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Spanish novelist Javier Marías dead at age 70

The acclaimed novelist, translator and columnist was known as one of Spain’s greatest contemporary writers.

U.S. author Jesmyn Ward wins Library of Congress fiction prize

Ward is the youngest person to receive the U.S.-based library’s fiction award for her lifetime of work examining racism and social injustice.

Geetanjali Shree and translator Daisy Rockwell win $80K International Booker Prize for novel Tomb of Sand

The Indian author's book is the first Hindi work to win the award. The International Booker Prize is awarded annually for a single book that is translated into English and published in the United Kingdom or Ireland. There were no Canadians on the shortlist in 2022.

Bono memoir Surrender to be released in Canada this fall

The book's subtitle is 40 Songs, One Story, a reference to the structure of Surrender: 40 chapters, each named for a U2 song. Surrender will be published in Canada on Nov. 1. 2022.

Personal letters of the late British author John le Carré to be published this fall

A Private Spy will be published Nov. 8, 2022. The forthcoming book includes personal correspondence with family, politicians, writers and famous actors such as Ralph Fiennes, Hugh Laurie and Alec Guinness.

Children's edition of the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu's The Book of Joy coming this fall

The bestselling 2016 nonfiction book, in which the two Nobel Peace Prize winners explore the challenges of living a joyful life, is being turned into a picture book. The Little Book of Joy is set for a Sept. 27 release.

Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen releasing book together in Oct. 2021

Renegades: Born in the USA is a bound edition of the popular Renegades podcast . The $65 book will include rare photographs, handwritten Springsteen lyrics and annotated Obama speeches.

The Crown and The Mandalorian top Emmy nominations with 24 nods each

The nominations for the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards are in. The nominations reinforced the rapid rise of streaming, with the top-nominated scripted shows on services that largely emerged in the past two years.

Louise Erdrich's The Night Watchmen among 2021 Pulitzer Prize winners

The awards were announced on June 11, 2021 in a remote ceremony that honoured the best work in journalism and the arts in 2020.

Writers from 4 continents up for $86K International Booker Prize for fiction

The prize is awarded annually to a book that is translated into English and published in the U.K. or Ireland. It is run alongside the Booker Prize for English-language fiction.