Books

  • 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...
  • AP Interview: Sabra: Syria war becoming sectarian
    500x-1 2013-06-07 15:56:11 UTC
    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The leader of Syria's main opposition group on Friday warned that the involvement of Hezbollah is transforming the war in Syria into a sectarian conflict between Sunnis and Shiites, and says peace negotiations ar...
  • Apple antitrust suit over e-books set for NY trial
    Acb71356046cbb072a0f6a706700b891 2013-06-03 04:39:26 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — In a civil case where the words of Steve Jobs play prominently, the government and Apple Inc. are set to square off over allegations that Apple Inc. conspired with the country's largest book publishers to make consumers pay m...
  • Quakes kill 2 in Taiwan, injure 33 in Philippines
    51ebbb567a2a9c12330f6a7067001542 2013-06-02 16:05:04 UTC
    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A strong earthquake jolted Taiwan on Sunday, killing two people and injuring at least 21 others and causing panicked shoppers to rush out of a shaking multi-story department store, officials said. Another earthquake jolt...
  • Beckett manuscript could fetch $1.2M at auction
    098 2013-06-02 05:18:19 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — Sotheby's says the manuscript of Irish writer Samuel Beckett's first novel could fetch more than $1.2 million at auction next month. The six exercise books contain the text of "Murphy" as well as notes, doodles and sketches of f...
  • DC marks Superman's 75th anniversary with logo
    Superman053113e 2013-06-01 05:41:35 UTC
    What to get Superman for his 75th birthday? DC Entertainment's starting with a new logo. The company, part of Warner Bros. Entertainment, unveiled the new logo in honor of Superman's 75th anniversary. It ties in the iconic character's famil...
  • Title of new Bridget Jones novel revealed
    Helen-fielding-008 2013-05-28 16:40:27 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — Everyone's favorite literary singleton will return in a new novel entitled "Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy." Publishers disclosed the title of Helen Fielding's forthcoming book on Tuesday. It continues the comic saga of dia...
  • Israeli author Amos Oz wins Franz Kafka prize
    Images-10 2013-05-27 18:03:19 UTC
    PRAGUE (AP) — Acclaimed Israeli author Amos Oz has won the prestigious Franz Kafka Prize in the Czech Republic. An international jury that included prominent German literary critic Marcel Reich-Ranicki selected Oz for the prize, which is awar...
  • Burkina Faso soldiers in Mali worry about defense
    Images-9 2013-05-26 15:49:53 UTC
    TIMBUKTU, Mali (AP) — African soldiers in the fabled city of Timbuktu worry their equipment, training and circumstances are not adequate to defend against another takeover by Islamic extremists who know the terrain as a double bombing by r...
  • Rare Superman comic found in house insulation
    0d73eb9265adcb11320f6a7067005c93 2013-05-25 05:43:49 UTC
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — It's considered the Holy Grail of comic books: Action Comics No. 1 from 1938, featuring the debut of Superman. And David Gonzales found one mixed in with old newspapers insulating a house he was renovating in a small town in...
  • Journalist and author Haynes Johnson dies at 81
    Kayoberlyhaynesjohnsondaas_525 2013-05-25 05:18:27 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Haynes Johnson, a pioneering Washington journalist who won a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the civil rights movement and migrated from newspapers to television, books and teaching, died Friday. He was 81. The Washin...
  • Brown hounded for calling Manila 'gates of hell'
    9113273_448x252 2013-05-25 05:05:04 UTC
    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Dan Brown's description of Manila as "the gates of hell" in the American novelist's latest book has not gone down well with officials in the Philippine capital. The book "Inferno," which is being sold in the Philipp...
  • Tunisia announces 3 cases of coronavirus, 1 death
    Coronavirus_ap_feb_13_2013 2013-05-23 04:49:32 UTC
    RABAT, Morocco (AP) — A 66-year-old Tunisian man has died from the new coronavirus following a visit to Saudi Arabia and two of his adult children were infected with it, the Tunisian Health Ministry reported. His sons were treated and h...
  • Beatles' lyrics headed for British Library
    Library11 2013-05-22 17:53:37 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — Shakespeare, the Magna Carta — and now some of John Lennon's finest lyrics. The British Library on Wednesday added substantially to its already formidable collection with handwritten lyrics to Beatles' classics "Strawberry F...
  • Harry Potter book with author notes sold for $228K
    5f8b8d73e8256210320f6a70670058a9 2013-05-22 05:10:19 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — For fans of the boy wizard, this could be the most coveted copy of all the "Harry Potter" books in the world. A first edition copy of "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" that contains author J.K. Rowling's notes and origi...
  • JPMorgan's Dimon survives shareholder referendum
    Jpmorgan 2013-05-22 04:42:10 UTC
    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Jamie Dimon, the CEO and chairman of JPMorgan Chase, easily survived a vote Tuesday that would have called on him to give up his role as chairman of the nation's largest bank. But shareholders sent a message that the ban...
  • Archie Comics' gay kiss a poke at real controversy
    04d8d282f1c64d568d56a0c153521638 2013-05-21 04:58:24 UTC
    It's just a quick kiss, but it's a long step forward for Archie Comics' only openly gay character Kevin Keller. The Riverdale teen finds his life turned upside down after locking lips with his boyfriend, Devon, in Pop Tate's diner, drawin...