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Top Authors Lend Their Names to Anti-Surveillance Campaign

At least they’ll put it really well: A coalition of more than 500 major writers from some 81 countries has composed and signed a petition condemning the increasing violation of civilians’ privacy by state-sponsored surveillance programs.

Posted on Dec 10, 2013 READ MORE


Anne Rice
abcnews.go.com

Anne Rice Quits Christianity, Sticks With Christ

Author and vampire enthusiast Anne Rice raised more than a few gothy eyebrows a few years ago with the revelation that she had become a practicing Christian. Well, that’s changed now.

Posted on Aug 11, 2010 READ MORE


Rove

Competing Authors Pull a Karl Rove on ... Karl Rove

It’s not too often that this combination of words issues from our fingers, but this ad is priceless. The enterprising authors of “Rework,” the book currently slotted in Amazon’s No. 2 position under Karl Rove’s enormous, picture-free and heavy tome “Courage and Consequence,” just might have pulled ... (continued)

Posted on Mar 16, 2010 READ MORE


writing hand
Flickr / tnarik

How to Write Fiction, by Actual Fiction Writers

Hey, aspiring fiction writers: Watch your adverbs closely and lay off the exclamation points! Those are just two how-to tips (or maybe how-not-to tips) from crime writer Elmore Leonard’s “10 Rules of Writing,” which, as the title suggests, offers handy guidelines for would-be authors.

Posted on Mar 1, 2010 READ MORE


Forster
http://www.todayinliterature.com/biography/e.m.forster.asp

Reconsidering E.M. Forster

Novelist E.M. Forster was a writer who might be said to have been simultaneously ahead of his time—or at least better suited to take on certain topics like homosexuality that couldn’t be treated frankly during his heyday—and resistant to some of the modernist impulses he saw arising among authors from the generation following his own.

Posted on Dec 22, 2009 READ MORE


Vidal

Gore Vidal: ‘The Most Interesting Man in the World’

The whip-smart and ever-sly Gore Vidal visited “Real Time” on Friday, giving his historical and sometimes hysterically funny take on the state of the United States. He also revisited a few key moments from his personal history, illustrated by some priceless archival footage found by Bill Maher’s crack research team. Is it too soon to make an Amelia Earhart joke?

Posted on Apr 11, 2009 READ MORE


We Told You So

With the release of three new reports, there’s no debate anymore about who was correct and who wasn’t concerning the economic collapse and the Wall Street bailout. The studies prove that progressive critics were right and the Washington ideologues and the pundits were wrong.

Posted on Dec 11, 2008 READ MORE


Terkel
AP photo / Charles Rex Arbogast

Studs Terkel Dies at 96

What a time for the world to lose Studs Terkel. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author, activist and radio and television star died Friday in his adopted hometown of Chicago. Terkel was 96.

Posted on Oct 31, 2008 READ MORE


Le Clezio
AP photo / Michel Euler

Vive Le Clézio!

French novelist Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio was named this year’s winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday. Le Clézio, whom the Swedish Academy fancifully described as an “author of new departures, poetic adventure and sensual ecstasy, explorer of a humanity beyond and below the reigning civilisation,” has written more than 20 novels since the early age of 23.

Posted on Oct 9, 2008 READ MORE


Corsi
freedom21.org

Anti-Obama Author Deported From Kenya

Jerome Corsi’s scheduled visit to Kenya to promote his latest book, “The Obama Nation: Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality,” was cut short after local authorities, who claimed that Corsi didn’t have the right permit, arrested the author and sent him packing on a plane to Europe on Tuesday.

Posted on Oct 7, 2008 READ MORE


Bush reading
z.about.com

By George W. Bush

If authoring a war against innocent civilians abroad and civil liberties at home wasn’t enough, George W. Bush is toying with the idea of writing a book upon leaving the Oval Office in January.

Posted on Jun 16, 2008 READ MORE


King

Stephen King: If You Don’t Read, ‘You’ve Got the Army, Iraq’

Author Stephen King made an appearance last month at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., where he discussed, among other things, the importance of literacy. As King put it: “I don’t want to sound like an ad, a public service ad on TV, but the fact is if you can read, you can walk into a job later on. If you don’t, then you’ve got, the Army, Iraq, I don’t know, something like that.”

Posted on May 5, 2008 READ MORE


Norman Mailer
AP photo / Kathy Willens

Norman Mailer Dead at 84

News of the loss of one of America’s most unique voices, Norman Mailer, rippled through the literary community Saturday after Mailer’s biographer announced that the author of “The Armies of the Night” and “The Naked and the Dead” had expired at New York’s Mount Sinai Hospital.

Posted on Nov 10, 2007 READ MORE


gore vidal
Truthdig/Zuade Kaufman

Gore Vidal Sounds Off on Solar Power Caper

Note to public utility companies:  Do not cross Gore Vidal.  What began as a personal nuisance—the shutdown of his newly installed home solar power system by Los Angeles’ water and power provider—has become emblematic of a bigger issue (or two) for the venerable writer, who states his position in no uncertain terms in this interview.

Posted on Jul 6, 2007 READ MORE


Joel Hunter

Truthdig Podcast: The Consistent Christian

Former Truthdigger of the Week Dr. Joel Hunter, author of “Right Wing, Wrong Bird,” joins the podcast this week to explain why things didn’t work out with the Christian Coalition and why global warming and poverty bother him as much as gay marriage and abortion.

