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Why Is A Raven Like A Writing Desk? (December 15, 2017): The Mad Hatter asked Alice the following riddle: Why Is A Raven Like A Writing Desk? Lewis Carroll did not initially provide an answer to the riddle.

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.

Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue is Latest Oprah's Book Club Pick (June 26, 2017): Oprah has selected Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue as her latest Oprah's Book Club selection. This is Imbolo's debut novel.

Bill Clinton and James Patterson Collaborate on Mystery Novel (June 19, 2017): Bill Clinton and James Patterson are collaborating on a mystery novel set for publication in June 2018.

Dean Koontz' The Silent Corner Arrives in Stores on June 20th (June 19, 2017): Dean Koontz's latest novel is a suspense thriller called The Silent Corner. It arrives in stores on June 20th, 2017.

John Grisham Releases New Beach Read: Camino Island (June 7, 2017): John Grisham has a new novel in bookstores called Camino Island.

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.

James Franco to Narrate Stephen King's The Dead Zone Audiobook (April 22, 2017): James Franco narrates Stephen King's The Dead Zone which is being released as an audiobook for the first time.

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?

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

J.R.R. Tolkien's Beren and Luthien to be Published by HarperCollins (October 24, 2016): J.R.R. Tolkien's classic love story Beren and Luthien will be published by HarperCollins. The story is the basis for the story of Aragorn and Arwen in The Lord of the Rings.

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.