Norman Mailer took part in a lecture at the New York Public Library (home of the famous lions, nicknamed Patience and Virtue) on June 27, 2007, in New York. The 84-year-old author died on November 10, 2007.
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President Bush presents author Harper Lee with the Presidential Medal of Freedom during a ceremony on Monday, Nov. 5, 2007, in the East Room at the White House in Washington. Lee is best-known for her novel "To Kill A Mockingbird," though in several recent movies she has also been celebrated for her friendship with Truman Capote.
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Literate Rock Star
Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood poses with his new book, an autobiography entitled "Ronnie" Wednesday, Oct.. 31, 2007, in New York
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Indianapolis Colts head coach Tony Dungy signs copies of his new book "Quiet Strength: The Principles, Practices, & Priorities of a Winning Life" in Indianapolis on Monday, July 16, 2007. The religious Super Bowl winner is known to treat his players with dignity.
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Literary Cinema, I
Khaled Hosseini, the author of "The Kite Runner," whose first novel about Afghanistan has been made into a movie. Here he is after a screening of the movie at a dinner party at the Bon Appetit Supper Club in New York on Monday, Oct. 29, 2007.
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Literary Cinema, II
Author Richard Russo stands by the director's chair that he used on the movie set of "Empire Falls," based on his Pulitzer Prize winning novel of the same title, at his home in Camden, Maine, on Sept. 17, 2007. His new novel, "Bridge of Sighs," was released Oct. 1.
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Cinema vs. Reality
William Guarnere and Edward Heffron, both 84 years old, are authors of "Brothers in Battle: Best of Friends" and among the surviving members of the fabled Easy Company memorialized in the HBO miniseries "Band of Brothers." To them, the real heroes are the men whose bodies stayed buried in that foreign soil and the mothers who sent their sons off to war, praying for a safe return.
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Civil Rights Struggle
Gene Roberts speaks at a panel discussion about the 1957 Central High crisis in Little Rock, Ark., at the Clinton Presidential Library on Sept. 12, 2007. The book he co-authored, "The Race Beat: The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of a Nation," won the Pulitzer Prize.
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Amy Blackmarr, who has written about her experiences with nature in the Georgia backwoods, recently spoke up about her battle to overcome a gambling addiction during an interview at her apartment in New Haven, Conn., on July 12, 2007. Blackmarr and her husband, Chase Anderson, moved to New Haven hoping that she would not encounter the opportunities to gamble that she had encountered in the South.
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Whiting Winner, I
Poet Cate Marvin is one of nine authors honored by The Whiting Writers' Awards Oct. 24, 2007, in New York. The Whiting awards were established in 1985 by the Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation, a New York-based organization "dedicated to the support of the humanities and of creative writing." Other winners included ...
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Whiting Winner, II
Playwright Sheila Callaghan also won a Whiting.
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Whiting Winner, III
Non-fiction writer Jack Turner was also honored with a Whiting Writers Award.
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Gary Wills, photographed in his home, has written more than 30 books, most recently focusing on religion. He wrote short works on Jesus and Paul, already completed a book on the Gospels, coming out in the spring, and has started a history on the "divided legacy" of the military and American culture.
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Alex Haley's Nephew
Chris Haley poses with his uncle, "Roots" author Alex Haley, right, in Norris, Tenn., in 1991. Chris had a DNA test which revealed that a branch of the Haley family extends to a white European man.
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Pearl S. Buck's Daughter
Janice Walsh, left, appears at a press conference in Philadelphia with a portrait of her mother, Nobel Prize-winning author Pearl S. Buck, whose portrait is at right. In between is the recently recovered original manuscript of Buck's "The Good Earth." The auction house that received them called the FBI, and the typed manuscript were given to Buck's heirs, her seven adopted children.
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F. Scott Fitzgerald's Wife (Fictionalized)
French novelist Gilles Leroy smiles after he won France's most prestigious literary award, the Goncourt Prize, for his book "Alabama Song," in Paris on Monday, Nov. 5, 2007. The book is a fictional autobiography of American novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald's wife Zelda.
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Historian Emerson Baker poses Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2007, in New Castle, N.H., near the site where a spirit purportedly showered George and Alice Walton's home and tavern with stones 325 years ago. Baker's book "The Devil of Great Island" explores witchcraft and devilry in the Colonial New England mindset.
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Real-Life Murder Mystery
Author James Jacks poses for a portrait outside the Dirksen Federal Building in Chicago, Friday, Sept. 21, 2007. Jacks, a cop-turned-author, tells the inside story of Chicago's Schuessler-Peterson triple child murder and how it finally was solved 40 years later in his book, "Three Boys Missing."
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A Politician's Memoir
Former Mexican President Vicente Fox holds up a copy of his new memoir, "Revolution of Hope," while speaking to customers at a book signing in Washington on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007.
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Books published by Bellevue Literary Press are seen in New York on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2007. Bellevue Hospital, the storied 271-year-old facility, the nation's oldest public hospital, has ventured into the publishing world, and not just the medical kind.
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