Books and literature

September 13, 2019 - 8:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jean Edward Smith, a prize-winning historian known for his books on Franklin Roosevelt and Ulysses Grant, has died. He was 86. Simon & Schuster confirmed his death Friday but did not immediately have further details. A longtime professor at the University of Toronto, Smith wrote...
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FILE - This March 27, 1960 photo shows Jacqueline Kennedy posing in the living room of her residence in Washington, D.C. “Camera Girl: How Miss Bouvier Used Imagination & Subversion To Invent Jackie Kennedy,” a book on Kennedy’s early years as a columnist, is scheduled to come out in Spring 2021, Gallery Books announced Thursday, Sept. 12. (AP Photo, File)
September 12, 2019 - 8:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — "Camera Girl," an upcoming book on Jacqueline Kennedy's early years as a columnist, draws on newspaper archives and interviews with friends and colleagues. "Camera Girl: How Miss Bouvier Used Imagination & Subversion To Invent Jackie Kennedy" is scheduled to come out in spring...
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Canadian author Margaret Atwood speaks during a press conference at the British Library to launch her new book 'The Testaments' in London, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
September 10, 2019 - 2:46 pm
LONDON (AP) — Margaret Atwood often gets asked if "The Testaments," her sequel to "The Handmaid's Tale," is set in a dystopian world. "Let us hope so," she says drily. The Canadian author noted as her new novel was published with a ferocious blast of publicity Tuesday that several U.S. states...
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FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2016, file photo, photographer and filmmaker Robert Frank appears at the opening of the exhibition featuring his work, "Robert Frank: Books and Films, 1947–2016," at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in New York. Frank, one of the 20th century's greatest photographers, has died at age 94. Frank died Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, on Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia, The New York Times reports, citing Peter MacGill, whose Manhattan gallery has represented Frank's work since 1983. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
September 10, 2019 - 1:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Robert Frank, a giant of 20th-century photography whose seminal book "The Americans" captured singular, candid moments of the 1950s and helped free picture-taking from the boundaries of clean lighting and linear composition, has died. He was 94. Frank died Monday in Inverness, on...
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This combination photo shows actors, from left, Billy Crudup, Tony Shalhoub and Zachary Levi who will participate in a reading of Don DeLillo's "Pafko at the Wall," a fictionalization of the 1951 playoff game between the Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Giants. The reading will take place Oct. 3 at Manhattan's 92nd Street Y. (AP Photo)
September 09, 2019 - 3:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — One of the classic works of literary baseball writing, Don DeLillo's "Pafko at the Wall," will get a celebrity reading next month. Actors Billy Crudup, Zachary Levi and Tony Shalhoub will narrate DeLillo's celebrated fictionalization of the 1951 playoff game between the Brooklyn...
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September 05, 2019 - 4:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — James Atlas, an acclaimed author and editor of biographies, has died. Fellow biographer Anne C. Heller says that Atlas had been ill and died Wednesday at age 70. Additional details were not immediately available. Atlas established himself in his late 20s with a biography of the poet...
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FILE - In this June 11, 2019 file photo, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders talks with reporters outside the White House in Washington. St. Martin’s Press announced Thursday, Sept. 5, that Sanders' memoir, currently untitled, will come out in the Fall 2020. Sanders will write about her time in the Trump administration, “including the most dramatic and challenging moments,” and will also describe balancing an “all-consuming job” with raising a family.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
September 05, 2019 - 10:25 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Former White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has a book deal. St. Martin's Press announced Thursday that her memoir, currently untitled, will come out in Fall 2020. Sanders will write about her time in the Trump administration, "including the most dramatic and...
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This image released by Viking shows Chanel Miller. For years, Miller was known in legal proceedings as "Emily Doe," the woman assaulted while unconscious by Brock Turner outside an on-campus fraternity house. Her searing statement at Turner's sentencing caused a public outcry that led to the judge in the case being recalled. She identifies herself in a memoir, "Know My Name," scheduled to be released Sept. 24. (Mariah Tiffany/Viking via AP)
September 04, 2019 - 5:00 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The woman who read a searing statement at the sentencing of the college swimmer who sexually assaulted her at Stanford University— causing a public outcry that led to the judge in the case being recalled— has revealed her identity. For years, Chanel Miller was known in legal...
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This undated image released by Crown shows Erik Larson, author of The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During The Blitz." The book, set during the Nazi bombing of London in 1940-41, comes out in March. (Benjamin Benschneider/Crown via AP)
September 04, 2019 - 9:51 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Erik Larson's next book tells a story he knows has been heard before. "The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz," which comes out next March, is set during the Nazi bombing of London in 1940-41. Countless books and movies have documented...
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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor addresses attendees of an event promoting her new children's book "Just Ask!" in Decatur, Ga., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/John Amis)
September 03, 2019 - 10:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has said that the seed for what has become her latest children's book was planted the day a woman called her a drug addict. Sotomayor , who was diagnosed with diabetes at age 7, had gone to the bathroom of an upscale New York restaurant to...
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