David Suchet (right) as detective Hercule Poirot in an adaptation of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express.
May 14, 2014 Also: Ralph Waldo Emerson's 1863 letter of recommendation for a job-seeking Walt Whitman; an interview with Peggy McIntosh, who wrote about "white privilege."
An employee prepares an order at Amazon's fulfillment center in San Bernardino, Calif.
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April 17, 2014 Also: Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez's health is said to be stable but "very fragile"; Dave Eggers' new book is called Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?
November 13, 2013 Also: Stephen King reveals his greatest fear; Margaret Atwood on Dave Eggers; Casey N. Cep on Flannery O'Connor.
One bookseller says of the new Amazon Source program to sell Kindle e-readers: "That's not cooperation. That's being complicit in your execution."
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November 7, 2013 Also: Nuyorican poet Tato Laviera dies at age 63; Alexis Madrigal on the new Dave Eggers novel; an interview with Graywolf Press.
November 7, 2013 Has new tracking technology put us on a slippery slope toward microchipping our own children? Commentator Barbara J. King worries that it has, and asks if this practice is healthy for kids and parents alike.
Michael Hastings, who wrote a candid profile of Gen. Stanley McChrystal for Rolling Stone, died in June in a car crash in Los Angeles. He was 33.
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October 7, 2013 Also: Erica Jong on Fear of Flying; Amazon warehouse workers threaten to strike; the best books coming out this week.
Author Tom Clancy, seen in 2004, was an insurance agent before publishing The Hunt For Red October in 1984.
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October 3, 2013 Also: Dave Eggers responds to allegations that he lifted another writer's work; Jim Crace on the new rules for the Man Booker prize; the problem of depicting female beauty in novels.
Dave Eggers at the 2009 National Book Awards in New York.
October 1, 2013 Also: Sherman Alexie drinks the ebook Kool-Aid; Karen Russell on her new "genius" status; Marcela Valdes on YA novels and the economy.
Marcella Hazan and her husband, Victor, in the kitchen of their home in Longboat Key, Fla.
September 30, 2013 Also: An excerpt from Dave Eggers' new novel; the best new books coming out this week.
Shakespeare's handwriting may offer clues to a mysterious passage in Thomas Kyd's Spanish Tragedy.
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August 14, 2013 Also: Foreign Policy's blog The Cable says there's fresh evidence the CIA kept tabs on Noam Chomsky; new books from Dave Eggers and Ron Burgundy.
Author Louise Erdrich, seen here in May 2008, has won the National Book Award for her novel, The Round House.
November 14, 2012 Erdrich's novel is laced with emotional nuance, and demonstrates in painful detail the legal and cultural obstacles to prosecuting rapists on a North Dakota reservation. Katherine Boo's acclaimed Behind the Beautiful Forevers – about life in a slum in Mumbai, India — won the nonfiction award.
October 3, 2007 A year later, Dave Eggers' story of Valentino Achak Deng continues to resonate.
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