Boston.com – 2012-02-08
Novels by acclaimed crime writer Jim Thompson are coming out as e-books. Mulholland Books announced Tuesday that "The Killer Inside Me," "The Grifters" and other Thompson classics will be released in...
Poynter. – 2012-02-08
An email exchange between writer John D’Agata and Believer intern Jim Fingal, who was given the job of fact checking D’Agata’s article: JIM FINGAL: Hi, John. I’m the intern who’s been...
L.A. Times – 2011-12-03
Peter Winkler, his body trapped by rheumatoid arthritis, wrote the first biography of Dennis Hopper to come out after the actor's death. Little did his agent know that he had to punch out the...
The Bookseller – 2011-12-02
Unpublished author Jamie Crook has won this year's Luke Bitmead Writer's Bursary for his...
Salon.com – 2011-07-31
I used to think genre fiction was for the slow-minded. Page turners, potboilers, pulp -- none of that interested me. That was for folks who liked their novels rubber-banded and soft-backed, who...
Guardian – 2011-07-24
The writer of one of the most famous newspaper headlines of all time - "Headless body in topless bar" - has retired after 40 years with the New York Post. Vincent A. Musetto, pictured here, "was...
Poynter. – 2011-07-23
Romenesko Memos The Times memo announcing David Leonhardts appointment as Washington bureau chief says his keen understanding of how Washington works and the nexus of politics and economic policy...
Editors Weblog – 2011-07-12
The Huffington Post is again getting attention over the treatment of its writers. After Ad Age's Simon Demunco wrote about how the Huffington Post had used Ad Age's content but failed to drive...
Boston.com – 2011-07-07
Another e-book skeptic has converted: business writer Jim Collins. Harper Business announced Wednesday that Collins has a new book coming out in October, "Great by Choice," and will make it available...
CBC – 2011-06-07
Lilian Jackson Braun, the U.S. author who wrote 29 books in the The Cat Who... mystery series, has died. She was 97.
Salon.com – 2011-06-02
Women are "sentimental," and their "narrow view of the world" makes them inferior writers. So, at least, says V.S. Naipaul, the prolific Nobel and Booker Prize-winning author whose works include "A...
San Jose Mercury News – 2011-05-23
Creative-writing instructor Dick Wimmer's best lesson for would-be authors may have had more to do with persistence than prose.
Guardian – 2011-05-03
A Vietnamese political commentator, Vi Duc Hoi, has been sentenced to a five-year prison term for posting essays on the internet. The former high-ranking communist party member turned pro-democracy...
CBC – 2011-04-28
Indian writer Amitav Ghosh, author of Sea of Poppies, has won the 2011 Blue Metropolis International Literary Grand Prix.
Salon.com – 2011-04-27
Robert Gottlieb has worked in publishing since 1955, when he was hired as an editorial assistant at Simon & Schuster. Over the next few years, under conditions he once self-deprecatingly described as...
CBC – 2011-03-23
Alaa Al Aswany, who recently gained attention for his 2011 book, On the State of Egypt, has won this year's Arab Prize from Montreal's Blue Metropolis international literary festival.
The Independent – 2011-03-17
Acclaimed Chinese author Bi Feiyu on Thursday won Asia's top literary prize for his "Three Sisters", set during the Cultural Revolution.
Reuters – 2011-03-07
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Barnes & Noble Inc's efforts to find a buyer have slowed to a crawl, erasing recent gains in its stock price, as potential suitors question the bookseller's ability to...
The Independent – 2011-01-05
A web designer and aspiring children's author, whose debut novel was turned down by 100 literary agents and publishers prior to being picked up by Andersen Press, was yesterday rewarded for his...
Yahoo – 2010-08-03
A New York writer facing a state indictment of luring young women from overseas, then sexually abusing them, now faces a federal indictment on similar charges but carrying tougher penalties. New...
Yahoo – 2010-07-29
Seven Washington Post reporters fanned out to coffeehouses across the region Wednesday to find stories that tell us something important about life at this time, in this place. The result was seven...
Yahoo – 2010-07-28
LOS ANGELES (AP) Late Emmy Award-winning television comedy writer Mickey Ross has donated more than $10 million, as well as half of his TV residuals from such shows as All in the Family , The...
Yahoo – 2010-07-28
Late Emmy Award-winning television comedy writer Mickey Ross has donated more than $10 million to the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles.
Yahoo – 2010-07-24
Ms. Aubry, a French actress, had a short but glamorous film career and later became a writer, creating a childrens television series.
