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Contents

Events

  • September 9 - Barnes & Noble, the largest American bookseller, announces that it will no longer sell downloadable electronic texts sometimes called ebooks.
  • Chuck Palahniuk reads his short story "Guts" to audiences while on tour to promote his novel Diary. Over 35 people faint while listening to the readings.

September 9 is the 252nd day of the year (253rd in leap years). ... A typical Barnes & Noble bookstore. ... An eBook (also: e-book, ebook) is an electronic (or digital) version of a book. ... Charles Michael Chuck Palahniuk (IPA: )[1] (born February 21, 1962) is an American satirical novelist and freelance journalist living in Portland, Oregon. ... Cover of Chuck Palahniuks Diary Diary (2003, 260 pages) is a novel that was written by Chuck Palahniuk. ...

New books

Mitchell David Albom (born May 23, 1958 in Trenton, New Jersey) is an award-winning American sportswriter, novelist, newspaper columnist for the Detroit Free Press, syndicated radio host, and TV commentator. ... The Five People You Meet in Heaven is a novel by Mitch Albom, published in 2003. ... Traditional Boabom Defense Boabom can be described as a system of moving meditation, active relaxation, and self-defense. ... Margaret Eleanor Atwood, OC (born November 18, 1939) is a Canadian writer. ... Oryx and Crake is a novel with dystopian elements by Canadian author Margaret Atwood. ... Max Barry (also Maxx Barry; born March 18, 1973) is the Australian author of Syrup, Jennifer Government, and Company. ... Jennifer Government is a black comedy written by Max Barry. ... Gregory Dale Bear (born August 20, 1951) is a science fiction author. ... Thomas Louis Berger (born July 20, 1924) is a U.S. novelist. ... Best Friends is a 1982 feature film, starring Goldie Hawn and Burt Reynolds. ... Giles Blunt is a Canadian novelist and screenwriter. ... Dan Brown (born June 22, 1964) is an American author of thriller fiction, best known for writing the controversial 2003 bestselling novel, The Da Vinci Code. ... This article is about the novel. ... Deborah Joy Corey (born 1958) is a Canadian writer whose first novel, Losing Eddie won the 1994 Books in Canada First Novel Award. ... Douglas Coupland (born December 30, 1961) is a major Canadian fiction writer as well as a playwright and visual artist. ... Hey Nostradamus! is a 2003 novel by Douglas Coupland, about a fictional 1988 school shooting in suburban Vancouver, British Columbia and its aftermath. ... Don DeLillo (born November 20, 1936) is an American author best known for his novels, which paint detailed portraits of American life in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. ... Cosmopolis is Don DeLillos thirteenth novel. ... Cory Doctorow (born July 17, 1971) is a blogger, journalist and science fiction author in favor of liberalizing copyright laws, and a proponent of Creative Commons. ... A Place So Foreign and Eight More is a collection of short stories by Cory Doctorow. ... Down And Out in the Magic Kingdom is a 2003 science fiction book, the first novel by Canadian author and digital-rights activist Cory Doctorow. ... Fernanda Eberstadt (born 1960 in New York City, New York) is an American writer. ... In Greek mythology the Erinyes (the Romans called them the Furies) were female personifications of vengeance. ... William Ford Gibson (born March 17, 1948, Conway, South Carolina) is an American-born science fiction author resident in Canada since 1968. ... Book cover Pattern Recognition (G. P. Putnams Sons 2003, ISBN 0-425-19293-8) is William Gibsons eighth novel, the first to be set in the contemporary world. ... Jean-Christophe Grangé (born Paris, July 15, 1961) is a French mystery writer, journalist, and screenwriter. ... LEmpire des loups is a 2005 movie directed by Chris Nahon, written by Christian Clavier, and starring Jean Reno, Arly Jover, and Jocelyn Quivrin. ... John Ray Grisham Jr. ... The King of Torts is a legal/suspense novel written by American author John