Colin Dwyer

Colin Dwyer appears in the following:

Police Capture Prison Escapee David Sweat, Ending Weeks-Long Manhunt

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Police say the convicted murderer who escaped from a prison in New York earlier this month, has been shot but captured alive. Just days ago, his accomplice, Richard Matt, was fatally shot by police.


After Verses Turn To Versus, Poet Emerges With Renowned Oxford Post

Friday, June 19, 2015

If you didn't know better, you might mistake the hubbub for American politics. But amid the fickle endorsements and dust-ups, poet Simon Armitage won election as the newest Oxford professor of poetry.


Merry Bloomsday! For Communion With Joyce, Raise A Sacramental Guinness

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

To honor the day that James Joyce's character Leopold Bloom wandered the streets in Ulysses, fans the world over have found fitting ways to celebrate — boisterously, and often reverent with obscenity.


EU Launches Antitrust Probe Of Amazon's E-Book Business

Thursday, June 11, 2015

The European Union's executive arm announced Thursday that it will investigate the e-tailing giant's contracts with publishers. At issue are a few key clauses that might give Amazon an unfair edge.


Juan Felipe Herrera Named U.S. Poet Laureate

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Already California's poet laureate, the prolific Chicano writer bears an enduring fascination for his native state — and a passion for teaching that's likely to shape his time in the new role.

Comments [1]

Hogwarts Hops The Pond: Rowling Reveals U.S. Version Of Wizards' School

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

In a series of tweets with fans, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling confirmed that Americans will (eventually) have their own fictional version of the legendary school of witchcraft and wizardry.


'Trigger Mortis': New Bond Novel Brings Back Pussy Galore

Thursday, May 28, 2015

For author Anthony Horowitz, the book is a return to the "true" James Bond. This means an unpublished scene from Ian Fleming himself — and a long-delayed reunion with a franchise favorite.


'Gutshot' Is Gloriously Grand Guignol

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Amelia Gray's new story collection is brimming with gore, guts, madness and deviance. Reviewer Colin Dwyer says Gray is reclaiming a place in literature for our bloody, clumsy, inconvenient bodies.


USPS Picks Perfect Line For Maya Angelou Stamp — If Only It Were Hers

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

A limited-edition stamp from the U.S. Postal Service, which was intended to honor the late poet, bears a quote that was actually written by a different author.


The 'Netflix Of Books' Hopes To Open Up The E-Book Market

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Oyster, the subscription e-book service, says it is opening up a retail component and has the Big Five publishers on board. The move sets up Oyster to challenge Amazon.


From 'Dragon Tattoo' To The 'Spider's Web': Stieg Larsson's Heroine Returns

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The late novelist's Millennium series is getting an addition, The Girl in the Spider's Web. The book, written by David Lagercrantz, just got its title and a U.S. release date: Sept. 1.


App That Aims To Make Books 'Squeaky Clean' Draws Ire From Edited Writers

Friday, March 27, 2015

Clean Reader — an app designed to find, block and replace profanity in books — has drawn considerable criticism from authors. This week, makers of the app announced they would no longer sell e-books.


A Shimmy Into English Shakes The Dirt Off This Irish Classic

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

In Máirtín Ó Cadhain's The Dirty Dust, the dead don't just talk. They won't shut up. Yet this inventive novel, first written in Irish, has long been sealed from English-speaking readers — until now.


Terry Pratchett, Prolific Fantasy Author, Dies At 66

Thursday, 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.


'Beholder' Has An Eye For The Absurd, And A Smirk Beneath Its Beard

Monday, March 02, 2015

Francis Falbo, sad sack hero of Know Your Beholder, hasn't shaved in weeks. His wife's left him, his mom's died, his band's fallen apart. Good thing his author, Adam Rapp, has kept his sense of humor.


A Few Wise Moves Lift 'Prudence' From Melodrama To Something More

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

David Treuer's story of death and discord on an Indian reservation could have blundered into melodrama. Instead, the book dodges this fate by retracing its steps, revealing new depths each time.


Harper Lee Plans To Publish A New Novel Featuring 'Mockingbird' Hero

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

More than 50 years after the release of her classic — and only — novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, Lee plans to publish a second. The newly unearthed book, Go Set a Watchman, will be published in July.


Book News: Egypt Bans Ridley Scott's 'Exodus' For 'Historical Inaccuracies'

Friday, December 26, 2014

Censors say the film takes liberties with its source material, the Book of Exodus, especially its depiction of the parting of the Red Sea. Also: American Sniper prepares to return to court.


Book News: It's Snowing Poet Laureates

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

North Carolina named Shelby Stephenson its new poet laureate, just days after Ohio established a post for its own state poet. Massachusetts may not be too far behind.


Book News: For A Deeper Sleep, Forgo The E-Reader Before Bed

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

A new study finds that people who read print books at bedtime fall asleep easier — and sleep better — than those who use an e-reader. Also: JRR Tolkien may have survived war due to a timely illness.