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John Grisham Shares Writing Tips and Talks Plotting
John Grisham reveals that his new novel is a beach read. One of the characters is a struggling writer. Rare F. Scott Fitzgerald manuscripts are stolen in the mystery novel.

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Frederick Douglass Statue Unveiled at Hillsdale College
Hillsdale College has unveiled a statue of Frederick Douglass. The statue is the eighth figure on the College's Liberty Walk.

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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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Books of The Times: Edwidge Danticat Wrestles With Death, in Life and in Art
?The Art of Death? chronicles the death of the author?s mother, as well as the ways other writers, from Tolstoy to Didion, have treated the end of life.
Q. & A.: Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: ?The Mind of God?
The neurologist Jay Lombard discusses the brain and its connection to what he describes as our deeper, spiritual underpinnings.
Nonfiction: How Uber and Airbnb Became Poster Children for the Disruption Eco...
Three books reckon with pioneers of the sharing economy; a fourth considers their dark side.
Nonfiction: The iPhone Is 10 Years Old. Here?s the Story of Its Birth.
Apple?s culture of reverence and secrecy is no match for Brian Merchant in ?The One Device: The Secret History of the iPhone.?
By the Book: Emma Straub: By the Book
The author of ?Modern Lovers? keeps her youth on a shelf: ?There are books I loved in my teens and 20s that I would not love now, but it?s still nice to see them there, as a reminder of a person I used to be.?
Crime: Unmasking Magic and Murder in the Best New Crime
Alchemists and archaeologists are among the characters in this week?s mystery column. Also crooked cops and a very sad, very dead homeless man.
The Book Review Podcast: ?The Boy Who Loved Too Much?
Jennifer Latson talks about ?The Boy Who Loved Too Much?; Daniel Menaker discusses two new books about how to understand others and make ourselves understood.
Books News: Sarah Jessica Parker Reveals First Book Acquisition, and Her A.L....
Her first acquisition, by the debut novelist Fatima Farheen Mirza, follows an Indian-American family.
Nonfiction: A Life of Toscanini, Maestro With Passion and Principles
In his new biography, ?Toscanini: Musician of Conscience,? Harvey Sachs presents a demanding but tenderhearted genius who stood up to fascism and hate.
The Shortlist: Four Timely Memoirs from the Halls of Medicine
Four doctors?a nephrologist, a pediatrician, a cardiologist and a psychiatrist?on what ails their patients and their profession.
Match Book: Dear Match Book: What Books Best Capture Science and Nature?
A book club focused on literature of the environment, from nature memoirs to natural history and science, seeks to expand its reading list.
Hope Ryden, Wildlife Protector and Photographer, Dies at 87
Ms. Ryden developed a passion for photography during breaks abroad as a flight attendant, and became a full-time naturalist and animal-rights advocate.
Op-Ed Contributor: Why Grown-Up Muggles Should Read ?Harry Potter?
On the 20th anniversary of J.K. Rowling?s series, a superfan explains why the books still make him cry.
As if He Isn?t Busy Enough: Met Museum Head to Write Book
Daniel H. Weiss has sold a book about America?s experience in the Vietnam era to PublicAffairs, he confirmed Monday. He became the museum?s top official this month.
Nonfiction: Why America?s Great Cities Are Becoming More Economically Segregated
In ?The New Urban Crisis,? Richard Florida argues that the revival of central cities has made them more unequal and more segregated.


Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue is Latest Oprah's Book Club Pick
Oprah has selected Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue as her latest Oprah's Book Club selection. This is Imbolo's debut novel.

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Bill Clinton and James Patterson Collaborate on Mystery Novel
Bill Clinton and James Patterson are collaborating on a mystery novel set for publication in June 2018.

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Ted Cruz Says Al Franken's New Book is Full of Covfefe
Senator Ted Cruz has found a new use for Trump's made up word covfefe. He says Al Franken's new book is full of it.

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Amazon Launches Amazon Charts Most Read and Most Sold Lists
Amazon has announced its Amazon Charts bestselling books list. It includes fiction and nonfiction books.

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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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