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John Steinbeck's first novel "Tortilla Flat" is published on this day in 1935. What other novels did Steinbeck write? ... See MoreSee Less

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"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" is a short story written by F. Scott Fitzgerald and first published in Colliers Magazine on May 27, 1922. It was subsequently anthologized in his book Tales of the Jazz Age, which is occasionally published as The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Other Jazz Age Stories. ... See MoreSee Less

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Edith Wharton's first published story "Mrs. Manstey's View" was accepted by Scribner's Magazine on this day in 1891.

Wharton was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, short story writer, and designer. She was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1927, 1928 and 1930.
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Towel Day is an annual celebration on the 25th of May, as a tribute to the late author Douglas Adams (1952-2001). On that day, fans around the universe carry a towel in his honor, as described in Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy or share their folded animal towels to demonstrate their appreciation for the books and the author. The commemoration was first held 25 May 2001, two weeks after Adams' death on 11 May. ... See MoreSee Less

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Books to Benefit will host a panel event where local published authors and illustrators share their experiences and answer questiins about the process. The event, which is free to the public, will be held at 360 Wylie Drive, Suite 700 in Normal on June 24 from 1-3 p.m.To learn more, visit http://www.books2benefit.com/special-event/. Additional authors will be added. ... See MoreSee Less

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