Macalester Professor Wins Booker Prize For FictionMarlon James became the first Jamaican winner of the prestigious Booker Prize for fiction Tuesday with a vivid, violent, exuberant and expletive-laden novel based on the attempted assassination of Bob Marley. Michael Wood, chairman of the judging panel, said "A Brief History of Seven Killings" was "the most exciting book on the list" and a novel full of the "sheer pleasure" of language. He said it had been the unanimous choice of the five judges.
'To Kill a Mockingbird' Author Harper Lee Will Publish Second NovelPublisher Harper announced Tuesday that "Go Set a Watchman," a novel the Pulitzer Prize-winning author completed in the 1950s and put aside, will be released July 14.
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5 Must-Read Books By Minnesota AuthorsHunting for something interesting to add to your summer reading list? Head to your local library or bookstore to find these must-read gems by authors who hail from the Land of 10,000 Lakes.