AP – 2010-07-24
AP - A lawyer says the author and publisher of the best-selling "The Bookseller of Kabul" have been sentenced to pay 250,000 kroner ($40,200) in damages to a woman portrayed in the book.
Yahoo – 2010-07-23
Vic Ziegel, a longtime New York sports writer and editor with an eye for boxing and horse racing, died Friday. He was 72. He had been battling lung cancer since November and died at Calvary Hospital...
Yahoo – 2010-07-21
What's Your Reaction? Do you want to become a better writer? Silly question, eh. The good news is that writing makes you a better writer . Just like practicing the piano makes you a better pianist,...
Yahoo – 2010-07-21
VERY few writers can boast of publishing novels across seven decades, let alone maintaining a loyal readership in that time.
Yahoo – 2010-07-21
Jennifer Salt, actress-turned-writer, worked on the film Eat, Pray, Love.
New York Times – 2010-07-19
The writer Robert Kirkman is starting his own imprint to recruit new comic book creators and help get their work off the ground.
Yahoo – 2010-07-18
Noted Bengali writer Taradas Bandopadhyay died on Sunday morning at his Barrackpur house, near Kolkata, after a prolonged illness, family sources said. He was 63.
Yahoo – 2010-07-16
Comic-book writer Harvey Pekar has been found dead in his Ohio home.
Yahoo – 2010-07-15
A TV writer named Brian Everett is suing Endeavor alleging that the short-lived 2008 CBS show "Welcome to the Captain" infringed the copyright on his previously authored concept entitled "El...
Yahoo – 2010-07-15
LOS ANGELES - HOLLYWOOD studios get sued all the time for idea theft. But a talent agency? A TV writer named Brian Everett is suing Endeavor (now William Morris Endeavor Entertainment) alleging that...
San Jose Mercury News – 2010-07-12
CLEVELAND (AP) Comic book writer Harvey Pekar, whose "American Splendor" was made into a 2003 film starring Paul Giamatti, was found dead in his home early Monday, authorities said.
Yahoo – 2010-07-12
Harvey Pekar, whose autobiographical comic book series "American Splendor" portrayed his unglamorous life with bone-dry honesty and wit, was found dead at home early Monday, authorities said. He was...
Telegraph – 2010-07-08
The ThunderCats cartoon writer Stephen Perry was murdered by his roommate, according to police in central Florida.
Yahoo – 2010-07-07
The Rolling Stone writer whose story helped bring down Gen. Stanley McChrystal, who was fired from his job as commander of the Afghanistan war, has a book deal.
Yahoo – 2010-07-05
A best-selling author who is a fierce critic of the Communist Party said he was taken into custody by police Monday and threatened with a stiff prison term if he goes ahead with plans to publish a...
Yahoo – 2010-06-21
After admitting that some of Lee Hyo-ri's latest songs were not original, Lee's company Mnet Media said it will sue the writer of those songs for fraud, local news reports said.
Yahoo – 2010-06-20
Mexican intellectuals and officials mourned the death of writer Carlos Monsivais at a ceremony in Mexico City's Fine Arts Palace on Sunday, a day after he died of respiratory illness at the age of...
Poynter Institute – 2010-03-29
While the news industry is frantically searching for solutions and new directions, journalists' lives have been disrupted by cutbacks and job changes.
Newsweek – 2010-03-29
A Montana writer's husband said he was leaving, but she saw another way out.
AP – 2010-03-26
AP - New Zealand poet and novelist CK Stead was awarded a 25,000 ($37,250) prize for a short story Friday.
Scoop.co.nz – 2010-03-25
New York, Mar 24 2010 3:10PM The United Nations cultural agency today named the Haitian writer Frankétienne as one of their Artists for Peace in recognition of his contribution to French-language...
Time Magazine – 2010-03-25
Detective writer Walter Mosley has retired his celebrated gumshoe Easy Rawlins of Devil in a Blue Dress fame and created a new hardboiled hero -- former mob crook and private eye Leonid McGill
The Hindu – 2010-03-25
Chennai: N. Ram, Editor-in-Chief of The Hindu and Group publications and Director of Kasturi & Sons Limited, has decided to launch defamatory proceedings, civil and criminal, against Archna Shukla,...
New York Times – 2010-03-23
Hanif Kureishis affecting new memoir, My Ear at His Heart, is ruminative and minor-key.
New York Times – 2010-03-20
Ms. Sherman was a writer who not only chronicled the excitement of early-20th-century American dance but also lived through it as a performer.
