• obituary Jun 27

    Charles Webb, Author of ‘The Graduate,' Dies in England

    Charles Webb, a lifelong non-conformist whose debut novel “The Graduate” was a deadpan satire of his college education and wealthy background later adapted into the classic 1967 film of the same name, has died.

  • North Carolina Aug 14, 2019

    Trial Starting in Defamation Lawsuit Against Author Nicholas Sparks

    The trial is getting underway in a lawsuit that accuses novelist Nicholas Sparks of defaming the former headmaster of a private Christian school he founded in North Carolina. Saul Hillel Benjamin accuses Sparks of telling Epiphany School parents, a job recruiter and others that he suffered from mental illness. The jury in the trial beginning Wednesday in Raleigh will decide...

  • author Sep 28, 2018

    Winfrey to Present Lifetime Achievement Award to Toni Morrison

    The latest prize for Nobel laureate Toni Morrison will be presented by Oprah Winfrey. The Center for Fiction announced Thursday that Morrison will receive a lifetime achievement honor for “Excellence in Fiction.” Winfrey, who has chosen such Morrison novels as “Song of Solomon” and “Paradise” for her book club, will introduce the author during a Dec. 11 dinner ceremony.

  • Oregon Sep 17, 2018

    Romance Writer Nancy Crampton-Brophy Pleads Not Guilty to Murdering Husband

    A self-published romance writer charged with murdering her husband pleaded not guilty on Monday. Nancy Crampton Brophy, 68, was arraigned in Portland, Oregon, where she is accused of shooting her husband of 27 years, Daniel Brophy, at the Oregon Culinary Institute. Daniel Brophy was a well-liked instructor there. He was alone in a kitchen early on June 2 when he...

  • Associated Press Sep 7, 2018

    Novel by Slain Capital Gazette Journalist Will Be Released

    One of the five employees slain in the June shooting at the Capital Gazette newsroom in Maryland will have his novel published.

  • NBC News Sep 7, 2018

    Romance Novelist Nancy Crampton-Brophy Arrested in Killing of Her Chef Husband

    A romance novelist was arrested on suspicion of murder three months after her husband, a chef, was found fatally shot inside the culinary institute where he taught, NBC News reported. Police in Portland, Oregon, said that Nancy Crampton-Brophy, 68, was arrested at her home on Wednesday — three months after Daniel Brophy was killed inside the Oregon Culinary Institute. She...

  • Associated Press May 23, 2018

    Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Philip Roth Dies at 85

    American novelist Philip Roth, whose book “American Pastoral” won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1998, has died, his literary agent confirmed to the Associated Press late Tuesday. He was 85.

  • Pennsylvania Mar 19, 2018

    Dead Poets Society Founder Dies After Ordering Tombstone

    The founder of the Dead Poets Society of America suffered a fatal heart attack little more than a month after commissioning his own tombstone. Walter Skold enlisted the son of novelist John Updike to carve a unique tombstone that will be topped with a dancing skeleton and a quill. Michael Updike, who received the poet’s deposit last month, said he...

  • NBC Oct 6, 2017

    Japanese Roots of Nobel Winner Kazuo Ishiguro Celebrated

    His kindergarten teacher recalls Kazuo Ishiguro as a quiet boy who liked to read books. The British writer left Japan at a young age, but his birthplace became part of his artistic approach, which was recognized this week with the Nobel Prize in literature. “It’s like a dream come true,” his former teacher, 91-year-old Teruko Tanaka, told Kyodo News service...

  • NBC Oct 5, 2017

    Novelist Kazuo Ishiguro Wins Nobel Prize for Literature

    British novelist Kazuo Ishiguro was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday. He is known for novels like “The Remains of the Day,” which won the 1989 Man Booker Prize, and “Never Let Me Go,” which was made into a feature film in 2010. Born in Japan, Ishiguro now lives in Britain and writes in English. The Swedish Academy...

  • United States Oct 17, 2014

    John Grisham Says Sorry for Child Porn Remarks

    Novelist John Grisham apologized Thursday for saying in an interview that many men imprisoned for child pornography offenses in the U.S. probably just had too much to drink and “pushed the wrong buttons.”

  • NBC Jun 16, 2010

    “Never Let Me Go”

    Based on the acclaimed novel by Kazuo Ishiguro and starring Carey Mulligan, Keira Knightley and Andrew Garfield, it tells the story of three friends who come to realize what their English boarding school is actually preparing them for.

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