Hollande’s ex Trierweiler writes novel about ‘torrid affair’

PARIS, April 28 — The ex-girlfriend of French President Francois Hollande, Valerie Trierweiler — whose tell-all memoir was a sensation — will publish her first novel next month about a...

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Home alone with the ghost of Emily Dickinson

NEW YORK, April 28 — Does it matter where a writer lived? Can creativity and inspiration insinuate themselves into a physical space, somehow becoming part of the atmosphere? Do you believe in...

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Islamic romance novels set hearts aflutter in Bangladesh

DHAKA, April 26 — Kasem bin Abubakar was told nobody would buy his chaste romance novels about devout young Muslims finding love within the strict moral confines of Bangladeshi society. And...

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Saudi wins top Arab fiction award

RIYADH, April 26 — A Saudi novelist has won the International Prize for Arabic Fiction, becoming the third author in 10 years from the kingdom to grab the Arab world's most prestigious...

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‘Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance’ author Pirsig dies at 88

NEW YORK, April 25 — Robert M. Pirsig, author of the influential 1970s philosophical novel Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, died yesterday at the age of 88, his publisher...

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