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Shahd Alshammari at the Malta Book Festival 2017

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Shahd Alshammari at the Malta Book Festival 2017


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Students in Italian schools learn reading, writing and recognising fake news

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Students in Italian schools learn reading, writing and recognising fake news


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Reading Challenege: Inspiring Kids for 15 Minutes Each Day

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Reading Challenege: Inspiring Kids for 15 Minutes Each Day


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Ryan Tubridy slams Dan Brown for depicting Irish soccer fans as hooligans in fictional book

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Ryan Tubridy slams Dan Brown for depicting Irish soccer fans as hooligans in fictional book


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Jose Mourinho's staggering away record against the top six makes grim reading for Manchester United fans

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Jose Mourinho's staggering away record against the top six makes grim reading for Manchester United fans


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Richard Wilbur, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, dies at 96

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Richard Wilbur, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, dies at 96


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European publishers urged to invest in Sharjah

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  • Students in Italian schools learn reading, writing and recognising fake news
    Students in Italian schools learn reading, writing and recognising fake news

    , straitstimes.com

    ROME (NYTIMES) - After reading the horrors in Dante's "Inferno," Italian students will soon turn to the dangers of the digital age. While juggling math assignments, they will also tackle work sheets prepared by reporters from the national broadcaster RAI. And separate from the weekly hour of religion, they will receive a list of what amounts to a new set of Ten Commandments for the digital age
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    Places: Singapore | 

Writing

  • Shahd Alshammari at the Malta Book Festival 2017
    Shahd Alshammari at the Malta Book Festival 2017

    , maltatoday.com.mt

    The Kuwaiti author will be speaking with Toni Aquilina on November 9 at the Mediterranean Conference Centre, Valletta A special guest of this year’s edition of the Malta Book Festival, Kuwaiti poet, writer and academic Shahd Alshammari will be talking to Toni Aquilina in an event set up by Faraxa in collaboration with the National Book Council at the Activity Area (MCC) on November 9, starting at 18:00
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    Places: Europe |  S. Europe |  Malta | 

Authors

  • God can't survive science, 'Da Vinci Code' author says
    God can't survive science, 'Da Vinci Code' author says

    , nst.com.my

    FRANKFURT AM MAIN: God cannot survive science, “The Da Vinci Code” author Dan Brown said on Thursday, putting his faith in technological advances to connect people in new ways that would eventually scrap the need for religion. “Historically, no god has survived science. Gods evolved,” the best-selling American novelist said at the Frankfurt Book Fair, where he unveiled his newest book, “Origin
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    Tags: Authors |  God |  Writing | 
    Places: Malaysia | 

Reading

Fiction

  • George Saunders wins Man Booker prize for 'Lincoln in the Bardo'
    George Saunders wins Man Booker prize for 'Lincoln in the Bardo'

    , mprnews.org

    American author George Saunders has won the Man Booker prize for his first novel, Lincoln in the Bardo, a polyphonous meditation on death, grief and American history. Saunders, widely lauded for his short stories, was considered the favorite to win the award. His novel centers on the death of Abraham Lincoln's beloved son Willie, and the night that Lincoln reportedly spent in the graveyard, devastated by his grief and unable to leave his son's body
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Novels

  • Novel on Nazi doctor Mengele in running for top French book prize
    Novel on Nazi doctor Mengele in running for top French book prize

    , timesofisrael.com

    PARIS — A novel about the secret post-Holocaust life of the Nazi war criminal Josef Mengele was shortlisted Wednesday for France’s top literary award, the Prix Goncourt. “The Disappearance of Josef Mengele” by journalist Olivier Guez is one of eight books in the running for the prize. It tells of how the SS doctor, notorious as the “Angel of Death” at the Auschwitz concentration camp for his often lethal experiments on inmates, managed to evade arrest and even get a West German passport in his own name in the 1950s while living in Argentina
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    Places: Israel |  Europe |  S. Europe |  Iberia |  France | 

Poetry

  • Richard Wilbur, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, dies at 96
    Richard Wilbur, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, dies at 96

    , kgw.com

    Richard Wilbur, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and translator who intrigued and delighted generations of readers and theatergoers through his rhyming editions of Moliere and his own verse on memory, writing and nature, died. He was 96. Wilbur died Saturday night in Belmont, Massachusetts, with his family by his side, according to friend and fellow poet, Dana Gioia. The U.S. poet laureate in 1987-88, Wilbur was often cited as an heir to Robert Frost and other New England writers and was the rare versifier to enjoy a following beyond the poetry community
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    Tags: Death & Dying |  Poetry | 
    Places: Americas |  North America |  United States |  West |  Pacific |  Oregon | 

Publishers

  • European publishers urged to invest in Sharjah
    European publishers urged to invest in Sharjah

    , gulfnews.com

    Frankfurt, Germany: The UAE’s publishing sector is being promoted on the global stage with the Sharjah Book Authority’s (SBA) participation in the Frankfurt International Book Fair. The 69th edition of the world’s largest book fair ends on Sunday. SBA’s participation at the five-day literary event, which is witnessing the participation of more than 7,000 exhibitors from over 100 countries, forms part of its efforts to highlight Sharjah’s landmark initiatives that aim to develop the publishing industry, and attract international publishing houses to Sharjah and the UAE
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    Places: United Arab Emirates |  Hesse |  Frankfurt |