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Negotiations Continue as Writers' Strike Looms

No deal has been reached between the WGA and studios. The WGA has voted to strike if no deal is reached by May 1, 2017. Read more... April 27, 2017

Archaeologists Discover Possible Jules Verne Time Capsule

Archaeologists have discovered a possible time capsule that belonged to science fiction writer Jules Verne. Read more... April 13, 2017

Trump's Supreme Court Pick Neil Gorsuch Faces Plagiarism Accusations

  • Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick Neil Gorsuch is facing charges that he plagiarized his book. Read more... April 5, 2017

    Colum McCann Discusses His New Writing Book With PBS NewsHour

    Colum McCann discussed his new writing book with PBS NewsHour. The book is called Letters to a Young Writer. Read more... April 5, 2017

    Dying Author Amy Krouse Rosenthal Writes Essay: 'You May Want to Marry My Husband'

    Bestselling children's author Amy Krouse Rosenthal wrote a heartbreaking essay for The New York Times entitled You May Want to Marry My Husband. Read more... March 3, 2017

    White House Bans CNN, LA Times, NY Times and Politico From Press Conference

  • Journalists were stunned today when Press Secretary Sean Spicer blocked CNN, The NY Times and the LA Times from a news gaggle in his office. Read more... February 24, 2017

    Salman Rushdie is Writing Novel With Trump-Like Villain

    Salman Rushdie's next novel, The Golden House, takes aim at the Trump Administration, the Tea Party and the backlash against political correctness. Read more... February 10, 2017

    Javaka Steptoe Wins 2017 Caldecott Medal for Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat

    Javaka Steptoe has won the 2017 Caldecott Medal for Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat Read more... February 2, 2017

    Literary Agents Put Out an Open Call for Submissions From Muslim Writers

    A group of 60 literary agents has put out a call for submissions from Muslim writers. The call spans all genres. Read more... February 1, 2017

    New York Times Dumps Comics and Mass Market Paperback Bestseller Lists

    Publishers and authors were shocked to learn that the New York Times is dropping a number of its bestseller lists, including comics and mass market paperbacks. Read more... January 31, 2017

    Kelly Barnhill Wins 2017 Newbery Medal for The Girl Who Drank the Moon

    Kelly Barnhill won the 2017 Newbery Medal for her fantasy novel, The Girl Who Drank the Moon. She says she was gobsmacked by the win. Read more... January 30, 2017

    A French Translator Describes the Difficulty of Translating President Trump

    French translator Berengere Viennot explains why translating President Donald Trump's speeches into French is so difficult. Read more... January 29, 2017

    Merriam-Webster Calls Out Kellyanne Conway for 'Alternative Facts'

    Merriam-Webster lectured Trump counselor Kellyanne Conway on what facts are in a tweet today. Conway advocated the use of alternative facts, which are actually falsehoods. Read more... January 22, 2017

    Trump Nominee Monica Crowley Felled by Plagiarism Scandal

    Trump nominee Monica Crowley has withdrawn from consideration for NSC post after major plagiarism scandal. Read more... January 17, 2017

    Damien Chazelle Wins Best Screenplay and Best Director at Golden Globes for La La Land

    Damien Chazelle took home the Golden Globe awards for Best Screenplay and Best Director at the 2017 Golden Globes. Read more... January 8, 2017

    Donald Trump Boots Biographer Off Golf Course

    President Elect Donald Trump kicked one of his biographers off his golf course in Jupiter, Floria Friday. The biography was quite unflattering to the PEOTUS. Read more... January 1, 2017

    A Princess and an Author: Carrie Fisher Taken Too Soon

    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. Read more... December 28, 2016

    Trump Typo Causes 'Unpresidented' to Trend on Twitter

    Trump's unpresidented typo trends on Twitter after Trump mistakenly entered it in a tweet about China taking one of our research drones. Read more... December 17, 2016

    James Patterson Donates $250,000 to Independent Booksellers

    James Patterson announced the names of the 149 independent booksellers who will receive holiday bonuses this year. He is giving out $250,000 total to employees who sell books. Read more... December 15, 2016

    Patti Smith Performed A Hard Rain's A Gonna Fall as Bob Dylan's Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech

    Patti Smith stumbled but recovered during a moving rendition of Bob Dylan's A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall at the Nobel Prize for Literature ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden. Read more... December 10, 2016

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