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Harper Lee Agrees to Digital “To Kill a Mockingbird”

To Kill a Mockingbird will live on. The Pulitzer Prize winning novel written by Harper Lee was one of the long-standing holdouts of the digital age. Now the author, who hasn’t written a major work in more than 50 years, has agreed to allow one of the most esteemed novels in literary history to be released electronically. The decision was …

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John Steinbeck’s 112th Birthday Celebrated With Google Doodle

Google is celebrating the works of author John Steinbeck with a doodle today, which would have been his 112th birthday. He died in 1968 at the age of 66 from heart disease and congestive heart failure. Steinbeck is one of the most celebrated authors in American history, and his works are often required reading in schools. Among Steinbeck’s most well-known …

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Anne Frank Literature: 265 Books Destroyed in Tokyo

Since January, a vandal has been making the rounds, ripping pages out of Anne Frank books in libraries across Tokyo, Japan. Police investigators have counted a total of 265 damaged books. One of the most renowned, historical books of the Holocaust victim includes The Diary of a Young Girl, which details a firsthand account of Anne Frank’s experience. Evidence has …

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J.K. Rowling Will Publish New Novel Under Pseudonym This Summer

After the success of her first adult-themed book under a different name, J.K. Rowling has decided to publish a new book under her pseudonym. Rowling released her first novel under the name Robert Gailbraith in 2013, and will be publishing its sequel later this year. J.K. Rowling’s last book, The Cuckoo’s Calling, is a murder mystery, and the upcoming The …

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Sherlock Holmes Is Now Officially Public Domain

After many years of being a beloved book series, and recently being turned into popular films, the character of Sherlock Holmes is officially public domain. This allows authors from the United States to re-imagine the classic tales of the beloved British detective. Before now, Sherlock Holmes has been adapted into films as well as popular television shows such as Sherlock …

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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Three unpublished stories by the late reclusive author J.D. Salinger were leaked online this week, sending the literary world into a frenzy.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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Charlotte Zolotow, Popular Author and Editor, Dies

Charlotte Zolotow the famed literary icon died on Tuesday in her Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, home. She was known for her spunky independence as shown from the following quote, “I am really writing for myself.” The 98-year-old writer and editor established herself as a literary innovator where she championed difficult issues previously not presented to youth. Her popular 1972 work titled …

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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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Doris Lessing, 2007 Nobel Prize in Literature Winner, Dies at Age 94

Prolific writer, Doris Lessing, died at the age of 94 this morning at her home in London. Lessing was the winner of the 2007 Nobel Prize in Literature, making her only the 11th female to win the honor. Known for her wit and outspoken nature, Lessing was 88 when she won the Nobel Prize in 2007 for her life’s work, …

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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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Thug Notes Tackles Catcher in the Rye and the World of Fake-Ass Adults

Continuing his quest to become the best classic literature discussion channel on YouTube, Sparky Sweets (PhD) has taken on J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye in the latest installment of Thug Notes. “So when Holden preaching about the glass cases up in the museum, what he really saying is that he don’t wanna join the ranks of them fake …

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1984, As Explained by Thug Notes’ Sparky Sweets, PhD

Sparky Sweets, PhD, is back you guys. As promised, the latest round of Thug Notes (Classic literature, original gangster) tackles George Orwell’s seminal classic 1984. “Yo, you know what else is wack? As the party recreates reality, eventually all your individual qualities get kicked straight to the curb. How’s a brother gonna know he exists if all he be is …

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