Books

  • Jimmy Carter on the road for 'A Call to Action'
    Jimmy_carter_at_the_book_passage-marin_san_francisco-diaalnews-1 2014-04-02 07:17:25 UTC
    Former President Jimmy Carter is on an impressive publicity tour as he promotes his new book, “A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power." The book addresses worldwide discrimination and violence against women and girls, covers the im...
  • Jimmy Carter: Fight worldwide 'abuse of women and girls'
    Jimmy_carter-diaalnews.com 2014-03-29 20:27:17 UTC
    Jimmy Carter is making a "call to action" over discrimination and violence against women, addressing issues from female genital mutilation to child marriage in a new book out in the US this week. The 39th US president writes in A Call to Action...
  • 265 Anne Frank books vandalized in Tokyo libraries
    4bd8ae19548071074c0f6a706700f135 2014-02-22 08:31:38 UTC
    TOKYO (AP) — Anne Frank's "The Diary of a Young Girl" and scores of books about the young Holocaust victim have been vandalized in Tokyo public libraries since earlier this year. The damage was mostly in the form of dozens of ripped pages in th...
  • Obama shops at well-known Washington bookstore
    131130_obama_shopping_ap_328 2013-11-30 20:03:45 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is doing his part to support small businesses. Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha dropped in Saturday at Washington's Politics and Prose bookstore and purchased what he said was a "long list" of books t...
  • Evolution debate again engulfs Texas board
    Texas-evolution-diaalnews.com 2013-11-22 09:23:29 UTC
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The long-simmering battle over teaching evolution in Texas boiled over at a late-night meeting, as the Board of Education extended preliminary approval of new science books for use in classrooms across the state but held up on...
  • Psychic Sylvia Browne dies at 77 in California
    Sylvia_browne-diaalnews.com 2013-11-22 04:14:36 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Sylvia Browne once said she was just 3 when she discovered she could look into the future and know what was coming. For the next 74 years, Browne claimed to do just that, predicting who would win elections, which celebritie...
  • Nobel author Doris Lessing dies at 94
    Doris_lessing__86-diaalnews.com 2013-11-18 07:46:26 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — Doris Lessing emerged from a black cab outside her home in London one day in 2007 and was confronted by a horde of reporters. When told she had won the Nobel Prize, she blinked and retorted "Oh Christ! ... I couldn't care less." T...
  • Louis D. Rubin, Jr., Southern author, dies at 89
    1ues9j.aust.156 2013-11-17 09:21:39 UTC
    Louis D. Rubin, Jr., a curmudgeonly patron of contemporary Southern writing who as an author, teacher, editor and publisher helped establish and advance the careers of John Barth, Annie Dillard and dozens of others, has died. He was 89. Eva Red...
  • Sarah Palin has written a book, Good Tidings and Great Joy, about the real meaning of Christmas. We read it so you don't have to
    Sarah-plain-diaalnews.com 2013-11-15 09:56:45 UTC
    Sarah Palin has had a busy week. She has been taking shots at Chris Christie, a potential front-runner for the White House in 2016. She has called the pope "liberal". And as well as all that, she is promoting her new book, Good Tidings and Great J...
  • Publisher withdraws CBS source's Benghazi book
    Davies-embassyhouse 2013-11-08 20:07:34 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Publication has been halted for a disputed book about the attack last year on a U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya. Threshold Editions announced Friday that it has withdrawn Dylan Davies' "The Embassy House: The Explosive Eyewitnes...
  • Hitler lived until 1962? That's my story, claims Argentinian writer
    Adolf-hitler-diaalnews.com 2013-10-31 04:01:14 UTC
    The startling theory that the Führer survived in exile until age 73 was examined in a book. Now its British authors are accused of plagiarism. The notorious claim that Hitler escaped his Berlin bunker to live incognito in Argentina first gained...
  • They can shoot a body, but they cannot shoot my dreams
    Malala-diaalnews.com 2013-10-17 23:26:08 UTC
    When Malala Yousafzai woke from the coma the Taliban put her in, she was aware of only a few things. “Yes, Malala, you were shot,” she told herself. She thought back to her dreams – of lying on a stretcher, being in some distant place far fr...
  • Holocaust survivor, top German lit critic dies
    Marcel-reich-ranicki-diaalnews.com 2013-09-18 17:07:52 UTC
    BERLIN (AP) — Marcel Reich-Ranicki, who grew up in Poland and Nazi Germany, survived the Warsaw Ghetto and went on to become post-war Germany's best-known literary critic, has died at age 93. The sharp-tongued Reich-Ranicki established himself ...
