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The Americans have arrived in force for Britain's Booker literary prize.

The best short stories ask you to lend a hand in figuring things out. Unless, of course, the writer tacks on a neon message: Now, see here, life is a struggle. The writers here are too smart for that.

Did the reclusive Harper Lee cooperate with Marja Mills’ memoir or is it a work of fiction? Readers may never know.

Apple will refund up to $400 million to consumers ensnared in a plot to raise the prices of digital books unless the company gets a court to overturn a decision affirming its pivotal role in the collusion.

The reclusive author of "To Kill a Mockingbird," one of the most acclaimed novels of the 20th century, says she never gave her approval to a new memoir that portrays itself as a rare, intimate look into the lives of the writer and her older sister in small-town Alabama.

James MacGregor Burns, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and political scientist who analyzed the nature of presidential leadership and wrote candid biographies of Franklin D. Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy, died Tuesday at 95.

Nadine Gordimer was first a writer of fiction and a defender of creativity and expression. But as a white South African who hated apartheid's dehumanization of blacks, she was also a determined political activist in the struggle to end white minority rule in her country.

Gov. Pat McCrory announced Friday that Valerie Macon would serve as North Carolina's poet laureate for the next two years. Macon will choose a long-term project to focus on in addition to traveling around the state to work with writers and readers in various communities.

A House in the Sky: A Memoir, by Amanda Lindhout and Sara Corbett. (Scribner) In August 2008, Lindhout – a 27-year-old Canadian traveler and fledgling television reporter – was kidnapped in Somalia along with photojournalist Nigel Brennan. This account of Lindhout’s 460 days in captivity is more than a gonzo adventure tale gone awry; it’s a powerful coming-of-age story and a narrative of forgiveness and spiritual triumph.

‘Ice Shear,’ by M.P. Cooley; ‘The Bone Orchard,’ by Paul Doiron; and ‘Never Coming Back,’ by Tim Weaver.

Rebecca Schenck of Charlotte is one of the contributors to "The Widow's Handbook: Poetic Reflecti...

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