Books and literature

March 21, 2019 - 3:24 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Poet Tyree Daye will finally have some time to really write, and not think too much about money. "I can take the summer off and pay down some debts," Daye, from Youngsville, North Carolina, said Wednesday night after accepting his $50,000 Whiting Award, given annually by the Whiting...
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March 19, 2019 - 1:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The longtime head of the American Booksellers Association is retiring. Oren Teicher, who presided over a resurgence of independent stores, is stepping down at the end of the year. In a statement issued this week through the trade association, Teicher said the "time has come" for a...
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March 19, 2019 - 10:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Author Tommy Orange keeps winning awards. The author of "There There," the most honored literary debut of 2018, has received the PEN/Hemingway award for "distinguished" new novel. Orange's previous awards included a prize from the National Book Critics Circle for best new book and...
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FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Rams' Nickell Robey-Coleman (23) breaks up a pass intended for New Orleans Saints' Tommylee Lewis during the second half of the NFL football NFC championship game in New Orleans. The blatant non-call late in the NFC championship game caused passionate consternation among Saints fans and led to calls for change in the NFL’s replay system. But there is not a lot of support for such a change because of the time it would add to games. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
March 19, 2019 - 3:07 am
DENVER (AP) — In no sport but the NFL do players, fans, coaches and general managers annually debate the rules of the game, advocating ways to make pro football better, safer, fairer. Officiating is especially a hot topic around the league after a blown call late in the NFC championship game pretty...
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FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2011 file photo, poet W.S. Merwin speaks to the Hawaii Conservation Conference in Honolulu. Merwin, a prolific and versatile master of modern poetry who evolved through a wide range of styles as he celebrated nature, condemned war and industrialism and reached for the elusive past, died on Friday, March 15, 2019 at his home in Hawaii. A Pulitzer Prize winner and former U.S. poet laureate, Merwin completed more than 20 books and ranked high in the pantheon for decades, from early works inspired by myths and legends to late meditations on age and time. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy, File)
March 15, 2019 - 5:26 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — W.S. Merwin, a prolific and versatile poetry master who evolved through a wide range of styles as he celebrated nature, condemned war and industrialism and reached for the elusive past, died Friday. He was 91. A Pulitzer Prize winner and former U.S. poet laureate, Merwin completed...
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FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2018 file photo, author Anna Burns smiles after being presented with the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2018 for "Milkman," during the prize's 50th year at the Guildhall in London. Burns’ “Milkman" has been awarded the National Book Critics Circle prize for fiction.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
March 14, 2019 - 9:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Anna Burns' "Milkman," her Booker Prize-winning novel about an 18-year-old girl during "The Troubles" in Northern Ireland, has been awarded the National Book Critics Circle prize for fiction. Zadie Smith, best known for such novels as "White Teeth" and "On Beauty," received the...
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March 12, 2019 - 4:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Howard Stern fans are clearly up for his new book. The shock jock's "Howard Stern Comes Again" will be published May 14, Simon & Schuster announced Tuesday. It's his first book in more than 20 years and was No. 1 on Amazon.com within hours of its announcement. Stern's previous...
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FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2015 file photo, Joni Mitchell arrives at the 2015 Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala in Beverly Hills, Calif. Mitchell's “Morning Glory On the Vine: Early Songs and Drawings,” will be published Oct. 22, 2019. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP, File)
March 11, 2019 - 12:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A private gift from Joni Mitchell will arrive in bookstores this fall. "Morning Glory On the Vine: Early Songs and Drawings" will be published Oct. 22, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced Monday. The book collects materials the singer-songwriter assembled in the early 1970s and sent...
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March 06, 2019 - 10:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Lauren Groff's "Florida," a collection of often tumultuous portraits of life in the Sunshine State, has won the $20,000 Story Prize for short fiction. Prize organizers announced Wednesday night that Groff's book had been selected over Jamel Brinkley's "A Lucky Man" and Deborah...
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FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2018, file photo, is a makeshift living compound in Amalia, N.M. The five men and women found living in a ramshackle compound in northern New Mexico where a boy was found dead last year have been indicted on federal charges related to terrorism, kidnapping and firearms violations. The U.S. attorney's office in New Mexico announced the superseding indictment Thursday, March 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee, File)
March 06, 2019 - 1:44 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut lawmaker wants to strike climate change from state science standards. A Virginia legislator worries teachers are indoctrinating students with their personal views on global warming. And an Oklahoma state senator wants educators to be able to introduce...
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