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Sue Townsend. Photo courtesy of peoples.ru
Adrian Mole author Sue Townsend dies aged 68: son

Sue Townsend, the British author responsible for the multi-million selling Adrian Mole series documenting the hum-drum life of an awkward teenager, has died aged 68, her son told the BBC on Friday.

Adrian Mole author Sue Townsend dies aged 68: son
Former mental health nurse wins Britain's Costa prize
Former mental health nurse wins Britain's Costa prize

Debut author Nathan Filer won Britain's Costa Book Award on Tuesday for his novel "The Shock of the Fall", which draws on his experience as a mental health nurse.

Former mental health nurse wins Britain's Costa prize
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Authors Guild appeals ruling in Google Books case

The Authors Guild is appealing a US judge's decision in a long-running case that cleared legal obstacles for Google's massive book-scanning project, court documents showed Monday.

Authors Guild appeals ruling in Google Books case
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US prize-winning 'Mambo Kings' author dead at 62 - report

Oscar Hijuelos, the Cuban-American author best known for his Pulitzer-prize winning novel "The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love," died in New York age 62.

US prize-winning 'Mambo Kings' author dead at 62 - report
Gatsby star treads in Fitzgerald's footsteps
Gatsby star treads in Fitzgerald's footsteps

When Leonardo DiCaprio, the star of the latest big screen adaptation of "The Great Gatsby", arrives at the Cannes Film Festival this week, he will be following in the footsteps of author F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Gatsby star treads in Fitzgerald's footsteps
Writers must take on political issues: China's Mo Yan
Writers must take on political issues: China's Mo Yan

Chinese author Mo Yan, some of whose works have cast an unflattering eye on official policy, said after winning the literature Nobel that it was a writer's duty to spotlight political and social issues.

Writers must take on political issues: China's Mo Yan
Hezbollah warns US over film as toll rises
Hezbollah warns US over film as toll rises

Hezbollah warned of "very dangerous" global repercussions if an anti-Islam film is released in its entirety, as a fatwa was issued against the film's producer who has gone into hiding with his family.

Hezbollah warns US over film as toll rises

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