Terry Pratchett at the 2012 South Bank Sky Arts Awards in London.
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March 12, 2015 The Discworld series author had for years struggled with a rare form of early-onset Alzheimer's disease. Pratchett amassed a devoted following over four decades of writing — and dozens of novels.
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Roz Chast drew on memories of her parents — and actually drew them — for her Kirkus Prize-winning memoir, Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?
October 24, 2014 Earning honors for fiction, nonfiction and young children's literature, respectively, the writers are the first to win the award. Also: The Bronx's bookstore returns, while the U.K. shows off doodles.
All aboard the writer's desk.
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September 25, 2014 The 24 writers chosen will set out on long-distance train rides — and write along the way. Also: Neil Gaiman tells a tale about Terry Pratchett, who isn't quite the kindly elf you might think he is.
The Floating Library is taking place aboard the Lilac Museum Steamship at Pier 25 on the Hudson River in New York City from Sept. 6 to Oct. 3.
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September 3, 2014 Also: Sheila Heti on making art; Nick Cannon enters the (already heavily populated) world of celebrity children's books.
June 16, 2014 Also: Ugandan writer Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi has won the Commonwealth Short Story Prize; notable books coming out this week.
Neil Gaiman is also the author of Coraline, American Gods, Anansi Boys,Stardust and M Is for Magic. He was born in Hampshire, England, and now lives near Minneapolis.
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October 11, 2013 Also: Authors celebrate Alice Munro's Nobel win; McDonald's will give out books instead of toys in new Happy Meals; the new Bridget Jones book comes with a Bridget Jones-style error.
Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos introduces the Kindle Fire in 2011 in New York City.
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July 26, 2013 Also: A literary magazine's dating service; Neil Gaiman makes a video game; the virtues of Barnes & Noble.
Writer Neil Gaiman attends a screening for Coraline on May 5 in Hollywood, Calif.
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July 2, 2013 Also: Reading Gabriel García Márquez in simulated space; drawings by Jorge Luis Borges and Sylvia Plath; Philipp Meyer on writing.
July 9, 2009 Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Wonder Woman and many others grace the huge, colorful pages of DC Comics' new Wednesday Comics.
January 27, 2009 In our first hour, football coach charged in player's death, and Neil Gaiman receives the 2008 Newbery Medal. In our second hour, tracing our roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr, and cashing in on Obama-inspired merchandising.
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