Umberto Eco, famed author of 'The Name of the Rose,' dead at 84


Breaking: Italian writer Umberto Eco dies aged 84. Writer and philosopher of international fame and repute reported dead by BBC. about 5 hours ago. Italian writer Umberto Eco: poses during the presentation of his novel The Cemetery of Prague in Madrid, 

Breaking: Italian writer Umberto Eco dies aged 84. Writer and philosopher of international fame and repute reported dead by BBC. about 5 hours ago. Italian writer Umberto Eco: poses during the presentation of his novel The Cemetery of Prague in Madrid, 

NEW YORK: Harper Lee, one of America's most celebrated novelists whose masterpiece about racial injustice “To Kill a Mockingbird” was read by millions, has died, her publisher said on Friday. She was 89. A spokeswoman for Harper Collins in New York 

Eco was the recipient of the Premio Strega, Italy's most prestigious literary award, was named a Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur by the French government, and is an honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, according to his publisher.

NEW YORK: Harper Lee, one of America's most celebrated novelists whose masterpiece about racial injustice “To Kill a Mockingbird” was read by millions, has died, her publisher said on Friday. She was 89. A spokeswoman for Harper Collins in New York