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2008-08-10 12:00:32

By Patrick T. Reardon Chicago Tribune It's the yearning. In an American culture drenched in sexually charged ads, movies, music and books, the Twilight series of romance novels by Stephenie Meyer are surprise hits, subverting expectations and hearkening to a more innocent time.

2008-07-31 12:00:33

British author J.K. Rowling says her fairy-tale collection, The Tales of Beedle the Bard, will be published this December. The collection was mentioned in Rowling's book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows.

2008-07-27 00:00:30

By SUZI FEAY Page Turner Well, who knew? I'd heard of "slash fiction" before - an internet phenomenon where (mostly) female fans write sex scenes featuring male characters in popular culture.

2008-07-11 00:00:19

By ROGER McBAIN, Courier & Press staff writer 464-7520 or mcbainr@courierpress.com Magic, fantasy and adventure play principal parts in both open- air features screening at Mesker Amphitheatre Friday and Saturday in this month's Movies at Mesker shows.

2008-07-04 06:00:44

CHERYL COLE (pictured) has been voted as having the UK's "favourite fantasy body" - elbowing fellow X Factor judge Dannii Minogue into second place. More than 2,000 men and women were quizzed in a survey conducted by YouGov.

2008-06-28 12:02:25

By Alan Scher Zagier Associated Press POTOSI, Mo. -- Jen Leffler first escaped into the world of Harry Potter as an adolescent in suburban Chicago. A decade later, the love affair continues. Only now, it means taking road trips to concerts across the country.

2008-06-15 18:00:17

J.K. Rowling has penned a brand-new Harry Potter story which is being turned into a mini-movie. The film will be shown at a new theme park called The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter in Orlando, Florida.

2006-08-22 15:11:59

By Claudia Parsons NEW YORK (Reuters) - E.L. Doctorow and Stephen King are up against former presidential candidate Al Gore and a man who made a fortune writing about his dog for The Quills, a book prize that aims to bring some Oscar-style glitz to publishing.

2006-08-22 14:56:34

By Claudia Parsons NEW YORK (Reuters) - E.L. Doctorow and Stephen King are up against former presidential candidate Al Gore and a man who made a fortune writing about his dog for The Quills, a book prize that aims to bring some Oscar-style glitz to publishing.

2006-08-01 12:10:00

Two of America's top authors, John Irving and Stephen King, made a plea to J.K. Rowling on Tuesday not to kill the fictional boy wizard Harry Potter in the final book of the series, but Rowling made no promises.


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