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Foreign authors top sellers with literature-loving Tehran women

French authors Albert Camus and Simone de Beauvoir rub shoulders with the likes of Jewish diarist Anne Frank and Russian poet Osip Mandelstam in Tehran bookstores where the largely female readership lap ...

December 27, 2020, Sunday


Books ‘resilient’ amid publishing upheaval

BOOK publishing in 2020 was a story of how much an industry can change and how much it can, or wants to, remain the same. “A lot of what has happened this year — if it were a novel, I would say that ...

December 20, 2020, Sunday


Pioneering trans writer bows out

JAN Morris, the celebrated journalist, historian, world traveler and fiction writer who in middle age became a pioneer of the transgender movement, has died at 94. Morris died in Wales on the morning ...

November 29, 2020, Sunday


Scottish author scoops Booker Prize

SCOTTISH writer Douglas Stuart won the Booker Prize for fiction last week for “Shuggie Bain,” a novel about a boy’s turbulent coming of age in hardscrabble 1980s Glasgow that was turned down by 32 publishers ...

November 29, 2020, Sunday


Forget delivery apps. Dive into Jamie Oliver’s new cookbook

JAMIE Oliver knows one of the biggest obstacles home cooks face isn’t the drudgery of shopping, the chore of chopping or the mess of washing up. It’s delivery apps. What he calls the Uber-ization of the ...

November 15, 2020, Sunday


Misty Copeland takes inspiration from teenage life in latest book

MISTY Copeland has long told the story of a childhood ballet teacher who recognized her precocious talent and rescued the 13-year-old from a cramped motel room to live with her for three years so she ...

October 11, 2020, Sunday


First volume of Obama’s memoir slated for November 17 release

THE first volume of former President Barack Obama’s memoir — “A Promised Land” — will be released on November 17, chronicling his swift and historic rise to the White House and first term in office. “I’ve ...

September 27, 2020, Sunday


Jim Carry gets real with satirical fictional memoir

WHEN Jim Carrey and Dana Vachon handed in the book they had toiled on for eight years — a satirical “anti-memoir” about Carrey’s life but with increasingly extreme flights of absurdity — to Sonny Mehta, ...

July 12, 2020, Sunday


Novelist Patchett has Nashville bookstore customers swooning

THE Nashville bookstore that opened and thrived while others were closing their doors is once again defying the odds, thanks, in part, to its famous novelist co-owner. Throughout the pandemic, Ann Patchett ...

July 5, 2020, Sunday


Famed books on challenged list

STORIES with gay and transgender themes, a spoof inspired by the family rabbit of Vice President Mike Pence, and classics by J.K. Rowling and Margaret Atwood were among books that received the most objections ...

April 26, 2020, Sunday




 

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