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E.L. Doctorow to Receive Top Honor at the 2014 National Book Festival

E.L. Doctorow will be honored at this weekend's National Book Festival in Washington, D.C. The festival takes place on Saturday, August 30, 2014, and has a very interesting lineup of events. Read more... August 28, 2014

Steven Moffat Wins Writing Emmy for Sherlock: His Last Vow

Steven Moffat looked absolutely stunned when he won the Emmy for Outstanding Writing in a Miniseries or Movie for Sherlock: His Last Vow. Read more... August 26, 2014

Neil Gaiman and George R.R. Martin Take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Neil Gaiman took the ALS Ice Bucket challenge and it was amazing, of course. He was challenged by his wife Amanda Palmer who, somewhat surprisingly, remained fully clothed when she took the challenge. Read more... August 25, 2014

Original Laura Ingalls Wilder Autobiography Reveals the Real Life on the Prairie

Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House on the Prairie books are American classics. In November, fans will get a chance to read the original work which inspired the popular children's series. Read more... August 21, 2014

Stephen King Takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Nominates John Grisham

Bestselling author Stephen King took the ALS ice bucket challenge and then challenged John Grisham to do the same. The challenge has been going on for three weeks, with everyone from Bill Gates to Oprah Winfrey to Taylor Swift participating. Read more... August 20, 2014

1,100 German Authors Take Aim at Jeff Bezos and Amazon.com

More than 1,100 German authors have signed their names to an open letter to Amazon.com, criticizing Amazon's negotiating stance with German book publisher Bonnier Group, which includes a number of imprints including Aladin, Berlin Verlag, Carlsen, audiobook imprint Hamburg, Piper and Ullstein). Read more... August 18, 2014

Ann Druyan and Steven Soter Win Emmy for Writing Cosmos

Ann Druyan and Steven Soter won the Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming at the Creative Arts Emmys ceremony which was held last night at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Read more... August 17, 2014

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