Grisham. ... Eric Bradford (born 1962) is a hobo, who was educated at Under the Bridge University and Some Hole in the Ground, Texas. ... The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time is a novel written by Mark Haddon which won the 2003 Whitbread Book of the Year. ... Joanne Michèle Sylvie Harris (born July 3, 1964) is a British author. ... Victor Heck, born David Nordhaus, July 20, 1967, in St. ... Victor Heck, born David Nordhaus, July 20, 1967, in St. ... Khaled Hosseini (b. ... The Kite Runner is the first novel by Afghan American author Khaled Hosseini. ... About Jennifer Haigh is the author of the critically acclaimed Mrs. ... Haighs Mrs. ... Zoë Heller (born 1965) is a British journalist and novelist. ... Notes on a Scandal is a novel by Zoë Heller first published in 2003 about a female teacher at a London comprehensive school who starts an affair with one of her underage pupils and who is found out in the end. ... Coat of Arms of Pope John Paul II. The Letter M is for Mary, the mother of Jesus, to whom he held strong devotion Pope John Paul II (Latin: ), (Italian: Giovanni Paolo II), born   (May 18, 1920 – April 2, 2005) reigned as Pope of the Roman Catholic Church from October... This page may meet Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... Gregory Keyes is a writer of science fiction and fantasy. ... The Second to Last Book in the New Jedi Order Series, The Final Prophecy The Final Prophecy is a New Jedi Order novel written by Greg Keyes. ... Stephen Edwin King (born September 21, 1947) is an American author best known for his enormously popular horror novels. ... Wolves of the Calla is the fifth book in Stephen Kings The Dark Tower series. ... Dean Ray Koontz (born July 9, 1945 in Everett, Pennsylvania) is a prolific and best-selling fiction author known primarily for his popular suspense novels. ... The Face is a novel by Dean Koontz published in 2003 by Bantam Books. ... James Luceno is the New York Times bestselling author of two Star Wars: The New Jedi Order novels, Agents of Chaos: Heros Trial and Agents of Chaos: Jedi Eclipse. ... The last book in the New Jedi Order series, The Unifying Force The Unifying Force is the final chapter of the New Jedi Order series of books in the fictional Star Wars universe, and was written by James Luceno. ... Julie Myerson (born 1960) is an English novelist and critic, born in Nottingham. ... Something Might Happen (2003) is a novel by Julie Myerson about a murder in a small English seaside town and how it affects the community as well as friends and family of the murder victim. ... Andrew Neiderman (born 1940) is a U.S. author. ... The Baby Squad is a dystopian thriller by Andrew Neiderman first published in 2003. ... Charles Michael Chuck Palahniuk (IPA: )[1] (born February 21, 1962) is an American satirical novelist and freelance journalist living in Portland, Oregon. ... Cover of Chuck Palahniuks Diary Diary (2003, 260 pages) is a novel that was written by Chuck Palahniuk. ... Christopher Paolini (born November 17, 1983) is an American writer of fantasy fiction, best known as being the author of the Inheritance trilogy, which consists of the books Eragon, Eldest, and an as-yet-unreleased third book whose title has not been revealed. ... Eragon is a novel written by Christopher Paolini. ... Terence David John Pratchett OBE (born April 28, 1948, in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England[1]) is an English fantasy author, best known for his Discworld series. