Ferrante, Pamuk up for Man Booker International Prize
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Ferrante, Pamuk up for Man Booker International Prize

LONDON (AP) — Elusive Italian author Elena Ferrante and Turkish Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk are among six finalists for the Man Booker International Prize for fiction. Ferrante’s Neapolitan tale “The Story of the Lost Child” and Pamuk’s Istanbul-set “A Strangeness in My Mind” are on a shortlist, announced Thursday, that includes books from Asia, Africa … Continue reading

Vatican official: Colleague pressured me, not journalists
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Vatican official: Colleague pressured me, not journalists

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A Vatican monsignor said Tuesday he never felt threatened by two journalists to whom he passed confidential documents — but did fear the colleague who introduced them. Monsignor Angelo Lucio Vallejo Balda, a former high-ranking official in the Vatican’s finance office, made the concession during cross-examination Tuesday in the Vatican’s leaks … Continue reading

Book Review: Ex-cop pens keen-eyed police drama
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Book Review: Ex-cop pens keen-eyed police drama

“Out of the Blues” (Putnam), by Trudy Nan Boyce The first novel in a planned series, “Out of the Blues,” introduces an appealing new character in the police drama genre, Atlanta Detective Sarah Alt. Detective Alt — she goes by her nickname, “Salt” — is the creation of Trudy Nan Boyce, who knows the Atlanta … Continue reading