Books and literature

August 02, 2019 - 11:16 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Harvey Frommer, a prolific author who wrote mostly about sports, sometimes collaborating with his subjects on their autobiographies, has died. Frommer, 83, had lung cancer. He died Thursday at his home in Lyme, New Hampshire, according to one of his sons, Frederic, who worked with...
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This image provided by Metropolitan Books shows the cover of Edward Snowden's “Permanent Record." Snowden has written a memoir. Metropolitan Books announced Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, that Snowden’s “Permanent Record” will be released simultaneously in more than 20 countries, including the U.S. and Britain on Sept. 17. ( Metropolitan Books via AP)
August 01, 2019 - 8:18 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has written a memoir. The book by the man whose leaks of classified documents transformed the debate about government surveillance is coming out Sept. 17. Metropolitan Books, an imprint of Macmillan Publishers, announced...
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FILE - This Dec. 10, 1962 file photo shows American Author John Steinbeck, right, receiving the Nobel Prize for Literature from King Gustav during Award Ceremonies in Stockholm's Concert Hall in Sweden. In the mid-1950s, Steinbeck wrote a series of columns for the French-language newspaper Le Figaro, titled “One American In Paris.” One piece is coming out this week for the first time in English, appearing in the summer issue of The Strand Magazine, a literary quarterly. (AP Photo, File)
July 30, 2019 - 5:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — It turns out Ernest Hemingway wasn't the only Great American Writer with something to say about Paris. Hemingway's contemporary and fellow Nobel laureate, John Steinbeck, was best known for "The Grapes of Wrath," ''Of Mice and Men" and other fiction set in his native California. But...
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FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2006 file photo, writer Julia Alvarez poses for a photo in a farm Altagracia in Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic. Alvarez’s next book is a story of identity and immigration that she felt compelled to write. “Afterlife” will be published next April, Algonquin Books announced Tuesday, July 30, 2019. The novel centers on a literature professor whose grief for her late husband and encounter with an undocumented migrant raise questions about who she is and about her background as an immigrant. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)
July 30, 2019 - 7:04 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Million-selling novelist Julia Alvarez's next book is a story of identity and immigration that she felt compelled to write. "Afterlife" will be published next April, Algonquin Books announced Tuesday. The novel centers on a literature professor whose grief for her late husband and...
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CORRECTS AGE TO 90, INSTEAD OF 91 - In this Oct. 24, 2017, photo, former Chinese Premier Li Peng, places his hands around his neck during the closing session of China's 19th Party Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. Li Peng, a former hard-line Chinese premier best known for announcing martial law during the 1989 Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests, has died on Monday July 22, 2019 of unspecified illness. He was 90. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
July 23, 2019 - 10:49 pm
BEIJING (AP) — The legacy of former Chinese Premier Li Peng is reflected in modern China itself, where extended and broad-based economic growth is inextricably coupled with authoritarian political controls. Li, who died Monday at 90, warned Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protesters in May 1989 that...
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This image released by Sony Pictures shows Tom Hanks as Mister Rogers in a scene from "A Beautiful Day In the Neighborhood. The Mr. Rogers biopic will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. (Lacey Terrell/Sony-Tristar Pictures via AP)
July 23, 2019 - 12:14 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An origin story about the Joker starring Joaquin Phoenix, a Mr. Rogers biopic with Tom Hanks and a film about strippers scamming Wall Street bankers with Jennifer Lopez and Cardi B are among the films premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. TIFF...
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FILE - This Tuesday, July 5, 2011, file photo shows NASA Mission Control founder Chris Kraft in the old Mission Control at Johnson Space Center in Houston. Kraft, the founder of NASA's mission control, died Monday, July 22, 2019, just two days after the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. He was 95. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
July 22, 2019 - 7:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Behind America's late leap into orbit and triumphant small step on the moon was the agile mind and guts-of-steel of Chris Kraft, making split-second decisions that propelled the nation to once unimaginable heights. Kraft, the creator and longtime leader of NASA's Mission Control,...
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In this Monday, Jan. 8, 2007 photo, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer N. Scott Momaday recites a poem at the inauguration of Oklahoma Gov. Brad Henry at the State Capitol in Oklahoma City. Dayton Literary Peace Prize officials selected novelist, poet and essayist N. Scott Momaday for the Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award. ( Jerry Laizure/The Norman Transcript via AP)
July 22, 2019 - 7:37 am
CINCINNATI (AP) — A Native American author whose writings have highlighted his indigenous culture is this year's winner of a lifetime achievement award celebrating literature's power to foster peace, social justice and global understanding. Dayton Literary Peace Prize officials selected novelist,...
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FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2005, file photo, U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens winds up to throw out the first pitch before the start of the Chicago Cubs game with the Cincinnati Reds, at Wrigley Field in Chicago. Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens never really put down his pen. Without opinions and dissents to write following his retirement from the Supreme Court in 2010, Stevens chose instead to write books from his home in Florida, reflecting on his life but also the Constitution. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
July 22, 2019 - 5:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens never really put down his pen. Without opinions and dissents to write following his retirement from the Supreme Court in 2010, Stevens chose instead to write books from his home in Florida, reflecting on his life but also the...
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FILE - In this May 7, 2009, file photo, author, comedian and co-founder of the Yippie party as well as stand-up satirist, Paul Krassner, 77, poses for a photo at his home in Desert Hot Springs, Calif. Krassner, the publisher, author and radical political activist on the front lines of 1960s counterculture who helped tie together his loose-knit prankster group by naming them the Yippies, has died. His daughter, Holly Krassner Dawson, says Krassner died Sunday, July 21, 2019, at his home in Desert Hot Springs, Calif. He was 87. (AP Photo/Eric Reed, File)
July 21, 2019 - 5:40 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul Krassner, the publisher, author and radical political activist on the front lines of 1960s counterculture who helped tie together his loose-knit prankster group by naming them the Yippies, died Sunday in Southern California, his daughter said. Krassner died at his home in...
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