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George Saunders Wins 2017 Man Booker Prize (October 17, 2017): George Saunders has won the 2017 Man Booker Prize for his novel Lincoln in the Bardo. It his first full-length novel.

Kazuo Ishiguro Wins 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature (October 5, 2017): Kazuo Ishiguro is the winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature. His most recent novel, The Buried Giant, was published in 2015.

John Grisham Shares Writing Tips and Talks Plotting (June 7, 2017): John Grisham reveals that his new novel is a beach read. One of the characters is a struggling writer. Rare F. Scott Fitzgerald manuscripts are stolen in the mystery novel.

Archaeologists Discover Possible Jules Verne Time Capsule (April 13, 2017): Archaeologists have discovered a possible time capsule that belonged to science fiction writer Jules Verne.

Colum McCann Discusses His New Writing Book With PBS NewsHour (April 5, 2017): Colum McCann discussed his new writing book with PBS NewsHour. The book is called Letters to a Young Writer.

Salman Rushdie is Writing Novel With Trump-Like Villain (February 10, 2017): Salman Rushdie's next novel, The Golden House, takes aim at the Trump Administration, the Tea Party and the backlash against political correctness.

A Princess and an Author: Carrie Fisher Taken Too Soon (December 28, 2016): Actress and bestselling author Carrie Fisher has died at the age of 60 after suffering a heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles.

Author Emma Straub is Opening a Bookstore in Brooklyn (December 7, 2016): New York Times bestselling author Emma Straub and her husband Michael Fusco-Straub are opening an independent bookstore in Brooklyn.

Harper Lee to be Immortalized in New Harper Lee Trail in Monroeville, Alabama (December 2, 2016): Harper Lee's attorney and a wealthy businessman are raising funds to make Monroeville, Alabama a major tourist attraction dedicated to the author and To Kill a Mockingbird.

Hunter S. Thompson's Favorite Marijuana Strains Coming Soon to a Dispensary Near You (December 1, 2016): Hunter S. Thompson, gonzo journalist, loved his marijuana. Now that it's legal in many states, his widow is marketing his favorite strains. But will the feds put a stop to it?

Bob Dylan Refuses to Attend Nobel Prize Ceremony (November 16, 2016): Bob Dylan declines to attend the Nobel Prize ceremony. The Swedish Academy says that's fine, but you have six months to give your Nobel Lecture...or else.

Paul Beatty is First American Writer to Win Man Booker Prize for Fiction (October 26, 2016): Paul Beatty just became the first American author to win the prestigious Man Booker Prize for Fiction for his satiric novel, The Sellout

Swedish Academy Member Calls Bob Dylan Impolite and Arrogant (October 24, 2016): A commitee member of the Swedish Academy blasted Bob Dylan for being impolite and arrogant for refusing to acknowledge that he won the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Nobel Committee Gives Up On Trying to Contact Bob Dylan (October 20, 2016): The Nobel Committee has given up on ever speaking with Bob Dylan to tell him he won the Nobel Prize for Literature. They are hopeful he will show up for the award ceremony, though.

Bob Dylan Wins Nobel Prize for Literature (October 13, 2016): The literary community was shocked today to learn that singer songwriter Bob Dylan just won the Nobel Prize for Literature. The Committee knows the choice was controversial.

Scribner to Release F. Scott Fitzgerald's Unpublished Short Stories (September 9, 2016): Scribner will release a short story collection by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The stories were considered too controversial to be published in the 1930s.

Marilynne Robinson Will Receive the 2016 Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award (August 25, 2016): Marilynne Robinson will receive the 2016 Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award from the Dayton Literary Peace Prize organization.

PEN America Announces New $50,000 PEN/Nabokov Award (August 14, 2016): Pen America announces the return of the PEN/Nabokov Award, with an international twist to the literary prize. It carries a $50,000 cash purse.

George Orwell to be Honored With Bronze Sculpture by BBC his Former Employer (August 13, 2016): George Orwell, author of 1984, will be immortalized in a bronze sculpture outside the BBC, his inspiration for the always lying Ministry of Truth.

Jonathan Franzen Sells Out to Adidas (August 10, 2016): Jonathan Franzen did a hilarious bit on Seth Meyer's show. He reads from the paperback version of his novel Purity, but his sponsor Adidas wanted some changes to the text.