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Stories with person: Salman Rushdie
  • Iran to boycott Frankfurt Book Fair over Rushdie appearance 
    Updated: Oct-08-15 4:37 pm

    TEHRAN, Iran - Iran is boycotting this year's Frankfurt Book Fair in protest over a planned opening speech at the venue by India-born British novelist Salman Rushdie.

  • Nobel Prize in literature: What to look out for story has photos
    Updated: Oct-07-15 1:05 pm

    STOCKHOLM - On Thursday, the winner of this year's Nobel Prize in literature will be announced by the first ever female permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, Sara Danius. Will the prize awarding body choose to honor the occasion by picking a female winner? Will it break new ground by giving the prize to a journalist? Or will it rush to bestow the coveted prize on one of the many aging favorites? The secretive academy drops no hints on whom they are considering but that doesn't stop literature buffs from guessing. Here is a look at some of the themes and potential candidates being mentioned in this year's speculation: