- Nobel Prize in literature: What to look out for Updated: Oct-07-15 1:05 pm
STOCKHOLM - On Thursday, the winner of this year's Nobel Prize in literature will be announced by the first ever female permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, Sara Danius. Will the prize awarding body choose to honor the occasion by picking a female winner? Will it break new ground by giving the prize to a journalist? Or will it rush to bestow the coveted prize on one of the many aging favorites? The secretive academy drops no hints on whom they are considering but that doesn't stop literature buffs from guessing. Here is a look at some of the themes and potential candidates being mentioned in this year's speculation:
- Banned Books Week draws attention to censorship Updated: Sep-30-15 11:43 am
INDIANAPOLIS - The censorship of books is one of those once-a-year topics, and its annual moment is at hand. This week is Banned Books Week, a nationwide promotion by the American Library Association that draws attention to such censorship and condemns it.
- Creeps and laughs in Atwood's 'The Heart Goes Last' Updated: Sep-28-15 4:22 pm
"The Heart Goes Last" (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday), by Margaret Atwood