Books and literature

August 16, 2019 - 2:21 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An illustrator known for his richly detailed and whimsical interpretations of classic children's books has died. Charles Santore was 84. Christina Santore says her father died Sunday after a brief illness in Philadelphia, where he was born, raised and worked. He spent over three...
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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2016, file photo, novelist Nicholas Sparks attends a special screening in Los Angeles. The trial is getting underway, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, in a lawsuit that accuses Sparks of defaming the former headmaster of a private Christian school he founded in North Carolina. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
August 14, 2019 - 7:53 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Author Nicholas Sparks was balancing his entertainment career with overseeing the private Christian school he founded in his North Carolina hometown when he concluded the school's new headmaster was a failed experiment, the novelist testified Wednesday in a federal lawsuit...
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Visitors view a portrait of Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, painted by the artist Robert McCurdy, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington. Morrison, a pioneer and reigning giant of modern literature, died Monday at age 88. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
August 07, 2019 - 8:01 am
NEW YORK (AP) — When author Angela Flournoy was asked to dress as her favorite literary character for a magazine shoot four years ago, she knew how to look the part: a wide and "severe hat," a fur stole and the kind of stare that dares you to stare back. For a day she could pretend to be Sula Peace...
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FILE - In this Sept. 1987 file photo, author Toni Morrison poses with a copy of her book "Beloved" in New York. Morrison, a pioneer and reigning giant of modern literature whose imaginative power in "Beloved," ''Song of Solomon" and other works transformed American letters by dramatizing the pursuit of freedom within the boundaries of race, has died at age 88. Publisher Alfred A. Knopf announced that Morrison died Monday, Aug. 5, 2019 at Montefiore Medical Center in New York.(AP Photo/David Bookstaver, File)
August 07, 2019 - 2:04 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Toni Morrison's death this week at age 88 leaves behind countless writers for whom her characters were like close acquaintances and her stories like parables to guide them through their own lives. Edwidge Danticat, the prize-winning Haitian-American author, called her "a literary...
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FILE- This Jan. 27, 1993 file photo shows Nobel prize winner Toni Morrison at Princeton University in Princeton, N.J. Morrison, a pioneer and reigning giant of modern literature whose imaginative power in "Beloved," ''Song of Solomon" and other works transformed American letters by dramatizing the pursuit of freedom within the boundaries of race, has died at age 88. Publisher Alfred A. Knopf announced that Morrison died Monday, Aug. 5, 2019 at Montefiore Medical Center in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
August 06, 2019 - 3:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, a pioneer and reigning giant of modern literature whose imaginative power in "Beloved," ''Song of Solomon" and other works transformed American letters by dramatizing the pursuit of freedom within the boundaries of race, has died at age 88. Publisher...
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This undated photo provided by Simon & Schuster shows the book cover of "The Book of Gutsy Women," by Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton. The book is due out Oct. 1, 2019. (Simon & Schuster via AP)
August 06, 2019 - 5:04 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton have teamed up for "The Book of Gutsy Women," honoring everyone from scientist Marie Curie to climate activist Greta Thunberg. Simon & Schuster announced Tuesday that the book will come out Oct. 1. It's the first time the former...
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This undated photo provided by Simon & Schuster shows the book cover of "The Book of Gutsy Women," by Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton. The book is due out Oct. 1, 2019. (Simon & Schuster via AP)
August 06, 2019 - 5:03 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton are teaming up for "The Book of Gutsy Women," honoring everyone from scientist Marie Curie to climate activist Greta Thunberg. Simon & Schuster announced Tuesday that the book will come out Oct. 1. It's the first time the former...
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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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