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'Finding Your Roots' with Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr.

...cases tracing them back to slave ancestors, this latest series is more of a potpourri. In the first episode we meet horror novelist Stephen King, actor Courtney B. Vance and Canadian actress-singer Gloria Reuben. King's father walked out on his family...

...thrillers such as "The Hunt for Red October" and "Patriot Games" made him the most widely read and influential military novelist of his time, has died. He was 66.Penguin Group (USA) announced that Clancy had died Tuesday in Baltimore. The publisher...
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Writers workshop registration ongoing

...College-University of Alaska Anchorage is pleased to announce that this year's keynote presenter will be Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Michael Cunningham. The early registration fee is $325. The registration will then be $375, space available. There is...
Poignant novel finds love in strange places

...Love Leaves Us," won the Iowa Short Fiction Award, and the literary magazine "Granta" named her one of the Best American Novelists Under 40. "Above the Thunder" shows power and promise, transporting readers into a quirky and deeply moving story. Shana...
Around Campus: KPC celebrating 50th anniversary

...writing. This year's conference will be held from June 13-17 and the keynote speaker will be international best-selling novelist Alice Sebold, the author of "The Lovely Bones," a novel, and "Lucky," a memoir. Both were No. 1 New York Times bestsellers...

...Theatre, with an official opening night set for Nov. 3.Hill was last on Broadway as Spoon, a lawyer-turned-budding novelist, in Lydia R. Diamond's thoughtful family drama "Stick Fly" in 2011. Hill joins the already announced Grammy Award...
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Homer Writers' Conference registration ongoing

...Kenai Peninsula College-University of Alaska Anchorage. This year's keynote presenter will be Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Michael Cunningham. The conference will feature 17 other award-winning, nationally-recognized authors, editors and agents...
7 top students honored in Homer commencement

...New Zealand to live and go to school. There I discovered my dream of running my own outdoor-oriented school and becoming a novelist. It was there that I found real satisfaction in life. I play varsity soccer and am first chair clarinet in the Mariner band...
Sitka man named first state writer

...58, was the unanimous choice of the council's literature panel, said chairman John Straley, a Sitka-based mystery novelist. ''His early books ... are classics where scholars and students turn for useful information,'' Straley said. ''His...
Only thing limiting film is the end

...wannabe whose imagined ambition far outweighs his actual. He dreams of, and brags about in the local taverns, being a real novelist with a fat book contract and future of fame and fortune. In actuality he's been stuck on the first word for months and is...


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