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Op-Ed: Zorro novel the first of its kind, for author Isabel Allende Special

Who would think that a swashbuckling character of the 1920's would endure and continue to enthrall audiences to this day. For over 90 years, the story of Zorro has not diminished but endured. This coming May

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.

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.

Spanish writer and economist José Luis Sampedro passed away at 96

Madrid - Humanist, writer and economist, José Luis Sampedro has passed away at the age of 96 in his home in Madrid. Well-known in Spain, he jumped generational barriers to become an icon to the Spanish youth and to the 15M movement.

Review: Collection of Vonnegut letters a lengthy but worthwhile slog Special

It's tempting to think you know the real Kurt Vonnegut. He revealed so much of himself during his lifetime, in his personal essays and in the autobiographical bits of his novels. But five years after his death, there's still much more to learn.

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.

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.

Spotlight on Carmen Boullosa, poet and novelist Special

Houston - Mexican novelist and poet Carmen Boullosa has been internationally acclaimed. Her works have received praise not only from reviewers but also from leading Latin American writers of our time, including Alma Guillermoprieto and Carlos Fuentes.

Author Akash Kapur talks of ‘India Becoming’ Special

Houston - It was one of those idyllic mornings where the normally effervescent fountains belied their calm. One could not help but notice their doubling of Akash Kapur—his Zen as he greeted the crowd of anxious students at the University of Houston on Wednesday.

Kitty Pilgrim discusses her debut novel, The Explorer's Code Special

CNN correspondent and anchor, Emmy Award winner, Peabody Award winner, and now Kitty Pilgrim adds novelist to her distinguished resume. Pilgrim talks about her romantic thriller and gives "spoiler alert" concerning sequel.

Mr. Media Radio: Anna David, novelist, 'Bought,' 'Party Girl' Special

I’m probably not the target market for chick lit books, so I approached Anna David’s second novel, 'Bought,' a little skeptically. On the other hand, who doesn’t enjoy a little fiction about high-end prostitution and the sex trade in Hollywood?

Mr. Media Interview: Kristin Harmel, chick-lit novelist of The Art of French Kissing

Kristin Harmel’s new novel, her fourth, in fact, is titled 'The Art of French Kissing.' You may know her from her previous bestseller, 'How to Sleep With a Movie Star.'

Mr. Media Audio Interview: James Sheehan, 'The Mayor of Lexington Avenue," novelist

I met James Sheehan at a St. Petersburg Times Festival of Reading event back in 2005. I was there promoting my new biography of Will Eisner and he was riding a wave of excellent reviews for his first novel, The Mayor of Lexington Avenue.

Novelist George MacDonald Fraser Dead at 82

Novelist Geroge MacDonald Fraser, author of the highly acclaimed Flashman series, has died of cancer at the age of 82. MacDonald's novels were the finest sort of historical fiction and one of the only novels to be as heavily footnoted as a history text.

Nora Roberts shares secret to success with readers

The formula for romance-suspense novelist Nora Roberts' success sounds simple enough: Discipline, drive and desire.

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