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  • Avaya Launches Secure Framework for the 'Everywhere Datacenter' 25 May 2017 16:09 Redmond Magazine Datacenter Trends Avaya Launches Secure Framework for the 'Everywhere Datacenter' By John K. Waters 05/25/2017 When Avaya, a global provider of enterprise communications and collaboration systems, announced plans to file for Chapter 11 …
  • Writing (and not writing) during a political maelstrom 25 May 2017 16:08 Los Angeles Times In 1987, when I was finishing my undergrad degree at UC Berkeley, Ross Thomas came to town to give a reading. Thomas was one of my idols, a spy novelist whose intricate, hilarious plots featured world-weary political fixers, career double agents and …
  • Israel’s dalliance with a culture of fear 25 May 2017 16:02 Gulf News Recently, a new bill was hurriedly passed in the Israeli knesset. The Basic Law: Israel as the Nation-State of the Jewish People is the latest concoction of Israel’s right-wing Zionist Jewish parties that have dominated Israeli politics for years. With …
  • Author Lee Smith's Memoir Is a Balance of Sweetness and Heartbreak 25 May 2017 15:50 PopMatters The most basic line running through Lee Smith’s shimmering, consistently beautiful memoir, Dimestore: A Writer’s Life, is the inclination to be in transit. No matter where we are, we yearn to be somewhere else. For Smith, born in 1944 and raised deep in …
  • Notable: Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald 25 May 2017 15:29 tampabay.com Notable Scott and Ernest Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald, towering figures of 20th century American literature, still inspire books. Ernest Hemingway: A Biography (Knopf) by Mary V. Dearborn is the first full biography of the Nobel Prize-winning …
  • What's Maureen Seaton reading? 25 May 2017 15:29 tampabay.com Nightstand Maureen Seaton We've bid goodbye to National Poetry Month until next April, but we had time for a quick chat with poet Seaton: "Life can be not only hard but distracting. So for me as a poet, when National Poetry Month comes around, it …
  • Events: Jeff VanderMeer to speak, sign at Oxford Exchange 25 May 2017 15:29 tampabay.com Book Talk Bestselling speculative fiction author Jeff VanderMeer (Borne) will appear, in conversation with novelist Weike Wang (Chemistry), at 1:30 p.m. May 28 at the Oxford Exchange, 420 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. Walt Gragg (The Red Line) will discuss and …
  • Northampton College wins gold award for reading schem, inspiring students to become authors 25 May 2017 15:02 Northampton Chronicle & Echo The library at Northampton College, along with its staff and users, has been awarded a top accolade from a national reading charity. More than 50 students who took part in a scheme organised by Reading Agency, were honoured at a ceremony attended by the …
  • Reading The Game: Witcher 3 25 May 2017 14:55 NPR Monster-hunter Geralt of Rivia and his adopted daughter Ciri are at the center of a complex story in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. CD Projekt Red hide caption toggle caption CD Projekt Red Monster-hunter Geralt of Rivia and his adopted daughter Ciri are at …
  • A giant ark is just the start: These creationists have a bigger plan for recruiting new believers 25 May 2017 14:37 Financial Post WILLIAMSTOWN, Ky. — Ken Ham built an ark, a Noah-sized ark, in the verdant, landlocked hills of the American heartland. At the sight of the wooden vessel, tourists — decidedly more than two-by-two, a caravan of buses surrounding the site — gasp in wonder. …
  • Civic Center Library to host Michigan author Meg Mims 25 May 2017 14:36 Macomb Daily Kids love a good story especially when it is told by the author who wrote it. On Tuesday, June 6, Michigan author Meg Mims will be visiting the Warren Public Library where she will read and sign copies of her debut book, “Bearly Departed.” “It’s a twisty …
  • 'Nest in the Bones' by Antonio Di Benedetto 25 May 2017 14:36 Seatlle Post-Intelligencer By Richard Marcus, BLOGCRITICS.ORG Published 10:00 pm, Wednesday, May 24, 2017 It's been over 30 years since the death of Argentinian writer Antonio di Benedetto and finally his books are being translated into English. The latest is a collection of …
  • I took a test to measure my emotional intelligence — and it turns out I'm kind of a jerk 25 May 2017 14:28 Business Insider The report revealed three strengths and three weaknesses. House of Cards / Netflix Emotional intelligence matters. As my Inc. colleague Justin Bariso has shown in a series of excellent articles, higher emotional intelligence (also referred to as EI or …
  • Transworld Ireland publisher McHugh to step down 25 May 2017 14:28 theBookseller.com Published May 25, 2017 by Katherine Cowdrey Eoin McHugh, who has been publisher of Transworld Ireland since the imprint’s creation 10 years ago, is leaving the company. Eoin McHugh, who has been publisher of Transworld Ireland since the imprint’s creation …
  • Books in Brief: Real Friends by Shannon Hale, Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh 25 May 2017 14:24 Buffalo News GRAPHIC NOVEL Real Friends by Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham; First Second, $12.99. (Ages 8 to 12) ... Shannon Hale,  author of many marvelous novels for children including "Princess Academy," tells the true story of her struggles as a kid to make …