CBC Ottawa – 2010-03-19
Canadian science fiction writer Peter Watts, who was arrested in Michigan in December 2009 after a dispute with U.S. border police, has been found guilty of assaulting, obstructing and resisting a...
Deutsche Welle – 2010-03-18
The Leipzig Book Award for European Understanding is one of Germany's most important literature prizes. This year, it goes to a Hungarian writer who excels at portraying political issues with a...
Seattle Weekly – 2010-03-18
Who cares if Seattle Weekly staff writer Rick Anderson is technically not just a reader? The man was inking columns in the P-I before some of us were a twinkle in our father's you know the ...
Reuters – 2010-03-16
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Popular legal thriller author John Grisham has broken his holdout against selling his books in an electronic format and will sell all of his 23 titles as e-books, his publisher...
Toronto Star – 2010-03-17
If nothing else, Michael Collins' unhappy stint as a computer programmer for Microsoft in the late 1990s indirectly rekindled his great passions in life: writing and running.
AFP via Yahoo! News – 2010-03-12
More than 90 authors, including Nobel winner JM Coetzee, have condemned China for refusing an HIV-positive Australian writer entry to the country for a government-sponsored tour.
News 24 South Africa – 2010-03-11
Six weeks ago Sri Lankan political writer and cartoonist Prageeth Eknaligoda went missing, and his fate has raised further concerns about the island's culture of violence against the media.
AP via Yahoo! Asia News – 2010-03-12
A group of nearly 100 prominent Australian authors have signed a petition condemning China for denying a visa to an HIV-positive writer.
AP via Yahoo! News – 2010-03-09
A suburban New York City writer who offered jobs to women from Hungary, France and Brazil has been accused of sexually abusing them.
ABS-CBNNEWS.com – 2010-03-08
HOLLYWOOD - Writer Mark Boal denied accusations he stole the character for his acclaimed Iraq war drama "The Hurt Locker" here Sunday after winning the best original screenplay Oscar.
Blogcritics.org – 2010-03-07
A writer grapples with the ups and downs of her craft.
ABC Radio Australia – 2010-03-03
Chinese writer Liao Yiwu is under house arrest in the south western city of Chengdu.
AFP via Yahoo! News – 2010-03-02
Police imposed a curfew Tuesday in a town in the southern Indian state of Karnataka after two people were killed in protests over an article by the exiled Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen.
AP via Yahoo! News – 2010-03-02
An outspoken Chinese writer and government critic says he has been blocked from leaving China for a 13th time, this time taken off a plane as he was setting off for Europe's largest international...
San Francisco Chronicle – 2010-02-26
The Ghost Writer RATING: (WILD APPLAUSE) Drama. Starring Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan, Olivia Williams and Kim Cattrall. Directed by Roman Polanski. (R. 128 minutes. At Bay Area theaters.) A tone...
BBC News – 2010-02-26
A crime writer, who said he was a reformed robber, is jailed for a minimum of 12 years for robbing security guards in Essex and London.
Detroit Free Press – 2010-02-25
This is in the "wish I'd written this" category. As a long-time bowling writer, I've tried not to be a cheerleader -- but it's nice to see a respected writer like Rick Reilly, who's not really...
New York Times – 2010-02-20
Ms. Hirlimans innovative solution to writers block a quarter-century ago gave her a national career as a performance artist.
Independent – 2010-02-19
She is the daughter of a famous German professor and at 17, her best-selling debut novel about sex, drugs and teenage self-discovery is already in its third edition, only weeks after being...
The Victoria Advocate – 2010-02-18
Toya Stone has always dreamed of publishing a book. Thanks to modern technology, her dream has come true.
New York Times – 2009-12-18
Mr. Bryans 1976 book about the accidental death of a soldier in Vietnam became one of the enduring works of reportage on the Vietnam War.
New York Times – 2009-12-19
Mrs. Young, the widow of the civil rights leader Whitney Young Jr., wrote several books for children on the African-American experience.
Hattiesburg American – 2009-04-03
Famed children's writer Judy Blume has explained the wonders of life, death and every situation in between. On Thursday, she shared the wonders of her personal life with a crowd of teachers and...
Gawker – 2009-04-03
Wall Street Journal feature writer Joshua Prager was known to work painstakingly slow. But the pieces he produced for the front page were always memorable, such as his investigation into the...
AllAfrica.com – 2009-04-03
Benguela Angolan writer Isabel Ferreira on Friday in Benguela city said that she is astonished with level of receptiveness of her latest book entitled "O Guardador de Memórias" within the...
