British crime novelist P.D. James, whose lengthy writing career was noted in part for her murder mysteries involving fictional London detective Adam Dalgliesh, died Thursday at her home in Oxford, England, her publisher Faber and Faber said.
Pulitzer winner Lahiri in shortlist for S.Asia fiction prize
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Pulitzer Prize winning author Jhumpa Lahiri is one of five frontrunners for next year's DSC Prize, one of South Asia's biggest literary awards, according to the shortlist announced in London on Thursday.
Garth Brooks cancels TV appearances amid Ferguson unrest
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Country music star Garth Brooks canceled scheduled media appearances this week, saying it would be in poor taste to promote his comeback album during national protests after a grand jury did not indict a white policeman in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager.
One Direction makes Billboard history, knocks Swift from No. 1
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - British boy band One Direction became the only group to score four consecutive No. 1 debuts on the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday, ousting Taylor Swift from her chart-topping reign.