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  • Man Booker Prize gets youngest winner: Eleanor Catton

    Man Booker Prize gets youngest winner: Eleanor Catton
    The Man Booker Prize was awarded to 28-year-old New Zealander Eleanor Catton for her novel "The Luminaries." Catton's novel -- only her second -- beat works from literary heavyweights such as Colm Tóibín ("The Testament of Mary") and Jhumpa Lahiri ("The...
  • Novelist Taiye Selasi, hailed as next big literary star, visits Baltimore

    Novelist Taiye Selasi, hailed as next big literary star, visits Baltimore
    Taiye Selasi's debut novel has been in publication for less than a week. But even before a single copy was sold, the glamorous 33-year-old was being hailed as the newest star of the literary world. Selasi's publisher, The Penguin Group, is promoting...
  • TIFF 2014: With 'Pigeon,' director Roy Andersson goes out on a limb

    TIFF 2014: With 'Pigeon,' director Roy Andersson goes out on a limb
    Cult director Roy Andersson was sitting at his kitchen table in Stockholm, struggling to come up with an idea for a script, when he noticed a pigeon on his window sill. “Immediately I thought. ‘Does he have problems too? Maybe he also is...
  • North Carroll Senior Center Sept. 10-16

    North Carroll Senior and Community Center is located at 2328 Hanover Pike, Greenmount. The center's phone number is 410-386-3900. Schedules are subject to change. Lunch served at noon. Weekdays Available daily: Exercise Equipment, Billiards,...
  • The Biblioracle: Choosing what to read (and recommend)

    The Biblioracle: Choosing what to read (and recommend)
    "So, how do you decide what to read?" Out of the mouth of a new acquaintance, this sounded more like an accusation than a question. I had described my work as The Biblioracle, and this person wanted to know where I get off telling others what to read...
  • Best-sellers: Hardcover fiction and nonfiction, plus Chicagoland hits

    HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "A Perfect Life" by Danielle Steel (Delacorte, $28). News anchor Blaise McCarthy's perfect world is turned upside down when her blind daughter returns home from boarding school. Last week: 1 2. "Tom Clancy Support and Defend" by...
  • The Biblioracle: James Baldwin still a class act

    The Biblioracle: James Baldwin still a class act
    The best part about working at a college is that I'm pretty much the dumbest person around. It's not that I think I'm particularly dumb, it's just that I'm surrounded by people who know a lot of really interesting stuff. It is simultaneously...
  • Happy 95th birthday, Lawrence Ferlinghetti!

    Happy 95th birthday, Lawrence Ferlinghetti!
    He published Allen Ginsberg and gave the Beat Generation a literary home, won a landmark anti-censorship case and still runs an independent bookstore in San Francisco. Happy 95th birthday, Lawrence Ferlinghetti! Ferlinghetti was born on March 24, 1919....
  • Eimear McBride wins Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction over Donna Tartt

    Newcomer Eimar McBride won the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction on Wednesday, over the heavily favored veteran Donna Tartt. The prize came with a bronze statue, the Bessie, and $50,000. McBride's debut novel "A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing" was selected...
  • Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction shortlist announced

    Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction shortlist announced
    The six-book shortlist for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction was announced Monday. The U.K.-based prize, which comes with an award of about $50,000, is the most significant dedicated solely to fiction written by women. The Baileys Women's Prize...
  • Obama buys spy novel, sports and kids' books on shopping trip

    Obama buys spy novel, sports and kids' books on shopping trip
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama stocked up on more than 20 books Saturday in a rare stop at a local bookstore, part of an effort to support small businesses. The president's visit the day after Black Friday to Politics & Prose, a Washington landmark,...
  • City Lights Bookstore has the true beat of San Francisco

     City Lights Bookstore has the true beat of San Francisco
    SAN FRANCISCO — To get to one of the spiritual centers of San Francisco — a perfect microcosm of the city of evergreen revolutions — turn left after the high-rising office buildings downtown, saunter past Francis Ford Coppola's emerald-...