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Pulitzer Prize Winning Playwright Edward Albee is Dead at 88

American playwright Edward Albee has died at the age of 88. Best known for his Tony Award-winning play Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? which was made into a a feature film in 1966 starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, he also wrote A Delicate Balance (1966), Seascape (1975), Three Tall Women (1994), The Goat, or Who is Sylvia (2002), Me Myself & I (2007) and Edward Albee's Peter and Jerry (2007). Read more... September 17, 2016

Donald Trump in Twitter War with The Art of the Deal Ghostwriter

Donald Trump is in a Twitter feud with his former ghostwriter Tony Schwartz. Schwartz is listed as a co-writer on Trump's bestseller The Art of the Deal. We reported earlier that Schwartz thinks a President Trump will lead to the end of civilization. Now Trump and Schwartz are battling it out on Twitter. Read more... September 10, 2016

Scribner to Release F. Scott Fitzgerald's Unpublished Short Stories

Scribner will publish a never before seen collection of short stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald in spring of 2017. The collection will be called I'd Die For You And Other Lost Stories. It is being edited by Anne Margaret Daniel. Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald, the author of such classic novels as The Great Gatsby and Tender is the Night, wrote a number of short stories during the 1930s which did not make his editors happy. The stories were controversial and outspoken and didn't fit in with a 1930s publishing mindset. Read more... September 9, 2016

Marilynne Robinson Will Receive the 2016 Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award

Author Marilynne Robinson will be the recipient of the 2016 Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award. The award is one of several which is awarded by the Dayton Literary Peace Prize organization. The award is named after Richard C. Holbrooke, the diplomat who helped negotiate the 1995 Dayton Peace Accords which ended the war in Bosnia. Read more... August 25, 2016

PEN America Announces New $50,000 PEN/Nabokov Award

PEN America announced that it is reinstating its PEN/Nabokov Award which is given to a writer born or residing outside the United States whose work is written in English or has been translated into English. The award is not a one-off; winners must have an outstanding body of work over a sustained career. The award carries a $50,000 cash prize to a writer whose work which has the power to, "evoke to some measure Nabokov's brilliant versatility and commitment to literature as a search for the deepest truth and the highest pleasure." Read more... August 14, 2016

Criminal Minds Star Thomas Gibson Suspended for Kicking Writer

Criminal Minds star Thomas Gibson has been suspended for kicking a writer on the set. Gibson plays Special Agent Aaron Hotchner on the long running series. Read more... August 11, 2016

Jonathan Franzen Sells Out to Adidas

Jonathan Franzen was a guest on Late Night With Seth Meyers to promote the paperback version of his novel Purity. Franzen decided to do a reading from the middle of the book. Before he started he told the audience that the paperback was sponsored by Adidas, because the publishing industry is having some trouble. Read more... August 10, 2016

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