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Florida man wins Hemingway look-alike contest in Key West
KEY WEST, Fla.

Florida man wins Hemingway look-alike contest in Key West

Monday, July 27, 2015
A white-bearded Florida man has won the "Papa" Hemingway Look-Alike Contest on his 15th attempt.
 
Eager Capital Region fans, brisk sales greet Lee novel
CAPITAL REGION

Eager Capital Region fans, brisk sales greet Lee novel

Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Harper Lee’s “Go Set a Watchman” hit the shelves Tuesday, ending months of anticipation for the author’s dedicated fans.
 
After months of anticipation, new Harper Lee novel released
NEW YORK

After months of anticipation, new Harper Lee novel released

Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Shortly after sunrise Tuesday, the doors opened at the Old Courthouse Museum in Monroeville, Alabama, and a bell tolled.
 
First chapter of new Harper Lee novel previewed
NEW YORK

First chapter of new Harper Lee novel previewed

Friday, July 10, 2015
We know this much so far about Harper Lee's new book: Atticus Finch is 72 and suffering from rheumatoid arthritis; Scout is a grown woman who has a suitor most anxious to marry her.
 
New book tells of Eden in the Adirondacks

New book tells of Eden in the Adirondacks

Sunday, July 5, 2015
Former Gazette reporter James Schlett’s new book, “A Not Too Greatly Changed Eden: The Story of the Philosophers’ Camp in the Adirondacks,” tells how William James Stillman, an outdoorsman/artist/author/diplomat and a Schenectady native, brought some of the world’s brightest minds to Camp Maple on Follensby Pond just east of Tupper Lake during the summer of 1858.
 
Author will discuss small but vital battle of Revolutionary War
ALBANY

Author will discuss small but vital battle of Revolutionary War

Monday, June 29, 2015
As an administrator for 26 years in the Albany City School District, Bruce Ventner never did a whole lot of teaching. Since he retired nearly 10 years ago, all that has changed.
 
UAlbany prof says poetry can change the world
ALBANY

UAlbany prof says poetry can change the world

Sunday, June 21, 2015
No one needs to tell Leonard Slade the power of words. Add a little rhythmic quality to them and, according to Slade, you can change the world.
 
'Centennial' chronicles 100 years of Saratoga Springs
SARATOGA SPRINGS

'Centennial' chronicles 100 years of Saratoga Springs

Sunday, June 14, 2015
Historian and author Field Horne combined forces with more than 20 local contributors to produce “Saratoga Springs: A Centennial History.”
 
'American original' named U.S. poet laureate
Washington

'American original' named U.S. poet laureate

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
The Library of Congress announced the appointment of Juan Felipe Herrera, a son of migrant farm workers in California, as the next U.S. poet in chief.
 
Copy of upcoming 'Fifty Shades' novel stolen

Copy of upcoming 'Fifty Shades' novel stolen

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Publisher Penguin Random House says a copy of the upcoming “Fifty Shades of Grey” sequel has been stolen, just over a week before publication day.
 
NY summer reading program says 'Every Hero Has A Story'

NY summer reading program says 'Every Hero Has A Story'

Monday, June 8, 2015
The New York State Library announced its summer reading program on Monday to motivate students to continue their education during the summer.
 
New 'Fifty Shades' book quickly tops best-seller lists
NEW YORK

New 'Fifty Shades' book quickly tops best-seller lists

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
A day after announcing that E L James had written a "Fifty Shades" novel from billionaire Christian Grey's point of view, "Grey" was No. 1 on Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.com as of midday Tuesday.
 
David McCullough calls writing his true calling

David McCullough calls writing his true calling

Sunday, May 31, 2015
David McCullough, a best-selling historian and biographer and two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, has a new book on the Wright Brothers. He'll be at the Northshire Bookstore in Saratoga Springs on Tuesday.
 

Author to discuss 6 Revolutionary War veterans' photographs

Saturday, May 23, 2015
An author of several books on the Revolutionary War is giving a talk at an upstate New York battlefield about veterans of the American Revolution who lived long enough into the 19th century to have their photographs taken.

 
Biographer of '12 Years A Slave' author to give talk

Biographer of '12 Years A Slave' author to give talk

Saturday, May 16, 2015
The co-author of a book on the man whose story was told in the Oscar-winning movie "12 Years A Slave" is giving a talk this weekend as part of a local group's history event.

 
 

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