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Patrick Modiano of France wins the 2014 Nobel Prize in literature

Patrick Modiano of France wins the 2014 Nobel Prize in literature

Patrick Modiano of France wins the 2014 Nobel Prize in literature

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Saratoga Reads picks ‘Round House’

“The Round House” by Louise Erdrich has been selected by public vote as this year’s book of choice for Saratoga Reads, a community-wide reading program.

Gillibrand memoir highlights career challenges for women

ALBANY

Gillibrand memoir highlights career challenges for women

When women’s magazines recently previewed her new book “Off the Sidelines,” Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand was not surprised the focus was on inappropriate remarks made by male congressional colleagues regarding her weight around the time she gave birth to her second child in 2008.

Gloversville native Persico’s work, friendship recalled

GUILDERLAND

Gloversville native Persico’s work, friendship recalled

A Gloversville native who split time between homes in Guilderland and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, author Joseph Persico died Saturday at the age of 84.

PR exec Ed Lewi details his 'wild ride'

CLIFTON PARK

PR exec Ed Lewi details his 'wild ride'

“A Wild Ride — Bears, Babes, and Marketing to the Max” chronicles some of the stories Ed Lewi has been telling for years.

Filmmaker Kennedy to discuss upstate NY’s Anti-Rent War

Filmmaker Kennedy to discuss upstate NY’s Anti-Rent War

When James Fenimore Cooper and Herman Melville wrote about upstate New York’s Anti-Rent War of the 1840s, they both failed to produce a success. Bruce Kennedy is hoping he has better luck.

Hillary Clinton brings book tour to Saratoga Springs

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Hillary Clinton brings book tour to Saratoga Springs

Hillary Clinton signed copies of her memoir, “Hard Choices,” on the second floor of the Northshire Bookstore on Tuesday.

Archie's death latest comic book to inject reality

Archie's death latest comic book to inject reality

For most of Archie Andrew's life, the red-headed comic book icon's biggest quandary was whether he liked Veronica or Betty.

Hillary Clinton to sign books in Saratoga

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will be at Northshire Bookstore on Broadway at 12:15 p.m. July 29, to sign her book, “Hard Choices.”

Tartt, Goodwin awarded Carnegie medals

For the first time since researching her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, "The Goldfinch," Donna Tartt is back in Las Vegas.

Niskayuna Holocaust survivor tells story

NISKAYUNA

Niskayuna Holocaust survivor tells story

Sitting in the comfortable living room of Leo Winokur Winn’s red-and-white ranch house, it is hard to imagine the atrocities the 90-year-old Jew lived through as a young man.

Maya Angelou, the nation's wise woman

Maya Angelou, the nation's wise woman

Maya Angelou walked into a meeting of civil rights leaders discussing affirmative action back in the 1990s, looked around, and put them all in their place with a single, astute observation.

Poet, author Maya Angelou dies at 86

Poet, author Maya Angelou dies at 86

Maya Angelou, a modern Renaissance woman who survived the harshest of childhoods to become a force on stage, screen, the printed page and the inaugural dais, has died.

Archaeologist pens new book on Fort William Henry

The longtime leader of archaeological digs at upstate New York 18th-century military sites has a new book out that details decades of excavations at Lake George.

Roth receives Yaddo's Artist Medal

Roth receives Yaddo's Artist Medal

In what may be his last remarks at a public gathering, Philip Roth accepted Yaddo's first ever Artist Medal and spoke gratefully of his time at the venerable retreat in the summer of 1964.

Rushdie, Pussy Riot featured at literary gala

On a night championing free expression and featuring speeches by Salman Rushdie, Toni Morrison and two members of the Russian protest group Pussy Riot, no one moved the audience more than the daughter of an imprisoned Chinese dissident.

Anne Frank inspired author to write mystery

SCHENECTADY

Anne Frank inspired author to write mystery

When she was 12 years old, Anne Blankman fell in love with Anne Frank.

Fiske looks at how family lived while Northup a slave

Fiske looks at how family lived while Northup a slave

With the success of Steve McQueen’s film “12 Years a Slave,” almost everyone is familiar with the tragic tale of Solomon Northup, a free black man living in Saratoga Springs who was sold into slavery. But the movie, Ballston Spa’s David Fiske will remind you, didn’t tell the whole story.

Adirondack summer turns tragic for teenager

The first novel by Paul Castellani, a Capital Region resident who spent childhood summers in the Adirondacks, reminds its readers that being a teenager and being the parents of a teenager is a complicated business.

Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87

Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel laureate whose novels and short stories exposed tens of millions of readers to Latin America's passion, superstition, violence and inequality, died at home in Mexico City. He was 87.

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