Crazy Rich author ‚dodged army duty’

Crazy Rich author ‚dodged army duty’

Image copyright JEAN-BAPTISTE LACROIX Image caption Kevin Kwan left Singapore when he was 11 The author whose book Crazy Rich Asians was adapted into a box office hit is wanted by Singapore for failing to report for military service, the Ministry of Defence has said. Kevin Kwan, 44, did not register for national service (NS)…

Author criticises Penguin inclusion policy

Author criticises Penguin inclusion policy

Image caption Author Lionel Shriver has written several novels including The Post-Birthday World and We Need to Talk About Kevin Writer Lionel Shriver has accused publisher Penguin Random House of putting diversity ahead of quality. It says new authors should reflect the UK population by 2025, „taking into account ethnicity, gender, sexuality, social mobility and…

Author Philip Roth dies aged 85

Author Philip Roth dies aged 85

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Philip Roth wrote more than 30 books One of the great American authors, Philip Roth, has died aged 85. The Pulitzer, National Book Award and Man Booker International Prize-winning novelist’s work drew its inspiration from Jewish family life, sex and American ideals. His works included American Pastoral, I Married a…

US author Tom Wolfe dies aged 88

US author Tom Wolfe dies aged 88

Image copyright Frank Micelotta Image caption Wolfe also pioneered New Journalism Tom Wolfe, author of The Right Stuff and The Bonfire of the Vanities, has died aged 88, his agent has confirmed. The Right Stuff, about the first American astronauts, was adapted into a film in 1983 with Sam Shepard, Dennis Quaid and Ed Harris.…

Dead author ‚helped catch serial killer’

Dead author ‚helped catch serial killer’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Michelle McNamara, pictured with husband Patton Oswalt, was deep into investigating the unsolved crimes when she died suddenly in 2016 A comedian and author has praised his late wife, Michelle McNamara, for her role in the apprehension of a former police officer suspected of a string of US murders,…