Books and literature

FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2016 file photo, author and filmmaker Sherman Alexie appears at a celebration of Indigenous Peoples' Day at Seattle's City Hall. Alexie is included in a list of authors who wrote books that were among the 100 most subjected to censorship efforts over the past decade, as compiled by the American Library Association. Alexie's prize-winning “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” came in at No. 1. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
September 27, 2020 - 11:34 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Toni Morrison is on the list. So are John Green and Harper Lee. And John Steinbeck and Margaret Atwood. All wrote books that were among the 100 most subjected to censorship efforts over the past decade, as compiled by the American Library Association. Sherman Alexie's prize-winning...
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FILE - This Sept. 23, 2020, file photo shows President Donald Trump speaking during a news conference in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, in Washington. Donald Trump's niece followed up her best-selling, tell-all book with a lawsuit Thursday, Sept, 24, 2020, alleging that the president and two of his siblings cheated her out of millions of dollars over several decades while squeezing her out of the family business. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
September 24, 2020 - 4:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump’s niece followed up her best-selling, tell-all book with a lawsuit Thursday alleging that the president and two of his siblings cheated her out of millions of dollars over several decades while squeezing her out of the family business. Mary L. Trump sought unspecified...
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FILE - In this Nov. 18, 1998 file photo, journalist Harold Evans talks about his new book, "The American Century," at his office in New York. Evans, the charismatic publisher, author and muckraker, has died at 92. His wife, fellow author-publisher Tina Brown, said he died of congestive heart failure, it was reported on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. He was a bold-faced name for decades, from exposing wrongdoing in 1960s London, to publishing such 1990s best-sellers as Joe Klein’s “Primary Colors.” (AP Photo/Jim Cooper, File)
September 24, 2020 - 5:41 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Sir Harold Evans, the charismatic publisher, author and muckraker who was a bold-faced name for decades for exposing wrongdoing in 1960s London to publishing such 1990s best-sellers as “Primary Colors," has died, his wife said Thursday. He was 92. His wife, fellow author-publisher...
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This cover image released by Simon & Schuster shows "Rage" by Bob Woodward. (Simon & Schuster via AP)
September 23, 2020 - 9:35 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Bob Woodward's “Rage” sold more than 600,000 copies in its first week of publication, continuing a yearlong wave of blockbuster books about President Donald Trump. Simon & Schuster announced Wednesday that Woodward's book will be going into its fourth printing, with total books...
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September 23, 2020 - 7:30 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Nikky Finney has won the Wallace Stevens Award, a $100,000 lifetime achievement honor presented by the Academy of American Poets. Judges praised Finney, known for such collections as “Head Off & Split” and “Rice,” for her “fierce moral conviction” and as a bard “for the African...
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FILE - In this July 25, 2018 file photo, executive producer Arianna Huffington participates in the "Valley of the Boom" panel during the National Geographic Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour at The Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. A “behavior change" company founded by Huffington is teaming with Hachette Book Group on a series of wellness guides. The first release, “Your Time to Thrive,” comes out in March 2021. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
September 22, 2020 - 7:40 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A “behavior change" company founded by Arianna Huffington is teaming with Hachette Book Group on a series of wellness guides. The first release, “Your Time to Thrive,” comes out in March. “With ‘Your Time to Thrive,’ we’ve brought together the latest science, storytelling and...
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Gina Yashere, left, producer of the CBS series "Bob Hearts Abishola," and executive producer Chuck Lorre take part in a panel discussion on the show during the Summer 2019 Television Critics Association Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton, in a Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019 file photo, in Beverly Hills, Calif. A memoir by the comedian, writer and producer and actor Gina Yashere is called “Cack-Handed” and comes out June 8, 2020. Amistad made the announcement Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
September 21, 2020 - 3:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Gina Yashere has some tough stories to share but also some inspiring ones. A memoir by the comedian, writer and producer and actor is called, “Cack-Handed” and comes out June 8, Amistad announced Monday. According to the publisher, an imprint of HarperCollins, Yashere will trace her...
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Sam McBratney is pictured with artwork from his children's book "Guess How Much I Love You." McBratney, the author of the classic bedtime story, has died. He was 77. Candlewick Press says McBratney died Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. (Walker Books Ltd. and background Anita Jeram via AP)
September 21, 2020 - 1:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Sam McBratney, the Irish children's author whose picture story of ever-wider and higher devotion “Guess How I Much Love You" became bedtime reading for millions of families, has died. Candlewick Press announced that McBratney died Friday at age 77. Additional details were not...
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September 18, 2020 - 9:58 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Two of the summer's most talked about novels, Brit Bennett's “The Vanishing Half” and Megha Majumdar's “A Burning,” are on the National Book Awards fiction longlist. Judges also nominated the story collection “If I Had Two Wings,” by Randall Kenan, who died in August. Fridays list...
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In this undated image provided by the Romanian Police a view of some 200 rare and valuable books discovered Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020 hidden under a house in rural Romania, displayed in a garden in north eastern Romania. Romanian police have uncovered a trove of "irreplaceable" books including first editions of works by Galileo Galilei and Isaac Newton that were stolen in a daring 2017 heist from a warehouse in London, police and the European Union's judicial cooperation agency said Friday, Sept.18, 2020. (Romanian Police-DIICOT via AP)
September 18, 2020 - 9:53 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Police in Romania have uncovered a trove of “irreplaceable” books including first editions of works by Galileo Galilei and Isaac Newton that were stolen in a sophisticated 2017 heist from a warehouse in London, police and the European Union's judicial cooperation...
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