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Bookbits for April 21st, 2015

They say all things come in threes: R. I. P. Tomas Tranströmer, Günter Grass and Eduardo Galeano.  That’s quite some literary clout, there. Let the Great Theorizing commence!  Which character will have what happen in GoT Book Six?  Speaking of …

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2015 Pulitzer Prize winners announced

Congratulations to everyone who won a Pulitzer Prize!  They were announced yesterday evening. The winners in the Books and Drama categories can be found below; all winners can be found at FICTION: All the Light We Cannot See – Anthony …

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Bookbits for March 26th, 2015

You know, that DCC is all well and good, but it’s really gotten in the way of my Book- and Store Bits!  Glad to finally have (well, take) a moment this month to sit down and spread some literary news. …

Terry Pratchett (image Eamonn McCabe)

R. I. P. Terry Pratchett

It is a very sad day indeed.  Terry Pratchett has died.  The literary world has lost a giant. Thank you, Terry, for all the laughter you’ve given us – and also, every time, the mirror you held up in front …

Penguins in (Penguin) sweaters

Bookbits for February 17th, 2015

R. I. P. André Brink, who died on a flight home to South Africa after having received an honorary doctorate from the Catholic University of Louvain. He is best known for his anti-apartheid novel A Dry White Season. (Picture: Ulf Andersen/Getty …