Books and literature

This image provided by Scholastic shows the cover of a new untitled "Hunger Games" novel by Suzanne Collins. The novel, set to be released May 19, 2020, is a prequel set 64 years before the beginning of her multimillion-selling trilogy. Collins said in a statement Monday, June 10, 2019, that she “wanted to explore the state of nature” as she set the narrative in the years following the “Dark Days” of Panem, the Dystopia where young people must fight and kill each other, on live television. (Scholastic via AP)
June 17, 2019 - 2:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A decade after seemingly wrapping up "The Hunger Games," Suzanne Collins is bringing readers back to Panem. A prequel, set 64 years before the beginning of her multimillion-selling trilogy, is coming next year. The novel, currently untitled, is scheduled for release on May 19, 2020...
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In this undated image provided by Columbia University, Professor Alan Brinkley poses for a photo. Brinkley, an influential historian and academic who traced the evolution of liberalism from the New Deal to the 21st century and was a popular commentator on culture and politics, has died at age 70. Brinkley died Sunday, June 16, 2019, at his home in Manhattan. (Columbia University via AP)
June 17, 2019 - 1:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Alan Brinkley, an influential historian and academic who traced the evolution of liberalism from the New Deal to the 21st century and was a popular commentator on culture and politics, has died at age 70. Brinkley died Sunday at his home in Manhattan. Daughter Elly Brinkley says he...
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FILE- In this undated file photo heiress and designer Gloria Vanderbilt walks down a New York street. Vanderbilt died on Monday, June 17, 2019, at 95, according to her son, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper. (New York Post via AP, File)
June 17, 2019 - 11:05 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Gloria Vanderbilt, the intrepid heiress, artist and romantic who began her extraordinary life as the "poor little rich girl" of the Great Depression, survived family tragedy and multiple marriages and reigned during the 1970s and '80s as a designer jeans pioneer, died Monday at the...
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FILE - Franco Zeffirelli, seen in New York, in this Oct. 31, 1974 file photo. Italian film director Franzo Zeffirelli has died in Rome at the age of 96. Zefffirelli's son Luciano said his father died at home on Saturday at noon. (AP Photo/Jerry Mosey, File)
June 15, 2019 - 8:04 pm
ROME (AP) — Italian director Franco Zeffirelli, who delighted audiences around the world with his romantic vision and extravagant productions, most famously captured in his cinematic "Romeo and Juliet" and the miniseries "Jesus of Nazareth," died Saturday at 96. While Zeffirelli was most popularly...
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FILE - In this March 29, 2012 file photo author and political consultant Naomi Wolf speaks to reporters during a news conference in New York. Wolf’s U.S. publisher is postponing the release of her new book, “Outrages,” after a BBC interviewer challenged some of her findings. Wolf is openly objecting to the delay. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced that “new questions” had come up about “Outrages,” originally scheduled to come out next week. It already has been published in the United Kingdom. On Friday, June 14, 2019, Wolf tweeted that she made what she thought were the needed changes and that she believed her book’s core findings remained valid. “I strongly objected to this decision,” she wrote.(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
June 14, 2019 - 2:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Naomi Wolf's U.S. publisher is postponing the release of her new book, "Outrages," after a BBC interviewer challenged some of her findings. Wolf is openly objecting to the delay. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced that "new questions" had come up about "Outrages," originally...
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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)
June 12, 2019 - 10:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The sequel to Michael Wolff's million-selling "Fire and Fury" is not attracting the same kind of interest, not even from President Donald Trump. NPD BookScan reported Wednesday just 17,756 first-week sales for "Siege," Wolff's latest account of the Trump White House. It ranked just...
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June 06, 2019 - 12:00 pm
A multi-generational novel set in France and Iran has won a $10,000 prize for best French fiction translated into English. Négar Djavadi's (nay-GAHR' juh-vah-DEE) "Disoriental" received the Albertine Prize, voted upon by readers and presented by the Van Cleef & Arpels and the Cultural Services...
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June 05, 2019 - 5:33 pm
LONDON (AP) — Tayari Jones won the Women's Prize for fiction on Wednesday with "An American Marriage," her story of a family torn apart by the U.S. judicial system. The American writer's best-selling novel - selected by Oprah Winfrey for her book club and praised by ex-president Barack Obama -...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, April 10, 2019, file photo, Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) acknowledges cheers from the crowd before the start of the final NBA basketball game of his career, against the Brooklyn Nets in New York. William Morrow announced Wednesday, June 5, 2019, that Wade, who retired at the end of the 2018-2019 season, has a memoir coming out called “3 Dimensional,” scheduled for release in October. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
June 05, 2019 - 8:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Basketball great Dwyane Wade, who retired at the end of the 2018-2019 regular season, has a memoir coming out this fall. William Morrow announced Wednesday that the book is called "3 Dimensional" and is scheduled for Oct. 22. It will focus on the "essential principles" of Wade's...
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FILE - In this May 30, 2013 file photo, author Wally Lamb speaks at Book Expo America in New York. A former Connecticut prison inmate has filed a lawsuit alleging she hasn't been paid for her contribution to a new book by Lamb and accusing Lamb of harassing and intimidating her when she sought compensation. Chandra Bozelko, of Orange, Conn., says in a state lawsuit filed last week of May 20, 2019, that she wrote an essay Lamb included in a compilation of writings by women inmates. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
May 29, 2019 - 3:55 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A former Connecticut prison inmate has filed a lawsuit alleging she hasn't been paid for her contribution to a new book by author Wally Lamb and accusing Lamb of harassing and intimidating her when she sought compensation. Chandra Bozelko, of Orange, Connecticut, says in a...
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