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Bangladesh-born Fahmida Azim wins Pulitzer Prize.

Bangladesh-born Fahmida Azim wins Pulitzer Prize.
Bangladesh born illustrator and author Fahmida Azim who works in the USA has been selected for the 2022 Pulitzer prize under the category of “Illustrated Reporting and Commentary.”  She is one among the four journalists who have been selected for the prestigious award. The o…
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Ruth Ozeki wins U.K. Women's Prize for Fiction.

Ruth Ozeki wins U.K. Women's Prize for Fiction.
Ruth Ozeki has won the 2022 Women’s Prize for Fiction for her novel "The Book of Form and Emptiness" (Penguin), about a thirteen-year-old boy who, after the tragic death of his father, starts to hear the voices of objects speaking to him. The prize, now in its 27th…
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Punk laureate Patti Smith granted France’s highest honor.

Punk laureate Patti Smith granted France’s highest honor.
As a child, punk-poet icon Patti Smith was instructed never to accept anything from strangers -- which meant one day she was forced to decline a campaign button she coveted and everyone else had. While dejectedly walking to her New Jersey family home, she vowed to her future…
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Wesley Morgan wins the 2022 William E. Colby Award.

Wesley Morgan wins the 2022 William E. Colby Award.
Author and journalist, Wesley Morgan has won the William E. Colby Award 2022 for his military and intelligence writing.  He was cited for his book “The Hardest Place: The American Military Adrift in Afghanistan’s Pech Valley.” The Colby Award, a $5,000 prize named for the fo…
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J.D. Crowe, Influential Bluegrass Musician, Dies at 84.

J.D. Crowe, Influential Bluegrass Musician, Dies at 84.
Grammy-winning bluegrass musician J.D. Crowe, whose influential career spanned more than 50 years, has died. He was 84. His son, David, confirmed the death on Saturday (Dec. 25) to The Associated Press. Born James Dee Crowe in 1937, his career included stints with Jimmy Marti…
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Joan Didion, American journalist and author, dies at age 87.

Joan Didion, American journalist and author, dies at age 87.
Joan Didion, the eminent journalist, author and anthropologist of contemporary American politics and culture – a singularly clear, precise voice across a multitude of subjects for more than 60 years – has died at her home in Manhattan, New York. She was 87. The cause of deat…
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‘He-Man’ artist and toy designer Mark Taylor passes away.

‘He-Man’ artist and toy designer Mark Taylor passes away.
Mark Taylor, artist and toy designer for the He-Man and the Masters of the Universe franchise as well as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, passed away.  Taylor began his career with Mattel in 1976 as a packaging designer. He-man was the muscled frontman for toy manufacturer …
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Gothic novel author Anne Rice passes away.

Gothic novel author Anne Rice passes away.
American gothic-fiction writer Anne Rice, best known for The Vampire Chronicles novel series, passed away at  the age of 80. Anne Rice's debut novel, published in 1976, Interview with the Vampire revolves around a vampire named Louis de Pointe du Lac, who narrates the sto…
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Jason Mott Wins National Book Award for ‘Hell of a Book’.

Jason Mott Wins National Book Award for ‘Hell of a Book’.
Jason Mott won the National Book Award for fiction for his novel “Hell of a Book,” an account of a Black author’s book tour intertwined with one focused on a Black boy in the rural South and a third character, The Kid, who may be imaginary. Mr. Mott, who said that his agent …
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Frida Kahlo art fetches record $34.9m at auction.

Frida Kahlo art fetches record $34.9m at auction.
A painting by Mexican artist Frida Kahlo has sold at Sotheby's auction house in New York for a record $34.9m (£25m). It is the highest price paid at auction for a Latin American artwork. The record had previously been set by a work by Diego Rivera, with whom Kahlo had a …
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World famous legendary author Wilbur Smith passes away.

World famous legendary author Wilbur Smith passes away.
Internationally acclaimed Zambia-born South African author, Wilbur Smith has passed away. He was 88.  The global bestselling author has authored 49 novels and sold over 140 million copies worldwide in more than 30 languages.  He rose to fame in 1964 with his debut novel “When…
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The 2021 FM Global Resilience Index 2021.

The 2021 FM Global Resilience Index 2021.
The 2021 FM Global Resilience Index is the only tool that compiles economic, supply chain and risk quality data on nearly 130 countries to evaluate resilience around the world. This publicly available resource is designed to help you develop a detailed story about the risks…
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A woman won a million-euro Spanish Literary Prize.

A woman won a million-euro Spanish Literary Prize.
Renowned female Spanish crime author, Cameron Mola, won the one million euros worth 2021 Premio Planeta literary prize.  Three middle-aged men rose to the podium to collect the coveted award on Friday (15th) for the currently unreleased novel “The Beast”. Jorge Díaz, Agustín …
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Chronicles from the Land of the Happiest People on Earth by Wole Soyinka released.

Chronicles from the Land of the Happiest People on Earth by Wole Soyinka released.
A novel titled “Chronicles from the Land of the Happiest People on Earth” authored by Wole Soyinka has been released. Wole Soyinka is Africa’s first Nobel laureate in Literature. He wrote his last novel ”Season of Anomy” in 1973.  He returns with a new novel after nearly 50 …
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Jhumpa Lahiri to launch her new book ‘Translating Myself and Others’.

Jhumpa Lahiri to launch her new book ‘Translating Myself and Others’.
The next book from Jhumpa Lahiri , the Pulitzer Prize-winning fiction writer, will highlight her work as a translator. Princeton University Press announced that Lahiri's 'Translating Myself and Others' will come out next spring. Lahiri has lived off and on in Rom…
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Sri Lankan novelist Anuk Arudpragasam shortlisted for Booker Prize 2021.

Sri Lankan novelist Anuk Arudpragasam shortlisted for Booker Prize 2021.
Sri Lankan novelist Anuk Arudpragasam’s “A Passage North” has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2021. The shortlist for the prestigious literary prize awarded each year for the best novel written in English and published in the UK or Ireland was announced on Tuesday (Sep…
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British Author Susanna Clarke wins for 'truly original' comeback.

British Author Susanna Clarke wins for 'truly original' comeback.
British author Susanna Clarke has won the 2021 Women's Prize for Fiction for her second novel Piranesi. The fantasy work is the long-awaited follow-up to her acclaimed 2004 debut Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell. Piranesi, a mystery about a man living alone in a labyrinthi…
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NASA Perseverance Mars Rover to Acquire First Sample.

NASA Perseverance Mars Rover to Acquire First Sample.
NASA is making final preparations for its Perseverance Mars rover to collect its first-ever sample of Martian rock, which future planned missions will transport to Earth. The six-wheeled geologist is searching for a scientifically interesting target in a part of Jezero Crat…
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UN and IOC launch stamps.

UN and IOC launch stamps.
The United Nations and International Olympic Committee have initiated a new move to acknowledge the role of sports for peace. They have launched a series of stamps for the same. The United Nations Postal Administration or UNPA worked in partnership with the International Oly…
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Sri Lanka’s first online book library for children.

Sri Lanka’s first online book library for children.
Anyone who missed visiting libraries and bookstores, and have found it a challenge to keep your little one engaged and occupied at home, Wooks.lk offers a simple yet effective solution.  Wooks.lk was born out of the desire and need to offer interactive children’s books in a …
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