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Beattie to read from short stories

Beattie to read from short stories

Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015
Back in the 1970s, when she was in her 20s and publishing short stories in such magazines as The New Yorker, Ann Beattie was often referred to as “The voice of her generation.”
 
Jackie Collins, novelist of the rich and scandalous, dies

Jackie Collins, novelist of the rich and scandalous, dies

Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015
Author Jackie Collins died at age 77 of breast cancer in Los Angeles, her publicist Melody Korenbrot said.

 
Ellsburg story makes riveting young adult history

Ellsburg story makes riveting young adult history

Friday, Sept. 18, 2015
Daniel Ellsberg is a perfect subject for Steve Sheinkin’s latest history book for young readers, “Most Dangerous” (Roaring Brook Press, 384 pages, $19.99), which was just nominated for a National Book Award.
 
Alabama murder mystery: What happened to Harper Lee's book?

Alabama murder mystery: What happened to Harper Lee's book?

Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015
Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Harper Lee politely knocked on truck driver Robert Louis Burns' door in rural Alabama one day more than three decades ago and asked him about the preacher he killed.
 
Ex-reporter looks at Capital Region's 'characters' in book
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Ex-reporter looks at Capital Region's 'characters' in book

Monday, Sept. 7, 2015
“A few years ago I was introduced to Kurt Vonnegut,” Thomas Dimopoulos recalled.
 
Ms. Magazine co-founder to speak about latest book

Ms. Magazine co-founder to speak about latest book

Friday, Aug. 7, 2015
Letty Cottin Pogrebin’s latest book, “Single Jewish Male Seeking Soul Mate,” may be a novel, but whether fact or fiction, her writing will always include some loud and articulate message.
 
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.
 
 

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