Literary criticism

In this June 6, 2016 image, New Mexico author Rudolfo Anaya poses for a photograph in his home writing studio. Anaya, who helped launch the 1970s Chicano literature movement with his novel "Bless Me, Ultima," died Sunday, June 28, 2020, after a long illness. He was 82. (Dean Hanson/Albuquerque Journal via AP)
June 30, 2020 - 10:07 pm
RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — Rudolfo Anaya, a writer who helped launch the 1970s Chicano Literature Movement with his novel “Bless Me, Ultima,” a book celebrated by Latinos, has died at 82. Anaya’s niece, Belinda Henry, said the celebrated author died Sunday at his Albuquerque, New Mexico, home after...
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June 18, 2020 - 7:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The National Book Critics Circle, founded 46 years ago, is seeking to reinvent itself. Fifteen of its 24 board members, including the president, have resigned over a dispute arising from its attempt to draft a statement in support of Black Lives Matter. On Thursday, those remaining...
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June 14, 2020 - 11:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The president and five other board members of the National Book Critics Circle have resigned amid allegations of racism and violations of privacy. Laurie Hertzel, who had served as president since 2019, announced over the weekend she was leaving the 24-member board. Her departure...
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May 27, 2020 - 12:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Robb Forman Dew, a prize-winning fiction writer who drew upon her small-town Ohio background for such novels as “Dale Loves Sophie to Death” and “The Evidence Against Her,” has died. Little, Brown and Company announced this week that Dew died May 22 at Baystate Medical Center in...
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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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Oprah Winfrey participates in "Oprah's 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus" tour at the Barclays Center on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, in New York. (Photo by Brad Barket/Invision/AP)
February 14, 2020 - 5:15 pm
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Oprah Winfrey's soon-to-be televised discussion about the controversial novel “American Dirt” is drawing scrutiny for not inviting some of the book's harshest Latino critics. The talk show host organized her much-hyped conversation with author Jeanine Cummins on Thursday after...
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January 12, 2020 - 7:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Ronan Farrow has already won a Pulitzer Prize and George Polk Award for his reporting on Harvey Weinstein and the #MeToo movement. Now he's up for a literary honor, a National Book Critics Circle award. Farrow was among the nominees announced this weekend by the NBCC. His “Catch and...
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Austrian author Peter Handke, left, receives the 2019 Nobel Prize from King Carl Gustaf of Sweden, during the Nobel Prize award ceremony at the Stockholm Concert Hall, in Stockholm, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. (Jonas Ekstromer/TT News Agency via AP)
December 10, 2019 - 4:53 pm
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Author Peter Handke received his Nobel Literature Prize on Tuesday amid criticism of him in Sweden and abroad as an apologist for Serb war crimes in the 1990s. Handke accepted the 9 million-kronor ($948,000) award from King Carl XVI Gustaf at a ceremony in Stockholm with the...
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October 14, 2019 - 3:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Literary critic and longtime Yale professor Harold Bloom has died. His wife, Jeanne, tells The Associated Press that he had been in failing health, although he was still teaching as of last week. Bloom died Monday at age 89. Bloom was the author of "The Anxiety of Influence," ''The...
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