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Nobel-winning Irish poet Seamus Heaney dies at 74

Photo dated May 1st 1970 of Irish poet, playwright and Nobel prize winner Seamus Heaney. 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 as Ireland’s greatest poet since William Butler Yeats.

Posted: August 31st, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Chile’s Neruda bone remains to be analyzed in US

A visitor stands next to the grave of literature Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda and his wife Matilde Urrutia in Isla Negra, Chile. Bone remains of Neruda will be analyzed in the United States as investigators seek to resolve a four-decade mystery about his death. AP file photo

Bone remains of Chilean Nobel literature laureate Pablo Neruda will be analyzed in the United States as investigators seek to resolve a four-decade mystery about his death.

Posted: April 13th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Teen author Stefan Bachmann reaps full-grown success

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The Peculiar book cover. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/www.stefanbachmann.com

Stefan Bachmann is only 19, but his darkly mysterious debut novel set in a parallel world of faeries, goblins and child snatchers has already earned him comparisons to J.K. Rowling, Dickens and Dostoyevsky.

Posted: January 22nd, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Rushdie releases memoirs as anti-Islam film protests rage

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This book cover image released by Random House shows "Joseph Anton," a memoir by Salman Rushdie. Joseph Anton was Rushdie's alias when he was in hiding after Iran's Ayotallah Khomeini called for his death for the alleged blasphemy of "The Satanic Verses." AP/Random House

As violent protests over a US-made film rock the Muslim world, Salman Rushdie publishes his account Tuesday of the decade he spent in hiding while under a fatwa for his book “The Satanic Verses”.

Posted: September 18th, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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