Biographies

FILE - This 2001 file photo shows British author V.S. Naipaul in Salisbury, England. The Trinidad-born Nobel laureate whose celebrated writing and brittle, provocative personality drew admiration and revulsion in equal measures, died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, at his London home, his family said. He was 85. (Chris Ison/PA via AP)
August 12, 2018 - 12:01 am
LONDON (AP) — V.S. Naipaul, the Trinidad-born Nobel laureate whose precise and lyrical writing in such novels as "A Bend in the River" and "A House for Mr. Biswas" and brittle, misanthropic personality made him one of the world's most admired and contentious writers, died at his London home, his...
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FILE - This 2001 file photo shows British author V.S. Naipaul in Salisbury, England. The Trinidad-born Nobel laureate whose celebrated writing and brittle, provocative personality drew admiration and revulsion in equal measures, died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, at his London home, his family said. He was 85. (Chris Ison/PA via AP)
August 11, 2018 - 10:25 pm
LONDON (AP) — V.S. Naipaul, the Trinidad-born Nobel laureate whose precise and lyrical writing in such novels as "A Bend in the River" and "A House for Mr. Biswas" and brittle, misanthropic personality made him one of the world's most admired and contentious writers, died Saturday at his London...
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FILE - In this March 2, 2011, file photo, President Barack Obama presents a 2010 National Medal of Arts to poet Donald Hall, during in a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Hall, a prolific, award-winning poet and man of letters widely admired for his sharp humor and painful candor about nature, mortality, baseball and the distant past, has died at age 89. Hall's daughter, Philippa Smith, confirmed Sunday, June 24, 2018, that her father died Saturday at his home in Wilmot, New Hampshire, after being in hospice care for some time. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
June 24, 2018 - 2:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Hall, a prolific, award-winning poet and man of letters widely admired for his sharp humor and painful candor about nature, mortality, baseball and the distant past, has died at age 89. Hall's daughter, Philippa Smith, confirmed Sunday that her father died Saturday at his...
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FILE - In this Thursday, April 19, 2018, file photo, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte jokes to photographers as he holds an Israeli-made Galil rifle at Camp Crame in suburban Quezon city northeast of Manila, Philippines. The author of the first biography of Rodrigo Duterte says the maverick Philippine president is gravitating toward China partly because of a personal animosity toward the United States and its criticism of his human rights record. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)
June 01, 2018 - 5:55 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The author of the first biography of Rodrigo Duterte says the maverick Philippine president was gravitating toward China partly because of a personal animosity toward the United States and its criticisms of his human rights record. Jonathan Miller, Asia correspondent for...
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Harvey Weinstein arrives at the first precinct police station in New York to turn himself in to authorities following allegations of sexual misconduct, Friday, May 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
May 25, 2018 - 12:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein's choice of reading material for his surrender to New York authorities on Friday drew attention to a pair of entertainment biographies. Weinstein arrived at a New York police precinct holding Richard Schickel's biography of the stage and film director Elia Kazan and...
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FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2007, file photo, author Harper Lee smiles during a ceremony honoring the four new members of the Alabama Academy of Honor at the Capitol in Montgomery, Ala. Six letters donated to Emory University and being made public Monday, April 2, 2018, show the author lamenting the conservative values of her native Monroeville, Alabama, and longing to back in New York. They also reflect her deep compassion for her father, A.C. Lee, the basis for the famous fictional lawyer Atticus Finch. (AP Photo/Rob Carr, File)
April 01, 2018 - 9:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Around the same time "To Kill a Mockingbird" made Harper Lee a best-selling author and Pulitzer Prize winner, she was still fighting for creative control. "I must say it's increasingly difficult for magazine articles to be written any other way than a magazine editor standing over...
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In this March 14, 2018 photo, Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner poses for a portrait in his New York office. Wenner feels the #MeToo movement shows an absence of due process. He said he feels that mere accusations of sexual impropriety are threatening careers, many times without corroboration with people losing their jobs. (AP Photo/John Carucci)
March 23, 2018 - 5:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jann Wenner feels the #MeToo movement shows a "real absence of due process." In an interview with The Associated Press, the Rolling Stone publisher said he feels that mere accusations of sexual impropriety are threatening careers, many times without corroboration, with people losing...
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January 25, 2018 - 2:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The late Ursula K. Le Guin is among the finalists for a PEN America literary award. Le Guin, who died earlier this week at age 88, is a nominee for the best book of essays. She was cited for her collection "No Time to Spare: Thinking About What Matters." Others up for awards include...
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FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2018 file photo, copies of the book "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House" by Michael Wolff are displayed at Barbara's Books Store in Chicago. Wolff's "Fire and Fury" is well on its way to becoming one of the top selling nonfiction books in recent years. The tell-all about the Trump administration book has sold more than 1.7 million copies in the combined formats of hardcover, e-books and audio, publisher Henry Holt and Company told The Associated Press on Wednesday, Jan. 24. Published less than 3 weeks ago, the book remains No. 1 on Amazon.com and other lists. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
January 24, 2018 - 10:22 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Wolff's "Fire and Fury" is well on its way to becoming one of the fastest selling nonfiction books in recent years. "Fire and Fury" has sold more than 1.7 million copies in the combined formats of hardcover, e-books and audio, publisher Henry Holt & Co. told The...
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October 31, 2017 - 2:03 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A fictional biography of a self-taught Idaho artist whose work appears in museums around the world went on sale Tuesday after a federal judge ruled the award-winning children's book author from Oregon who created it likely didn't violate copyright laws. U.S. District Court Judge...
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