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Mormons clash with the ungodly in a holy war over Book of Mormon reviews on Amazon

A battle of biblical proportions is brewing on the Amazon page for The Book of Mormon, with hundreds of believers and non-believers weighing in to praise or rubbish the Latter Day Saints’ sacred text.

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President Obama says novels taught him 'the most important' things about being a citizen

In a second live public interview with novelist Marilynne Robinson, the US premier says fiction helps us to find truth in a complex world

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Stephen King to receive National Medal of Arts from Barack Obama

The US president will present the novelist with the highest award for artists given by the US government

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Leading authors call for government probe of Amazon's 'damaging' power

Authors including Malcolm Gladwell, Ursula Le Guin, Michael Chabon and Ann Patchett are putting their names to a letter attacking Amazon’s “abuse of its dominance in the world of books” and calling on the US justice department to investigate the retailer’s “power over the book market”.

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Harper Lee may have written a third novel: lawyer

Tonja Carter, writing of how she found To Kill a Mockingbird’s ‘parent novel’ Go Set a Watchman, says a third typescript might be another book

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Harper Lee is officially back -- and you can read the first chapter of 'Go Set a Watchman' for free

Jean Louise Finch – beloved heroine of one of the most beloved novels of the modern age – has, in just the first few pages of Harper Lee’s wildly anticipated second novel Go Set A Watchman, been kissed hard, batted away a marriage proposal and revealed that one of To Kill a Mockingbird’s major characters has “dropped dead” in their tracks.

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'Innocent blood will continue to flow': Stephen King hammers the 'proudly closed minds' of gun control foes

American novelist Stephen King has hit out at the “proudly closed minds” on gun control in America following the murder of nine black churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina this week.

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New documents show the FBI spied on 'notorious negro' writers for decades

Newly declassified documents from the FBI reveal how the US federal agency under J Edgar Hoover monitored the activities of dozens of prominent African American writers for decades, devoting thousands of pages to detailing their activities and critiquing their work.

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Harper Lee is excited about new book, says agent after skeptics raise doubt

The news that the 88-year-old To Kill a Mockingbird author is to publish her second novel had sparked mounting concern about her level of involvement

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Junior high sex education book featuring bondage pulled after outcry from Calif. parents

Your Health Today removed from classrooms in Fremont, with anatomical drawings and passages on 'erotic touch' slammed as 'borderline pornography' at school board meeting

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George W. Bush writes biography of his father

 Life of George Bush Sr will look at both the career and the 'warm decent man know best by his family'

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'To Kill a Mockingbird' author Harper Lee seeks to reinstate lawsuit against museum

Harper Lee puts request to district judge, saying Alabama museum has set additional terms to settlement

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Ray Bradbury's house of fantastical stories is yours for $1.5 million

Californian home of Fahrenheit 451 author boasts 'soaring vaulted ceilings, classic brick fireplace and cultural provenance'

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'Bone-head' lawmakers in South Carolina try to censor books with gay-friendly themes

Writers across America are uniting against what the Pulitzer prize-winning authors Richard Ford and Junot Díaz called the "bone-heads in the South Carolina legislature" and "flat-out hate masquerading as concern for 'public sensibility'" after politicians looked to strip funding from two colleges as punishment for teaching books with gay-friendly themes.

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