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Catalan poet Joan Margarit wins 2019 Cervantes Prize, the world's top Spanish-language literary prize

Spain’s government announced Thursday that Catalan poet Joan Margarit won the 2019 Cervantes Prize, the Spanish-speaking world’s highest literary honor.

Michelle Obama's next book is companion journal to memoir Becoming

Becoming: A Guided Journal for Discovering Your Voice is designed to help readers tell their own stories. It will be available on Nov. 19, 2019.

Sculpture returned to Los Angeles library 50 years after disappearance

The sculpture depicting writers from different cultures vanished in 1969 when the library underwent a renovation.

Will Smith and Helen Mirren to read bedtime stories to help fight homelessness

The World’s Big Sleep Out takes place on Dec. 7, 2019. The campaign will encourage people in 50 cities globally to sleep outside for a night in hopes of raising $50 million for the charity.

Harry Potter removed from Tennessee Catholic school library

In an email obtained by The Tennessean, the Rev. Dan Reehil of Nashville's St. Edward Catholic School said he consulted exorcists in the U.S. and Rome who recommended removing the books.

J.D. Salinger's books to be available in digital formats for the first time

Longtime Salinger publisher Little, Brown and Company said all four of his works, including The Catcher in the Rye, will be made available as e-books on Tuesday, Aug. 13.

Naked man causes brief disruption at Detroit Metro aiport

A naked man caused a stir at the Detroit Metro airport and on social media on Friday. Authorities say he took off more than his belt and shoes at a Detroit Metropolitan Airport security checkpoint. The man undressed until he was completely naked before trying to pass through a metal detector.

Judith Kerr, author of The Tiger Who Came to Tea, dies at 95

The Tiger Who Came to Tea was first published in 1968 and has never been out of print. It has sold more than 5 million copies.

International undercover agents target Toronto-based digital rights group Citizen Lab

Twice in the past two months, men masquerading as socially conscious investors have lured members of the internet watchdog group Citizen Lab to meetings at luxury hotels to quiz them for hours about their work exposing Israeli surveillance and the details of their personal lives.

Facebook users can find out if they were part of privacy scandal

​Get ready to find out if your Facebook data was swept up in the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

Malala Yousafzai working on book about refugees

We Are Displaced, which combines her own experiences with accounts she has heard while visiting refugee camps, will come out on Sept. 4, 2018.

Intense clashes between Kurdish and Turkish forces in Syria

Intense clashes erupted Monday on a strategic hilltop in northwestern Syria as Kurdish forces tried to enter the area a day after it was captured by Turkish troops.

Prize-winning horror writer Jack Ketchum dead at 71

The author of The Box and Off Season was once labelled by Stephen King as likely the scariest writer in America.

Sue Grafton, author of the Kinsey Millhone Alphabet series, dead at 77

The mystery author has died in Santa Barbara, California.

Kristen Roupenian, author of Cat Person, lands 7-figure book deal

The short story collection You Know You Want It will be published in the spring 2019.