Tag Archives: Writers

08Oct/15

Literature Nobel Prize winner Svetlana Alexievich’s publisher says she deserves the prize

The publishing director for Literature Nobel Prize winner Svetlana Alexievich says she deserves the prize because her books not only show real life in the former Soviet republics but are life itself.
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08Sep/15

Grow your own furniture in a field

DERBYSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK (REUTERS)- Gavin Munro tends to his crop in this field in Derbyshire.

But he isn’t your typical farmer… and this isn’t your typical crop. This is furniture.
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21Aug/15

British spies reveal file on Nobel winner Doris Lessing

Files reveal that Nobel-prize winning author Doris Lessing was placed under surveillance by the British intelligence services for more than 20 years.

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02May/15

British crime writer Ruth Rendell dies aged 85

British crime writer Ruth Rendell, best known as the creator of Detective Chief Inspector Wexford, died in hospital on Saturday at the age of 85, her publisher said.

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26Apr/15

Obama pokes fun at political friends and foes at White House dinner

U.S. President Barack Obama took light-hearted aim at a range of political friends and foes at the gathering he jokingly called “a night when Washington celebrates itself.”
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26Mar/15

Brooklyn company promotes Hillary with action figure

A Brooklyn-based company uses Kickstarter to fund production of an action figure to promote their preferred presidential candidate: Hillary Clinton.
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02Mar/15

Obama sharply criticizes China’s plans for new technology rules

President Barack Obama in a Reuters interview criticizes China’s plans for new rules on U.S. tech companies, urging Beijing to change a policy that Obama says would allow the Chinese government to “snoop.”
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