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J.K. Rowling announces 8th Harry Potter book

J.K. Rowling announces 8th Harry Potter book

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016
When die-hard "Harry Potter" fans first heard that J.K. Rowling was writing a sequel to her beloved seven-part series, they couldn't wait to get their hands on the book. Then they realized the sequel wasn't going to be a book at all — it was a play.
 
What fairy tales tell us about where we came from

What fairy tales tell us about where we came from

Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016
Many of the fairy tales we associate with the Grimm Brothers, Hans Christian Andersen and Disney are thousands of years older than the people who first stuck them in a book. Some of them are so old they predate modern languages and religions - one is even older than writing itself.
 
Children's book starring George Washington's 'happy' slaves pulled

Children's book starring George Washington's 'happy' slaves pulled

Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016
On the morning of George Washington's birthday, young Delia and her father are scrambling to put together their most important assignment of the year: a cake for the president himself.
 
For David Kaczynski, book just ‘came spilling out’
SCHENECTADY

For David Kaczynski, book just ‘came spilling out’

Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016
When it came to big brothers, David Kaczynski always felt pretty fortunate. He wouldn’t have traded Ted, seven years his elder, for anyone.
 

Best of 2015: Books

Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015
Technology is making it easier and cheaper for authors to self­-publish, but the traditional publishing industry once again turned out some excellent books this year.
 
The real story of Winnie-the-Pooh’s woods

The real story of Winnie-the-Pooh’s woods

Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015
Kathryn Aalto tells that story in “The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh: A Walk Through the Forest That Inspired the Hundred Acre Wood.”
 
NEW YORK

Ta-Nehisi Coates wins National Book Award

Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015
Ta-Nehisi Coates' "Between the World and Me," won the National Book Award for nonfiction Wednesday night.
 
Professor’s book looks back with a punk perspective

Professor’s book looks back with a punk perspective

Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015
Author. Poet. Musician. Professor. Wild man. Most of these descriptions still apply to Daniel Nester, an associate professor of English at the College of Saint Rose in Albany.
 
Wilton man’s story of mother’s first love nominated for Pulitzer
WILTON

Wilton man’s story of mother’s first love nominated for Pulitzer

Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015
A Wilton man who published his first book this May about his mother’s first husband — the man he was named for and who died in a B-17 crash during WWII — was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in nonfiction.
 
JK Rowling says she's working on new children's book
LONDON

JK Rowling says she's working on new children's book

Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015
Good news, Harry Potter fans: J.K. Rowling says she is working on a new children's book. There could be a bit of a wait for it, though.
 
Skidmore prof celebrates his 50th year of editing and publishing literary journal

Skidmore prof celebrates his 50th year of editing and publishing literary journal

Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015
Robert Boyers can discuss politics and literature with the best and brightest of his colleagues. Put those two topics together and you could argue that he’s in a class by himself.
 
Local author releases new work on FDR, Hitler

Local author releases new work on FDR, Hitler

Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015
David Pietrusza, the author of books on 1920, 1948 and 1960, Pietrusza will officially launch his latest work, “1932: The rise of Hitler and FDR — Two Tales of Politics, Betrayal and Unlikely Destiny,” with a presentation at the Village Library of Cooperstown at 7 p.m. on Monday.
 

Author Johnson fascinated with N. Korea, East Germany

Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015
Author Adam Johnson is the first to admit that despite his quirky humor most of his stories are quite dark.
 
ALBANY

Author Johnson fascinated by untold tales from far-off places

Friday, Oct. 9, 2015
Author Adam Johnson said he’s always been interested with how people like to make over their reality, which explains his fascination with North Korea.

Author Johnson fascinated by untold tales from far-off places
 
Svetlana Alexievich of Belarus wins Nobel literature prize

Svetlana Alexievich of Belarus wins Nobel literature prize

Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015
Belarusian writer Svetlana Alexievich won the Nobel Prize in literature on Thursday for works that chronicled the great tragedies of the Soviet Union and those that followed in the wake of its 1991 collapse.
 
 

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