Belarusian writer Svetlana Alexievich is the recipient of the 2015 Nobel Prize for literature, for a body of work that the Swedish Academy described as "a monument to suffering and courage in our time." She is the first journalist to receive the award and the first nonfiction writer to be named in half a century.
STOCKHOLM — Belarusian writer Svetlana Alexievich won the Nobel Prize in literature on Thursday for works that the prize judges called "a monument to suffering and courage."
Newswomen: Twenty-five Years of Front-Page Journalism gathers stories by 17 award-winning female newspaper reporters.
Mary McGrory: The First Queen of Journalism is a great two-for-one deal for readers: an engaging biography of its ground-breaking subject and an insider's tour of half a century of American politics and journalism.
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The Tampa Jewish Book Festival celebrates its 10th year with a Festival of Conversations, an array of book events headlined by a luncheon with bestselling author Judith Viorst.
In Goolsby's novel, I'd Walk With My Friends if I Could Find Them, the reader meets Wintric, Dax and Torres, all soldiers in Afghanistan. It's less a story about the battlefield and more a story about life before, during and after, away from it. Goolsby, 37, is …
The Cathedral Church of St. Peter's book talk series presents Bob Devin Jones, artistic director of Studio@620, discussing Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's novel Americanah at noon Oct. 13 at the church, 140 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. Free; lunch $5.
Even though her fascinating book Rain: A Natural and Cultural History covers its subject in almost every way imaginable, from rain's role in the formation of our planet and of human civilization to its interplay with contemporary politics, Cynthia Barnett regrets the things she had to omit.
The story of how James Grissom came to write Follies of God is almost as remarkable as the book itself.