Books and literature

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 - 10:12 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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November 11, 2019 - 6:17 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on a Utah death-row inmate who died in prison (all times local): 3:55 p.m. Author Jon Krakauer says he's grateful that a Utah death-row inmate who killed his brother's wife and her toddler has died of natural causes and won't be executed by firing squad in what...
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FILE - In this July 31, 2019 file photo, National security adviser John Bolton speaks to media at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
November 10, 2019 - 6:12 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Former national security adviser John Bolton has a book deal, The Associated Press has learned. The hawkish Bolton departed in September because of numerous foreign policy disagreements with President Donald Trump. He reached a deal over the past few weeks with Simon & Schuster...
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President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a ceremony to present the Presidential Citizens Medal posthumously to Rick Rescorla in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
November 07, 2019 - 10:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A forthcoming book by an anonymous author identified only as "a senior official in the Trump administration" describes President Donald Trump as volatile, incompetent and unfit to be commander in chief, according to excerpts published Thursday by The Washington Post. The book...
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This image released by Random House shows "Olive. Again," by Elizabeth Strout. Oprah Winfrey has chosen Strout’s novel as her next book club read. (Random House via AP)
November 07, 2019 - 8:45 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey has chosen Elizabeth Strout's "Olive, Again," the follow-up to Strout's Pulitzer Prize winning "Olive Kitteridge," as her next book club read. In a statement provided Thursday to The Associated Press, Winfrey praised Strout's plain-spoken title character for teaching...
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FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2016, file photo, author and producer Mark Halperin appears at the Showtime Critics Association summer media tour in Beverly Hills, Calif. Halperin’s book “How to Beat Trump,” his first since his career was upended by allegations of sexual harassment, sold just 502 copies in its first week. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
November 06, 2019 - 5:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Mark Halperin's first book since his career was upended by allegations of sexual harassment is clearly no "Game Change." "How to Beat Trump" sold just 502 copies in its first week. The numbers were reported Wednesday by NPD BookScan, which tracks around 85% of print sales. Published...
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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 - 4:30 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 - 6:11 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 - 2:14 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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Bosnian women whose male family members, including sons and husbands, perished in the Srebrenica massacre hold placards as they protest outside Swedish embassy in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. Several dozen survivors of Bosnia's 1992-95 war staged a protest in Sarajevo to call on the Nobel Committee to reverse its decision to award the 2019 Nobel Prize in literature to Austria's Peter Handke. Placards read: 'to award Handke is equal awarding committed crime' and 'award for Hadke is award for Slobodan Milosevic'. Despite a U.N. court ruling to the contrary, Handke has persistently denied that genocide took place in Srebrenica. (Almir Razic/Fena Agency via AP)
November 05, 2019 - 9:52 am
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnian war survivors, including mothers who lost husbands and sons in the Srebrenica massacre, protested Tuesday in Sarajevo, urging the Nobel Committee to reverse its decision to award the 2019 Nobel Prize in literature to Austrian writer Peter Handke...
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