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2013-12-21 23:02:10

The Prize recognizes outstanding achievements of individuals and organizations that have developed innovative means of creating and sustaining a lifelong love of reading.

Good Books Help You Read Minds
2013-10-04 10:01:02

Skills essential to processing fundamental complex social relationships can be strengthened by reading literary fiction, according to a new study.

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.

2005-11-16 22:56:11

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Joan Didion won the prestigious National Book Award for nonfiction on Wednesday for her memoir on the death of her husband and the life they spent together.

2005-11-16 22:09:29

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Joan Didion won the National Book Award for nonfiction on Wednesday for her memoir on the death of her husband and the life they spent together.

2005-09-20 12:44:18

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Norman Mailer, one of America's most renowned and controversial authors, will be awarded a medal of honor for lifetime achievement by the National Book Foundation, the organization said on Tuesday.


Word of the Day
dittany
  • An aromatic woolly plant (Origanum dictamnus) native to Crete, formerly believed to have magical powers.
The word 'dittany' may come from the name of Mount Diktē in Crete, where it was supposed to grow.
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