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Olga Tokarczuk, Peter Handke win Nobel literature prizes

Polish novelist Olga Tokarczuk and Austrian author Peter Handke – two writers whose works are deeply intertwined in Europe’s religious, ethnic and social fault lines – won the 2018 and 2019 Nobel Prizes for literature on Thursday.

Terrain is endearingly local and heartbreakingly hopeful

Terrain, the free, annual, one-night-only, juried, multimedia art-and-music event is 5 p.m. to midnight. For the first time in Terrain’s 12-year history, the nonprofit arts organization secured funding to hire outside artists to build two of the show’s installations.

Six novels that get to the truth of World War I

Although few Americans made literature out of the First World War, European writers – men who served, women who waited and people who opposed the war – produced novels, memoirs and poetry that are still almost unbearable to read for their painful evocation of the battlefield and the emotional costs of war.

Nobel literature prize will not be awarded this year

The Nobel Prize in literature will not be awarded this year following sex-abuse allegations and other issues that have affected the public image of the Swedish Academy that selects the winner.

Northwest Passages Book Club: Author J.A. Jance on the art of (re)invention

Best-selling author J.A. Jance, the latest author to be featured by The Spokesman-Review’s Northwest Passages Book Club, is the author of 56 novels, spanning series featuring such characters as Arizona Sheriff Joanna Bradley, Seattle homicide detective J.P. Beaumont, former television anchor turned sleuth Ali Reynolds and Tucson’s Walker family.

Swedish king: Nobel trouble can be ‘seriously damaging’

The resignation of three members from the Swedish Academy awarding the Nobel Literature Prize is “deeply unfortunate and risk seriously damaging” the body’s “important activities,” Sweden’s king said Wednesday.

British novelist Ishiguro wins Nobel Literature Prize

The selection of the 62-year-old Ishiguro marked a return to citing fiction writers following two years of unconventional choices by the Swedish Academy for the$1.1 million prize. It also continues a recent trend of giving the award to British authors born elsewhere – V.S. Naipaul, the 2001 winner, is from Trinidad and Tobago; the 2007 honoree, Doris Lessing, was a native of Iran who grew up in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe).

How to get your children to relax – and learn – on those long car trips

For parents, long car trips can be anxiety-producing. Hours on the road – especially in traffic – can lead to some serious whining from the back seat. Never mind iPads and DVDs; audiobooks allow the whole family to enjoy a good book together. Plus, in recent years, many educators have embraced audiobooks as a way to attract reluctant young readers, increase language skills and boost reading comprehension. So children will not only be quiet, but they’ll also be learning.

Spokane is Reading: Anthony Marra’s mixtape

Some read “The Tsar of Love and Techno” and see it as a novel. Others take it as a collection of linked short stories, as is described on the book jacket. Anthony Marra’s acclaimed story collection is the subject of this year’s Spokane is Reading project. He will be in town on Thursday for presentations in Spokane and Spokane Valley.