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Swedish Poet Wins Nobel Prize In Literature

Swedish poet Tomas Transtromer is this year's winner of the Nobel Prize in literature. Transtromer has been mentioned as a candidate for the award for years. His work often walks a line between concrete reality and dreams — he's worked as a psychologist and social worker in addition to his writing.
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Barry Eisler's 'Detachment' From 'Legacy' Publishing

"Publishing for me is a business, not an ideology," says the bestselling thriller writer. Eisler walked away from a half-million dollar deal offered by a traditional publisher to self-publish — and then teamed up with Amazon. His newest book, The Detachment, was e-released on Amazon in September.
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'Gardener' Gives 'Heirloom Life' To Forgotten Flora

The Yokohama squash was first introduced to North America around 1860, but it disappeared from catalogs in the 1880s — until now. Jere Gettle offers advice on how to save and grow heirloom vegetables in The Heirloom Life Gardener.
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Nazaryan: Americans Don't Deserve Literature Nobel

Guy Raz, talks with Alexander Nazaryan about his rant in Salon.com, excoriating the American literary world. He explains that Americans don't deserve a Nobel Prize because their work is too interior. Nazaryan is on the editorial board of The New York Daily News.
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Nobel Literature Winner Tomas Transtromer: The Beauty of Stillness

Tomas Transtromer, Swedish poet of still and solitary landscapes, is this year's winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. A private man in his work and life, Transtromer has nonetheless been one of Europe's most translated poets of the last 50 years.
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Steve Jobs: How Apple's CEO Helped Transform Popular Culture

Steve Jobs, who died Wednesday, changed many things about the way we consume music, television, and even books.
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Literature Nobel Goes To Swedish Poet Tomas Transtromer

His work "gives us fresh access to reality," the Nobel committee says. The surrealist poet has also spent a career as a psychiatrist working with institutionalized children.
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Eugenides Spins A Modern Kind Of 'Marriage Plot'

Madeleine, Mitchell and Leonard are about to graduate from Brown University when they get caught in a love triangle worthy of Jane Austen. In his latest book, Middlesex author Jeffrey Eugenides brings the classic Victorian marriage plot to a modern American college campus.

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