Books and literature

FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2020 file photo, actress-singer Miley Cyrus attends the Tom Ford fashion show in Los Angeles. Cyrus is looking to spread hope and warmth to those stuck at home during the coronavirus outbreak. She announced Tuesday, March 17, that every day this week she'll be appearing on Instagram Live for a talk show she's calling “Bright Minded: Live with Miley.” Her first guest on Monday was her own therapist, and her second on Tuesday will be Demi Lovato. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
March 17, 2020 - 4:33 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — From finding ways to help others cope to sheltering in place to canceling events, here's a look at some of the ways the entertainment industry is reacting to the spread of the coronavirus, which most people recover from but can cause severe illness in the elderly and those with...
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This combination photo shows the cover of "The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777," left, and a portrait of author Rick Atkinson. Military historian Atkinson has won a $50,000 prize for his first of three planned volumes on the Revolutionary War. The New-York Historical Society announced Tuesday that Atkinson had received the Barbara and David Zalaznick Book Prize. (Holt, left, and Elliott O'Donovan via AP)
March 17, 2020 - 10:50 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Military historian Rick Atkinson has won a $50,000 prize for his first of three planned volumes on the Revolutionary War. The New-York Historical Society announced Tuesday that Atkinson had received the Barbara and David Zalaznick Book Prize for “The British Are Coming: The War for...
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March 16, 2020 - 10:17 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Isabel Wilkerson's first book since her Pulitzer Prize winning “The Warmth of Other Suns” is a years-long project that will explore what she calls the “unseen skeleton” of hierarchy in American life. Random House announced Monday that Wilkerson's “Caste: The Origins of Our...
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FILE - In this July 30, 2019 file photo, award-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald listens to a question during a press conference before the start of a protest in his support in front of the headquarters of the Brazilian Press Association, known as ABI, in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Greenwald is working on a book about his reporting on corruption in Brazilian politics that led to threats of retaliation from the government of President Jair Bolsonaro. The book is tentatively titled “You Can't Silence This” and is scheduled for 2021, Henry Holt and Company announced Tuesday, March 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Ricardo Borges, File)
March 10, 2020 - 7:42 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Award-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald is working on a book about his reporting on corruption in Brazilian politics that led to threats of retaliation from the government of President Jair Bolsonaro. The book is tentatively titled “You Can't Silence This” and is scheduled for 2021...
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March 10, 2020 - 7:01 am
NEW YORK (AP) — “The Good Place” creator Michael Schur would like to help you manage your life even as he figures out how to put it into words. Simon & Schuster announced Tuesday that the Emmy-winning writer, producer and actor is working on “How to Be Good: A Definitive Answer for Exactly What...
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March 09, 2020 - 8:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The National Book Critics Circle has postponed its annual awards reading and ceremony, both scheduled to take place in Manhattan later this week. The critics organization cited “the volatile nature of the current health crisis.” "We are all crushed. We did not make this decision...
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This combination photo shows a book cover image for "Apropos of Nothing," an autobiography by Woody Allen, to be released on April 7. (Grand Central Publishing via AP, left, and AP Photo)
March 06, 2020 - 2:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Woody Allen’s publisher has decided to cancel the planned release of his memoir “Apropos of Nothing.” The announcement Friday by Hachette Book Group followed days of criticism focused on allegations that Allen sexually abused his daughter Dylan Farrow. On Thursday, dozens of...
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This combination photo shows the cover image for the children's book, "If We Were Giants" by Dave Matthews and Clete Barrett Smith with illustrations by Antonio Javier Caparo, left, and a portrait of musician and author Dave Matthews. (Disney-Hyperion, left, and AP)
March 04, 2020 - 4:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — For his debut novel, Dave Matthews found inspiration close to home. He was recording music in New Orleans years ago when he started imaging the story of “If We Were Giants.” His twin daughters were 6. While they played in the trees, the singer-songwriter was overwhelmed by nature...
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In this Feb. 13, 2020 photo, Oprah Winfrey, left, and “American Dirt" author Jeanine Cummins appear in a conference room just above Modern Studios in Tucson, Ariz., where they taped an Oprah's Book Club show about Cummins' controversial book. The two-part interview will begin streaming on Apple TV Plus at midnight ET on Friday, March 6. (AP Photo/Hillel Italie)
March 04, 2020 - 3:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Everything about her latest book club pick, “American Dirt,” was a surprise for Oprah Winfrey. Praised early on as a modern version of “The Grapes of Wrath,” Jeanine Cummins' novel about a Mexican mother and child fleeing to the U.S, border was strongly criticized by those who...
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Former national security adviser John Bolton takes part in a discussion on global leadership at Vanderbilt University Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
March 03, 2020 - 11:05 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The publisher of John Bolton’s highly anticipated memoir has pushed back the release date from March 17 to mid-May. Simon & Schuster cited the ongoing government security review of the former national security adviser’s “The Room Where It Happened." The new date is May 12, the...
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