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Coronado-Based Author Wins Literary Award

Nov. 20
By Angela Carone
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The author of "Seating Arrangements" has won a prestigious literary award for writers under 30. It's her debut novel.

The Charm Of Life In Baseball's Bush Leagues

Oct. 17
By Mark Sauer
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Life in baseball's minor leagues is a universe removed from the multimillionaires in spikes starring in October's postseason.

Author Of 'Sutton' Tells San Diegans About 'Babe Ruth Of Bank Robbers'

Oct. 16
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Pulitzer Prize winner J. R. Moehringer's first novel "Sutton" is based on the life of bank robber Willie Sutton.

Video: Batton Lash's Pre-Release Party for New 'Supernatural Law' Book

Sept. 10
By Beth Accomando
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Yesterday, Comickaze hosted a pre-release party for San Diego-based artist and writer Batton Lash, who signed copies of his new "Supernatural Law" book, "The Monsters Meet at Court Street." Check out the video.

Pentagon Says Ex-Navy SEAL Breached National Security With Book (Video)

Sept. 5
By Beth Ford Roth
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Pentagon officials say former Navy SEAL Mark Bissonnette breached national security by publishing his book about the Osama bin Laden raid without getting it vetted first by the Department of Defense.

Navy SEAL Book Challenges Official Version Of How Bin Laden Died

Aug. 29
By Beth Ford Roth
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Was the Navy SEAL mission to capture Osama bin Laden, or to kill him? That question has been raised by the Associated Press, which obtained an early copy of the book "No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission that Killed Osama Bin Laden," written by former Navy SEAL Matt Bissonnette under the pen name Mark Owen.

What Pronoun Usage In Books Says About Cultural Shifts

Aug. 22
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New research from San Diego State University looks at how pronoun usage in books reflects changing gender roles and other cultural shifts over the last century.

Navy SEAL Who Watched Osama Bin Laden Die To Publish Book

Aug. 22
By Beth Ford Roth
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One of the Navy SEALs responsible for taking down Osama Bin Laden is publishing a book about the mission. Called “No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama bin Laden,” the book is scheduled to be released on September 11.

Calling All Liars To Old Town

Aug. 17
By Angela Carone
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If you consider yourself a good liar, why not test your tall tales against other liars? This weekend, an actual liars contest will take place in Old Town as part of TwainFest. KPBS arts reporter Angela Carone says the day-long festival celebrates Mark Twain and his love of the lie.

Pronouns In Books Match Gender Status Shifts

Aug. 13
By Angela Carone
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Cultural products like books, movies and song lyrics can tell us a lot about society and how it changes over time. KPBS arts reporter Angela Carone says a new study from San Diego State looks at how books reflect changing gender roles.

'Wait' Gives Procrastinators The Last Word

July 17
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Contrary to those who value snap decisions and "going with their gut," Frank Partnoy, author of "Wait: The Art And Science Of Delay," says delaying commitment until the last moment can lead to better outcomes, success and even happiness.

Interview: Max Brooks

July 12
By Beth Accomando
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It's no secret that I love zombies so when I had an opportunity to interview Max Brooks ("The Zombie Survival Guide" and "World War Z") at Comic-Con on Wednesday I shambled... um, I mean I leapt at the chance.

Weekend Preview: Comic-Con

July 12
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Comic-Con weekend is chock-full of fun festivities for anyone and everyone.

Is Superman Jewish?

July 10
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Larry Tye's history of the square-jawed guy in the blue tights and red cape looks at his origins, what he means to us, and how he changed when he suddenly became big business.

Documenting Comic-Con

July 2
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Comic-Con is the largest pop culture convention in North America and it starts in just over a week at the San Diego Convention Center.