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Foner Writes Timely New Book on Reconstruction Amendments

Foner Writes Timely New Book on Reconstruction Amendments

By Ann Levin | Sep 17
It took the United States two tries to get the Constitution right. The second time was during Reconstruction, the 12-year period after the Civil War when the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments were adopted.

Author J.K. Rowling Makes Huge Gift for MS Research

Author J.K. Rowling Makes Huge Gift for MS Research

Sep 13
Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has made a substantial donation for research into the treatment of multiple sclerosis at a center named after her late mother.

Edmund White to Receive Honorary National Book Award

Edmund White to Receive Honorary National Book Award

By Hillel Italie | Sep 12
Winning an honorary National Book Award has Edmund White thinking about the more pleasurable moments of the writing life.

New Atwood Novel 'The Testaments' Revisits Dystopian World

New Atwood Novel 'The Testaments' Revisits Dystopian World

By Jill Lawless | Sep 11
When "The Handmaid's Tale" was published in 1985, some readers found the idea of a fundamentalist state supplanting the democratic United States far-fetched. Now it strikes many as eerily prescient.

Inside Queer Rom-Com 'Red, Hot and Royal Blue': A Talk with Novelist Casey McQuiston

Inside Queer Rom-Com 'Red, Hot and Royal Blue': A Talk with Novelist Casey McQuiston

By Steve Duffy | Sep 9
When Casey McQuiston began writing "Red, Hot and Royal Blue," she never thought it would be one of this summer's hot reads. EDGE caught up with the queer novelist to talk about the book, its success & upcoming film version.

Brazil Court Overrules Rio Mayor on Gay Kiss Book Ban

Brazil Court Overrules Rio Mayor on Gay Kiss Book Ban

Sep 9
A Brazilian Supreme Court justice has blocked efforts by Rio de Janeiro's conservative mayor to have a book fair remove a comic book showing two men kissing.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Memoir Coming in 2020

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Memoir Coming in 2020

Sep 5
Former White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has a book deal.

Margaret Atwood Writes Sequel to 'The Handmaid's Tale'

Margaret Atwood Writes Sequel to 'The Handmaid's Tale'

By Hillel Italie | Sep 5
From a park bench on the Victoria College campus, Margaret Atwood — class of 1961 — can trace her life of the mind.

London Literary Pub Tour Brings Writers and Writing Home

London Literary Pub Tour Brings Writers and Writing Home

By Russell Contreras | Sep 5
"The London Literary Pub Crawl ," a popular tour that takes tourists to the favorite hangouts of legendary writers, allows literature fans to stand at the site where "A Clockwork Orange" author Anthony Burgess and his wife watched a gang destroy the Duke

Jury backs Nicholas Sparks in Lawsuit by Former School Head

Jury backs Nicholas Sparks in Lawsuit by Former School Head

By Emery P. Dalesio | Aug 22
A federal jury sided Wednesday with novelist Nicholas Sparks and the private Christian school he founded in his North Carolina hometown, dismissing claims by the school's former headmaster that he was unjustly fired and then slandered by the author.

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