Patti Smith's 'Just Kids' Wins Nonfiction Award

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Art Of Storytelling Alive And Well In Audio Books

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Paul Auster is the acclaimed author of The New York Trilogy, Man in the Dark, Invisible and other books. Stephane De Sakutin/Getty Images hide caption

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Paul Auster Tackles Homelessness And Broken Hearts

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'Vast Ocean Of Stories' In Biography Of The Atlantic

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Owner Of Influential D.C. Bookstore Remembered

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Mario Vargas Llosa Wins Nobel Literature Prize

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Born in Oslo, Per Petterson worked as a bookseller, a translator and literary critic before becoming a full-time writer. Finn Stale Felberg hide caption

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Per Petterson: A Family Approach To Fiction

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Brandon Hamilton, a senior and economics major at Reed College, does schoolwork on his iPad by the college's Old Dorm Block. Kevin Myers hide caption

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The E-Textbook Experiment Turns A Page

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How To Sell A Book? Good Old Word Of Mouth

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Jonathan Franzen is also the author of The Corrections: A Novel and The Discomfort Zone, a memoir. Greg Martin hide caption

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Feminist 'Franzenfreude' Over Raves For 'Freedom'

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos recently entered an exclusive agreement with the Wylie Agency to sell e-book versions of some of its pre-digital classics. Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In E-Publishing Revolution, Rights Battle Wears On

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Conflict Widens In E-Books Publishing

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Jennifer Egan's short stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Harpers and McSweeny's. Pieter M. van Hattem hide caption

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Jennifer Egan Does Avant-Garde Fiction — Old School

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To Kill a Mockingbird was adapted into a film in 1962, starring Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch, Mary Badham as Scout and Phillip Alford as Jem. Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images hide caption

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50 Years On, 'Mockingbird' Still Sings America's Song

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