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Wee Free Men is the 30th novel in Terry Pratchetts Discworld series, and the second Discworld book for younger readers. ... Matthew Reilly, born July 2nd, 1974 Sydney, is an Australian action thriller writer. ... Scarecrow is the fifth Matthew Reilly novel, and the third to feature the main character Captain Shane Schofield, USMC. It was released in 2003. ... Joel C. Rosenberg is a New York Times best-selling American author and a communications strategist. ... Joanne “Jo” Rowling, OBE (born July 31, 1965[1]) is an English fiction writer who writes under the pen name J. K. Rowling. ... This article is about the book. ... Nick Sagan (b. ... Idlewild is a science fiction novel by Nick Sagan, published in 2003. ... Matthew Sharpe (born 1962) is a U.S. novelist and short story writer. ... The Sleeping Father is a novel by Matthew Sharpe first published in 2003 about an average middle-class American family struck by betrayal, separation, and illness. ... Michael Slade is the pen name of Canadian novelist Jay Clarke, a lawyer who has participated in more than 100 criminal cases and who specializes in criminal insanity. ... Bed Of Nails is Michael Slades tenth novel in the long running Special X series. ... Lemony Snicket is a pseudonym used by author Daniel Handler his childrens book series A Series of Unfortunate Events, as well as a character in that series. ... << The Carnivorous Carnival | The Grim Grotto >> The Slippery Slope is the tenth novel of the A Series of Unfortunate Events series by Lemony Snicket. ... Wilbur Addison Smith (b. ... Olen Steinhauer (b. ... For other bridges of this name, see Bridge of Sighs (Cambridge) and Bridge of Sighs (Oxford). ... Neal Town Stephenson (born October 31, 1959) is an American writer, known primarily for his science fiction works in the postcyberpunk genre with a penchant for explorations of society, mathematics, currency, and the history of science. ... Quicksilver by Neal Stephenson is the first volume of his series The Baroque Cycle. ... The Baroque Cycle is a series of books written by Neal Stephenson and published in 2003 and 2004. ... Matthew Woodring Stover is a fiction author best known for his three Star Wars novels, including the novelization of the third film in the series, Revenge of the Sith, as well as his fantasy novels Iron Dawn and Jericho Moon, and his science-fiction Caine novels, Heroes Die and Blade... Shatterpoint is a science fiction novel by Matthew Stover set in the Star Wars galaxy during the Clone Wars. ... Anthony Swofford is the author of the book Jarhead, published in 2003. ... Jarhead cover Jarhead is a Gulf War memoir by author Anthony Swofford. ... Miguel Sousa Tavares (born Oporto, 25 June 1952) is a Portuguese journalist and writer. ... Adam Thirlwell (born 1978) is a British novelist and fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. ... One of the covers of Politics Politics is a 2003 novel by Adam Thirlwell about a father-daughter relationship and about a ménage à trois which includes said daughter and two of her friends. ... Sergio Troncoso Sergio Troncoso is an American author of short stories and novels. ... The Nature of Truth: A Novel, by Sergio Troncoso The Nature of Truth is a novel by Sergio Troncoso first published in 2003 by Northwestern University Press. ... Andrew Vachss & Honey Pit Bull, courtesy of Ellery Queens Mystery Magazine Andrew Henry Vachss (born 19 October 1942) is an American crime fiction author, child protection consultant, and attorney exclusively representing children and youths. ... Andrew Vachss & Honey Pit Bull, courtesy of Ellery Queens Mystery Magazine Andrew Henry Vachss (born 19 October 1942) is an American crime fiction author, child protection consultant, and attorney exclusively representing children and youths. ... Sean Llewellyn Williams (born 1967) is a New York Times best selling science fiction author who lives in Adelaide, Australia. ... Shane Dix is a science fiction author and is best known for his coloberative work with Sean Williams in the Star Wars: New Jedi Order series. ... Force Heretic: Remnant (also released as Force Heretic I: Remnant) is the first novel in a three-part story by Sean Williams and Shane Dix. ... Force Heretic: Refugee (also released as Force Heretic II: Refugee) is the second novel in a three-part story by Sean Williams and Shane Dix. ... Force Heretic: Reunion (also released as Force Heretic III: Reunion) is the third novel in a three-part story by Sean Williams and Shane Dix. ...

