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Literary Hoax of the Decade

Sales of Robert Galbraith’s crime novel The Cuckoo’s Calling have risen by a staggering five hundred thousand per cent. The reason? It turns out that Robert Galbraith is actually JK Rowling.

 

Hemingway Lookalikes

Six Ernest Hemingway lookalikes celebrated the famed author’s legacy in Cuba with a visit to Cojimar, the town that inspired Hemingway’s award-winning novel The Old Man and the Sea.

Our Corporate Copyrights

Copyright is a good idea, but the way it is currently used is not. The laws, originally designed to protect artists and authors, now give corporations carte blanche to control intellectual properties for more than a century.

What Makes A Hero?

What trials unite not only Harry Potter or Frodo Baggins but many of literature’s most interesting heroes? And what do ordinary people have in common with these literary heroes? Matthew Winkler takes us step-by-step through the crucial events that make or break a hero. H/T TEDed

If We Survive

When he wrote his latest novel If We Survive, Andrew Klavan didn’t imagine he was creating an allegory describing the 2012 election. But the election has certainly cast this adventure tale in a new light. If We Survive tells of a group of young Americans taken out of their comfort zone, and stripped of their freedoms, when they are trapped in a Central American nation undergoing a Communist revolution. Left to their own devices and wits, can they find their way home? Klavan talks about the book with PJTV’s Alexis Garcia.

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