Timbuktu http://www.kunc.org en Book News: DeLillo Wins First Library Of Congress Fiction Prize http://www.kunc.org/post/book-news-delillo-wins-first-library-congress-fiction-prize <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>Don DeLillo is going to be awarded the first Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction, Librarian of Congress James H. Billington <a href="http://www.loc.gov/today/pr/2013/13-079.html">announced</a> Thursday. Fri, 26 Apr 2013 11:18:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 43438 at http://www.kunc.org Book News: DeLillo Wins First Library Of Congress Fiction Prize In Document Left Behind By Al-Qaida, 22 Tips To Avoid Drones Strikes http://www.kunc.org/post/document-left-behind-al-qaida-22-tips-avoid-drones-strikes As al-Qaida extremists streamed out of Timbuktu, they left behind a curious document and <a href="http://world.time.com/2013/02/21/al-qaeda-tipsheet-on-avoiding-drones-found-in-mali/">the Associated Press got its hands on it</a>.<p>It's written by Abdallah bin Muhammad, a senior commander of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, the Yemeni arm of the group, and it includes 22 bulleted tips on how to evade drone strikes.<p>Some tips are obvious: No. 10: "... Hide under thick trees because they are the best cover against the planes." Or No. Fri, 22 Feb 2013 20:18:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 40575 at http://www.kunc.org In Document Left Behind By Al-Qaida, 22 Tips To Avoid Drones Strikes From Timbuktu, Reports That Manuscripts Have Been Saved http://www.kunc.org/post/timbuktu-reports-manuscripts-have-been-saved Reports from Timbuktu, Mali, on Wednesday indicate that most of the ancient manuscripts at a famed library may have been saved by residents before Islamist radicals had the chance to burn them.<p>"I can say that the vast majority of the collections appear from our reports not to have been destroyed, damaged or harmed in any way," Shamil Jeppie, an expert on the documents who teaches at the University of Cape Town in South Africa, <a href="http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/01/30/uk-mali-rebels-manuscripts-idUKBRE90T0I020130130">told Reuters</a>.<p>The Islamist radicals, who have been in contro Wed, 30 Jan 2013 22:24:00 +0000 39510 at http://www.kunc.org From Timbuktu, Reports That Manuscripts Have Been Saved Ancient Manuscripts In Timbuktu Reduced To Ashes http://www.kunc.org/post/ancient-manuscripts-timbuktu-reduced-ashes <strong>Update at 6:45 a.m. ET, Jan. Tue, 29 Jan 2013 23:03:00 +0000 39462 at http://www.kunc.org Ancient Manuscripts In Timbuktu Reduced To Ashes Timbuktu Freed From Islamist Fighters http://www.kunc.org/post/timbuktu-freed-islamist-fighters Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>It's MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>And I'm Steve Inskeep.<p>The city of Timbuktu is free...<p>UNIDENTIFIED GROUP: Mali, Mali, Mali, Mali...<p>INSKEEP: ...and residents cheered as French and Malian forces entered the city. Those forces swept aside Islamist rebels who'd controlled the place for months. The Islamists rule included amputations and the destroyed ancient tombs. Tue, 29 Jan 2013 10:21:00 +0000 Ofeibea Quist-Arcton 39417 at http://www.kunc.org