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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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Trump Nominee Monica Crowley Felled by Plagiarism Scandal
Trump nominee Monica Crowley has withdrawn from consideration for NSC post after major plagiarism scandal.

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Damien Chazelle Wins Best Screenplay and Best Director at Golden Globes for L...
Damien Chazelle took home the Golden Globe awards for Best Screenplay and Best Director at the 2017 Golden Globes.

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Fiction: A Brilliant, Incendiary Joan of Arc Story for a Ravaged Earth
In Lidia Yuknavitch?s novel ?The Book of Joan,? a space colony of survivors orbits a post-apocalyptic Earth.
Home Alone With the Ghost of Emily Dickinson
Do you believe in ghosts? Our writer spends an hour on her own in the poet?s room at the Emily Dickinson Museum.
Nonfiction: Solving a Reign of Terror Against Native Americans
In ?Killers of the Flower Moon,? David Grann uncovers a shattering history of oil greed, racism and serial murder targeting the Osage Indians.
By the Book: David Grann: By the Book
The author of ?The Lost City of Z? and ?Killers of the Flower Moon? thinks the president should read ?The Road,? by Cormac McCarthy, because ?it gives a sense of the fragility of the world.?
Books of The Times: Elizabeth Strout?s Lovely New Novel Is a Requiem for Smal...
In ?Anything Is Possible,? the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of ?Olive Kitteridge? writes with a frank, unapologetic emphasis on forbidden desire.
Nonfiction: The Truth Is Out There, and the Feds Paid to Find It
In ?Phenomena,? Annie Jacobsen explores the government?s research into things that go bump in the night.
Nonfiction: Sheryl Sandberg Finds Comfort for Herself and Offers It to Others
With new perspective after her husband?s unexpected death, the author of ?Lean In? addresses issues that some readers found troubling about that book.
The Long View: The Man to Blame for Our Culture of Fame
His name was Walter Winchell, and he presided over Table 50 of the Stork Club, temple of a new cult of celebrity, in mid-20th-century Manhattan.
Alone at Emily Dickinson?s Desk
What happens when a reporter for The New York Times spends one hour in Emily Dickinson?s former bedroom? Hear about Sarah Lyall?s experience and explore the room yourself in this 360 video.
A Kitsch-Filled Writer?s Room for John Waters
The film director and author lives in a 1927 Italianate-style house. A second-floor writing space has lots of pop-culture ephemera.
The Book Review Podcast: Sheryl Sandberg on Life After Tragedy
Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant talk about ?Option B,? and Annie Jacobsen discusses ?Phenomena.?
Nonfiction: Are the New Megadonors Distorting American Society?
David Callahan?s ?The Givers? examines a new wave of philanthropists: how they operate, what makes them tick.
Fiction: A Battering of Chances Against the Cosmic Wheel
In his new collection, ?Living in the Weather of the World,? Richard Bausch proves yet again that he?s a master of the short story.
Nonfiction: A Life in 40 Questions: Harrowing Stories of Child Migration
In ?Tell Me How It Ends,? Valeria Luiselli describes her encounters with undocumented migrant children and the circumstances that produced them.
Letters to the Editor
Readers Respond to the presumed loneliness of Hill Country, the absence of bibliography and more.


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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