  • Unlikely Salinger detective spent decade on trail
    Ap100128158662_wide-0ad3c48024335846a06a9dc8e1ced0128801404b-s6-c30 2013-09-02 08:32:38 UTC
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shane Salerno's phone never stops ringing. Known until now as a screenwriter for "Armageddon" and "Savages," working by day on a sequel to "Avatar," he has taken on a surprising and news-making identity: the latest, and, appa...
  • Nobel-winning Irish poet Seamus Heaney dies at 74
    1d4004bd37e8f21d3b0f6a706700cd45 2013-08-30 17:38:14 UTC
    DUBLIN (AP) — To all lovers of the perfectly weighed word, Seamus Heaney offered hope on this side of the grave. Heaney, 74, died Friday in a Dublin hospital some 18 years after he won the Nobel Prize in literature and gained global recognition...
  • Best-selling author Elmore Leonard dies at 87
    27efc32703a1061c3b0f6a706700ef43 2013-08-20 16:43:34 UTC
    DETROIT (AP) — He was the master of his genre, the Dickens of Detroit, the Chaucer of Crime. Every novel Elmore Leonard wrote from the mid-1980s on was a best-seller, and every fan of crime stories knew his name. George Clooney was an admirer. ...
  • Five hundred new fairytales discovered in Germany
    King_golden_hair 2013-08-09 06:07:15 UTC
    Collection of fairytales gathered by historian Franz Xaver von Schönwerth had been locked away in an archive in Regensburg for over 150 years. A whole new world of magic animals, brave young princes and evil witches has come to light with the d...
  • Scrapbooks give peek inside Hemingway's early life
    Diaalnews.com- 2013-07-21 05:54:21 UTC
    BOSTON (AP) — Long before Ernest Hemingway first wrote a story, his mother was busy writing about him. Grace Hall Hemingway started a series of scrapbooks documenting the childhood of the future Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winner by describing how...
  • JK Rowling directs anger at lawyers after secret identity revealed
    Diaalnews.com- 2013-07-19 05:18:55 UTC
    JK Rowling's initial regret at the revelation of her secret identity as a critically acclaimed debut crime novelist has now turned into anger. It was her lawyers whodunnit. Just days after she was outed as Robert Galbraith, author of the Cuckoo...
  • New Book Reveals Why Kate Middleton and Prince William Split in 2007
    Diaalnews- 2013-07-08 21:14:02 UTC
    Just days before Kate Middleton and Prince William welcome their first child, a new book is revealing the real reason behind their 2007 split. New details from Kate by Michael O'Mara explain the couple's rough patch over six years ago. The book ...
  • Women and sex: the myth-buster
    Bananas 2013-07-07 07:27:53 UTC
    I was on the Victoria line with my boyfriend, telling him about a new book by the American author Daniel Bergner, called What Do Women Want? Its headline, traffic-stopping message is that women, routinely portrayed as the monogamous sex, are actua...
  • Neil Gaiman's Sandman returns for prequel
    Diaalnews.com- 2013-07-03 08:07:50 UTC
    A quarter-century after his ground-breaking Sandman comic was launched, Neil Gaiman is returning to the character that made him famous with a six-issue prequel about Morpheus, the Lord of Dreams. Gaiman – currently basking in the glory of pheno...
  • Publishers Random House, Penguin complete merger
    Penguin_2382727b 2013-07-01 07:54:38 UTC
    BERLIN (AP) — Random House Inc. and Penguin Group have completed a planned merger that creates the world's largest publisher of consumer books. Parent companies Bertelsmann and Pearson said they signed the final contracts on Monday to combine t...
  • US poet laureate Natasha Trethewey is reappointed
    0473f6f254ac4e13340f6a706700bb5d 2013-06-10 04:58:15 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — The nation's poet laureate, Natasha Trethewey, has been appointed to a second one-year term. The Library of Congress was set to announce Trethewey's reappointment Monday. The Pulitzer Prize-winning poet met with members of ...
  • Scottish fiction writer Iain Banks dies at 59
    Iain-banks-e1370801696368 2013-06-10 04:56:59 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — Scottish writer Iain Banks, who alternately wowed and disturbed readers with his dark jokes and narrative tricks, has died, his publisher said Sunday. He was 59. Banks, whose writing took readers from rural Scotland to the e...