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  • Mt. Rainier search for writer ends when body found

    June 22, 2014 12:12 AM

    MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK, Wash. (AP) - The search for a prominent outdoors writer on Mount Rainier was suspended Saturday after a woman's body was found, but the remains weren't immediately identified, officials said. Mount Rainier National Park spokeswoman Patti Wold said that the body was recovered about 3 p.m.... more »
  • Chinese writer Mo Yan wins Nobel literature prize

    October 11, 2012 7:20 AM

    STOCKHOLM (AP) - Chinese writer Mo Yan has been named the winner of the Nobel Prize in literature. The Swedish Academy, which selects the winners of the prestigious award, in Thursday praised Mo's "hallucinatoric realism" saying it "merges folk tales, history and the contemporary." European authors had won four of... more »
  • North Louisiana writer wins accolades for book

    January 24, 2012 10:21 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A north Louisiana writer is gaining a lot of attention for his coming-of-age story about a teenager in a small town in Arkansas. The Times reports that John Corey Whaley has won the American Library Association's William C. Morris YA Debut Award and the Michael L.... more »
  • Brazil honors 'Girl from Ipanema' writer

    August 16, 2010 9:47 PM

    BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) - Brazil has posthumously given the rank of ambassador to a poet and songwriter who penned the famous Bossa Nova anthem, "Girl from Ipanema." The Foreign Ministry bestowed the honor on Vinicius de Moraes, a one-time diplomat who was the poetic force behind Bossa Nova in the... more »

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