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SARATOGA SPRINGS

Novelist Khaled Hosseini to visit Saratoga in February

Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013
Saratoga Reads bringing best-selling author to Skidmore College
 
Book review: Amsterdam native sets first mystery in 1960s New York

Book review: Amsterdam native sets first mystery in 1960s New York

Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013
James Ziskin’s first novel is a capable addition to a type of mystery writing that is partly noir and partly atmospheric.
 
Trio rushes to add chapter to Solomon Northup story

Trio rushes to add chapter to Solomon Northup story

Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013
Solomon Northup’s story has been told before. Why, he even wrote his own autobiography. But for lovers of 19th century history who want to read the whole story, Cliff Brown, David Fiske and Rachel Seligman have written a book called “Solomon Northup: The Complete Story of the Author of Twelve Years a Slave.”
 

Pynchon, Lahiri finalists for National Book Awards

Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013
Thomas Pynchon, Jhumpa Lahiri and George Saunders were among the finalists Wednesday for the National Book Awards.
 
Bailey Wind tells story of love and loss
LATHAM

Bailey Wind tells story of love and loss

Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013
Bailey Wind finished writing a book about her boyfriend this summer, but decided she would wait to have it published until after the trial of the man who killed him in a car accident.
 
Eleanor Catton wins fiction's Booker Prize

Eleanor Catton wins fiction's Booker Prize

Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013
Youth and heft triumphed at Britain's Booker Prize on Tuesday, as 28-year-old New Zealander Eleanor Catton won the fiction award for "The Luminaries," an ambitious 832-page murder mystery set during a 19th-century gold rush.
 
Canada's Alice Munro wins Nobel literature prize

Canada's Alice Munro wins Nobel literature prize

Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013
Alice Munro, a Canadian master of the short story revered as a thorough but forgiving documenter of the human spirit, won the Nobel Prize in literature on Thursday, the Swedish Academy said.
 
Pulitzer Prize winner Russo receives warm reception at FMCC
JOHNSTOWN

Pulitzer Prize winner Russo receives warm reception at FMCC

Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013
Richard Russo has a complicated relationship with Gloversville.
 
Italian cartoon mouse is inspiration for musical

Italian cartoon mouse is inspiration for musical

Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013
Children can see Fabrizio the mouse in Patricia Brady-Danzig’s illustrated paperback book, “Fabrizio’s Fable.” Kids and adults will hear musical interpretations of the Italy-inspired cartoon character next Saturday when “Fabrizio the Musical” will be performed at The College of Saint Rose.
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Jonathan Franzen to appear at Skidmore

Friday, Sept. 20, 2013
Novelist, National Book Award winner Jonathan Franzen will speak at Skidmore College at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3.
 
Hard work, contest victory help author Potocar promote book

Hard work, contest victory help author Potocar promote book

Monday, Sept. 16, 2013
In her quest to become a better writer and a published author, Lisa Potocar left no stone unturned.
 
CAPITAL REGION

Pulitzer-winning author Russo to visit pair of area colleges

Friday, Sept. 13, 2013
Gloversville native and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Russo will make two Capital Region stops this fall.
 
SCHENECTADY

Jay Street fest will feature local authors

Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013
Local literary talent will be showcased on the Jay Street pedestrian mall Saturday during the Jay Street Book Festival.
 
Seeking Salinger: 10-year quest leads to new book, movie,  TV special

Seeking Salinger: 10-year quest leads to new book, movie, TV special

Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013
Known until now as a screenwriter for “Armageddon” and “Savages,” working by day on a sequel to “Avatar,” Shane Salerno has taken on a surprising and newsmaking identity: the latest, and, apparently, greatest seeker of clues about J.D. Salinger.
 
Book review: Author takes readers on 2-week hike in woods

Book review: Author takes readers on 2-week hike in woods

Monday, Aug. 12, 2013
Let’s say Henry David Thoreau hiked the Northville-Placid Trail and decided to write about that experience, instead of life at Walden Pond. If he had, the result would be an awful lot like “The Allure of Deep Woods.”
 
 

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