Books and literature

September 20, 2018 - 5:54 am
LONDON (AP) — Three U.K. authors, two Americans and a Canadian are finalists for the Man Booker Prize for fiction. The shortlist announced Thursday includes two first novels: U.K. poet Robin Robertson's verse novel "The Long Take" and "Everything Under" by British writer Daisy Johnson. At 27,...
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September 19, 2018 - 2:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The editor of The New York Review of Books has abruptly left his post following an outcry when the magazine published an essay by a former radio host accused of sexual misconduct that many deemed self-serving. Ian Buruma, who was appointed to lead the magazine last year, is "no...
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FILE - In this May 22, 2018 file photo, author Ta-Nehisi Coates attends the The Gordon Parks Foundation Annual Awards Gala in New York. Coates' "We Were Eight Years in Power" and Hala Alyan's "Salt Houses" been named the winners of the annual Dayton Literary Peace Prize. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)
September 19, 2018 - 11:59 am
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A debut novel about a displaced Palestinian family and a book of essays exploring race and identity during Barack Obama's presidency have been named the winners of the annual Dayton Literary Peace Prize. The judges named Hala Alyan's "Salt Houses" and Ta-Nehisi (tah neh-HAH'-see...
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This image released by Simon & Schuster shows "Fear: Trump in the White House," by Bob Woodward. The publisher announced Tuesday that Woodward’s takedown of President Donald Trump has sold more than 1.1 million copies just a week after publication. (Simon & Schuster via AP)
September 18, 2018 - 7:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Bob Woodward's "Fear" is already a million-seller. Simon & Schuster announced Tuesday that Woodward's takedown of President Donald Trump has sold more than 1.1 million copies just a week after publication. It is among the fastest selling hardcover books in memory and had the...
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This cover image released by Crown Forum shows "The Point of It All: A Lifetime of Great Loves and Endeavors," by Charles Krauthammer. The retrospective of the late Krauthammer’s speeches and writings will come out Dec. 4. (Crown Forum via AP)
September 18, 2018 - 8:42 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A retrospective of the late Charles Krauthammer's speeches and writings will come out Dec. 4. Crown Forum announced Tuesday that "The Point of It All: A Lifetime of Great Loves and Endeavors" will include both political and personal thoughts and an introduction from his son, Daniel...
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FILE - In this May 22, 2018 file photo, Nick Offerman arrives at the 43rd annual Gracie Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Offerman will narrate “Twain’s Feast,” a look at Twain’s life through the food he loved. The producer and distributor Audible Inc. announced Tuesday that the book comes out Nov. 2. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
September 18, 2018 - 8:38 am
NEW YORK (AP) — An upcoming audiobook about Mark Twain offers food for thought, and some thoughts for food. Nick Offerman will narrate "Twain's Feast," a look at Twain's life through the food he loved. The producer and distributor Audible Inc. announced Tuesday that the book comes out Nov. 2...
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Copies of Bob Woodward's "Fear" are seen for sale at Costco, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2018 in Arlington, Va. It's not clear whether President Donald Trump has much to fear from "Fear" itself. But the book of that name has set off a yes-no war between author Bob Woodward and the president, using all the assets they can muster. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
September 12, 2018 - 3:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Bob Woodward's "Fear" is spreading quickly. Woodward's account of a dysfunctional Trump White House has already sold more than 750,000 copies, Simon & Schuster announced Wednesday, the day after the book arrived in stores. "Fear" is virtually assured of joining Michael Wolff's "...
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September 12, 2018 - 8:31 am
NEW YORK (AP) — An upcoming audiobook will feature former Vice President Joe Biden talking about his late son Beau with such interviewers as Stephen Colbert, Constance Wu and Aaron Sorkin. "Conversations With Joe" will be released Oct. 16 by Audible, the publisher and distributor owned by Amazon...
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President Donald Trump leaves the Oval Office to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, in Washington. Trump is heading to Montana for a rally. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 06, 2018 - 10:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on an anonymous New York Times opinion piece claiming there's a "resistance" working within President Donald Trump's administration (all times local): 10 p.m. President Donald Trump says The New York Times' decision to publish an op-ed from an anonymous Trump...
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This photo shows an anonymous opinion piece in The New York Times in New York, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. President Donald Trump lashed out against the anonymous senior official who wrote it, claiming to be part of a "resistance" working "from within" to thwart the commander-in-chief's most dangerous impulses. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
September 06, 2018 - 7:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The coup of publishing a column by an anonymous Trump administration official bashing the boss could backfire on The New York Times if the author is unmasked and turns out to be a little-known person, or if the newspaper's own reporters solve the puzzle. Within hours of the essay...
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