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'National treasure': Canada's short story master, Nobel winner Alice Munro dead at 92

'National treasure': Canada's short story master, Nobel winner Alice Munro dead at 92

Short story legend Alice Munro, whose intricate tales depicting small-town southwestern Ontario earned her an international fanbase and the Nobel Prize in literature, has died at age 92.
A list of books by Canadian literary giant, Nobel winner Alice Munro, dead at age 92

A list of books by Canadian literary giant, Nobel winner Alice Munro, dead at age 92

Canadian literary legend Alice Munro was one of the world's most famous and lauded short story writers.
In her feminist punk music, Kathleen Hanna tells it all. In her memoir, there's more to the story

In her feminist punk music, Kathleen Hanna tells it all. In her memoir, there's more to the story

Few artists have a neat origin story, but Kathleen Hanna, the feminist punk pioneer and celebrated frontwoman whose rallying cry of “girls to the front” inspired generations, may have a pretty convincing one.

Free 'Buzz Book' compilation includes excerpts from Dava Sobel, Jami Attenberg

NEW YORK (AP) — New fiction from Jami Attenberg and from young adult authors Kwame Mbalia and Robert Beatty and the latest book on science from best-selling writer Dava Sobel are among the upcoming works excerpted for a free e-compilation.
No, a best-selling American writing duo didn't pen a Galen Weston romance novel

No, a best-selling American writing duo didn't pen a Galen Weston romance novel

TORONTO — You would be forgiven for thinking Christina Lauren's latest romance novel stars a hunky reimagining of Loblaw chairman Galen G. Weston.
American author V. V. Ganeshananthan wins prestigious Carol Shields Prize for Fiction

American author V. V. Ganeshananthan wins prestigious Carol Shields Prize for Fiction

TORONTO — U.S. author V. V. Ganeshananthan has won the Carol Shields Prize for Fiction, worth US$150,000.
Book Review: A grandfather’s 1,500-page family history undergirds Claire Messud’s latest novel

Book Review: A grandfather’s 1,500-page family history undergirds Claire Messud’s latest novel

Secrets and shame — every family has its share. When it came time to write her most autobiographical novel, Claire Messud relied on a 1,500-page family history compiled by her paternal grandfather.
Book Review: Veronica Roth taps into her Polish roots for 'When Among Crows,' a lore-packed novella

Book Review: Veronica Roth taps into her Polish roots for 'When Among Crows,' a lore-packed novella

Dymitr is on a personal mission, and it starts with facing the mythical leszy who’s guarding the fern flower as it blooms for the summer solstice.
Book Review: Anonymous public servants are the heart of George Stephanopoulos' 'Situation Room'

Book Review: Anonymous public servants are the heart of George Stephanopoulos' 'Situation Room'

The biggest challenge for an author tackling the history of the Situation Room, the basement room of the White House where some of the biggest intelligence crises have been handled in recent decades, is the room itself.
Book Review: 'Challenger' is definitive account of shuttle disaster and missteps that led to tragedy

Book Review: 'Challenger' is definitive account of shuttle disaster and missteps that led to tragedy

When the Challenger space shuttle exploded a little over a minute after its launch in 1986, it pierced the dreams of millions about who watched the tragedy unfold live on television.