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Books of The Times: Review: In ‘My Father, the Pornographer,’ Chris Offutt Opens Up 
  Wed, 10 Feb 2016 22:31:11 GMT 
    Mr. Offutt’s latest memoir goes into Andrew Offutt’s dark nature and how it cast a pall over his family and coursed through his work.

ArtsBeat: Lisa Lucas Named Executive Director of National Book Foundation 
  Wed, 10 Feb 2016 17:57:02 GMT 
    Ms. Lucas had most recently been the publisher of the internationally focused literary magazine Guernica.

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Is Headed to Broadway 
  Wed, 10 Feb 2016 11:00:02 GMT 
    The producer Scott Rudin has acquired stage rights for Harper Lee’s novel and has hired Aaron Sorkin to adapt the story. Bartlett Sher will direct.

Margaret Forster, Author of ‘Georgy Girl’ and More, Dies at 77 
  Wed, 10 Feb 2016 03:43:55 GMT 
    Ms. Forster turned away from writing light and entertaining novels to biographies and works that grappled with history and social issues.

Elena Ferrante Novels Destined for Television Series 
  Wed, 10 Feb 2016 03:38:11 GMT 
    A 32-part adaptation of the novels, which trace the friendship of two women, will be filmed in Italy with the involvement of the pseudonymous author.

Henry S. F. Cooper Jr., Space Reporter With Literary Lineage, Dies at 82 
  Wed, 10 Feb 2016 03:20:24 GMT 
    Mr. Cooper, a descendant of James Fenimore Cooper, was an author, a writer for The New Yorker and the bulletin editor for the Century Association.

Tagore Translation Deemed Racy Is Pulled From Stores in China 
  Tue, 09 Feb 2016 20:44:35 GMT 
    As the nation celebrates the 155th anniversary of the poet’s birth with a translation of his works, another tome, by Feng Teng, has caused a furor.

Books of The Times: Review: Jhumpa Lahiri’s ‘In Other Words,’ a Writer’s Headlong Immersion Into Italian 
  Tue, 09 Feb 2016 17:49:16 GMT 
    Learning to read and write in a new language has been an invigorating experience for Ms. Lahiri, but one that does not necessarily translate to the reader.

‘Valley of the Dolls,’ by the Numbers 
  Tue, 09 Feb 2016 17:25:14 GMT 
    The pop culture classic remains as gleefully salacious as ever — even as it turns 50.

‘Forty Rooms,’ by Olga Grushin 
  Tue, 09 Feb 2016 10:30:02 GMT 
    In Grushin’s novel, a woman who dreams of being a poet wrestles with compromise and heartbreak.

Ivory Tower: The Twain Shall Meet 
  Tue, 09 Feb 2016 10:30:02 GMT 
    Are religion and science locked in a zero-sum struggle for supremacy, or is there room for common ground?

Paul Aiken, Who Championed Authors in Digital Era, Dies at 56 
  Mon, 08 Feb 2016 23:47:19 GMT 
    Mr. Aiken fought for copyrights and royalties in the early days of the digital age, defending the principle that creators should be rewarded for their work..

‘The Good Death,’ ‘When Breath Becomes Air’ and More 
  Mon, 08 Feb 2016 22:19:08 GMT 
    Five books explore the way we are shaped by our knowledge of mortality.

Books of The Times: Review: ‘The Girl in the Red Coat,’ an Abduction Story Told in Two Voices 
  Mon, 08 Feb 2016 18:29:21 GMT 
    Kate Hamer’s debut novel about an 8-year-old girl who is taken captive is narrated from the perspective of the girl and her despairing mother.

Books: Review: ‘Wired to Create’ Shows the Science of a Messy Process 
  Mon, 08 Feb 2016 16:00:21 GMT 
    The authors, Scott Barry Kaufman and Carolyn Gregoire, detail research into the nature of creativity and also provide tips to fuel the process.

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