Tag: Books and literature

Ex-Fox News Contributor Accuses Sean Hannity Of Sexual Harassment

Less than a week after Fox News fired Bill O’Reilly, another Fox News host, Sean Hannity, is being accused of sexual harassment. Conservative commentator Debbie Schlussel told Oklahoma radio host Pat Campbell that Hannity had asked her back to his hotel room twice, once after a book signing he invited her to in Detroit and…

Bob Dylan Wins Nobel Prize for Literature

Bob Dylan has been awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature. The Nobel committee said Dylan earned the honor “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.” The accolade was announced Thursday afternoon in Stockholm. Sara Danils, permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, called the 75-year-old singer-songwriter “a great sampler… and…

Svetlana Alexievich wins 2015 Nobel prize in literature [VIDEO]

Svetlana Alexievich, the Belarusian writer whose oral histories have recorded thousands of individual voices to map the implosion of the Soviet Union, has won the Nobel prize for literature. The Swedish Academy, announcing her win, praised Alexievich’s “polyphonic writings”, describing them as a “monument to suffering and courage in our time”. She becomes the 14th…

French author Patrick Modiano wins Nobel Prize in Literature

Patrick Modiano of France won the Nobel Prize in literature Thursday. The Swedish Academy gave the 8 million kronor ($1.1 million) prize to Modiano “for the art of memory with which he has evoked the most ungraspable human destinies and uncovered the life-world of the occupation.”

South African author Nadine Gordimer dies

Nobel Prize-winning author Nadine Gordimer of South Africa has died at age 90, at her home in Johannesburg, her family said Monday. Gordimer won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1991. She was known as “one of the literary world’s most powerful voices against apartheid.” [reuters]

Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dies At 87

A source close to the family confirms Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died at age 87. Garcia Marquez was hospitalized in the last month for infections in his lungs and urinary tract. The Colombian author’s 1967 novel “One Hundred Years of Solitude” sold more than 50 million copies in more than 25 languages. AP…

Junie B. Jones Author Barbara Park Dies

Barbara Park, a former class clown who channeled her irreverence into the million-selling mishaps of grade schooler Junie B. Jones, has died. She was 66. The author died Friday after a long battle with ovarian cancer, according to a statement released Sunday by Random House Books for Young Readers. Park was a longtime resident of…

Nobel Author Doris Lessing Dies At 94

Nobel prize-winning author Doris Lessing has died at the age of 94, The Guardian reports. At 88 years old, she became the oldest author to win the Nobel prize in literature. Born in Iran, brought up in the African bush in Zimbabwe – where her 1950 first novel, The Grass Is Singing, was set –…

Tom Clancy, Author Of Military Thrillers, Dies At 66

BREAKING: Bestselling author Tom Clancy died in a hospital in Baltimore on Tuesday, his publisher confirms to The New York Times, book publishing reporter Julie Bosman tweeted. Clancy was 66. Publishers Weekly was the first to tweet the news.