Fiction

November 20, 2019 - 3:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Walter J. Minton, a publishing scion and risk taker with a self-described "nasty streak" who as head of G.P. Putnam's Sons released works by Norman Mailer and Terry Southern among others and signed up Vladimir Nabokov's scandalous "Lolita," has died at age 96. Minton’s wife, Marion...
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FILE - In this March 28, 2019, file photo, Jon Voight attends the Champions of Jewish Values International Awards gala at Carnegie Hall in New York. Oscar-winning actor Voight, singer and musician Alison Krauss and mystery writer James Patterson are among those being honored by President Donald Trump for their contributions to the arts or the humanities. The White House announced four recipients of the National Medal of Arts and four of the National Humanities Medal Sunday night, Nov. 17, 2019. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
November 17, 2019 - 9:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Oscar-winning actor Jon Voight, singer and musician Alison Krauss and mystery writer James Patterson are among the artists and philanthropists being honored by President Donald Trump for their contributions to the arts or the humanities, the first recipients of prestigious...
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FILE In this Nov. 4, 2019 file photo, President Donald Trump greets Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., on stage during a campaign rally in Lexington, Ky. The paperback edition of McConnell’s “The Long Game” includes a foreword from Trump. In the foreword, Trump praises the Kentucky Republican as an ideal partner in confirming conservative judges, notably Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
November 15, 2019 - 7:26 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The paperback edition of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s “The Long Game” includes a foreword from a well-placed political ally: President Donald Trump. In the foreword, shared Friday by the publisher Sentinel with The Associated Press, Trump praises the Kentucky Republican...
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This combination of cover images released by Vintage shows "Fifty Shades of Grey," "Fifty Shades Darker," and "Fifty Shades Freed," by EL James. Anne Messitte, longtime head of the Vintage and Anchor paperback imprints, who helped make E L James’ “Fifty Shades of Grey” a phenomenon, is leaving the company. She is widely credited with spotting the potential of James’ explicit fiction, acquiring the “Fifty Shades” trilogy when it was just catching on as a digital release. The books have since sold more than 100 million copies. (Vintage via AP)
November 06, 2019 - 3:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The publisher who helped make E L James' "Fifty Shades of Grey" a phenomenon is leaving the company amid a restructuring. Anne Messitte, longtime head of the Vintage and Anchor paperback imprints, will depart next month, Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group announced Wednesday...
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FILE - This April 12, 1977 file photo shows author Ernest Gaines who wrote "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman," in his San Francisco home. Gaines, whose poor childhood on a small Louisiana plantation town germinated the stories of black struggles that grew into universal stories of grace and beauty, has died. He was 86. The Louisiana governor's office released word of his death on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. (AP Photo, File)
November 05, 2019 - 5:11 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Novelist Ernest J. Gaines, whose poor childhood on a small Louisiana plantation germinated stories of black struggles that grew into universal tales of grace and beauty, has died. He was 86. The Baton Rouge Area Foundation, which sponsors a literary award in Gaines' honor,...
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Bruce Springsteen performs at the 13th annual Stand Up For Heroes benefit concert in support of the Bob Woodruff Foundation at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP)
November 05, 2019 - 1:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Springsteen will be presenting a lifetime achievement award next spring to Richard Ford, whose Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "Independence Day" centers on a real estate agent from Springsteen's native New Jersey. But not everyone is happy about Ford's receiving the Hadada Award...
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October 11, 2019 - 7:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Sue Monk Kidd's next novel is very much a work of fiction. Viking announced Friday that Kidd's "The Book of Longings" comes out April 28, 2020. It's the fourth novel by the author known for best-sellers such as "The Secret Life of Bees" and "The Invention of Wings," a 19th-century...
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Polish author Olga Tokarczuk attends a press conference in Bielefeld, Germany, Thursday, Oct 10, 2019. Olga Tokarczuk is named recipient of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature, Thursday Oct. 10, 2019. Two Nobel Prizes in literature are announced Thursday after the 2018 literature award was postponed following sex abuse allegations that rocked the Swedish Academy at that time. (Friso Gentsch/dpa via AP)
October 10, 2019 - 3:50 pm
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on the awarding of the 2019 Nobel Prizes (all times local): 10:48 p.m. The Mothers of Srebrenica group that gathers relatives of the victims of the 1995 massacre in the Bosnian enclave is demanding that the Nobel committee revoke Peter Handke's prize for literature. The...
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FILE -- In this Feb. 12, 2017 photo Polish author Olga Tokarczuk spekas during a press conference in Berlin, Germany. Olga Tokarczuk is named recipient of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature, Thursday Oct. 10, 2019. Two Nobel Prizes in literature are announced Thursday after the 2018 literature award was postponed following sex abuse allegations that rocked the Swedish Academy at that time. (Britta Pedersen/dpa via AP)
October 10, 2019 - 7:02 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Polish novelist Olga Tokarczuk and Austrian writer Peter Handke won the 2018 and 2019 Nobel Prizes for literature on Thursday, a rare double announcement that came after no prize was announced last year due to sex abuse allegations that tarnished the group awarding the prizes. The...
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FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2019 file photo, Lauren Cohan participates in the "Whiskey Cavalier" panel during the ABC presentation at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour at The Langham Huntington in Pasadena, Calif. Cohan walked away from “The Walking Dead.” Now she’s headed back. At the end of Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019 New York Comic Con panel for the apocalyptic AMC zombie series that has spawned its own universe, a masked cast member stood and revealed herself to be Cohan, whose return was subsequently announced. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)
October 05, 2019 - 3:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Lauren Cohan walked away from "The Walking Dead." Now she's headed back. At the end of Saturday's New York Comic Con panel for the apocalyptic AMC zombie series that has spawned its own universe, a masked cast member stood and revealed herself to be Cohan, whose return was...
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