Books and literature

PEN courage award recipient Anita Hill, left, and PEN literary service award recipient Bob Woodward pose together at the 2019 PEN America Literary Gala at the American Museum of Natural History on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
May 22, 2019 - 1:19 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The featured speakers at the annual benefit gala for PEN America shared stories about truth and the determination to learn it. Hundreds gathered Tuesday night at the American Museum of Natural History as the literary and human rights organization presented awards to Anita Hill and...
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May 21, 2019 - 5:07 pm
LONDON (AP) — Omani author Jokha Alharthi won the prestigious Man Booker International Prize on Tuesday for "Celestial Bodies," the story of three sisters in a desert country confronting its slave-owning past and a complex modern world. Alharthi is the first Arabic-language writer to get the prize...
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FILE - This May 15, 2000, file photo, shows Pulitzer Prize-winning author Herman Wouk in Palm Springs, Calif. Wouk died in his sleep early Friday, May 17, 2019, according to his literary agent Amy Rennert. He was 103. (AP Photo/Douglas L. Benc Jr., File)
May 17, 2019 - 5:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Herman Wouk was a prize-winning, million-selling author never quite in fashion. He was a religious Jew among secular peers, a respecter of authority in a field of rebels. He didn't brag like Norman Mailer and was spared the demons driving the madness of Philip Roth's "Portnoy's...
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May 15, 2019 - 8:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has granted a full pardon to Conrad Black, a former newspaper publisher who has written a flattering political biography of Trump. Black's media empire once included the Chicago Sun-Times and The Daily Telegraph of London. He was convicted of fraud in 2007...
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This cover image released by Henry Holt and Company shows "Siege: Trump Under Fire," by Michael Wolff, which will be released on June 4. (Henry Holt and Company via AP)
May 15, 2019 - 11:38 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The author of "Fire and Fury" has more inside stories on the Trump administration. Michael Wolff's "Siege: Trump Under Fire" comes out June 4, Henry Holt and Company announced Wednesday. Like the million-selling "Fire and Fury," which came out last year, "Siege" promises a juicy,...
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FILE - In this May 24, 2018 file photo, Chelsea Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst who served about seven years in federal prison for leaking government documents to Wikileaks, speaks at the C2 business conference in Montreal. Manning has a book deal. Farrar, Straus and Giroux announced this week that Manning’s memoir, currently untitled, will come out next winter. According to the publisher, Manning will write about her childhood and military service, about why she decided to send hundreds of thousands of classified materials to WikiLeaks and about her life as a trans woman. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
May 14, 2019 - 10:14 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Chelsea Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst jailed for leaking government documents, has a book deal. Farrar, Straus and Giroux announced this week that Manning's memoir, currently untitled, will come out next winter. According to the publisher, Manning, 31, will write...
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FILE - In this May 23, 2016 file photo, author Jojo Moyes attends the world premiere of "Me Before You" at AMC Loews Lincoln Square in New York. A free e-book collection allows fans of Moyes, Tracy Chevalier and more than 40 other writers to read early excerpts of their upcoming books. “Buzz Books 2019: Fall/Winter,” published Tuesday, May 14, 2019, features such works as Moyes’ “The Giver of Stars” and Chevalier’s “A Single Thread.” (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
May 14, 2019 - 7:09 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A free e-book collection allows fans of Tracy Chevalier, JoJo Moyes and more than 40 other writers to read early excerpts of their upcoming books. "Buzz Books 2019: Fall/Winter," published Tuesday, features such works as Chevalier's "A Single Thread" and Moyes' "The Giver of Stars...
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Lindsey Vonn attends the NBC 2019/2020 Upfront at The Four Seasons New York on Monday, May 13, 2019. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
May 13, 2019 - 3:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Lindsey Vonn, the retired Alpine skiing champion, is ready to look back. Vonn's memoir, "Rise: My Story," will come next year, Dey Street Books announced Monday. Vonn will describe her "epic journey" from childhood in Minnesota to international fame; her achievements, including 82...
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FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 file photo, a copy of D.H Lawrence's book "Lady Chatterley's Lover" that was the judge's personal version used in the infamous 1960 Chatterley trial, on view in Sotheby's auction house in London. The British government has on Monday, May 13, 2019 used its powers to preserve the nation’s cultural treasures to halt the export of a tattered paperback copy of “Lady Chatterley’s Lover.” The copy of the once-scandalous book was used by the judge in the U.K. obscenity trial of Penguin Books, prosecuted in 1960 for publishing D.H. Lawrence's novel about an affair between a wealthy woman and her husband's gamekeeper.(AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
May 13, 2019 - 9:56 am
LONDON (AP) — The British government used its powers to preserve the nation's cultural treasures on Monday to halt the export of a tattered paperback copy of "Lady Chatterley's Lover." The copy of the once-scandalous book was used by the judge in the U.K. obscenity trial of Penguin Books. Penguin...
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May 12, 2019 - 1:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A writer on the verge of releasing her debut novel is facing a backlash after she posted a picture on Twitter of a public transit worker eating on a train and reported details about the woman to her bosses. Natasha Tynes apologized a day later on Twitter and deleted her post...
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