literature en UK literary prize honors funny, angry book reviews A new literary prize is turning heads in Britain. The Hatchet Job of the Year Award honors "the angriest, funniest, most trenchant" review published in a newspaper or magazine in 2011. Eight finalists for the prize were announced Tuesday, reported the Associated Press. <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Booker Prize books Julian Barnes literature United Kingdom Weird Wide Web Tue, 10 Jan 2012 23:18:00 +0000 Jennifer Mattson 5686865 at Maurice Sendak, 'Where the Wild Things Are' author, dead at 83 (PHOTOS) Sendak wrote some 20 books and illustrated dozens more. He was awarded a National Medal of Arts in 1996.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> literature Culture & Lifestyle United States Tue, 08 May 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Jessica Phelan 5703473 at PHOTOS: Maurice Sendak, 'Where the Wild Things Are' author, dies at 83 <p> GlobalPost pays tribute to one of the 20th century&#39;s most innovative and iconic writer-illustrators.</p> literature Culture & Lifestyle United States Tue, 08 May 2012 15:33:29 +0000 Jessica Phelan 5703499 at Ray Bradbury dead: Fahrenheit 451 author dies aged 91 "I think that I'm a magician who is capable of making things appear and disappear right in front of you and you don't know how it happened," wrote Ray Bradbury of his work.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> literature Entertainment Culture & Lifestyle United States Wed, 06 Jun 2012 14:53:00 +0000 Jessica Phelan 5706925 at Gabriel Garcia Marquez has dementia, can no longer write, says brother "He has problems with his memory," the author's younger brother said. "Sometimes I cry because I feel like I'm losing him."<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> literature Culture & Lifestyle Colombia Sat, 07 Jul 2012 12:02:00 +0000 Jessica Phelan 5710878 at Goodbye, Gore Vidal Celebrated writer, thinker, cultural commentator and wit Gore Vidal died yesterday at the age of 86, ending a long and unabashedly prickly career. <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> literature Writers Americas Entertainment Culture & Lifestyle United States Wed, 01 Aug 2012 15:01:03 +0000 Faine Greenwood 5714522 at Chile exhumes body of famed poet Pablo Neruda The body of famed Chilean poet Pablo Neruda has been exhumed in Isla Negra, as authorities hope to lay to rest questions about whether he died of prostate cancer, or was murdered by the Pinochet regime.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> literature Americas Want to Know Chile Mon, 08 Apr 2013 08:33:00 +0000 Faine Greenwood 5805319 at Camus, at 100, a prophet of human rights <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Camus is remembered as one of the great writers of the 20th century, and a figure of continuing controversy. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jason Berry </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><span style="letter-spacing: 0px; line-height: 1.2;">NEW ORLEANS &mdash; A century ago today, Albert Camus was born into a poor, overcrowded home in Algiers, Algeria, the capital of France&rsquo;s colonial department. He would become one of the youngest writers to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, in 1957, at 44.</span></p> <p>Camus&rsquo;s centenary has unleashed a tide of books, conferences and critical assessments that affirm his stature as one of the great writers of the twentieth century, and a figure of continuing controversy whose work now resonates with the yearnings of the Arab Spring and the challenges of combatting 21st century extremism.</p> <p>Camus&rsquo; mother, illiterate and partially deaf, became nearly mute in reaction to her husband&rsquo;s death in World War I. The boy was not yet two. With scholarships and good mentors, Camus received a classical education; he moved to France at the outbreak of World War II and published a celebrated novel, The Stranger, at 29. In Paris, he wrote for a clandestine newspaper during the Nazi Resistance. He was prolific after the war, but three years after winning the Nobel Prize, he died in a car accident in France.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> literature Rights Thu, 07 Nov 2013 05:05:00 +0000 Jason Berry 5980609 at