaked online this week, sending the literary world into a frenzy. Apparently Thanksgiving got a little bit busier as people scrambled to get their hands on a copy of the manuscript and verify whether the stories were indeed penned by Salinger. The story of the manuscript leak was first …

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J.R.R. Tolkien Biopic Film Is In The Making

Have you ever wondered what went on in the mind of the man who created the popular Lord Of The Rings and The Hobbit novels? There is now a film in the works that is being developed about the well-known author’s life, taking a closer look at what caused him to write the books that have become one of the …

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Doris Lessing, Nobel Prize Winning Author, Dies At Age 94

Dori Lessing, a Nobel Prize winning author, has died. She was 94, and perhaps most well-known for her novel The Golden Notebook. Her books were known to reflect her journeys across the former British empire. She was born Doris May Tayler in 1919 in Persia, what is now Iran. Her travels certainly helped shaped her writing, and she also moved …

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Man Booker Prize: Eleanor Catton Wins The Award

The Man Booker Prize of 2013 was awarded to Eleanor Catton. Catton is a lives in New Zealand, and only 28 years old. She was born in Canada, but moved to New Zealand at the age of 6. This makes her the youngest author to ever win the award, which is the highest literary honor to receive in Great Britain. …

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Dakota Johnson Still Committed to “50 Shades”

Dakota Johnson, 24, is not standing idly by while producers of the Fifty Shades of Grey adaptation search for her new leading man. According to Hollywood Life, the actress is looking to join the hunt. They report from an industry source, “For Dakota, she was sad that Charlie [Hunnam] had to back out but she is very excited to see …

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