Colin Dwyer

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In Sophomore Year, Kirkus Prize Features An Eclectic Mix Of Finalists

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The literary award, launched last year by Kirkus Reviews, lists Ta-Nehisi Coates, Helen Macdonald and Hanya Yanagihara among 18 finalists across three categories. The prize carries a purse of $50,000.


Forget The Book, Have You Read This Irresistible Story On Blurbs?

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Those snippets of praise on book covers have been around for over 150 years (at least). But how do they get there — and why? The answers are more complicated, and compelling, than you might think.


Pope In Philadelphia: 'In Families, There Is Always Light'

Saturday, September 26, 2015

In remarks delivered at the Festival of Families, Pope Francis emphasized the importance of caring for grandparents and children. Earlier in the day, he spoke at Independence Hall.


Lauren Groff, Ta-Nehisi Coates Lead Long Lists For National Book Awards

Thursday, September 17, 2015

The novelist and journalist are just two of the 40 nominees, across four categories, for the renowned literary prize. The fiction long list rolled out Thursday morning, capping a week of nominations.


A Fable's Foibles: In Gilded Language, This Folk Tale Gets To The Point

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Author Patrick DeWitt knows well how to mine delight from despair. But his distinctive dark humor gathers a few rays of light in Undermajordomo Minor -- a scrambled folk tale that keeps a quick pace.


A Medal For A King — And For Many Of America's Greatest Living Artists

Thursday, September 10, 2015

The 2014 National Medals of Arts and the National Humanities Medals was awarded in tandem Thursday to 21 of the most renowned U.S. artists and patrons. Among the winners was Stephen King.


Amid A Hubbub At The Hugos, 'Puppies' See Little Success

Sunday, August 23, 2015

At science fiction's Hugo Awards, voters largely rejected a slate of nominees pushed by a group called the Sad Puppies. In an unusual end to the controversy, a few categories didn't even get a winner.


Alan Cheuse, Novelist And Longtime NPR Contributor, Dies At 75

Friday, July 31, 2015

The author and critic died Friday of injuries sustained in a car accident. For years, he was the voice of NPR's literature commentary — and, for many, the "guide to a very exciting world."


'Booker Dozen' Stirs In A Hefty Batch Of American Authors

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Thirteen novels are in the hunt for the Man Booker Prize, the U.K.'s biggest literary award. The Booker is open to Americans for only the second year, and this year's list pits rookies against titans.


In 'Lovers,' There's A Lot To Like — And Plenty Of Self-Pity To Go Around

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

It took nearly 15 years, but Juan Gabriel Vasquez's Lovers on All Saints' Day has gotten an English translation. The collection, awash as it is in woe, is a portrait of the writer finding his footing.


Nintendo Chief Satoru Iwata Dies At 55

Sunday, July 12, 2015

The company announced Iwata's death in a brief statement Sunday night. As president of the video game publisher since 2002, he oversaw the successful releases of the Nintendo DS and Wii consoles.


In Harper Lee's Return, First Chapter Swings From Homecoming To Heartbreak

Friday, July 10, 2015

The opening chapter of Go Set A Watchman, Lee's first novel in 55 years, is out. Reactions ran from joy to shock — as readers coped with a plot twist and lingering doubts on the timing of its release.


Caine Prize Winner: Literature Is Not A Competitive Sport

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Namwali Serpell promised to split the award's winnings with her fellow nominees. For the Zambian writer, it's one step toward changing the structure of the prestigious prize for African authors.


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.

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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.