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Murakami Shares Kiriyama Prize

The 11th annual Kiriyama Prize was split among three authors: Haruki Murakami, for BLIND WILLOW, SLEEPING WOMAN, winning for fiction; and Greg Mortenson‘s and David Oliver Relin‘s THREE CUPS OF TEA: ONE MAN’S PROMOTION TO PROMOTE PEACE…ONE SCHOOL AT A TIME, the non-fiction winner. The $30,000 award, to be divided between the three winners, was announced Tuesday by Pacific Rim Voices, a nonprofit organization “dedicated to celebrating literature that contributes to greater understanding of and among the peoples and nations of the Pacific Rim and South Asia.

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.