Gloria's 'Treasure Tale'
Gloria Estefan reads from her book, "Noelle's Treasure Tale," during the Target Celebrates The Joy Of Reading In The Park event at Bryant Park in New York on Oct. 15, 2006.
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Billionaire financier and philanthropist George Soros speaks to reporters at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan in Tokyo on Oct. 16, 2006. Soros said China should allow its currency to appreciate in order to maintain economic stability. Shown at right on the table is a copy of the Japanese version of his latest book, "The Age of Fallibility."
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Premio Planeta Recipient
Spanish writer Alvaro Pombo, left, shakes hands with Spain's Crown Prince Felipe during a ceremony in Barcelona on Oct. 15, 2006. Pombo won Spain's most lucrative literary award, the Premio Planeta, for a novel called, "La Fortuna de Matilda Turpin" (Matilda Turpin's Fortune). The novel is about a woman's transition from homemaker to financier following the death of her husband.
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Pulitzer prize-winning author Edward P. Jones poses on Oct. 13, 2006, in Jackson, Miss. Jones was in Mississippi to promote his new book, "All Aunt Hagar's Children."
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New Take On French Queen
Author Sena Jeter Naslund poses in Louisville, Ky., in September 2006. In her latest novel on a historic theme, Naslund resurrects Marie Antoinette's image in "Abundance: A Novel of Marie Antoinette," treated as a first-person account by the French queen from her prison cell at Versailles.
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Spenser Series Release
Author Robert Parker poses in his office in Cambridge, Mass., on, Jan. 30, 2006. The latest in his Spenser series of detective novels, "Hundred-Dollar Baby," is being released in October.
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Turkish novelist Orhan Pamuk smiles during a news conference at the 57th Frankfurt Book Fair in Frankfurt, Germany, on Oct. 22, 2005. Pamuk won the Nobel Prize for Literature on Oct. 12, 2006, for his multitude of works that deal with the symbols of clashing cultures.
Best Fiction Finalist
Author Ken Kalfus poses for a photo at his Philadelphia home on Oct. 11, 2006. Kalfus' "A Disorder Peculiar to the Country" is a finalist for best fiction in the National Book Awards.
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Cabot Prize Winners
Maria Moors Cabot Prize winners celebrate following the ceremony in New York on Oct. 11, 2006. From left are Ginger Thompson, "The New York Times"; Jose Hamilton Ribeiro, TV Globo, Brazil; Matt Moffett, "The Wall Street Journal"; and Mario Vargas Llosa, journalist and author, Peru. The prize is awarded to distinguished journalists working in Latin and North America.
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Like Mother, Like Daughter
Indian author Kiran Desai displays her book after a ceremony at The Guildhall in London, Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2006. Desai won Britain's prestigious Man Booker Prize on Tuesday for "The Inheritance of Loss," a cross-continental saga that moves from the Himalayas to New York. Desai, daughter of novelist and three-time Booker Prize nominee, Anita Desai, had been one of the favorites for the $93,000 prize.
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Grisham's New Genre
Author John Grisham poses in New York on Oct. 10, 2006. Grisham, who normally writes legal thriller novels, is trying his hand at nonfiction with "The Innocent Man."
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Al Roach, shown holding a turtle in Interlochen, Mich., on Aug. 15, 2006, has been a turtle enthusiast since he was 6 years old. The 24-year-old from New Jersey has more than 400 turtles at his residence in Medford, N.J. Roach, an outfielder with the Frontier League's Traverse City Beach Bums, recently published a book titled "North America's Best," which explores one of the continent's better known spotted turtles.
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Former South African President Nelson Mandela sits under an enlarged cover of the book "Mandela" during its launch at the Mandela foundation in Johannesburg on Oct. 9, 2006.
Charles Frazier, author of "Cold Mountain," debuts his new novel, "Thirteen Moons," at Meredith College in Raleigh, N.C., on Oct. 3, 2006. Nearly a decade after the release of "Cold Mountain," a debut novel that sold 4 million copies, won a National Book Award and became a big-budget Hollywood movie that won Renee Zellweger an Academy Award, Frazier made his highly anticipated return to bookstores.
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Actress Whoopi Goldberg makes an appearance at Barnes & Noble in New York on Oct. 3, 2006, to sign copies of her new children's book, "Whoopi's Big Book Of Manners."
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New Book, New Show
Comedian Rita Rudner signs copies of her new novel, "Turning the Tables," after performing on the first night of her new show as a resident headliner at Harrah's Las Vegas on Oct. 2, 2006.
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Author William B. Styple speaks at a dedication ceremony to mark the installation of a monument at the formerly unmarked grave of Civil War artist-writer James Edward Kelly at Old Saint Raymond's Cemetery in the Bronx, N.Y., on Oct. 1, 2006. His book, "Generals in Bronze," was a catalyst in generating widespread interest in getting the headstone placed.
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'The End' For Snicket
Author Daniel Handler, aka Lemony Snicket, is photographed at the Anchor Oyster Bar in San Francisco on Sept. 28, 2006. Is 13 the lucky number for the bad news Baudelaires? Lemony Snicket knows, but he's not telling. Snicket, Handler's alter ego, has ended his wildly popular "Series of Unfortunate Events" with the 13th novel, released on Friday the 13th, 2006, naturally, and imaginatively titled "The End."
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Albom's New Read
Writer Mitch Albom, foreground, reads from his book, "For One More Day," as Joe Dumars, Detroit Pistons president of basketball operations, listens during the book's premiere in Detroit on Sept. 28, 2006.
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Author Brad Meltzer signs books after a reading from his latest publication, "The Book of Fate," at a bookstore in Brookline, Mass., on Sept. 20, 2006. Meltzer, whose work includes political thrillers and comic books, says his latest novel was inspired by lives of former presidents Bush and Clinton and the Freemasons.
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