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Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence are Writing a Screenplay Together

Jennifer Lawrence is writing the screenplay for her next movie with Amy Schumer. Jennifer dropped that interesting bombshell during an interview with The New York Times in which she was supposed to be discussing playing Katniss Everdeen for the last time in the upcoming film, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2. Read more... August 27, 2015

Kazuo Ishiguro's Literary Archives Go to UT Austin's Harry Ransom Center

The Harry Ransom Center, the humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, has done it again. The state of the art library has successfully purchased the archive of award winning author Kazuo Ishiguro, whose books include The Remains of the Day, which won the Booker Prize for Fiction, An Artist of the Floating World, which was the Whitbread Book of the Year and Never Let Me Go. Read more... August 25, 2015

University of Akron Press is Back in Business

It's been a tumultuous summer for the University of Akron press. The university has big budget problems and as part of a new budget plan it fired all the editors of the highly-regarded publisher. The outcry was loud and immediate. Read more... August 23, 2015



Author Doris Lessing Spied on by MI5 for 20 Years

Newly declassified documents released by the British government reveal that MI5 spied on Nobel Prize winning author Doris Lessing for 20 years. The documents show that MI5 was quite worried about Ms. Lessing's days as a member of the Communist party. Read more... August 21, 2015

John Grisham, Greg Iles and Kathryn Stocket Lead Charge to Remove Confederate Flag in Mississippi

Authors John Grisham, Greg Iles, Steve Yarbrough and Kathryn Stockett are four of the signatories to an open letter that ran as a full page ad in Mississippi's The Clarion-Ledger. The letter calls for the replacement of the Mississippi state flag, which features a Confederate battle flag as part of its design. Read more... August 18, 2015

Bryan Cranston Plays Blacklisted Screenwriter in Trumbo Trailer

Bryan Cranston stars in the first trailer for Trumbo which was just released. Cranston plays outspoken screenwriter, author and anti-war activist Dalton Trumbo. He was one of Hollywood's greatest screenwriters, but when he refused to testify in front of the House Un-American Activities Committee during the McCarthy era, he was blacklisted in Hollywood. Read more... August 16, 2015

Richard Blanco Reads New Poem at Opening of U.S. Embassy in Havana, Cuba

Cuban American poet Richard Blanco read a special commissioned poem he wrote at the ceremony in Havana, Cuba, re-opening the U.S. Embassy in Cuba. Secretary of State John Kerry led the proceedings. Read more... August 14, 2015





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