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'Inferno' by Dan Brown hits the shelves

Inferno is a mystery thriller novel by American author Dan Brown. The book was published by Doubleday, ten years after the publication of The Da Vinci Code. It was number one on the New York Times Best Seller list for hardcover fiction and Combined Print & E-book fiction for the first eleven weeks of its release.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's 'Americanah' is published

Americanah is a novel by the Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, for which she received the 2013 National Book Critics Circle Fiction award. It tells the story of a young Nigerian woman, Ifemelu, who emigrates to the United States to attend university.

Richter's Domplatz, Mailand is sold at Sotheby's for US$37.1 million

Richter's photo-painting Domplatz, Mailand, sold for $37.1 million at Sotheby's. Tobias Meyer of Sotheby's called the price "a major accomplishment". Richter, 81, also held the previous record for the top price fetched at auction by a living artist.

Álvaro Siza is awarded with the Pritzker Prize

Álvaro Joaquim de Melo Siza Vieira is a Portuguese architect, and architectural educator. In 1992, he was awarded with the renowned Pritzker Prize for the renovation project that he coordinated in the Chiado area of Lisbon, a historic commercial sector that was all but completely destroyed by fire in 1988.

Virginia Woolf's novel 'Mrs Dalloway' is published

One of Virginia Woolf's best-known novels, Mrs Dalloway, is a novel that details a day in the life of Clarissa Dalloway, a fictional high-society woman in post–First World War England. The novel was included on Time's list of the 100 best English-language novels written since 1923.

Felix Mendelssohn's concert overture 'Hebrides' premieres in London

This revision of the overture was premiered in London in a concert conducted by Thomas Attwood, that also featured Mendelssohn's Overture to A Midsummer Night's Dream. The final revision was completed in June 1832 and premiered in Berlin under the composer's own baton.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

born 1944

George Lucas

died 1987

Rita Hayworth

born 1971

Sofia Coppola