Author of Pamela Smart-inspired book asks for her parole
Author of Pamela Smart-inspired book asks for her parole

A woman whose book To Die For was inspired by the case of Pamela Smart, who plotted with her teenage lover to kill her…

US publishing world gathers for book conventions
US publishing world gathers for book conventions

Diversity will get an extra push at this week's BookCon and BookExpo America. Last year, a virtually all-white lineup of…

Crime caper kingpin Dashiell Hammett papers find a home
Crime caper kingpin Dashiell Hammett papers find a home

A major collection of letters, photos and publications of the late crime fiction author Dashiell Hammett has been acquired…

Unpublished Orson Welles draft memoir obtained by university
Unpublished Orson Welles draft memoir obtained by university

A "very raw draft" of an unpublished Orson Welles memoir has joined the University of Michigan's archives on the trailblazing…

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Books: Satisfaction in meaty characters
Books: Satisfaction in meaty characters

Six of the best in stories starring oddballs and good sorts.

Books: Powerful debut set in seedy Irish underworld

Meet the first novel by a Galway writer who blogs about life on a council estate under a name so forceful I can’t repeat…

Books: Constellations of light in tale of tragedy

In her new novel we encounter Julian in a state of profound grief for his lover, Julia, and their daughter, Mira.

Books: Many strands weave intriguing yarn

Felicito Yanaque is a self-made man. He lives in the city of Piura, and is the owner of a small transport company that he…

'Horror and pity' for Gen Rent
'Horror and pity' for Gen Rent

"Horror and pity" have greeted one renting Auckland couple but they want to change attitudes to tenants…

Peter Bromhead: Of no literary value

Peter Bromhead on the important things in life.

F. Scott Fitzgerald's former home for sale

The suburban New York home where F. Scott Fitzgerald is believed to have written The Great Gatsby is up for sale. A spokeswoman…

Chelsea Clinton book 'It's Your World' coming

Another Clinton is becoming an author. Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of former President Bill Clinton and current presidential…

Hungarian writer Krasznahorkai wins Man Booker International Prize

Acclaimed Hungarian writer Laszlo Krasznahorkai has been awarded the 2015 Man Booker International Prize in a ceremony at…

Barbra Streisand memoir scheduled for 2017
Barbra Streisand memoir scheduled for 2017

Barbra Streisand is set to publish her long-discussed and long-promised memoir. The legendary singer-actress-filmmaker…

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