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Writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Who Gave Voice To Latin America, Dies

The master of magic realism was the region's best-known writer. His novels were filled with miraculous events and characters; love and madness; wars, dreams and death. He died Thursday at 87.
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Nobel Prize-Winning Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dies At 87

The Colombian-born author of One Hundred Years of Solitude had been in failing health for some time.
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'Bintel Brief' And 'Hellfighters': American Stories, Powerfully Illustrated

Critic Maureen Corrigan recommends two graphic novels — one about a Yiddish advice column in the early 1900s and another about a regiment of African-American soldiers who fought during World War I.
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Got A Hobby? Might Be A Smart Professional Move

Workers who have a creative outlet outside the office are more likely to be creative problem solvers on the job, a study suggests. Oh, and they have more fun.
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"In The Light Of What We Know" by Zia Haider Rahman

We talk to Zia Haider Rahman about his debut novel, the ties between geography and literature and his career thus far, which has included time as a banker, international human rights attorney and now author.

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Book Review: 'Kinder Than Solitude'

Ellah Allfrey reviews Kinder Than Solitude, by Yiyun Li.
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Exploring Life's Incurable Soiledness With The Father Of Italian Noir

A crackling new translation of Giorgio Scerbanenco's crime novel Private Venus has just been released. Critic John Powers read it in a single sitting.
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Revisiting Pulitzer Nominees That Touch On Issues Of Race

The announcement of the winners and finalists for the Pulitzer Prizes gives us an opportunity to herald great journalism that illuminates matters relating to race, ethnicity and culture.
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'Before India,' A Young Gandhi Found His Calling In South Africa

The racism Gandhi encountered in South Africa helped spark a lifetime of activism. Historian Ramachandra Guha says without that experience, "he would never have become a political animal."
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In Pakistan, Literary Spring Is Both Renaissance And Resistance

For the past decade Pakistan has faced war, political instability and the rise of religious extremism. But those crises have fueled a new generation of Pakistani writers and artists.

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