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  • Handicapping the Nobel Prize in literature: a guide

     
    Who is Assia Djebar and why is she considered among the top contenders for the Nobel Prize in literature? This handy guide can help....
  • Believe it: Bob Dylan is favored to win Nobel Prize in literature

     
    Bob Dylan as Nobel prize-winner? Bob Dylan is the odds-on favorite to win the Nobel Prize for literature....
  • Tomas Transtromer wins Nobel Prize in literature

     
    Tomas Tranströmer is the winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize in literature....
  • Carlos Fuentes, 83, has died

     
    The writer Carlos Fuentes has died in Mexico City at age 83. This week an interview was published in which he said he'd just finished a novel - and started a new one....
  • Philip Roth to headline National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

     
    The lineup for the 2012 National Book Festival in Washington DC has been announced....
  • Peru comes alive with irresistible rhythms

    Lima, Peru The penthouse recording studio of musician Manuel Miranda enjoys a panoramic view of this ancient and strangely compelling city. When he turns down the lights and turns up his bewitching brew of ancestral Andean melodies, jazzy rhythms and...
  • Shakira, other Latin American stars sing for their cause -- ALAS

    Shakira, other Latin American stars sing for their cause -- ALAS
    MEXICO CITY -- Not so long ago, Latin American artists who spoke up for social causes often risked prison, exile or far worse. What a difference a generation makes. On Thursday, a phalanx of Spanish-speaking pop artists headed by Colombian superstar...
  • The magic of Gabriel García Márquez

    The magic of Gabriel García Márquez
    Gabriel García Márquez A Life Gerald Martin Alfred A. Knopf: 646 pp., $37.50 "Everyone has three lives," Gabriel García Márquez once told Gerald Martin. "A public life, a private life and a secret life." With little help from the novelist himself,...
  • When famous writers feud

    When famous writers feud
    Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald are not the only literary friends to see their relationship go cold. Indeed, the history of literature is a history of betrayals, of writers turning on each other and collaborations falling apart. Below, we give...
  • Where's Weldon?

    Where's Weldon?
    The poet Weldon Kees was born in Beatrice, Neb., in 1914, though what's best known about him is that on July 18, 1955, his car was found abandoned with the keys still in the ignition in a parking lot on the Marin County side of the Golden Gate Bridge....
  • Israel's Haaretz newspaper lets novelists take on the news

     
    During what has been one of the toughest news weeks for Israel in recent memory, daily newspaper Haaretz has let novelists and cultural critics step into its pages. The invitations to Margaret Atwood, Bernard-Henri Lévy, Jonathan Safran Foer, Milan...
  • Author Susan Sontag Dies

    Susan Sontag, one of America's most influential intellectuals, internationally renowned for the passionate engagement and breadth of her critical intelligence and her ardent activism in the cause of human rights, died today of leukemia. She was 71. The...