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Canadian novelist: I only teach works by ‘serious heterosexual guys’

Canadian author and college literature teacher David Gilmour was under fire on Wednesday for his refusal to cover works by women in his courses, telling CBC News he was surprised at the backlash. “I choose all material for my courses according to people whose lives I feel are vaguely close…

Salman Rushdie wins tussle with Facebook

Author Salman Rushdie has won a tussle with Facebook over his profile page on the social network. Rushdie’s run-in with Facebook stemmed from his insistence he be allowed to use his middle name — Salman, the one he is universally known by — instead of his first name — Ahmed…

Mansion linked to “The Great Gatsby” demolished

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Bulldozers have razed a storied mansion where F. Scott Fitzgerald partied and which some say inspired his classic 1925 novel “The Great Gatsby” The Colonial Revival-style Lands End mansion was built in the early 20th century in Sands Point, New York, overlooking the waters of Long…

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