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Guide writer for surviving bull attacks survives being gored

Author Bill Hillmann wrote a section in the book “How to Survive the Bulls of Pamplona” and has now lived up to his hype by surviving a brutal bull attack.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Video: Skydiving author, mango madness on Fiction Frenzy TV VLog Special

Vancouver - "Be relentlessly helpful to build your fan base" and "Authors jump out of planes so you don't have to" are but a few of the quirky and fun topics on the latest episodes of Fiction Frenzy TV VLog show.
Digital Journal Report by AR Vasquez

Video: Malka Marom, author of 'Joni Mitchell in Her Own Words' Special

Toronto - Malka Marom's latest book "Joni Mitchell - In Her Own Words" details the intimate interviews she had with Canadian painter/songwriter and artist Joni Mitchell over the decades.
Digital Journal Report by AR Vasquez - 2 comments

Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies in Mexico City home, 1927-2014

Considered one of the most significant authors of the 20th century, famed Colombian journalist, novelist, short story writer and screenwriter Gabriel Garcia Marquez has passed away at the age of 87 in his Mexico City home.
In the Media by Jeannie Stokowski-Bisanti

American best-selling author Mitch Albom helps PH typhoon victims

American best-selling author Mitch Albom has traveled to the typhoon-ravaged areas of Tacloban City in the Philippines to help rebuild destroyed libraries there in cooperation with National Bookstore, the Philippines' biggest bookstore.
In the Media by Leo Reyes

A conversation with Home and Family's Cristina Ferrare Special

Cristina Ferrare has had a long, varied career. She’s been a supermodel, a TV talk show host, and a New York Times bestselling author. Now she co-hosts The Home and Family show on The Hallmark Channel, and, at age 63, has no plans on slowing down.
Digital Journal Report by Mindy Peterman - 1 comment

Review: Stage adaptation of The Tin Drum captures book's magic realism

Toronto - One of the most popular books to come out of Germany has been adapted to the English stage for the first time. Toronto's UnSpun Theatre wonderfully brings The Tin Drum to life using creative set design, pitch-perfect acting and lively dialogue.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 2 comments

Conjuring Burroughs Special

New York - Katelan Foisy was a drug addict by the time she was 20. She lost both her lover and her best friend in a short span of time, but found inspiration as an artist and businesswoman through an unlikely source: the work of William S. Burroughs.
Digital Journal Report by Cate Kustanczy - 1 comment

Doris Lessing, 'prolific and unconventional' author dies, aged 94

London - Doris Lessing, the "prolific and unconventional" Nobel prize-winning British author of over 50 novels, has died, aged 94.
In the Media by Lesley Lanir - 3 comments

Writer Gerard de Villiers dies at 83

French writer Gerard de Villiers, whose spy thrillers have sold more than 100 million copies worldwide, has died aged 83.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Author CJ Koch has died

Australian author Christopher John Koch, best known for writing the book 'The Year of Living Dangerously,' has died in Tasmania at the age of 81.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Female author from India gunned down by militants in Afghanistan

Sushmita Banerjee, an author from India whose memoir about life in Afghanistan became a Bollywood movie, has been shot to death by suspected Taliban militants.
In the Media by John Sevigny

Author Iain Banks has died

The author Iain Banks has died aged 59. This news comes two months after he announced that he was suffering from terminal cancer.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Novelist A.J. Sidransky on his work: Forgiving Maximo Rothman Special

New York - AJ Sidransky's Forgiving Maximo Rothman reminds us that 'life is too short to make enemies of those we love,' and I connected with the novelist to learn more.
Digital Journal Report by Michael Krebs

Erotic novelist posts ad on the Internet for love affair

A novelist of an exciting new book is seeking some work experience in the love affair department in the hope of getting a taste of the real thing.
In the Media by Michelle Duffy

Op-Ed: Let me introduce you to Arundhati Roy

In Western media, you don't often hear about Arundhati Roy. Understandably so, because she's an outspoken writer and activist concerning modern India as well as corporate control everywhere: a female version of Christopher Hitchens & Chris Hedges.
In the Media by R. C. Camphausen - 1 comment

Review: Sulha looks into the lives of the Bedouins, novel by Malka Marom Special

Toronto - Malka Marom is a fascinating Canadian-Israeli artist, journalist and producer whose interests and talents cross a spectrum that only some artists dream of experiencing. As a child she had a leading role in the first movie ever filmed in Israel.
Digital Journal Report by AR Vasquez

Review: Kurt Vonnegut's 'A Man Without a Country'

If you’ve never once picked up a book by Kurt Vonnegut, came across an essay of his, or even peeked at a short story written by him, then you’re missing out.
In the Media by Chelsea Kirk

Korean War not forgotten in Owen Choi's novel Tendrils of Life Special

Raleigh - Sixty years after the Korean War, one which some call the "forgotten" or "unknown" war, many US veterans gathered together on the anniversary recounting their experiences. For South Koreans who lived through it, the memories continue to haunt them.
Digital Journal Report by AR Vasquez - 1 comment

Book reveals Scientology's relationship with Hollywood elite

A new book revealing the inner workings of the Church of Scientology and its relationship with Hollywood stars such as Tom Cruise, is set to be released later this month.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 1 comment

