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Svetlana Alexievich Wins 2015 Nobel Prize for Literature

Author Svetlana Alexievich has won the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature. She was given the award "for her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time." Ms. Alexievich was born in Ukraine, but has lived in Belarus since she was a child. She is a teacher and journalist, and is one of the very few nonfiction writers to have won the award. Read more... October 8, 2015

Nicholas Sparks Turns His Divorce into a Sitcom for ABC

Bestselling author Nicholas Sparks is known for his romantic novels, such as The Notebook, Message in a Bottle, Nights in Rodanthe and The Best of Me. So when he and his wife of 25 years separated earlier this year, it shocked many of his fans. But now Sparks has found a way to make lemonade from his divorce lemons: he's turning his divorce into a comedy for ABC. Read more... October 7, 2015

Stephenie Meyer Releases Gender Switched Version of Twilight

Stephenie Meyer is celebrating the tenth anniversary of the publication of Twilight in a special way. Stephenie announced today on Good Morning America that she is releasing a new book in the series. She has taken Twilight and reversed the genders of the leads. Read more... October 6, 2015

Jennifer Weiner Inks Deal For First Children's Book

Jennifer Weiner, bestselling novelist, essayist, feminist and sometime arch enemy of Jonathan Franzen, just inked a three book deal with Simon & Schuster's Aladdin imprint. Jennifer is entering the world of children's fiction with her first middle grade series. Read more... October 5, 2015

Patrick Ness Writing New Doctor Who Spinoff Series Called Class

Patrick Ness, award-winning author of A Monster Calls will be the creator and sole writer of a new Doctor Who spinoff called Class. The show will be set at the Coal Hill school. Ness announced the project on Twitter. Read more... October 3, 2015

Julie Schumacher is First Woman to Win Thurber Prize for American Humor

Julie Schumacher has won the 2015 Thurber Prize for American Humor for her novel, Dear Committee Members. She is the first woman ever to win the prize. She was awarded the prize, along with a check for $5,000 at a ceremony in New York City. The other two finalists were also women: Roz Chast for Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant? and Annabelle Gurwitch for I See You Made an Effort: Compliments, Indignities, and Survival Stories from the Edge. Read more... October 1, 2015

DePauw Dean of Libraries Spending Week in a Fortress of Banned Books

To celebrate Banned Books Week Rick Provine, the dean of libraries at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, is spending the week at the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library in Indianapolis where he sleeps behind a wall of banned books. His week in solitary can be viewed through the open windows of the library. Read more... September 28, 2015

Aaron Sorkin Tries to End Feud With Apple CEO Tim Cook

Oscar winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin has been basking in praise for his new film Steve Jobs which stars Michael Fassbender as Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. The screenplay shows Jobs in a pretty unflattering light in some scenes and Apple CEO Tim Cook is not happy about it. Read more... September 27, 2015

Gaia Vince is the First Woman to Win the 2015 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books

Gaia Vince just became the first solo woman to win the prestigious Royal Society Science Book of the Year award for her book, Adventures in the Anthropocene: A Journey to the Heart of the Planet. Ms. Vince is a science editor and journalist who completed a 800 day tour of the globe which was the basis of her book. Read more... September 26, 2015

Kevin Spacey Reads a Poem He Wrote for Carol Burnett

Carol Burnett was a guest on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert to promote the release of The Carol Burnett Show: The Lost Episodes. Carol was talking about how screen legend Jimmy Stewart was her idol and how wonderful it was that he came on her show and that she got a chance to know him as a person, not just as a movie star. Read more... September 19, 2015

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