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3 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

Gabriel GarcA a MA rquez, Nobel Prize-Winning Author, Dies

BOGOTA , Colombia-The Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel GarcA a MA rquez popularized magical realism in Latin American literature by writing fantastical novels that drew on the folk tales and ghost stories he had heard as a child on Colombia's poor, sun-baked Caribbean coast.

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Related Topix: South America, World News, Colombia, Arts, The General, Country, Fidel Castro

4 hrs ago | The Independent

Cornwall: Smugglers' country

As the TV adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's 'Jamaica Inn' hits our screens, Harriet O'Brien visits the places which inspired the classic tale Harriet O'Brien is an award-winning author and travel writer.

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Related Topix: Travel, Amsterdam, Netherlands Travel, Netherlands Travel, Europe Travel, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly County, England, United Kingdom, Arts

6 hrs ago | BroadwayWorld.com

Playwright Colm Toibin to Lead Next Year's PEN World Voices Festival

PEN American Center announced today that acclaimed writer Colm Tibn will serve as Chairman of the PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature, beginning with next year's Festival.

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Related Topix: Arts, New York

6 hrs ago | The Independent

The Rocky Mountains: A lady's life less ordinary

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Related Topix: Arts, Hybrid, Chevrolet Impala, Sedan, Chevrolet, Highland (Denver, CO), Estes Park, CO, Travel

7 hrs ago | WNED

'Bintel Brief' And 'Hellfighters': American Stories, Powerfully Illustrated

A Bintel Brief and The Harlem Hellfighters are two New York Stories. That's why I'm combining them in this review; not because - as some purists still think - they're lesser works of literature because they're graphic novels.

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7 hrs ago | Journal Gazette

Nobel laureate author Garcia Marquez dies

His fictional works - among them "Chronicle of a Death Foretold," "Love in the Time of Cholera" and "Autumn of the Patriarch" - outsold everything published in Spanish except the Bible.

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Related Topix: Arts, South America, World News, Colombia, Journalism, Hugo Chavez

7 hrs ago | Gawker

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate and author of One Hundred...

Author and Nobel laureate Gabriel Garca Mrquez has died in Mexico after a long illness, according to a source close to the family.

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11 hrs ago | World Magazine

Web Reads: The 12 steps of dying

Preparing for death. For the past half dozen years, I've been reading professor D.G. Myers' literary criticism at A Commonplace Blog .

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12 hrs ago | Canada.com

75 years after its birth, TV is more popular than ever

UBC professor Tiffany Potter, who specializes in popular culture, speaks on the 75th birthday of television coming up on April 30, 2014.

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Related Topix: Arts, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Comedy

15 hrs ago | BroadwayWorld.com

Therese Raquin to Transfer to Park Theatre, July 30

Following a sell-out run at Finborough Theatre, where it continues until Saturday 19 April, a new musical adaptation of mile Zola's classic French novel Th r se Raquin will transfer to Park200 at Park Theatre for a limited 4 week run from Wednesday 30 July 2014 it was announced today.

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Related Topix: Arts, Ballet

15 hrs ago | The Lincolnite

First look: New independent book shop opens in Lincoln Bailgate

A new independent shop and meeting space, Lindum Books, has opened its doors in Lincoln Bailgate after a A 40,000 investment.

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18 hrs ago | USA Today

Exclusive: 'Tales of the Great Beasts' excerpt

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Related Topix: Arts

Wed Apr 16, 2014

USA Today

Must-see book trailers: 'Cursed in Shadow,' 'War Eagle Women'

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Related Topix: Supernatural, Arts

SFGate

Oakland Children's Fairyland puppeteer Lewis Mahlmann dies

Artist-actor Lewis Mahlmann knew how to charm children with his version of classic tales and handmade puppets at Children's Fairyland in Oakland.

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Related Topix: Oakland, CA, Theater, Arts, Recreational Vehicle, Award

The Jewish Journal

What's bothering Rashi about Noah?

While Paramount's "Noah" movie has sold plenty of tickets, audience reaction has been mixed.

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Related Topix: Arts

The Compass

Nominees for NL Book Awards announced

In the Writers' Alliance Fiction Award category, the finalists are "Strays" by Ed Kavanagh; "Caught" by Lisa Moore and Wangersky for "Whirl Away" .

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Related Topix: Arts, Canada, Poetry

CBC News

Marie-Louise Gay, Kathy Stinson shortlisted for kids' lit prize

Established author-illustrator Marie-Louise Gay is known for her Stella series of books, which have also spawned an animated series.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Arts, Recreational Vehicle, Award

Free Times

Theatre SC Presents Hamlet

To be or not to be. To thine own self be true. The lady doth protest too much. Just about everyone has encountered one or more famous lines from William Shakespeare's Hamlet in everyday conversation, and most of us have struggled in English class with the Elizabethan-era language, written in lively blank verse .

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Related Topix: Animation Movies, Short, Hamlet, Music!, Thriller, Crime Movies, Family, Drama Movies, Arts, King Lear, Celebrities, Laurence Olivier, Mel Gibson

Herald Gazette

Honorary UMaine degree for Gerritsen

Two icons of Maine literature and music - international best-selling author Tess Gerritsen of Camden and singer/songwriter David Mallett - will receive honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degrees and share remarks at the University of Maine's 212th commencement Saturday, May 10. Mallett, who lives in Sebec, will address the 10 a.m. ceremony, and ... (more)

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Related Topix: Maine, Arts, Vocal, Folk, Camden, ME, University of Maine

Christian Science Monitor

Nadine Gordimer: The disillusion and corruption of post-Mandela South Africa

Farewell messages for late South African president Nelson Mandela are written over a panel in a shopping mall in Johannesburg, South Africa, Dec. 13, 2013.

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Related Topix: Mandela, Drama Movies, World News, South Africa, Africa, Arts, Nonfiction

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