Novelist Gabriel García Márquez died on April 17, 2014 in Mexico City. His 1967 novel "One Hundred Years of Solitude" gained him the Nobel Prize in literature in 1982.
The USSR was one of the most literate societies, and it was this focus on education that allowed the Soviets to delve into the works of Tolstoy and Pushkin.
Gore Vidal was a very specific sort of figure, heir to the heritage of Oscar Wilde and Dorothy Parker. His description of himself: a "gentleman bitch."
The name John Carlos will forever be etched in American history.
Just when you thought the absurdities of capitalism couldn't be more insulting and degrading, the bosses have come up with yet another offense.
Less than half of Americans between the ages of 18 and 24 ever read for pleasure.
It is time to restore Richard Wright's place fully as a major people's artist and ground breaking journalist of the 20th century.
An estimated 20,000 mourners, including Portugal's Socialist prime minister and the leader of the Portuguese Communist Party, attended Saramago's funeral in Lisbon on Monday.