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Polish novel in finals of EBRD Literature Prize

Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk’s “Drive Your Plow over the Bones of the Dead” is one of three books shortlisted for the Literature Prize of the London-based European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. The book was translated from the Polish by Antonia Lloyd-Jones. The other finalists are Soviet Milk by the Latvian author Margita Gaelitis and The Devil’s Dance by …

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The best love stories in literature

These sweet stories will warm your heart. Feb. 12, 2019, 2:28 PM GMT+1 / Source: TODAY By Kerry Breen As Valentine’s Day approaches, there’s always the pressure to find a perfect present. This year, surprise your favorite bookworm with one of these love stories from our guests! With four picks from Jasmine Guillory (whose new book “The Proposal” was selected by …

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Where Books Meet Black Mecca

By Kim Severson – Feb. 8, 2019 ATLANTA — There’s a lot that is not for sale at For Keeps, a little bookstore with brick walls on Auburn Avenue, which for decades had been the center of commerce, culture and spirit for this city people call Black Mecca. That copy of Jet magazine from 1964, the one with Alan Alda …

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The Joys and Challenges of Writing for Kids

BY   KOUROSH ZIABARI AND CARYL HART – JANUARY 27, 2019 In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to the award-winning children’s author, Caryl Hart . Writing for children is a delicate and sensitive job. Children’s authors should be able to strike a balance between their own past while keeping in touch with the realities of their young audiences …

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5 Inspiring Books To Read Over the Holiday Break

Shelcy V. Joseph Dec 21, 2018 As you approach the new year, you may find yourself thinking about your professional goals. Maybe you’re planning to negotiate a promotion, switch to a more challenging company or transition into a new career. Maybe you’re looking to start a business, meet a mentor or grow your network. Or maybe, you’re …

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Super anti-Semitic literature can get an uncritical shout-out in the New York Times

by Becket Adams | December 17, 2018 I learned two things from the New York Times’ interview last week with author Alice Walker. First, she enjoys super anti-Semitic propaganda. Second, she can recommend said propaganda to the Times’ millions of readers, and the newspaper won’t say boo about it. I’m not sure these were the takeaways the paper had hoped …

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