Irish-American journalist (and Top 100 2000 honoree) Katherine Boo won the Pulitzer gold medal for public service for her two-part series describing abuse, sometimes lethal, of mentally handicapped residents of group homes in the District of Columbia. Boo spent 13 months reporting after a visit to a group home revealed residents sitting in complete darknessRead more..
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Mary Higgins Clark, the #1 bestselling suspense writer in the U.S., recently signed a record-breaking contract with Simon & Schuster, making her the highest-paid female author in the world. Simon & Schuster also released all of her titles as electronic books as part of their celebration of Higgins Clark’s 25th anniversary with the publishing house.Read more..