Benjamin Franklin expert, Claude-Anne Lopez, dies at 92

New Haven - Author, scholar, and editor-in-chief of Yale University's Franklin papers died Friday at her New Haven home at the age of 92.
In the Media by Layne Weiss - 1 comment

Suicidal thoughts reflected in Ksenia Anske's debut novel Special

Seattle - More teenagers every day experience suicidal thoughts. Recently in BC, Canada, Amanda Todd took her own life after years of cyber bullying. Ksenia Anske's own experience inspired her to write her soon to be released novel, Siren Suicides.
Digital Journal Report by AR Vasquez

Black Comedy is in Style — Cid Andrenelli, Artist and Writer Special

Rometta - Finding an enigmatic artist and activist whose talents cross multiple mediums is rare to find. Italian artist, writer and playwright Cid Andrenelli is one of these unique talents.
Digital Journal Report by AR Vasquez

Judy Blume, award-winning author, diagnosed with breast cancer

It was a club that internationally best-selling author Judy Blume never asked to join, but found herself a part of — she became one of the 1 in 8 women in the United States diagnosed with breast cancer. Here's her story.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan - 1 comment

Wealthy should pay more tax, says author

Oxford - Best selling and award-winning British author, Mark Haddon, says he, and other wealthy people, should be paying more tax.
In the Media by Steve Hayes - 4 comments

Op-Ed: George Orwell's predictions for 2012

George Orwell was a journalist, political author and novelist who wrote Animal Farm in 1945 and Nineteen Eighty-Four in 1949. These were two of his most notable novels.
In the Media by Mindy Allan - 7 comments

Oregon author loves creating a scene Special

Baker City - Oregonian memoirist Jennifer Lauck is a professional writer who loves to create scenes and draw attention to her work, whether it is teaching a class or writing her next bestseller.
Digital Journal Report by Scott Ungerecht

Historian David Bird, gives talk on his new book 'Nazi Dreamtime' Special

Sydney - Support for National Socialism during the 1930s is well known in Germany, but lesser known are those that supported it in Australia. In his latest book Nazi Dreamtime, historian David Bird investigates the extreme right, down under.
Digital Journal Report by Richard Milnes - 9 comments

Interview with author and entrepreneur Lew Turnquist Special

Lew Turnquist is the Senior Managing Partner at Kirchner Private Capital Group, a North American company patterned after the original model for a merchant bank. The company recently released a book titled "How Do You Know… If You Are an Entrepreneur?".
Digital Journal Report by Cendrine Marrouat

Report: Sci-fi author Ray Bradbury dead at 91

The author best known for The Martian Chronicles and Fahrenheit 451 has passed away at 91 years old, according to media reports. No word yet on his cause of death.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 13 comments
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Malka Marom sits with her dear friend Joni Mitchell

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Malka Marom
Malka Marom sits with her dear friend Joni Mitchell photo copyright: Malka Marom
Paul Auster  author of 2012  Winter Journal  memoir.
Paul Auster, author of 2012 "Winter Journal" memoir.
Thomas Piketty is the author of a new book called:  Capital in the Twenty-First Century
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Thomas Piketty is the author of a new book called: "Capital in the Twenty-First Century"
Author Vince Flynn
Author Vince Flynn
Many chapters in Publikation features lengthy quotes from a variety of people Buckley interviewed fo...
David Buckley
Many chapters in Publikation features lengthy quotes from a variety of people Buckley interviewed for the book, including ex-band members and assorted musicians. "I"m interested in oral history," the author explains, "(that) what people say is as important, if not more so, than my narrative. I want to make the reader aware that I haven't simply condensed other peoples' work or ideas, but have discovered genuinely new material from my own bespoke interviews."
Mitch Albom  American bestselling author and journalist
Mitch Albom, American bestselling author and journalist
Author and media expert Jeff Jarvis
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Author and media expert Jeff Jarvis
Emily Hill  author and publishing coach
Emily Hill, author and publishing coach
Jeffery Deaver drinking a mock martini.
Jeffery Deaver drinking a mock martini.
J.D. Salinger posing for a portrait  in 1952
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J.D. Salinger posing for a portrait in 1952
Katelan Foisy s private altar to William S. Burroughs  designed entirely with found items.
Katelan Foisy's private altar to William S. Burroughs, designed entirely with found items.
Scottish writer and musician Danny Gillan.
Danny Gillan
Scottish writer and musician Danny Gillan.
Scottish writer and musician Danny Gillan.
Dann Gillan
Scottish writer and musician Danny Gillan.
Brian Sousa (middle) with friends
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Brian Sousa (middle) with friends
Scottish writer and musician Danny Gillan.
Danny Gillan
Scottish writer and musician Danny Gillan.
Osama bin Laden Compound
Sajjad Ali Qureshi
Osama bin Laden Compound
Jeffery Deaver playing roulette.
Jeffery Deaver playing roulette.
Author Vince Flynn
Author Vince Flynn
Will Ferguson  Canadian writer and novelist
Alex Ferguson
Will Ferguson, Canadian writer and novelist
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