Literary awards

November 29, 2018 - 2:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Mystery Writers of America withdrew a major honor Thursday from author Linda Fairstein after other writers condemned the ex-prosecutor's role in New York's notorious "Central Park Five" case. The decision, just two days after the Grand Master Award was announced, marked the...
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This image released by Universal Pictures shows Viggo Mortensen, left, and Mahershala Ali in a scene from "Green Book." The National Board of Review announced their 2018 honorees, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, with top awards going to "Green Book" as best film of the year and best actor of the year going to Mortensen. (Patti Perret/Universal Pictures via AP)
November 27, 2018 - 3:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The feel-good road-trip drama "Green Book" was named the best film of the year, and its star, Viggo Mortensen, best actor, by the National Board of Review in one of the first in a parade of awards season honors. The NBR awards, announced Tuesday, gave the Oscar hopes of Universal's...
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November 16, 2018 - 7:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Pulitzer Prize Board has decided not to remove fiction writer Junot Diaz over sexual harassment allegations. The board announced Friday that an independent review "did not find evidence warranting" Diaz's departure and that the author would be "welcome" to complete his term,...
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November 14, 2018 - 10:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Sigrid Nunex's "The Friend," a meditative novel about grief, books and, not least, a Great Dane named Apollo, has won the National Book Award for fiction. Other winners Wednesday included Jeffrey C. Stewart's "The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke" for nonfiction and Justin Philip...
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November 07, 2018 - 8:38 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A member of the academy that awards the Nobel Prize in Literature said Wednesday she is leaving the body, the latest person to quit amid sex abuse and financial crimes scandals at the exclusive group. Jayne Svenungsson is the eighth person to quit or to be forced off the...
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October 24, 2018 - 6:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Hoagland, a prize-winning poet admired for his candor and sharp, off-beat humor, has died at age 64. Jeff Shotts, executive editor of Graywolf Press, told The Associated Press that Hoagland died Tuesday at his home in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The cause was pancreatic cancer. A...
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Britain's Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall presents the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2018 to British writer Anna Burns during the prize's 50th year at the Guildhall in London, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein, Pool)
October 16, 2018 - 8:01 pm
LONDON (AP) — Anna Burns won the prestigious Man Booker Prize for fiction Tuesday for "Milkman," a vibrant, violent story about men, women, conflict and power set during Northern Ireland's years of Catholic-Protestant violence. Burns is the first writer from Northern Ireland to win the 50,000-pound...
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This combination photo of book cover images shows "Florida," written by Lauren Groff, "The Great Believers" by Rebecca Makkai and "The Friend," by Sigrid Nunez. The novels are three of the five fiction finalists for the National Book Awards. Winners will be revealed Nov. 14 during a dinner ceremony in Manhattan. (Riverheas Books/Viking via AP)
October 10, 2018 - 10:41 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A story collection by Lauren Groff, an Italian novel translated by Jhumpa Lahiri and poetry by Terrance Hayes were among the finalists announced Wednesday for the National Book Awards. Judges selected by the National Book Foundation chose five nominees in each of five categories —...
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FILE - The combo of file photos shows Doctor Denis Mukwege, from the Democratic Republic of Congo, left, on Nov. 26, 2014 and Yazidi woman from Iraq, Nadia Murad on Dec. 13, 2016 as they both address the European parliament in Strasbourg, France. The Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018 was awarded to the Congolese doctor and a Yazidi former captive of the Islamic State group for their work to highlight and eliminate the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war. (AP Photos/Christian Lutz, file)
October 05, 2018 - 5:28 pm
OSLO, Norway (AP) — Raped after being forced into sexual slavery by the Islamic State group, Nadia Murad did not succumb to shame or despair — the young Iraqi woman spoke out. Surgeon Denis Mukwege treated countless victims of sexual violence in war-torn Congo and told the world of their suffering...
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The Nobel Prize laureates for physics 2018 shown on the screen from left, Arthur Ashkin of the United States, Gerard Mourou of France and Donna Strickland of Canada during the announcement at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm, Sweden, Tuesday Oct. 2, 2018. The three scientists from the United States, France and Canada have been awarded the Nobel Prize in physics for advances in laser physics. (Hanna Franzen/TT via AP)
October 02, 2018 - 10:41 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Three scientists from the United States, Canada and France won the Nobel Prize in physics Tuesday for work with lasers described as revolutionary and bringing science fiction into reality. The American, Arthur Ashkin of Bell Laboratories in New Jersey, entered the record books of...
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