Non-fiction

Gerina Dunwich (born December 27, 1959, in Illinois) is a professional astrologer, occult historian, and New Age author, best known for her books on Wicca and various occult subjects. ... John Robert Fowles John Robert Fowles (March 31, 1926 – November 5, 2005) was an English novelist and essayist. ... Part one of John Fowles diaries was published in 2003. ... Michael Francis Moore (born April 23, 1954) is an American political-activist, a film director, author, social commentator, and political humorist. ... Dude, Wheres My Country? cover Dude, Wheres My Country? is a book by Michael Moore dealing with corporate and political events in the United States. ... Alanna Nash (born 1950) is an American journalist and biographer. ... Charles Michael Chuck Palahniuk (IPA: )[1] (born February 21, 1962) is an American satirical novelist and freelance journalist living in Portland, Oregon. ... James Frost is the guitarist and backing vocalist of punk/pop band The Automatic. ... Alanna Nash (born 1950) is an American journalist and biographer. ... David Robert Starkey (born January 3, 1945) is one of Englands best-known historians, and a specialist in the Tudor period. ... Lynne Truss is a British writer and journalist. ... Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation is a short non-fiction book written by Lynne Truss, the former host of the BBCs Cutting a Dash radio programme. ...

New drama

Nilo Cruz (born 1962[citation needed]) is a Cuban-born American playwright, who won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize in drama as well as the American Theatre Critics/Steinberg Award for his play Anna in the Tropics. ... Anna in the Tropics is a Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Nilo Cruz. ...

Births

Deaths

February 16 is the 47th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Aleksandar Tišma (born January 16, 1924 in Horgoš, died 16 February 2003 in Novi Sad) was Serbian novelist. ... February 26 is the 57th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Quentin Keynes Quentin Keynes (1921 - February 2003) was a bibliophile. ... March 11 is the 70th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (71st in Leap year). ... Brian Cleeve Brian Talbot Cleeve, (November 22, 1921 – March 11, 2003) was a prolific writer and popular TV broadcaster, who lived in Ireland for most of his life . ... September 3 is the 246th day of the year (247th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Alan Dugan (1923-2003) was an American poet. ... March 12 is the 71st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (72nd in leap years). ... Howard Melvin Fast (November 11, 1914 – March 12, 2003) was a Jewish American novelist and television writer. ... April 7 is the 97th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (98th in leap years). ... Cecile de Brunhoff (October 16, 1903 – April 7, 2003) was a French storyteller and the co-creator of the Babar stories. ... June 21 is the 172nd day of the year (173rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 193 days remaining. ... George Axelrod (June 9th, 1922 - June 21st, 2003) was an American screenwriter, producer, playwright and film director. ... July 10 is the 191st day (192nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 174 days remaining. ... Winston Graham (June 30, 1908-July 10, 2003) was an English novelist, best known for the Poldark series of historical novels. ... July 16 is the 197th day (198th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 168 days remaining. ... Carol Shields, CC , OM , D.Litt. ... December 2 is the 336th day (337th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Alan Eaton Davidson (March 30, 1924 - December 2, 2003) was a British diplomat and historian best known for his books on food and gastronomy. ...

Awards

The Nobel Prize in literature is awarded annually to an author from any country who has produced the most outstanding work of an idealistic tendency. The work in this case generally refers to an authors work as a whole, not to any individual work, though individual works are sometimes... John Maxwell Coetzee John Maxwell Coetzee (pronounced kut-SAY-uh) (born 9 February 1940) is a South African/Australian author, having emigrated from South Africa in 2002, and having been granted Australian citizenship on 6 March 2006. ...

Australia

The Australian/Vogel Literary Award is an Australian literary award for unpublished manuscript for writers under the age of 35. ... The C. J. Dennis Prize for Poetry is awarded annually as part of the Victorian Premiers Literary Awards, for a significant selection of new work by a poet published in a book. ... The Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry is awarded annually as part of the N. S. W. Premiers Literary Awards for a book of collected poems or for a single poem of substantial length published in book form. ... Jill Jones is an American singer/songwriter. ... The annual Miles Franklin Literary Award is one of the most illustrious events on the Australian literary calendar. ... From 1997-1998, Alex Miller served as the manager of the Aberdeen Football Club in Scotland. ...

Canada

The Giller Prize is an annual award that goes to the author of the best Canadian novel or short story fiction collection published in English. ... Moyez G. Vassanji (who writes as M.G. Vassanji) is a Kenyan/Canadian novelist. ... The 2003 Governor Generals Awards for Literary Merit were announced on November 12. ... The Griffin Poetry Prize is Canadas youngest and most lucrative poetry award. ... Margaret Avison (born April 23, 1918) is a Canadian poet. ... Paul Muldoon (b. ...

