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President Obama Will Have First All Digital Presidential Library in Chicago
Former President Barack Obama and Mrs. Obama unveiled plans for the presidential library in Chicago. The high tech civic center will be all digital.

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Writers Reach Deal With Studios, Writers Strike Averted
The boards of directors of the WGA West and WGA East voted to approve a new 3 year deal with the studios. Now the membership must vote.

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Negotiations Continue as Writers' Strike Looms
No deal has been reached between the WGA and studios. The WGA has voted to strike if no deal is reached by May 1, 2017.

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Archaeologists Discover Possible Jules Verne Time Capsule
Archaeologists have discovered a possible time capsule that belonged to science fiction writer Jules Verne.

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Trump's Supreme Court Pick Neil Gorsuch Faces Plagiarism Accusations
Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick Neil Gorsuch is facing charges that he plagiarized his book.

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Colum McCann Discusses His New Writing Book With PBS NewsHour
Colum McCann discussed his new writing book with PBS NewsHour. The book is called Letters to a Young Writer.

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Dying Author Amy Krouse Rosenthal Writes Essay: 'You May Want to Marry My Hus...
Bestselling children's author Amy Krouse Rosenthal wrote a heartbreaking essay for The New York Times entitled You May Want to Marry My Husband.

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White House Bans CNN, LA Times, NY Times and Politico From Press Conference
Journalists were stunned today when Press Secretary Sean Spicer blocked CNN, The NY Times and the LA Times from a news gaggle in his office.

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Salman Rushdie is Writing Novel With Trump-Like Villain
Salman Rushdie's next novel, The Golden House, takes aim at the Trump Administration, the Tea Party and the backlash against political correctness.

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Javaka Steptoe Wins 2017 Caldecott Medal for Radiant Child: The Story of Youn...
Javaka Steptoe has won the 2017 Caldecott Medal for Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat

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Literary Agents Put Out an Open Call for Submissions From Muslim Writers
A group of 60 literary agents has put out a call for submissions from Muslim writers. The call spans all genres.

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New York Times Dumps Comics and Mass Market Paperback Bestseller Lists
Publishers and authors were shocked to learn that the New York Times is dropping a number of its bestseller lists, including comics and mass market paperbacks.

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Kelly Barnhill Wins 2017 Newbery Medal for The Girl Who Drank the Moon
Kelly Barnhill won the 2017 Newbery Medal for her fantasy novel, The Girl Who Drank the Moon. She says she was gobsmacked by the win.

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A French Translator Describes the Difficulty of Translating President Trump
French translator Berengere Viennot explains why translating President Donald Trump's speeches into French is so difficult.

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Merriam-Webster Calls Out Kellyanne Conway for 'Alternative Facts'
Merriam-Webster lectured Trump counselor Kellyanne Conway on what facts are in a tweet today. Conway advocated the use of alternative facts, which are actually falsehoods.

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Books of The Times: Grayson Perry?s ?The Descent of Man?: Deconstructing the ...
Perry?s book has its own failure built into it. The men who need it most are unlikely to take advice from him.
Books of The Times: In ?Grief Cottage,? a Ghost and Other Things That Haunt Us
Gail Godwin?s latest novel follows a young boy sent to live with a great-aunt after his mother?s death.
Match Book: Dear Match Book: What Should I Read on My Summer Vacation?
In a special travel edition of Match Book, our columnist offers recommendations geared toward discovery and self-discovery.
Q. & A.: Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: Andrea Petersen on Living With, an...
In ?On Edge,? Ms. Petersen discusses her initial reluctance to reveal her mental illness and a troubling stagnation in treatment options.
By the Book: Jeffrey Tambor: By the Book
The actor and author of ?Are You Anybody?? loves to watch younger people browse in his bookstore: ?The millennials, Xers and Yers are off their equipment and opting for paper, I?m here to tell you!?
American Beauties: A Patriotic and Paranoid Memoir Stared Nixon?s America in ...
Charles L. Mee Jr.?s ?A Visit to Haldeman and Other States of Mind,? from 1977, is about a man?s search for what went wrong with the American experiment.
Nonfiction: To Make America Great Again, Give Your Kids Chores
In ?The Vanishing American Adult,? Senator Ben Sasse offers a solution for moral decline: Get tough on your offspring.
The Book Review Podcast: Joshua Ferris on ?The Dinner Party?
Ferris talks about his new collection of stories, and Jonathan Taplin discusses ?Move Fast and Break Things: How Facebook, Google, and Amazon Cornered Culture and Undermined Democracy.?
What to Read Before Your Florida Trip
Three writers offer a defense of the state.
Nonfiction: Nor Any Drop to Drink?: Why the Great Lakes Face a Murky Future
?The Death and Life of Great Lakes? by Dan Egan looks at the uncertain future of Earth?s largest surface freshwater system.
Nonfiction: Critical Thinkers: The Ties That Bind Orwell and Churchill
Apparently they never met. But the common cause of George Orwell and Winston Churchill resonates powerfully today, Thomas Ricks writes in this dual biography.
Losing Their Clothes, Finding Themselves
A new book and YouTube project encourage women to shed their hangups about societal norms of beauty.
Fiction: A 17th-Century Witch Hunter and His Campaign of Terror
Beth Underdown?s novel, ?The Witchfinder?s Sister,? retraces a frightening reign of terror in the history of 17th-century England.
Essay: 50 Years On, Stories of the Six Day War and What Came After
On the anniversary of the Six Day War, writers assess the perpetual limbo that followed, through the prisms of language, history and politics.
Postscript: That Voice, Those Parties: Remembering Jean Stein
At her parties, you were as likely to meet Warren Beatty as the Russian poet Andrei Voznesensky. An oral history of a woman who excelled at the form.


