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.
British authors such as Hilary Mantel will soon have some competition from across the pond, according to organizers of the Man Booker Prize.
September 16, 2013 Also: A bookless public library opens in Texas; Joyce Maynard re-evaluates J.D. Salinger; and the best books coming out this week.
Kelly Clarkson bought a ring once owned by Jane Austen at auction, but the U.K. is trying to keep it in the country.
August 13, 2013 Also: Thomas Pynchon's "Bugs Bunny" teeth; N.Y. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's book deal; and The New York Review of Books' lady problem.
Hilary Mantel attends the Costa Book of the Year awards in London, England.
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April 19, 2013 Also: Penguin offers to drop Apple ebook deals over European antitrust case; a page out of Thomas Pynchon's latest novel; and a long-overdue apology.
William Shakespeare, brilliant playwright and cutthroat businessman?
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April 1, 2013 Also: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie disses V. S. Naipaul; a new biography of Derrida; and the best books coming out this week.
Nobel laureate Rudyard Kipling wrote novels, poems and short stories, mostly set in India and Burma during British rule.
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February 26, 2013 Also: Some authors are buying spots on bestseller lists; the legacy of Philip Roth; and details of Thomas Pynchon's next novel.
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