Literary events

March 21, 2019 - 3:24 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Poet Tyree Daye will finally have some time to really write, and not think too much about money. "I can take the summer off and pay down some debts," Daye, from Youngsville, North Carolina, said Wednesday night after accepting his $50,000 Whiting Award, given annually by the Whiting...
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This Feb. 27, 2019, photo provided by Dartmouth College shows physics professor Marcelo Gleiser at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H. Gleiser, who has written books on topics ranging from the origin of the universe to how science engages with spirituality, is the winner of the 2019 Templeton Prize, one of the world's leading religion prizes. (Eli Burakian/Dartmouth College via AP)
March 19, 2019 - 12:34 pm
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — A Dartmouth College professor of physics and astronomy was awarded one of the world's leading religion prizes for blending hard science and deep spirituality in his work, a foundation announced Tuesday. The John Templeton Foundation is awarding its 2019 prize to Marcelo Gleiser...
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FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2011 file photo, poet W.S. Merwin speaks to the Hawaii Conservation Conference in Honolulu. Merwin, a prolific and versatile master of modern poetry who evolved through a wide range of styles as he celebrated nature, condemned war and industrialism and reached for the elusive past, died on Friday, March 15, 2019 at his home in Hawaii. A Pulitzer Prize winner and former U.S. poet laureate, Merwin completed more than 20 books and ranked high in the pantheon for decades, from early works inspired by myths and legends to late meditations on age and time. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy, File)
March 15, 2019 - 6:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — W.S. Merwin, a prolific and versatile poetry master who evolved through a wide range of styles as he celebrated nature, condemned war and industrialism and reached for the elusive past, died Friday. He was 91. A Pulitzer Prize winner and former U.S. poet laureate, Merwin completed...
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March 06, 2019 - 10:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Lauren Groff's "Florida," a collection of often tumultuous portraits of life in the Sunshine State, has won the $20,000 Story Prize for short fiction. Prize organizers announced Wednesday night that Groff's book had been selected over Jamel Brinkley's "A Lucky Man" and Deborah...
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March 05, 2019 - 8:21 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The foundation behind the Nobel Prize in literature said Tuesday the winners of the 2019 and the delayed 2018 editions of the prestigious award will both be announced in October by the Swedish Academy, saying that the scandal-rocked body has revamped itself and restored...
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In this Sept. 5, 2018, photo, journalist Sarah Smarsh speaks during an interview at the Bartlett Arboretum in Belle Plaine, Kan. David W. Blight’s biography of Frederick Douglass and Sarah Smarsh’s “Heartland” are among the nominees for awards celebrating books of social consciousness and literary merit. On Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, the Columbia Journalism School and the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University announced shortlists for the J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Awards, the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize and the Mark Lynton History Prize. Smarsh is a finalist for the Lukas Book Prize and Blight for the history prize.(Jaime Green/The Wichita Eagle via AP)
February 26, 2019 - 7:22 am
NEW YORK (AP) — David W. Blight's biography of Frederick Douglass and Sarah Smarsh's "Heartland" are among the nominees for awards celebrating nonfiction books of social consciousness and literary merit. On Tuesday, the Columbia Journalism School and the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard...
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February 25, 2019 - 10:41 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The segregation-era road-trip drama "Green Book" was crowned best picture at the 91st Academy Awards, delighting those who see the film as a feel-good throwback but disappointing others who ridicule it as an outdated inversion of "Driving Miss Daisy." In a year when Hollywood...
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FILE - This Feb. 22, 2015, file photo shows Shirley MacLaine at the Oscars in Los Angeles. MacLaine was honored for career achievement by the AARP, the organization for retired persons and its AARP, The Magazine. The awards show will be broadcast Feb. 15, 2019, on PBS. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP, File)
February 05, 2019 - 1:11 am
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Have you got a grown-up state of mind? If so, the AARP has some film awards just for you. For the 18th year, the organization for retired persons and its AARP, The Magazine, have awarded their "Movies for Grownups." The ceremony was held Monday night and will be...
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February 03, 2019 - 12:01 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — A local police official says an Iraqi novelist has been killed by live fire in the southern city of Karbala. The official says Alaa Mashzoub was gunned down Saturday night by unknown assailants after he left a literary event in the city and was headed home on his motorcycle. He spoke...
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This cover image released by Candlewick Press shows "Merci Suárez Changes Gears," by Meg Medina, which won the John Newbery Medal. (Candlewick Press via AP)
January 28, 2019 - 1:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Meg Medina's "Merci Suarez Changes Gears," the story of a Florida sixth grader's struggles at school and at home, has won the prestigious John Newbery Medal for "outstanding contribution to children's literature." Sophie Blackall's "Hello Lighthouse," in which the natural world is...
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