United Kingdom

The Cholmondeley Award is given by the Society of Authors for poetry. ... Ciaran Carson. ... Michael Donaghy (May 24, 1954 – September 16, 2004) was a poet and musician, born in New York. ... The poet and writer Jackie Kay was born in Edinburgh in 1961 to a Scottish mother and a Nigerian father. ... The Eric Gregory Award is given by the Society of Authors to British poets under 30 on submisson. ... Olivia Cole (November 26, 1942, Memphis, Tennessee), American television (mainly) actress, in retirement since 1995. ... The Man Booker Prize for Fiction, also known as the Booker Prize, is one of the worlds most prestigious literary prizes, awarded each year for the best original full-length novel written by a citizen of the Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland in the English language. ... D.B.C. Pierre (born 1961 in Australia) is a writer. ... Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: Vernon God Little Vernon God Little is the debut novel of Australian born author D.B.C. Pierre (real name Peter Warren Finlay). ... The Orange Prize for Fiction is one of the United Kingdoms most prestigious literary prizes, awarded annually for the best original full-length novel by a female author of any nationality, written in English and published in the UK in the preceding year. ... Valerie Martin (born 1948, Missouri) is an American novelist and short story writer. ... The Gold Medal for Poetry, originally instituted by King George V, is awarded in some years on 23 April, for a book of verse written by a United Kingdom or British Commonwealth citizen; before 1985 it was awarded only to British writers (this rule clearly not having hardened by 1940). ... UA Fanthorpe. ... The Whitbread Book Awards are among the United Kingdoms most prestigious literary awards. ... Eric Bradford (born 1962) is a hobo, who was educated at Under the Bridge University and Some Hole in the Ground, Texas. ... The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time is a novel written by Mark Haddon which won the 2003 Whitbread Book of the Year. ...

United States

The Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize is a major American literary award for a first full-length book of poetry in the English language. ... Two American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medals are awarded each year by the academy for distinguished achievement. ... William Stanley Merwin was born on September 30, 1927 in New York City and grew up in Union City, New Jersey, and Scranton, Pennsylvania. ... The Bernard F. Conners Prize for Poetry is given by the Paris Review for the finest poem over 200 lines published in The Paris Review in a given year, according to the magazine. ... The Bollingen Prize, awarded every two years by the Bollingen Foundation, is a prestigious literary honor bestowed on a poet in recognition of the best book of new verse within the last two years, or for lifetime achievement. ... Image:AdrienneRich. ... The Brittingham Prize in Poetry is a major American literary award for a book of poetry chosen from an open competition. ... The Compton Crook Award is presented to the best first novel of the year in the field of Science Fiction, Fantasy, or Horror by the members of the Baltimore Science Fiction Society, Inc, at their annual Baltimore-area science fiction convention, Balticon, held on Memorial Day weekend in downtown Baltimore... The Frost Medal is an award of the Poetry Society of America for lifetime achievement. ... Lawrence Ferlinghetti Lawrence Ferlinghetti (born Lawrence Ferling[1] on March 24, 1919) is an American poet who is known as the co-owner of the City Lights Bookstore and publishing house, which published early literary works of the Beats, including Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg. ... The 2005 Hugo Award with base designed by Deb Kosiba. ... Robert J. Sawyer (born April 29, 1960) is a Canadian science fiction writer, dubbed the dean of Canadian science fiction by the Ottawa Citizen in 1999. ... The John Newbery Medal is a literary award given by the Association for Library Service to Children of the American Library Association (ALA) to the author of the outstanding American book for children. ... Jane Frank: illustration from Thomas Yoseloffs The Further Adventures of Till Eulenspiegel (1957). ... Edward Irving Wortis (born December 23, 1937), better known by the pen name Avi, is a prominent American author of childrens books and a winner of the Newbery Honor and Newbery Medal. ... The Pulitzer Prize for Fiction has been awarded since 1948 for distinguished fiction by an American author, preferably dealing with American life. ... Jeffrey Kent Eugenides (b. ... Middlesex (ISBN 0374199698) is a novel by Jeffrey Eugenides. ... The Wallace Stevens Award is a major American literary award for mastery of poetry in the English language from the Academy of American Poets. ... Richard Purdy Wilbur (born March 1, 1921), is a United States poet. ...

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