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Review: Lena Dunham talks feminism, Hollywood, why she's different than Hannah Special

Toronto - Reading from her memoir for the first time and answering questions, Lena Dunham, the creator and star of the HBO hit show Girls, shared her charming humour, candid insight into gender issues and why she feels like she's visiting Hollywood still.

How competition hurts us: An interview with Margaret Heffernan Special

What makes us competitive, either in business, education or dating, can be detrimental to our career success and overall well-being, argues author Margaret Heffernan in her new book A Bigger Prize. She spoke to us about competition's ugly side.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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Author Judy Blume
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Jeffery Deaver drinking a mock martini.
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Jane Dixon-Smith - JDSmith Design
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Scottish writer and musician Danny Gillan.
Scottish writer and musician Danny Gillan.
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Mitch Albom  American bestselling author and journalist
Mitch Albom, American bestselling author and journalist
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Author Jack Kerouac (circa 1956)
Author Jack Kerouac (circa 1956)
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J.D. Salinger posing for a portrait in 1952
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Author Vince Flynn
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Candida Baker interviews Adam Liaw  Australian Masterchef and new author
Candida Baker interviews Adam Liaw, Australian Masterchef and new author
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Paul Auster, author of 2012 "Winter Journal" memoir.
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Ian Hitchings, true crime author.
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Author Jeffery Deaver.
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Doris Lessing
Doris Lessing
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Will Ferguson, Canadian writer and novelist
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Author Vince Flynn
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Ukulele-playing author Sylvie Simmons says Leonard Cohen has a particular ability to integrate the s...
Ukulele-playing author Sylvie Simmons says Leonard Cohen has a particular ability to integrate the sacred and the profane, as well as the mysterious. “In a song like “Suzanne”, for instance, he’s reporting an actual event, (but) the next minute Jesus is in there, out of nowhere, walking on the water. This happens over and over again with him, where the metaphysical comes in.”
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Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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