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Booker Prize judge attacks 'annoying' blurbs

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Booker Prize judge attacks 'annoying' blurbs


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French court orders magazine to pay 100,000 Euros to Kate for publishing her topless photos

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French court orders magazine to pay 100,000 Euros to Kate for publishing her topless photos


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Book review: Story of Iowa teen, German POW could use deeper writing

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Book review: Story of Iowa teen, German POW could use deeper writing


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Panel to discuss youth culture at Summer Book Festival

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British author Matthew Goodwin eats his book on live TV after wrong UK poll prediction

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British author Matthew Goodwin eats his book on live TV after wrong UK poll prediction


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Italian-American author releases latest pictorial book on immigrant life in America

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As A Queer Kid In Rural France, This Writer Was Subjected To Extreme Violence

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  • French court orders magazine to pay 100,000 Euros to Kate for publishing her topless photos
    French court orders magazine to pay 100,000 Euros to Kate for publishing her topless photos

    , dnaindia.com

    A French court ruled today that a French celebrity magazine must pay 100,000 euros in damages to Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate over topless photos of the duchess published in 2012. The court also ordered Closer magazine's editor Laurence Pieau and publisher Ernesto Mauri to each pay 45,000 euros (USD 53,000) in fines, the maximum possible. The couple had sought 1
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Writing

  • Brian Aldiss, science-fiction writer, dies aged 92
    Brian Aldiss, science-fiction writer, dies aged 92

    , bbc.co.uk

    British science-fiction author Brian Aldiss has died at his home in Oxford, having only just turned 92. His death was announced by his literary agents Curtis Brown, who called him an "author of science fiction classics" as well as "an entertaining memoirist". Aldiss's short story Supertoys Last All Summer Long was the basis for the 2001 film AI Artificial Intelligence. Developed by Stanley Kubrick, the tale of a boy-like robot was eventually directed by Steven Spielberg
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Authors

  • Brian Aldiss, science-fiction writer, dies aged 92
    Brian Aldiss, science-fiction writer, dies aged 92

    , bbc.co.uk

    British science-fiction author Brian Aldiss has died at his home in Oxford, having only just turned 92. His death was announced by his literary agents Curtis Brown, who called him an "author of science fiction classics" as well as "an entertaining memoirist". Aldiss's short story Supertoys Last All Summer Long was the basis for the 2001 film AI Artificial Intelligence. Developed by Stanley Kubrick, the tale of a boy-like robot was eventually directed by Steven Spielberg
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Reading

  • Hit-and-run victim's parents praise NHS nurses who read 4-year-old her favourite story as she slipped away
    Hit-and-run victim's parents praise NHS nurses who read 4-year-old her favourite story as she slipped away

    , mirror.co.uk

    The parents of a hit-and-run victim have praised NHS transplant nurses who repeatedly read the four-year-old her favourite book as she slipped away. Violet-Grace Youens passed away in the early hours of Mother's Day after being hit by a stolen car in St Helens, Liverpool. Her mum and dad, Rebecca and Glenn Youens, have told how amazing staff at Alder Hay Hospital were, reading We're Going on a Bear Hunt five times as they wheeled her down to the operating theatre
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Fiction

  • Séries: une nouvelle science-fiction moins apocalyptique
    Séries: une nouvelle science-fiction moins apocalyptique

    , lexpress.fr

    La science-fiction avait disparu ces dernières années des écrans radar de la télévision. La voilà à nouveau à l'honneur. Décodage. Ce sera l'instant geek de l'année. revient sur la chaîne américaine CBS au mois de mai sous le titre du nom du nouveau vaisseau de la flotte spatiale. Plus de dix ans qu'on attendait ça. Depuis la fin, en 2005, de Star Trek: Enterprise, quatrième déclinaison télévisuelle de la franchise
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Novels

  • Fact to fiction: Boris Johnson's father pens Brexit thriller
    Fact to fiction: Boris Johnson's father pens Brexit thriller

    , ketv.com

    There's a familiar cast of characters in this timely novel. . Fact to fiction: Boris Johnson's father pens Brexit thriller There's a familiar cast of characters in this timely novel LONDON — In the thriller "Kompromat," a political earthquake is shaking Britain and the European Union, a populist tide is sweeping the West and a resurgent Russia is pulling invisible strings around the world
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Poetry

  • Hall comedy coming to city
    Hall comedy coming to city

    , nzherald.co.nz

    ROGER Hall's hugely successful Four Flat Whites in Italy comedy play is coming to the Royal Wanganui Opera House on Thursday night. It's 2007 and, guide book in hand, retired librarians Alison and Adrian are excitedly embarking on their long-awaited (and carefully saved-for) Italian trip of a lifetime. But when their best friends pull out at the last minute, they find themselves sharing their precious holiday with their neighbours - Harry, a wealthy plumber, and his new wife Judy
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Publishers

  • Panel to discuss youth culture at Summer Book Festival
    Panel to discuss youth culture at Summer Book Festival

    , maltatoday.com.mt

    Publishers and writers will engage in a conversation on literature and young readers The Summer Book Festival in Gozo will open on 14 July, featuring a panel discussion on youth culture and literature, set up by the National Book Council. Publishers and writers will engage in a conversation on literature and young readers, touching upon a good number of topics but focusing on youth literacy, the problems of addressing youth issues without being patronising, and the challenge of using cultural referents that are prone to date quickly
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