Gabriel Garcia Marquez: What I’ve Learned (Esquire)
Apr19

Gabriel Garcia Marquez: What I’ve Learned (Esquire)

Esquire’s Cal Fussman pays tribute to Gabriel Garcia Marquez: “The one man I wish I could have interviewed died yesterday. But his wisdom, collected here, will live on.” People often ask me: Who have you never been able to interview for the What I’ve Learned column that you’d most like to spend time with? That man died yesterday. Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Well, he didn’t really die. Nobody who writes great literature...

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‘Captain Underpants’ Creates Library Stink
Apr17

‘Captain Underpants’ Creates Library Stink

The American Library Association has released its annual list of the top 10 most frequently challenged books. “Captain Underpants?” Seriously? 1) Captain Underpants (series), by Dav Pilkey Reasons: Offensive language, unsuited for age group, violence Pilkey said in a statement: [It's surprising] that a series with no sex, no nudity, no drugs, no profanity and no more violence than a Superman cartoon has caused such an...

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2014 Pulitzer Prize Winners In The Arts
Apr15

2014 Pulitzer Prize Winners In The Arts

The 2014 Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists, and the judges’ comments (The Associated Press): Fiction: “The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt (Little, Brown), a beautifully written coming-of-age novel with exquisitely drawn characters that follows a grieving boy’s entanglement with a small famous painting that has eluded destruction, a book that stimulates the mind and touches the heart. Finalists: “The...

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‘Game Of Thrones’ Shocker: George R.R. Martin Interview (EW)
Apr14

‘Game Of Thrones’ Shocker: George R.R. Martin Interview (EW)

Entertainment Weekly interviewed “Game of Thrones” author George R.R. Martin about the death of King Joffrey, who was poisoned at his royal wedding feast on Sunday night’s shocking episode. Martin wrote the script. ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: First, let’s quickly talk about last season’s nuptial violence. How do you feel about the Red Wedding? Did the show pull it off? George R.R. Martin: Yeah, they pulled it off correctly; it...

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BBC Interview: Harlan Coben
Apr11

BBC Interview: Harlan Coben

Harlan Coben has been entertaining us for two decades with his terrific crime thrillers. “Missing You,” his latest bestseller about identity theft and online dating, is his 25th book. The BBC’s Nick Higham spoke to Coben for his Meet The Author series. VIDEO: Harlan Coben on his latest...

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Oddest Book Title Winner: ‘How To Poo On A Date’
Mar23

Oddest Book Title Winner: ‘How To Poo On A Date’

“How to Poo on a Date: The Lovers’ Guide to Toilet Etiquette” by Mats & Enzo has been named the winner of the Diagram Prize for oddest book title of the year. Writing duo Mats & Enzo have made the finalist list for the prize three previous times with “How to Poo on Holiday,” “How to Poo at Work” and “How to Bonk at Work.” This is their first win. The British prize has been...

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