November 18, 2017

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“Discworld” Author Terry Pratchett Dies at 66

Beloved fantasy author Terry Pratchett, best known for his “Discworld” novels, died at age 66 on March 12, following a long battle with Alzheimer’s.

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Between Violence and Tenderness: Aristotle and Dante Author Sáenz Talks to SLJ

Monday was a very good day for Benjamin Alire Sáenz. His sensitive young adult novel, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, was named for three Youth Media Awards, distinctions that left him both stunned and grateful. SLJ caught up with Sáenz for a revealing chat about his reaction to the YMA wins, his personal inspirations for the book, his writing process, and his next YA project.