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Award-winning novelist, Shirley Hazzard, dies at 85

NEW YORK (AP) -- Shirley Hazzard, an award-winning novelist who wrote of love affairs disrupted and intensified by age, distance and war, has died at age 85. Hazzard had been in failing health and ...

Updated : 2016.12.14 15:05

Top translators awarded for promoting Korean literature overseas

The Literature Translation Institute of Korea has announced the winners of translation awards that recognize their role in the promotion of Korean literature worldwide. The awards, which will be giv...

Updated : 2016.12.07 18:32

Murakami's new novel set for release in Japan in February

TOKYO (AP) -- Haruki Murakami’s new novel is set for release in Japan in February -- and that’s about as much as his fans are being told. Publisher Shinchosha Publishing Co. made the announcement ...

Updated : 2016.12.01 14:10

Spanish author Mendoza wins 2016 Cervantes literature prize

MADRID (AP) -- Spanish novelist Eduardo Mendoza has won the 2016 Cervantes Prize, the Spanish-speaking world’s highest literary honor, for bringing a “new narrative style to Spanish fiction.” Edu...

Updated : 2016.12.01 13:37

'Napoleon's Last Island,' by Thomas Keneally

“Napoleon's Last Island” By Thomas Keneally Atria Books (423 pages, $30) Australian Thomas Keneally, author of “Schindler’s List” and 2013’s brilliant “The Daughters of Mars,” is one of th...

Updated : 2016.11.30 14:21

Lead-up to day of infamy

“Countdown to Pearl Harbor: The Twelve Days to the Attack” By Steve Twomey Simon & Schuster (416 pages, $30) As Hollywood regularly reminds us, the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii on D...

Updated : 2016.11.30 14:18

‘The Lion in the Living Room’ explores why we love cats

“The Lion in the Living Room: How House Cats Tamed Us and Took Over the World” By Abigail Tucker Simon & Schuster (237 pages, $26) I read much of Abigail Tucker's “The Lion in the Living Room,”...

Updated : 2016.11.30 14:14

Coll Thrush’s ‘Indigenous London’ spins history’s lens

“Indigenous London: Native Travelers at the Heart of Empire” By Coll Thrush Yale University Press (328 pages, $38) Vancouver-based scholar and author Coll Thrush cleverly spins history's lens wi...

Updated : 2016.11.30 14:12

Megyn Kelly's memoir revisits controversies with Roger Ailes and Donald Trump

“Settle for More” By Megyn Kelly Harper (352 pages, $18) This was supposed to be the Year of the Woman. Instead, 2016 has shaped up to be the Year of Powerful Men and the Women They Demeaned, Ha...

Updated : 2016.11.30 14:10

From fashion to film, gift-worthy coffee table books abound

NEW YORK (AP) - Come holiday time, there's never a shortage of splashy coffee table books to please just about any aficionado. Some suggestions: Fashion & style “Fashion Made Fair,” by Magdalena ...

Updated : 2016.11.17 11:48

Tragedy, hope and a little magic mix in 'Faithful'

“Faithful” By Alice Hoffman Simon & Schuster (272 pages, $26) Shelby is that girl in high school -- the smart one who seems popular and happy when basking in the reflected glow of her best frien...

Updated : 2016.11.16 14:59

How electric guitar came to dominate music world

“Play It Loud” By Brad Tolinski and Alan di Perna Doubleday (379 pages, $26.95) The scream of the electric guitar was the dominant soundtrack of the 20th century. First developed to provide lou...

Updated : 2016.11.16 14:57

Charming stories of English village life in 'Notwithstanding'

“Notwithstanding” By Louis de Bernieres Vintage (372 pages, $16) “Notwithstanding,” the new collection of 22 short stories from Louis de Bernieres, is utterly charming. And, no, that’s not da...

Updated : 2016.11.16 14:40

Short, masterful take on Hitchcock's life and works

“Alfred Hitchcock: A Brief Life” By Peter Ackroyd Doubleday (276 pages, $26.95) There are days when an 800-page biography of some fascinating person is just what we want to dive into. And then, ...

Updated : 2016.11.16 14:34

In ‘Mister Monkey,’ solo voices create harmony

“Mister Monkey” By Francine Prose Harper (285 pages, $26.99) Francine Prose’s “Mister Monkey,” a novel about a very bad musical, leaves you with the feeling you have after watching a really g...

Updated : 2016.11.09 15:27