James Franco to Narrate Stephen King's The Dead Zone Audiobook
James Franco narrates Stephen King's The Dead Zone which is being released as an audiobook for the first time.

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Melania Trump Reads Party Animals at White House Easter Egg Roll
Melania Trump read the Party Animals by Kathie Lee Gifford at the White House Easter Egg Roll.

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Sean Spicer Reads How to Catch the Easter Bunny at White House Easter Egg Roll
Sean Spicer read the book How to Catch the Easter Bunny at the White House Easter Egg Roll

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Professor Allan J. Lichtman Predicts Trump Impeachment in New Book
Professor Allan J. Lichtman thinks Donald Trump will be impeached. He has correctly predict every election since 1984 including Trump's win.

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Ivana Trump to Publish Memoir About Raising Ivanka, Don Jr. and Eric Called R...
Ivana Trump's upcoming memoir, Raising Trump, will discuss motherhood and raising Ivanka, Don Jr. and Eric.

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Shel Silverstein's Runny Babbit Returns to be Published in September 2017
A never-before-published book of children's poems by Shel Silverstein will be published in September, 2017 by HarperCollins.

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Secretary of State John Kerry to Publish Memoir With Simon & Schuster
Former Secretary of State John Kerry will publish his memoir with Simon & Schuster. A release date has not yet been announced.

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Overdue Library Book Returned 75 Years Later
An overdue library book was returned 75 years later. The book was Val Rides the Oregon Trail.

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Hillary Clinton Signs Book Deal With Simon & Schuster
Hillary Clinton has signed a book deal with Simon & Schuster. She will write a book of essays based on quotations that helped her through tough times

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Oprah Winfrey Talks New Cookbook With Stephen Colbert
Oprah Winfrey talks about her new food memoir and cookbook with Stephen Colbert. She also shows him how to make anything sound fabulous.

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2016 Costa Book Awards Category Winners Announced
The category winners of the 2016 Costa Book Awards have been announced.

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Donald Trump Blasts CNN For Using Unflattering Photo for Election Book Cover
President Elect Donald Trump is unhappy that CNN used an unflattering portrait of him for the cover of its new book, Unprecedented, which tells the story of his poltiical victory.

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Milo Yiannopoulos Inks $250,000 Book Deal With Simon & Schuster
Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos just landed a $250,000 book deal with Simon & Schuster. He says being banned from Twitter helped him land the gig.

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Oprah Winfrey's New Book Imprint Will Publish The Black Angels: The Untold St...
Oprah Winfrey's new book imprint, An Oprah Book, will publish The Black Angels: The Untold Story of the Nurses Who Helped Cure Tuberculosis in 2018

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Wesley Snipes Inks Deal With Harper Voyager for Supernatural Thriller Talon o...
Action star Wesley Snipes has inked a deal with Harper Voyager who will publish his first sf thriller Talon of God. The book has a female action hero.

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