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Stephen King On Growing Up, Believing In God And Getting Scared  |   

"The more carny it got, the better I liked it," King says of his new thriller, Joyland. King talks with Fresh Air's Terry Gross about his career writing horror, and about what scares him now.

In The Life Of 'Olive Kitteridge,' It's The Little Things That Add Up  |   

The HBO miniseries starring Frances McDormand is based on a collection of stories about residents in a small town in Maine. It's about family, friends and the tenuous relationships that make up life.

Book News: J.K. Rowling Exposes Origin Of Harry Potter's 'Twee' Nemesis  |   

Dolores Umbridge, enemy of the boy wizard, gets profiled in a new story from Rowling on Halloween. Also: Goodnight Moon goes bilingual, and a campaign for diverse books turns to crowd-funding.

Halloween Makes Us Think Of ... Diversity In Romance!  |   

Romance guru Bobbi Dumas once worked at an international school — and she says the colorful world of the kids' Halloween costumes inspired her to think about diversity in her favorite literature.

Review: Gyllenhaal's 'Nightcrawler' Is Pulp With A Purpose  |   

Kenneth Turan reviews Nightcrawler, a thriller set in the "nocturnal underbelly" of Los Angeles. Jake Gyllenhaal plays a young man who discovers the world of L.A. crime journalism.

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