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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

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

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

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.
Digital Journal Report by Jeff Cottrill - 3 comments

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

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

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.
Digital Journal Report by Terence Yung - 1 comment

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.
Digital Journal Report by Terence Yung - 1 comment

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.
Digital Journal Report by Kay Mathews - 4 comments

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?
Digital Journal Report by Bob Andelman

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.'
In the Media by Bob Andelman

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.
In the Media by Bob Andelman

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.
In the Media by John Rickman - 21 comments

Nora Roberts shares secret to success with readers

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

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