Posted on Mar 26, 2007 READ MORE


Arthur Schlesinger
planetpoint.com

Famed Historian Schlesinger Dead at 89

Arthur M. Schlesinger died Wednesday from a heart attack at the age of 89. A Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and Kennedy White House fixture, Schlesinger wrote or edited more than 25 books and once referred to George W. Bush’s post-9/11 policy as “a ghastly mess.”

Posted on Mar 2, 2007 READ MORE


Colbert

Colbert Forces Conservative Author to Stand By His Title

While out on the warm and fuzzy interview circuit, right-wing authors far too often get away with making an outrageous claim without so much as a legitimate follow-up question. In this clip, Stephen Colbert refuses to let his guest, Dinesh D’Souza, back away from the assertion that tolerance and liberals are in some way responsible for 9/11.

Posted on Jan 18, 2007 READ MORE


Jabari Asim: The Stir Over Slurs

Va. Sen. George Allen, who has a history of racist behavior, incomprehensibly wants us to believe that his opponent is no better—because he has written novels whose characters use racist language.

Posted on Nov 5, 2006 READ MORE


consulting for the president
Photo: AP /Jim Mone; Illustration: Blair Golson

Bush Staffers Consulting With Christian Apocalyptic Fiction Author

Joel C. Rosenberg, who writes “Left Behind”-style books about the apocalypse, told the Washington Post (scroll down) he was invited to the White House last year to talk current events and biblical prophesy, and has been in touch with several staffers since. (Above photo a satire.) [h/t: Tiny Revolution]

Posted on Aug 7, 2006 READ MORE


Gay Talese
Zuade Kaufman / Truthdig

Gay Talese: The Truthdig Interview

The legendary father of New Journalism discusses his first new book in 14 years; the fallout of his wife’s publication of James Frey’s fabricated memoir; and how he may have spawned the “The Sopranos.”

Posted on May 2, 2006 READ MORE


Food Writer Strips Away Whole Foods Myths

Author Michael Pollan tells Truthdig: “[Whole Foods is] very cleverly designed, but ... it’s based on illusions…. If you go to the farm depicted on those labels, you find that in fact things look a little bit different.”

Posted on Apr 12, 2006 READ MORE


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Kevin Phillips Warns of Religious Fanatics

Kevin Phillips, in-demand author of “American Theocracy,” says—dead seriously—that many Americans don’t worry about the economy because they’re waiting for the second coming of Christ. Watch it.

Posted on Mar 22, 2006 READ MORE


James Prior

The ‘Slave Side’ of NFL Sundays

In his new book, “The Slave Side of Sunday,” former NFL player Anthony Prior writes about the legacy of racism in professional sports. “We are not looked at as leaders, rather, just a labor force where the money is generated. Plantation capitalism is still alive today,” he tells Truthdig contributor James Harris. (Audio and text interview with the author.)

Posted on Mar 9, 2006 READ MORE


James Prior

The ‘Slave Side’ of NFL Sundays

In his new book, “The Slave Side of Sunday,” former NFL player Anthony Prior writes about the legacy of racism in professional sports. “We are not looked at as leaders, rather, just a labor force where the money is generated. Plantation capitalism is still alive today,” he tells Truthdig contributor James Harris. (Audio and text interview with the author.)

Posted on Mar 9, 2006 READ MORE


Frey’s Note Both Accepts and Ducks Blame

The “Million Little Pieces” memoirist appears to apologize in an author’s note. But he still tries to push that “subjective truth” crap. Hey James, feelings are subjective; thoughts are subjective; calling a two-hour stay in jail “three months” is objectively BS.
story / Frey’s note or publisher’s note (both .pdf files)
Also, Warner Bros. may back out of the film version. | story

Posted on Feb 2, 2006 READ MORE


Oprah and Frey
From www.defamer.com

Oprah Turns on Frey

In a radical reversal, the talk show host drops her loyalty to Frey on live television and says he “betrayed millions of readers.” During an interview the author admits fictions and confesses that he “made a mistake.” | story

Posted on Jan 25, 2006 READ MORE


Frey Tale Was Debunked By Rehab Staffer Months Before Oprah Show

A former counselor at James Frey’s rehab clinic told Oprah’s producers three months before the show that the memoir was full of B.S. | story
Editor’s note: We feel confident of both the “essential” and actual truths of the above item.

Posted on Jan 24, 2006 READ MORE


Ron Kovic with his painting

Photo Essay: Ron Kovic Today

By Zuade Kaufman

Ron Kovic, the author of “Born on the Fourth of July,” the classic personal memoir about the aftermath of the Vietnam War, remains a committed activist.

icon: VideoPhoto Gallery

Posted on Jan 18, 2006 READ MORE


Publisher to Add Author’s Note to ‘Little Pieces’

The move comes in the wake of James Frey admitting fabrications in his book. | story
Earlier: Publisher Nan Talese spars with her husband, author Gay Talese, over the issue of falsehoods in memoirs. | story

Posted on Jan 13, 2006 READ MORE


‘Smoking Gun’ Shoots Holes in Bestseller

James Frey’s addiction memoir “A Million Little Pieces” is riddled with falsehoods, says muckraking website. | story

Posted on Jan 9, 2006 READ MORE


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