The Malta Independent 23 January 2017, Monday

Books

'The Lost City of the Monkey God' by Douglas Preston

Sunday, 22 January 2017, 15:21 Last update: about 5 days ago

To pigeonhole Douglas Preston a true-crime author is a gross understatement of his skills as a writer. Yes, his many best-sellers with Lincoln Child are fun, suspenseful romps chronicling the...

'The Beautiful Dead' by Belinda Bauer

Saturday, 21 January 2017, 15:20 Last update: about 5 days ago

Art, obsession and the pull between one's professional life and personal life make a searing background for British author Belinda Bauer's new stand-alone psychological thriller. Although "The...

Children's authors protest deal for far-right commentator

Friday, 20 January 2017, 15:19 Last update: about 5 days ago

Cassandra Clare and Laurie Halse Anderson are among more than 160 Simon & Schuster children's authors and illustrators who added their names to a letter sent to the company's chief executive in...

Book sales suspended for Trump aide accused of plagiarism

Thursday, 19 January 2017, 15:18 Last update: about 5 days ago

The publisher of Monica Crowley's "What the (Bleep) Just Happened?" said Tuesday it is halting sales of the book, pending the "opportunity" for the aide to President-elect Donald Trump to revise her...

Can you go home again? The lovely 'Lion' says yes

Wednesday, 18 January 2017, 15:37 Last update: about 5 days ago

There are two ways to view "Lion." One is as a heart-warming tale of love beyond boundaries and the incandescent pull of home. The more cynical view is that it's a two-hour advertisement for the...

Ani DiFranco working on memoir about 'eventful' life

Tuesday, 17 January 2017, 15:17 Last update: about 5 days ago

The million-selling musician and longtime activist has signed with Viking for a memoir that will reflect upon her "eventful and radical life." DiFranco left home at age 15, started her own record...

It's true, it's true! John Hodgman is writing another book

Friday, 13 January 2017, 16:15 Last update: about 12 days ago

The author, actor and comedian has a deal with Viking for a book called "Vacationland," in which he writes of his physical journey to the coast of Maine and his spiritual journey of living through...

All you need: A chat with Beatles expert Mark Lewisohn

Thursday, 12 January 2017, 16:14 Last update: about 12 days ago

Hundreds of books have been written about the band, but none with such care and authority as those by the 58-year-old British author. His resume includes comprehensive releases on their...

Abdul-Jabbar writing book about UCLA coach John Wooden

Wednesday, 11 January 2017, 16:14 Last update: about 12 days ago

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's next book will be a fond look back at his long friendship with John Wooden, the celebrated basketball coach at UCLA. "Coach Wooden and Me" will be published next...

A seasoned film critic eyes TV in 'Television: A Biography'

Tuesday, 10 January 2017, 16:13 Last update: about 12 days ago

At 75, David Thomson is the sultan of cinema criticism. British-born but long based in America, he is the author of nearly two dozen film-related books including "Moments that Made the...

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