  • Devon writer is first author to access police files of unsolved... 25 May 2017 14:15 North Devon Journal The death of a woman who was burned beyond recognition and gasped, 'I have been murdered', before taking her last breath, has inspired a Honiton author to try and solve her case. Diane Janes, a crime writer, has penned Death at Wolf's Nick …
  • New book ‘Churchill and Orwell’ finds the iron core of both men relevant in today’s world 25 May 2017 14:14 The Seattle Times Thomas Ricks’ book explores the lives of two very different Englishmen who fought against fascism and communism. Lit Life Winston Churchill and George Orwell lived on different sides of a vast divide. Churchill was a politician. Orwell was a journalist …
  • Election Day in Montana 25 May 2017 14:13 The Politico With Scott Bland and Daniel Strauss The following newsletter is an abridged version of Campaign Pro's Morning Score. For an earlier morning read on exponentially more races — and for a more comprehensive aggregation of the day's most important …
  • The Holy Spirit, my editor 25 May 2017 14:05 NOLA.com "And when He comes, He will guide you into all truth..."  (John 16:13) A publisher once sent me a book to review for unknown reasons.  The writer at one time had belonged to a church I had pastored, so maybe that was it. (Later, I was to learn …
  • New children’s manga on Mr Lee Kuan Yew launched 25 May 2017 14:02 Channel News Asia SINGAPORE: Primary school students can now read about the life and times of Singapore’s founding Prime Minister thanks to a new children’s manga about the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew. Titled The Story of LKY, the two-volume biographical series was launched on …
  • Bangladesh wrap up first away win against New Zealand (366) 25 May 2017 13:57 CricInfo realcricket96 on May 25, 2017, 13:24 GMT Enjoy it much more you can if your team win....anything could be happen in cricket..the biggest loser going to be back on or biggest winner going to be step down..I think key for the achieving their aims is winning …
  • Cold Chisel's Jimmy Barnes wins Australian Book Industry Awards 2017 prize 25 May 2017 13:50 The Sydney Morning Herald Jimmy Barnes won the biography award at the Australian Book Industry Awards on Thursday. Photo: Louie Douvis He sings ballads and blue-collar odes to the working class man and now Jimmy Barnes is officially an award-winning author – with a new memoir in …
  • Q and A With Alex Perry Author of "THE RIFT -- A New Africa Breaks Free" 25 May 2017 13:40 Black Star News [Books] Q: When we think of celebrities and aid groups like the United Nations donating millions of dollars to countries in Africa, we don’t think of this as harmful. Can you explain how sometimes even well-intentioned aid can go wrong? A: Well, there’s …
  • James Lisbon, Magazine Founder 25 May 2017 13:32 Black Star News The Black Star News’s Phil Andrews interviews James Lisbon, Founder and Publisher AMAG, Magazine. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p> </o:p> BSN: James, What year was AMAG …
  • Legendary pony to be remembered at Royal Bath & West Show 25 May 2017 13:31 South Devon Herald Express Comments (0) Devon author Lady Elizabeth Kitson will be presenting the trophy to the winning champion ridden hunter show pony at the Royal Bath and West Show that is named after her famous pony Legend. Lady Elizabeth will attend the show on Saturday, June …
  • Working class man Jimmy Barnes wins publishers' award 25 May 2017 13:19 The Age Jimmy Barnes won the biography award at the Australian Book Industry Awards on Thursday. Photo: Louie Douvis He sings ballads and blue-collar odes to the working class man and now Jimmy Barnes is officially an award-winning author – with a new memoir in …
  • 10 Reasons to Be Bullish on Amazon Stock 25 May 2017 13:15 Profit Confidential By Gaurav S. Iyer, IFC Published : May 25, 2017 Why AMZN Stock Price Could Reach $1,500 Do you know why I love Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)? Because it keeps other CEOs up at night (that is not a joke—CEOs have admitted it). Amazon seeks and destroys …
  • Arkansas Lawmaker Introduces Bill Banning Howard Zinn Books 25 May 2017 13:09 The Huffington Post A bill introduced in the Arkansas state legislature aims to bar public schools in the state from assigning books by the late author and historian Howard Zinn, the Arkansas Times reported last week. Republican state Rep. Kim Hendren brought forth HB1834, a …
  • New York high school students allegedly publish 'burn book' naming classmates 25 May 2017 12:35 Connecttristates.com Victor, N.Y. (WHAM) - A series of explicitly-written books are sparking outrage in Victor. Sources confirm to WHAM that the books were allegedly written by up to two dozen students, then published and distributed through Amazon. At least one of the books, …
  • Hisham Matar’s memoir wins this year’s Rathbones Folio Prize 25 May 2017 12:12 livemint.com On the evening of 24 May, over 350 people attended an awards ceremony hosted at the British Library in London. They waited in anticipation as the chair of judges, Ahdaf Soueif, announced Hisham Matar as the winner of the Rathbones Folio Prize 2017 for his …

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