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Podcast Review: Greg Proops' The Smartest Man In The World

Marc Hershon | Posted 08.23.2014 | Comedy
Marc Hershon

His Whose Line Is It Anyway chops brought it back around with flip and hilarious answers to questions from the crowd, which then fled into the night having been charmed by a true Master of the Spew.

English-Language Literature Finds Its Place in Bangladesh

David Shook | Posted 01.20.2013 | World
David Shook

Here on Dhanmondi's traffic-blighted streets I'm already addicted to the chaos, and I'm counting on Bangladesh's new generation of English-language writers to recount it to the world.

Author 'Nearly Derailed MI6 Operation With Novel Plot'

Telegraph | Duncan Gardham, Security Correspondent | Posted 08.01.2011 | Books

A novelist nearly derailed an MI6 operation when his plot line was found to be almost identical to the secret plan....

Literary Feuds And The Men Who Could Be Peacemakers

The Guardian | Patrick Kingsley | Posted 07.31.2011 | Books

Well, it was fun while it lasted. After 15 years, novelists Paul Theroux and VS Naipaul have finally ended their bookish bust-up, with a little help f...

Stephen Fry Announces Winner Of 'Most Beautiful Tweet'

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The "most beautiful tweet ever tweeted" has been announced by broadcaster Stephen Fry. ...

Martin Amis: Awards Only Go To Boring Books

Telegraph | Stephen Adams, Arts Correspondent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Amis, 60, has never won a major literary award such as the Man Booker or Costa, despite his popular appeal. The closest he got was when his novel Time...

Euro May Not Exist In 10 Years, Says Author John Gray

The Guardian | John Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

It was John Gray's turn at the Guardian Hay festival yesterday. He was here to re-plug last year's anthology Gray's Anatomy, though he inevitably did ...

Hay Festival In UK Brings 'Mongrel Mix' Of Authors And Intellectuals

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

HAY-ON-WYE, Wales — British industry is a shadow of its former self, the deficit is enormous, public services are facing huge cuts and London's ...

UNVEILING: Best 39 Arab Writers Under 40

Hay Festival | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

PRESS RELEASE: As part of Beirut 'World Capital of the Book' festivities, Hay Festival announces the complete list of the 'Beirut39' Project at the 20...