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  • Anna Burns' Booker-winning 'Milkman' isn't a difficult read; it's a triumph

    There were two separate narratives in the United Kingdom after the announcement that Anna Burns’ novel “Milkman” had won the 2018 Booker Prize. Firstly, the win elevated Anna Burns as a folk hero, as a result of her thanking in “Milkman’s” acknowledgments the food banks and social services she

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  • Anna Burns’ Booker-winning ‘Milkman’ isn’t a difficult read; it’s a triumph

    There were two separate narratives in the United Kingdom after the announcement that Anna Burns’ novel “Milkman” had won the 2018 Booker Prize. Firstly, the win elevated Anna Burns as a folk hero, as a result of her thanking in “Milkman’s” acknowledgments the food banks and social services she

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  • BOOK REVIEW: 'Milkman' by Anna Burns

    MILKMAN By Anna Burns Graywolf Press, $16, 352 pages This is a bad news-bad news review. First the first bad news: I didn't like it. And the second bad news? The author may never write again. "Milkman," Anna Burns' third book, sold more than 350,000 copies in England. "Milkman" won

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  • Ireland flyhalf Sexton wins Rugby Union Writers' Club award

    Ireland flyhalf Johnny Sexton has been voted the Rugby Union Writers' Club personality of the year for 2018.

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  • Russell Baker Dies: Pulitzer Prize-Winning Writer And New York Times Columnist Was 93

    Celebrated author, humorist and New York Times columnist Russell Baker died Jan. 21 in his home in Leesburg, Va. He was 93. According to the New York Times, his son Allen Baker said that he died of complications from fall. Baker was born August 14, 1925 in Morrisonville, Va. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 1947. From there, he went on to become a prominent writer. He is best known for his irreverent Times column titled “Observer” which leaned into politics

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  • GREATEST HITS, 1: Media silence as gang rape survivor from northern Iraq wins Nobel Peace Prize

    CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE: Countdown: Top stories of 2018 by WorldTribune Staff, October 17, 2018 News that Yazidi sex slave survivor Nadia Murad has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war barely registered on the American media radar screen. Murad [

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  • Who da man, who da man? They were briefly on the Wizards, man.

    Ron Baker's Wizards tenure lasted less than three weeks. He joins a group that includes the likes of Danuel House, Mike Bibby and Brian Cardinal.

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