Books and literature

British actor Michael Caine poses for a photograph in London, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. The 85-year-old star reminisces fondly about his life in his book "Blowing the Bloody Doors Off," published Tuesday Oct. 23, 2018, in the United States, which is part memoir and part advice manual for aspiring actors and anyone else nursing an elusive dream of success. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
October 22, 2018 - 10:20 am
LONDON (AP) — Michael Caine has been looking back, and on the whole he likes the view. Regrets? He's had few. The 85-year-old star of "Alfie," ''Get Carter" and "The Dark Knight" — among many, many others — reminisces fondly in "Blowing the Bloody Doors Off," whose title adapts a line from his 1969...
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September 25, 2018 - 12:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The mother of former Rep. Jesse L. Jackson Jr. is working on a book of letters she sent him while he was in prison. Skyhorse Publishing announced Tuesday Jacqueline L. Jackson's "Loving You, Thinking of You, Don't Forget to Pray: Letters to My Son in Prison." The book includes an...
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Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, centre, accompanied by Britain's Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex and her mother Doria Ragland walk to attend a reception at Kensington Palace, in London, Thursday Sept. 20, 2018. Markle was joined by her mother for the launch of a cookbook aimed at raising money for victims of the Grenfell fire. Markle, now the Duchess of Sussex, hosted the reception beside her mother, Doria Ragland, to support the cookbook called “Together.” (Ben Stansall/Pool Photo via AP)
September 20, 2018 - 9:35 am
LONDON (AP) — Meghan Markle was joined by her mother Thursday to launch a cookbook aimed at raising money for the victims of London's Grenfell Tower fire. The former actress from the United States, who married Prince Harry and is now the Duchess of Sussex, hosted the reception at Kensington Palace...
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September 20, 2018 - 8:49 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Isabel Allende has won an honorary National Book Award. The author of beloved novels such as "The House of the Spirits" and "Eva Luna" is getting a medal for "distinguished contribution to American letters" from the National Book Foundation. The foundation made the announcement...
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September 14, 2018 - 9:15 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Tayari Jones' "An American Marriage" and Tommy Orange's "There, There," two of the year's most talked-about novels, are on the fiction longlist for the National Book Awards. Other books announced Friday by the National Book Foundation include Lauren Groff's "Florida," Brandon Hobson...
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September 12, 2018 - 8:45 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A new government study finds adult Americans are reading fewer novels and short stories, but showed a big jump in poetry and increases in attendance at arts festivals, concerts and plays. The National Endowment for the Arts published its report Wednesday. According to the NEA, the...
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September 12, 2018 - 7:31 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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FILE-In this Oct. 15, 1954 file photo, Hurricane Hazel destruction is seen in Morehead City, N.C. The last time the midsection of the East Coast stared down a hurricane like Florence, Dwight Eisenhower was in the White House and Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio were newlyweds. Florence could inflict the hardest hurricane punch the Carolinas have seen in more than 60 years, with rain and wind of more than 130 mph (209 kph). (AP Photo/Clifton Guthrie, File)
September 11, 2018 - 1:32 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The last time the midsection of the East Coast stared down a hurricane like this, Dwight Eisenhower was in the White House and Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio were newlyweds. Hurricane Florence could inflict the hardest hurricane punch North Carolina has seen in more than 60...
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Gov. Phil Bryant, right, and author Eudora Welty niece Mary Alice Welty White, second from right, admire the inaugural Mississippi Writers Trail marker honoring Welty in Jackson, Miss., Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. The celebrated writer was the winner of the Pulitzer Prize, The Presidential Medal of Freedom and the French Legion of Honor. Welty typically drew upon her native state for the settings of her fiction and photography. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
September 11, 2018 - 12:59 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi has markers noting a blues trail, a country music trail, a civil rights trail and even an Indian mound trail. Now, with the dedication of a marker to the late author Eudora Welty, the state is starting a writers trail. Gov. Phil Bryant and National Endowment for...
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FILE - In this April 25, 2006, file photo, Robert Leonard, a Hofstra University college professor teaching forensic linguistics, lectures to students at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. Language detectives say the key clues to who wrote the anonymous New York Times opinion piece slamming President Donald Trump may not be the odd and glimmering “lodestar,” but the itty-bitty words that people usually read right over: “I,” ”of,” and “but.” Leonard says if experts could get the right number of writing samples from officials whose identities are known, “an analysis could certainly be done.” (AP Photo/Ed Betz, File)
September 06, 2018 - 8:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Language detectives say the key clues to who wrote the anonymous New York Times opinion piece slamming President Donald Trump may not be the odd and glimmering "lodestar," but the itty-bitty words that people usually read right over: "I," "of" and "but." And lodestar? That could...
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