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American Journalist and Filmmaker Brent Renaud Killed in Ukraine

American journalist and filmmaker Brent Renaud has been killed in an attack by Russian forces in Irpin, Ukraine. A second journalist was also injured in the shelling. Read more... March 13, 2022

SAT Test Going Digital, No Pencils or Paper Forms Required

The SAT Test is making the shift to digital and will be completely digital with online exams by 2024. Students will bring laptops instead of pencils to the exams. Read more... January 25, 2022

Female Spanish Mystery Writer Revealed to be Three Men

A female Spanish mystery writer has been revealed to be a pseudonym used by three men. The pseudonym, Carmen Mola, won a major Spanish literary prize. Read more... October 17, 2021

The Selfies 2021 Winners Announced

The winners of the 2021 Selfies have been announced. The annual awards are for self-published books. Read more... August 2, 2021

J.K. Rowling's The Christmas Pig to be Published by Scholastic

Scholastic will publish a new children's book by J.K. Rowling called The Christmas Pig. Read more... May 10, 2021

Amanda Gorman Delivers Powerful Inaugural Poem, The Hill We Climb

Amanda Gorman delivered her inaugural poem, The Hill We Climb, at President Joe Biden's inauguration. Read more... January 21, 2021

Louise Gluck Awarded Nobel Prize in Literature for 2020

American poet Louise Gluck is the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature for 2020. The award was presented by Mats Malm. Read more... October 8, 2020

Twitter Adds Quote Tweets Feature

Twitter has added a new feature called Quote Tweets that lets you find all the retweets with comments in one place. Read more... September 1, 2020

John Green Discusses Revelatory Piece of Writing Advice

Author John Green discusses some revelatory writing advice he received in college in an interview on 60 Minutes. Read more... July 29, 2020

Hearst Evaluating Plans for O, The Oprah Magazine Print Edition

Hearst says it is evaluating plans for the frequency of the print version of O, The Oprah Magazine for 2021. It denies the print version is ending this year. Read more... July 28, 2020

Trump Threatens John Bolton Over New Book

President Donald Trump is threatening his former national security adviser John Bolton over his upcoming memoir, The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir. Read more... June 16, 2020

New York Publishers Not Rushing Workers Back to the Office

New York City has started phase 1 of its reopening plan but Manhattan publishers are not in a hurry to get employees back to the office. Read more... June 8, 2020

James Bennet Resigns as New York Times Editorial Page Editor

James Bennet has resigned as the Editorial page editor of The New York Times after published a controversial op-ed by Senator Tom Cotton. Read more... June 7, 2020

Melania Trump Reads The Little Rabbit by Nicola Killen for Easter

Melania Trump read from The Little Rabbit by Nicola Killen for Easter 2020. She read while sitting on a white bench. Read more... April 13, 2020

Katy Perry Wins Dark Horse Copyright Case

Katy Perry wins the Dark Horse copyright case after a federal judge overturns the jury's 2019 decision. Read more... March 18, 2020

London Book Fair Canceled Over Coronavirus

The 2020 London Book Fair has been canceled because of the coronavirus which has been spreading around the world. Read more... March 5, 2020

Facebook Appears to Target Pinterest with New Hobbi App

Facebook has launched an app called Hobbi that is similar in style to Pinterest. The app is designed for sharing personal project photos and videos. Read more... February 14, 2020

Val Kilmer Publishing Memoir with Simon & Schuster

Actor Val Kilmer is publishing a memoir with Simon & Schuster. The book, I'm Your Huckleberry, will be published on April 21, 2020. Read more... January 10, 2020

Cats Film Could Boost Interest in T.S. Eliot's Poetry Despite Box Office Losses

The new Cats movie is not a box office success but it should still help generate new interest in T.S. Eliot's cat poetry, including his Practical Cats collection. Read more... January 4, 2020

Christopher Paolini to Publish Science Fiction Novel with Tor Books

Christopher Paolin will publish a science fiction novel with Tor Books in September 2020 called To Sleep in a Sea of Stars. Read more... January 1, 2020

Quid Pro Quo, Snitty Among Merriam-Webster's Words of the Year

Merriam-Webster has released its 2019 Words of the Year and the Word of the Year. Several of them are related to Trump political scandals. Read more... December 10, 2019

REI Launches Uncommon Path Print Magazine

REI has a new print magazine called Uncommon Path. Read more... October 11, 2019

Scholastic to Publish The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

Scholastic has announced it will publish a new novel by Suzanne Collins set in The Hunger Games universe. It is called The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes Read more... October 11, 2019

Laura Lippman Discusses Her Visual and Colorful Outlining Technique

Laura Lippman explains her unique outlining process that is visual and colorful in a blog post and video. Read more... September 17, 2019

George R.R. Martin Writing at His Own Pace Post HBO Series

George R.R. Martin says having the HBO series based on his books end is freeing. He says he is now writing at his own pace as he completes the final two books in the series. Read more... August 22, 2019