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Op-Ed: Writer says, 'this is not the San Francisco I fell in love with' Special

San Francisco - More than just keeping an eye open looking out for fires a top of Mt. Barnaby near Mount Tamalpais in his spare time, volunteer look-out and retired writer Larry Levy views his beloved San Francisco in a much different way today.

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.

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.

Interview with writer and blogger Lisa Jakub Special

The former child actor, a star of such films as 'Mrs. Doubtfire' and 'Independence Day', chats to Digital Journal about life in and out of the spotlight.

Scottish author Danny Gillan—Don’t be afraid to make changes Special

Glasgow - Prize-winning Scottish writer and musician Danny Gillan, author of 'Will You Love Me Tomorrow', 'Scratch' and 'A selection of Meats and Cheeses' continues to answer digging questions with more than honest replies.

Scottish author and musician Danny Gillan — Stupid, lucky idiot Special

Glasgow - Scottish writer and musician Danny Gillan, author of novels 'Will You Love Me Tomorrow' and 'Scratch', and a short story anthology, 'A selection of Meats and Cheeses', carries on his conversation with Digital Journal.

Review: Terror at the Amusement Park, 'Joyland' by Stephen King

Stephen King is known the world over for his novels, short stories and movies. His novels have sold millions of copies. A number of his books have also been turned into feature length films and TV shows.

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.

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.

Enjoying the simple quiet life: Profile of a Digital Journalist Special

Toronto - A Digital Journalist since 2009, Andrew Moran isn't your average 24-year-old man: He listens to radio plays from the '40s, regularly reads books on economics, and follows politics like a grizzled Reuters reporter. This is his story.

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.

Inside the Sydney Writers’ Festival 2012

Sydney - What should be public and what should be kept private? That’s the theme for this year’s Sydney Writers’ Festival, which officially starts on Monday.

Balancing family with writing: Profile of a Digital Journalist Special

Married with three children, Leigh Goessl finds time to ply her writing craft on DigitalJournal.com, publishing more than 360 articles within five months. In this profile of a Digital Journalist, you'll learn more about what she loves about journalism.

Writer and campaigner Rodney Legg dies at 64

Rodney Legg, British writer, historian, campaigner and former chairman of the Open Spaces Society has died of cancer at the age of 64.

Nigerian writer Ngozi Achebe talks about her work Special

Ngozi Achebe is a young Nigerian writer living and working in Olympia, Washington state, United States of America. I recently interviewed her on a number of issues.

Young citizen journalist shows what professionalism is all about Special

Natchitoches - Veronica Sturman may only be 8 years old, but this little citizen journalist and writer has tackled articles with the ability of a professional. Her work is not only impressive but accessible to people of all ages.

Oprah Winfrey sued for Plagiarism

Philadelphia - Oprah Winfrey, a plagiarist? That's what a Pennsylvania writer claims in a new lawsuit. Philadelphia-based writer Charles Harris is suing Oprah Winfrey for plagiarism and copyright infringement.

Actor Ewan McGregor turns political on 'The Ghost Writer' disc Special

Despite the controversy plaguing Roman Polanski, McGregor explains why he was still determined to act for the director in 'The Ghost Writer' (on Blu-ray/DVD). Also out on disc this week: 'A Prophet,' 'James And The Giant Peach,' 'Heroes' and 'Hawaii 5-0.'

Iran Journalist jailed, banned from writing for 30 years

An award-winning woman journalist was sentenced to serve jail and banned from writing for 30 years on charges of alleged propaganda against Iran Islamic regime over her post election reports last year

MASH writer Larry Gelbart has died at age 81

The writer and producer of the television classic MASH, Larry Gelbart died on Friday at the age of 81. Gelbart died in his California home with his family around.

Author J.G. Ballard passes away

LONDON – The acclaimed British writer J.G. Ballard, 78, has passed away on Sunday after suffering from prostrate cancer.

Op-Ed: Great Loss to Africa, Remembering Legson Kayira of Malawi

I met him over coffee as he thumbed through his text. We shared a political science class and friendship. We lost contact with lost addresses. But I will never forget the best and brightest of Africa, Legson Kayira, as I read the news from Malawi.

Thailand frees Australian writer Harry Nicolaides

The Australian writer was sentenced to three years imprisonment for defaming the Thai monarchy in a fictional novel. After numerous protests from the Australian government, he is finally freed after the Thai King pardoned him.

Pulitzer Prize Winning Author Studs Terkel Dead at 96

Author and broadcaster Studs Terkel has died at the age of 96. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1985 for his book The Good War, which featured people's memories of World War II.

Op-Ed: 'Attack of the Box Office Bombs,' Take One

One hack screenwriter's take on why so many bombs get made, the stinkers I really love, the ones that make me cringe, and what your options are if you think you can do better. PLUS: A sneak peak at some major coming attractions.

Pratchett Announces That He Has Early Onset Alzheimer's Disease

Terry Pratchett has been diagnosed with a rare form of early onset Alzheimer's disease. The author is this man behind the Discworld series. Pratchett posted his fate on the website of illustrator Paul Kidby.

Writer, Jose Luis Calva, Dismembers Girlfriend

Jose Luis Calva, an aspiring horror novelist was arrested after police found his girlfriend's torso in his closet. Ironically, they also found a draft he was writing titled, "Cannibalistic Instincts."

Los Angeles Times Sportswriter to Change Gender

LA Times sportswriter puts out an article about his plans to start writing under a new name after he changes his gender.
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Family Guy founder Seth MacFarlane
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Anne Sewell in Cape Town, South Africa
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Christopher Koch is the author of 'The Year of Living Dangerously' and 'Highways to a War'
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Digital Journalist Robert Kingett relaxing at home
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Digital Journalist Anne Sewell (right) and her friend Pam with dogs
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Digital Journalist Robert Kingett
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Digital Journalist Robert Kingett
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Jamal al-Hajji  writer and political commentator was convicted of defamation on 31 December 2013 and...
Jamal al-Hajji, writer and political commentator was convicted of defamation on 31 December 2013 and sentenced to eight months in prison and a fine of 400,000 Libyan Dinar
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Only Fools and Horses creator John Sullivan.
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In Delhi, aged twenty-one. Probably
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Digital Journalist Robert Kingett petting a cat
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Author Jack Kerouac (circa 1956)
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Imre Kertész, Hungarian writer, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2002
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“I m referencing quite a bit   San says of the themes behind Nufonia Must Fall.  Everybody feels l...
“I'm referencing quite a bit," San says of the themes behind Nufonia Must Fall. "Everybody feels like the world is moving a little too fast and is getting a little too complicated. But every robot has a story.”
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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."
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Sylvie Simmons interviewed a range of people for her biography of Leonard Cohen  including the man h...
Sylvie Simmons interviewed a range of people for her biography of Leonard Cohen, including the man himself.
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