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'Exorcist' author William Peter Blatty dies at 89

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 05:00
Novelist and filmmaker William Peter Blatty, a former Jesuit school valedictorian who conjured a tale of demonic possession and gave millions the fright of their lives with the bestselling novel and Oscar-winning movie "The Exorcist," has died. He was 89.

Amazon confirms plans to open store in Manhattan's Time Warner Center, at Columbus Circle

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 09:54
Amazon has confirmed plans to open its first New York City bookstore this spring in Manhattan's Time Warner Center. The Wall Street Journal reported that the 4,000-square-foot operation will be in the Shops at Columbus Circle on the edge of Central Park.

Costa Book Award Winners announced

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 13:16
The winners have been announced for the five Costa Book Awards. These five now form the shortlist for the Costa Book of the Year prize which will be announced January 31:

Novel: Days Without End by Sebastian Barry (publishes in US on Jan 27)
First novel: Golden Hill by Francis Spufford (currently scheduled to publish in the US in June)
Biography: Dadland: A Journey into Uncharted Territory by Keggie Carew (publishes in US in March)
Poetry: Falling Awake by Alice Oswald
Children's: The Bombs That Brought Us Together by Brian Conaghan