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  1. Poet David Kirby receives Florida Humanities Council's lifetime achievement in writing award

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    Lifetime achievement awards, David Kirby says, are usually handed out by organizations like the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. "So I see this as the equivalent of the Oscar."

     Poet, critic and Florida State University professor David Kirby is the 2016 recipient of the Florida Lifetime Achievement in Writing Award. Photo courtesy of Louisiana State University Press.
  2. Review: Rankin's Rebus in fine form in 'Even Dogs in the Wild'

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    There's one striking detail in Scottish writer Ian Rankin's new novel, Even Dogs in the Wild, that sharply reminds us the story is not set in the United States. After someone shoots the son of a crime boss in Edinburgh, a city of about half a million people, one of the investigators suggests it's a copycat of an …

  3. What's Kathy Castor reading?

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    Kathy Castor

    U.S. Rep. Castor represents Florida's 14th District, which includes parts of both Hillsborough and Pinellas counties. Castor was first elected to Congress in 2006. Before that, she served on the Hillsborough County Commission and chaired the Hillsborough County …

  4. Events: The Rev. Kenny Irby to discuss Coates' 'Between the World and Me.'

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    Cathedral Church of St. Peter's book talk series presents the Rev. Kenny Irby of Bethel AME Church discussing Ta-Nehisi Coates' memoir Between the World and Me, winner of the National Book Award, at noon Tuesday at the cathedral, 140 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. Free; lunch …

  5. Notable: This is your brain in books

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    This is your brain in books

    These books take on the always interesting question of the brain trying to understand itself.

  6. What's C. David Frankel reading?

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    C. David Frankel

    We caught up with Frankel, a theater professor at the University of South Florida as well as the artistic director and co-founder of Tampa Repertory Theatre, on Jan. 20 as Tampa Rep concluded its run of Sam Shepard's True West. When asked about his perception …

    C. David Frankel is a theater professor at the University of South Florida.
  7. Review: Berne's 'Dogs of Littlefield' has plenty of bite

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    Suzanne Berne's The Dogs of Littlefield is a crisp, entertaining, darkish comedy of manners that might leave you doubting every "best-of" list you've ever read.

  8. Review: Clark's 'X-Ray Reading' takes writers inside classic texts

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    “Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul. Lo-lee-ta: the tip of the tongue taking a trip of three steps down the palate to tap, at three, on the teeth." So begins, with lasciviously lapidary, lusciously languid language, Vladimir Nabokov's once-shocking novel Lolita, first published in …

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  9. Events: Tim Dorsey to sign 'Coconut Cowboy' in Largo, Clearwater

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    Book Talk

    Tampa author Tim Dorsey (Coconut Cowboy) will discuss and sign his new book at 1 p.m. Jan. 31 at Book Bank, 13002 Seminole Blvd., No. 8 (Piccadilly Square), Largo; and at 3 p.m. Jan. 31 at Countryside Library, 2642 Sabal Springs Drive, Clearwater.

  10. Newly discovered Beatrix Potter story, 'The Tale of Kitty-in-Boots, to be published this year

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    LONDON — Do your kids miss Peter Rabbit? Or would they like to know that he grew up into a chubby, big black cat who leads a double life?

    One rough color sketch by Beatrix Potter of Kitty-in-Boots was found in London's Victoria & Albert museum. [Fredrick Warne & Co./The V&A Museum]