Philippine Daily Inquirer – 2009-04-02
Now contrite, a Hong Kong writer who angered the Philippines with his article poking fun at the country, says he actually admires Philippine democracy and music and would like to someday visit the...
Editor & Publisher – 2009-03-09
NEW YORK Richard Miniter, an author and former Wall Street Journal editorial writer, has been named editor of the editorial pages and vice president of opinion at The Washington Times, according to...
The Conroe Courier – 2009-03-09
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) Mystery writer Barbara Parker has died at the age of 62.
Business Standard India – 2009-03-04
Noted Hindi writer Yadvendra Sharma "Chandra" today passed away in Bikaner after a prolonged illness. Chandra, 77, was suffering from septicaemia, family sources said. He is survived by his wife and...
Evening Standard – 2009-03-04
Colm Toibin has revealed that the best thing about being a writer is: The money. I never knew there would be money ... [writing] has nothing to do with enjoyment.
New Kerala – 2009-03-02
Islamabad, Mar 1 : Pakistani writer Mohammed Hanif, author of 'A Case of Exploding Mangoes', has been shortlisted for the 2009 Commonwealth Writers' Prize for the Best First Book from Europe and...
Scoop.co.nz – 2009-03-02
Fulbright New Zealand and Creative New Zealand invite applications for the 2009 Fulbright-Creative New Zealand Pacific Writers Residency, an award which offers a New Zealand writer of Pacific...
CNN – 2009-02-26
Author Philip Jose Farmer died in his sleep Wednesday, according to a message on his Web site.
Gawker – 2009-02-26
Fortune magazine has reportedly fired Barney Gimbel, a staff writer, for totally ripping off entire sections of a New York Times Magazine article, in a plagiarism job a college freshman would be...
New York Times – 2009-02-26
Mr. Farmer challenged conventional pieties of the genre in caustic fables set on bizarre worlds.
Seattle Times – 2009-02-25
Christopher Nolan, an Irish writer who, mute and quadriplegic since birth, produced a highly praised volume of verse and short stories at 15 and went on to publish a prizewinning autobiography,...
BBC News – 2009-02-25
Author and journalist Naomi Klein wins the first £50,000 Warwick Prize for Writing for her book The Shock Doctrine.
WPXI Pittsburgh – 2009-02-23
A retired senior editor and editorial writer at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has died.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – 2009-02-23
Clarke M. Thomas, a senior editor and retired editorial writer for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, died of congestive heart failure Saturday night at UPMC Presbyterian. He was 83.
Philippine Daily Inquirer – 2009-02-23
HOLLYWOOD Picking up the Oscar for best original screenplay for "Milk" here on Sunday, writer Dustin Lance Black made an impassioned plea for equal rights for gay and lesbian Americans.
AFP via Yahoo! News – 2009-02-23
The family of an Australian writer jailed then pardoned for insulting the Thai monarchy Monday denied a claim he had sought literary fame by deliberately provoking authorities.
Adelaide Now – 2009-02-19
ACTOR and writer Ricky Gervais has revealed on his blog that he is working with Hugh Jackman on comic patter for his forthcoming Oscars appearance.
SkyNews via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News – 2009-02-18
Writer Terry Pratchett has received a knighthood from the Queen for services to literature.
Arts Journal – 2009-02-17
"A prominent Chinese writer known for provocative, antiestablishment Web postings was stabbed and wounded during a book reading on Saturday.
New York Times – 2009-02-16
Xu Lai, a writer known for provocative, antiestablishment Web postings, was stabbed and wounded during a book reading on Saturday.
BBC News – 2009-02-06
US writer James Patterson retains his position as the most borrowed author from UK libraries.
NBC New York – 2009-02-04
Jonathan Ames is an author, journalist, half-hearted comedic storyteller, frequent Letterman guest, former managing editor of the New York Press, former human punching bag amateur boxer, former...
NBC 5 Chicago – 2009-02-04
Adora Svitak has written hundreds of short stories and poems, keeps an online blog, and has published two books. And she's just 11 years old.
Channel NewsAsia – 2009-02-02
ROME An Italian writer is taking legal action against the makers of Oscar-nominated movie "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button", accusing the film's producers as well as the studios behind the...
Independent – 2009-01-29
John Updike did not "advance" the novel, and he was not an experimental writer; he was innovative more in what he wrote about sex in particular than in any technical sense. Yet he was a...
New York Times – 2009-01-28
Roberto Bolaños widow is challenging his growing reputation as a hard-living literary outlaw with drug problems, while some of his friends are questioning other aspects of the life story he...
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