Fiction

This reward poster released Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, by the City of Waltham on its social media accounts shows images of a possible suspect of at least 10 unprovoked brutal attacks on male pedestrians on city streets who have been targeted since Nov. 10, in Waltham, Mass. (City of Waltham Police Department via AP)
December 02, 2020 - 1:11 pm
WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) — The attacks come after dark, without warning, usually from behind. The victims, all men, are hit so hard on the head with some sort of blunt object that they are often knocked to the ground and require medical attention. The apparently random string of at least 10 attacks in...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020 file photo, Douglas Stuart speaks at The 2020 Booker Prize Awards Ceremony, at the Roundhouse in London. Fittingly in this year of work-from-home and lockdowns, Douglas Stuart’s life-changing moment came to him on his sofa. The Scottish writer was at home on Manhattan’s Lower East Side when he was announced as the winner of the 2020 Booker Prize last week. (David Parry/PA via AP, File)
November 24, 2020 - 10:19 am
LONDON (AP) — Fittingly in this year of work-from-home and lockdowns, Douglas Stuart’s life-changing moment came to him on his sofa. The Scottish writer was at home in Manhattan when he was announced as the winner of the 2020 Booker Prize last week. Stuart won the 50,000-pound ($66,000) literary...
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This cover image released by Grove shows "Shuggie Bain," a novel by Douglas Stuart. The Scottish writer has won the Booker Prize for fiction for his novel about a boy’s turbulent coming of age in hardscrabble 1980s Glasgow. Stuart won the prestigious 50,000 pound ($66,000) award for his first published novel. (Grove via AP)
November 19, 2020 - 3:26 pm
LONDON (AP) — Scottish writer Douglas Stuart won the Booker Prize for fiction Thursday for “Shuggie Bain,” a novel about a boy’s turbulent coming of age in hardscrabble 1980s Glasgow that was turned down by 32 publishers before being picked up. Stuart, 44, won the prestigious 50,000 pound ($66,000...
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FILE - Quentin Tarantino arrives at the 31st annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala on Jan. 2, 2020, in Palm Springs, Calif. The Oscar-winning director has a two-book deal with Harper, beginning with a novelization of "Once Upon a Time ... In Hollywood" that is scheduled for next summer. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
November 17, 2020 - 7:57 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Quentin Tarantino's next work of imagination will be in book form. The Oscar-winning director has a two-book deal with Harper, beginning with a novelization of “Once Upon a Time ... In Hollywood” that is scheduled for next summer. “Once Upon a Time” will be a true Tarantino...
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FILE - Oprah Winfrey arrives for the presentation of Stella McCartney's ready-to-wear Fall-Winter 2019-2020 fashion collection in Paris on March 4, 2019. Winfrey is setting aside her usual book club recommendations and instead citing seven personal favorites ranging from James Baldwin’s landmark essays in “The Fire Next Time” to Mary Oliver’s poetry collection “Devotions.” She is calling her choices “The Books That See Me Through,” works she values for “their ability to comfort, inspire, and enlighten” her. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
October 26, 2020 - 9:02 am
NEW YORK (AP) — With Election Day approaching and the pandemic ongoing, Oprah Winfrey is setting aside her usual book club recommendations and instead citing seven personal favorites, ranging from James Baldwin's landmark essays in “The Fire Next Time” to Mary Oliver's poetry collection “Devotions...
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This combination photo shows mystery writers Agatha Christie in 1957, left, and Raymond Chandler in 1946. Work from both writers appear in the new issue of Strand Magazine, a quarterly which has published obscure work by John Steinbeck, Mark Twain and William Faulkner among others. (AP Photo)
October 05, 2020 - 7:02 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Two of crime fiction's most famous storytellers, Raymond Chandler and Agatha Christie, also knew how to get a laugh. Chandler, beyond the terse and cynical narratives of such Philip Marlowe novels as “The Big Sleep” and “The Long Goodbye,” was able to poke fun at his own life. His...
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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2016 file photo, author and filmmaker Sherman Alexie appears at a celebration of Indigenous Peoples' Day at Seattle's City Hall. Alexie is included in a list of authors who wrote books that were among the 100 most subjected to censorship efforts over the past decade, as compiled by the American Library Association. Alexie's prize-winning “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” came in at No. 1. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
September 27, 2020 - 11:34 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Toni Morrison is on the list. So are John Green and Harper Lee. And John Steinbeck and Margaret Atwood. All wrote books that were among the 100 most subjected to censorship efforts over the past decade, as compiled by the American Library Association. Sherman Alexie's prize-winning...
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September 18, 2020 - 9:58 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Two of the summer's most talked about novels, Brit Bennett's “The Vanishing Half” and Megha Majumdar's “A Burning,” are on the National Book Awards fiction longlist. Judges also nominated the story collection “If I Had Two Wings,” by Randall Kenan, who died in August. Fridays list...
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FILE - In this April 29, 2016, file photo, "Forrest Gump" author Winston Groom speaks to students at Jinks Middle School in Panama City, Fla. Groom, the author of the novel "Forrest Gump" that was made into a six-Oscar winning 1994 movie that became a soaring pop culture hit, has died, an Alabama official close to the writer said Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. He was 77. (Andrew Wardlow/News Herald via AP)
September 17, 2020 - 9:06 pm
FAIRHOPE, Ala. (AP) — Winston Groom, whose novel “Forrest Gump” was made into a six-Oscar winning 1994 movie that became a soaring pop cultural phenomenon, has died at age 77. Mayor Karin Wilson of Fairhope, Alabama, said in a message posted on social media that Groom had died in that south Alabama...
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September 17, 2020 - 8:02 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — British author Victoria Hislop was granted honorary Greek citizenship Thursday and met with the prime minister of Greece. Hislop has used Greece as the setting for several of her historical novels. In her first book, “The Island,” published in 2005, the action takes place near...
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