Authors to auction off character names for charity; Halloween costumes of famous authors; post-apocalyptic novels; and other news.
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Dundee International Book Prize winner announced; Dylan Thomas’s reputation in Wales; Maryland bookstore donates to international charities; and other news.
Ink blots and reader notes are on display at Cambridge; writers discuss the importance of place in their work; a literary atlas of Ireland; and other news.
Lemony Snicket leads an independent bookstore initiative; Tom Hanks is published in the New Yorker; horror fiction examined; and other news.
Famous writers compose an Exquisite Corpse; a tourist is accidentally locked inside a London bookstore; an essay on taboos and creativity; and other news.
Rushdie shares PEN Pinter Award with imprisoned Syrian activist; Nobel Prize winner Patrick Modiano and his work; little-known punctuation marks; and other news.
French novelist Patrick Modiano wins 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature; Billy Collins on poetry and leadership; Twin Cities–based bookstore to close; and other news.
Finalists for Kirkus Prize announced; National Book Foundation's 5 Under 35; Lee Child on why the Amazon-Hachette battle matters; and other news.
Amazon and Perseus strike a new deal; Paul Theroux on the short story; Thomas Pynchon rumored to make an onscreen appearance; and other news.
Banned Books Week continues; George Bernard Shaw's garden spade unearthed; the New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association takes aim at Amazon; and other news.