Books and literature

December 10, 2019 - 12:06 pm
Apple Book charts for week ending December 8, 2019: (Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher) 1. The 19th Christmas by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro - 9780316494021 - (Little, Brown and Company) 2. The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides - 9781250301710 - (Celadon Books) 3. The Good...
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2019 Nobel Prize laureate in literature Peter Handke speaks at a press conference at the Swedish Academy in Stockholm, Sweden, Monday Dec. 6, 2019. (Anders Wiklund/TT via AP)
December 09, 2019 - 6:23 am
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo and Albania say they will boycott the Nobel Literature Prize ceremony Tuesday to protest the award being given to Austrian writer Peter Handke who both countries link to the war in the former Yugoslavia. Handke was an opponent of NATO's airstrikes against Serbia in...
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2019 Nobel Prize laureate in literature Olga Tokarczuk speaks at a press conference at the Swedish Academy in Stockholm, Sweden, Monday Dec. 6, 2019. (Anders Wiklund/TT via AP)
December 07, 2019 - 1:36 pm
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Nobel Literature Prize winner Olga Tokarczuk says she thinks a new sort of fiction may be needed to counteract the modern era's tendency to isolate and divide people. In her Saturday lecture in Stockholm ahead of receiving the prize next week, the Polish author complained of the “...
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This image released by Marvel shows the cover art for the upcoming "Strange Academy" comic book. Marvel announced Thursday that the comic about a New Orleans-based school for young people with mystical powers will debut in March. (Humberto Ramos/Marvel via AP)
December 05, 2019 - 11:07 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The city known for 19th century Voodoo queen Marie Laveau and for the tarot card readers who tell fortunes in its historic French Quarter is about to play host to a different kind of sorcerer — at least in the Marvel comics universe. Marvel announced plans Thursday to debut a new...
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December 05, 2019 - 7:03 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Bookstore employees from Mystic, Connecticut to Houston and San Francisco all have a happy holiday story to share: a $500 bonus from bestselling author James Patterson. Patterson announced Thursday that 500 gifts of $500 each — 100 of those gifts going to children's booksellers —...
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This image released by Netflix shows Joe Pesci, left, and Robert De Niro in a scene from "The Irishman." Scorsese's sprawling crime epic “The Irishman” has been named best picture by the National Board of Review. The awards, announced Tuesday by the National Board of Review, handed Netflix its second major honor in Hollywood's quickening awards season. (Niko Tavernise/Netflix via AP)
December 03, 2019 - 2:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Martin Scorsese's sprawling crime epic “The Irishman” has been named best picture by the National Board of Review. The awards, announced Tuesday by the National Board of Review, handed Netflix its second major honor in Hollywood's quickening awards season. On Monday evening, Noah...
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FILE - This July 28, 2004 file photo shows author Adriana Trigiani in New York. Dutton announced Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. that it had reached a two-book deal with Trigiani, whose previous works include “The Shoemaker’s Wife” and the “Big Stone Gap” series. (AP Photo/Jim Cooper, File)
December 03, 2019 - 10:08 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Million-selling novelist Adriana Trigiani has a new publisher, but a familiar editor. Dutton announced Tuesday that it had reached a two-book deal with the author, whose previous works include “The Shoemaker’s Wife” and the “Big Stone Gap” series. Trigiani had for years been...
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December 03, 2019 - 9:24 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The publisher of Barack and Michelle Obama has pledged to donate 300,000 children’s books to a leading educational organization, adding to the 1 million copies already given. Penguin Random House announced Tuesday that it had joined with the former president and former first lady in...
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This Nov. 8, 2019 photo shows singer-songwriter, Paul Simon, left, and author-philosopher Peter Singer during an interview in New York to promote the new edition of Singer's book “The Life You Can Save." (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
December 03, 2019 - 8:53 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Paul Simon, world famous singer-songwriter, isn’t only inspired by fellow musicians. Simon is an admirer of the author-philosopher Peter Singer, the longtime Princeton University professor whose “The Life You Can Save” has been a guide for Simon and others looking for ways to donate...
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December 02, 2019 - 11:19 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s Nobel Prize winning writer Olga Tokarczuk said Monday she is starting a foundation to promote literature as well as human rights and environment awareness. Tokarczuk is an outspoken critic of Poland’s right-wing government and of its policy of supporting mainly those...
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