Fiction

Fans line up to enter Comicon at the Phoenix Convention Center, Friday, May 26, 2017, in Phoenix. Comic book and science fiction fans showing up at the Phoenix Comicon festival will have all prop weapons - including swords, sabers and fake guns - confiscated after a man showed up at the event with real guns and caused a security scare. (AP Photo/Matt York)
May 26, 2017 - 6:19 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Jack Young showed up at Phoenix Comicon on Friday dressed as the villain from "Sleeping Beauty," complete with black horns, large feathery wings and green paint. He also brought a black walking stick. It was no longer allowed at Comicon. Comicon imposed drastic security measures...
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May 26, 2017 - 3:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Denis Johnson, the prize-winning fiction writer, poet and playwright best known for his surreal and transcendent story collection "Jesus' Son," has died at age 67. Johnson died Wednesday, according to his literary agent, Nicole Aragi. Johnson died of liver cancer at his home in The...
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FILE - This June 28, 1989, file photo, shows Fred Rogers as he rehearses the opening of his PBS show "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" during a taping in Pittsburgh. The images of people helping one another in the wake of the deadly bombing of an Ariana Grande concert in England has prompted Entertainment Weekly writer Anthony Breznican to pay tribute to Rogers for the upcoming 50th anniversary of his iconic children’s show. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
May 24, 2017 - 1:08 pm
The images of people helping one another in the wake of the deadly bombing of an Ariana Grande concert in England has prompted one writer to pay tribute to public television's "Mister Rogers" for the upcoming 50th anniversary of the iconic children's show. Entertainment Weekly writer Anthony...
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FILE- In this Sept. 5, 2016, file photo, screenwriter Helen Fielding poses for photographers upon arrival at the World premiere of the film "Bridget Jones's Baby" in London. Fielding's latest book "Bridget Jones's Baby: The Diaries" was declared winner of the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for comic fiction on Thursday, May 18, 2017. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, File)
May 17, 2017 - 7:13 pm
LONDON (AP) — Helen Fielding's latest book about the misadventures of indomitable singleton Bridget Jones won the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for comic fiction Thursday, gaining the writer rewards that include champagne and a pig. "Bridget Jones's Baby: The Diaries" was declared winner the...
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In this combination photo, former President Bill Clinton, left, appears at a political event at Upper Moreland High School in Willow Grove, Pa. on April 12, 2012, and author James Patterson appears at a photo session in New York on Aug. 30, 2016. Clinton and Patterson are collaborating on a thriller, “The President is Missing,” to come out June 2018. The book will be a joint release by Alfred A. Knopf and Little, Brown and Co. publishers. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, left, and Taylor Jewell, File)
May 08, 2017 - 11:30 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Neither Bill Clinton nor James Patterson has ever tried something like this before. The former president and the best-selling novelist are collaborating on a thriller, "The President is Missing," to come out June 2018 as an unusual joint release from rival publishers — Alfred A...
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FILE - This April 25, 2017 file photo shows Oscar-winning director Barry Jenkins at the TIME 100 Gala, celebrating the 100 most influential people in the world, in New York. Two months after his "Moonlight" pulled out a last-second best picture win at the Oscars, director Barry Jenkins says "it's time to work." He said after the Oscars he spent a month in Mexico and went to the Mayan ruins. Now that he’s back, he’s due to start working on an adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “Underground Railroad” for Amazon. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
April 28, 2017 - 5:46 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two months after his "Moonlight" pulled out a last-second, best-picture win at the Oscars, director Barry Jenkins says "it's time to work." "You live your whole life — not for this moment, but to have a career. So I have a career now. So I'm going to keep going with it," Jenkins...
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This 1975 image released by William Morrow shows author Robert M. Pirsig working on a motorcycle. Pirsig, whose novel “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance” became a million-selling classic after more than 100 publishers turned it down, died at his home in South Benwick, Maine on Monday, April 24, 2017. He was 88. (William Morrow via AP)
April 24, 2017 - 9:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Robert M. Pirsig, whose philosophical novel "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" became a million-selling classic and cultural touchstone after more than 100 publishers turned it down, died Monday at age 88. Pirsig's publishing house, William Morrow, announced that he died at...
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This 1975 image released by William Morrow shows author Robert M. Pirsig working on a motorcycle. Pirsig, whose novel “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance” became a million-selling classic after more than 100 publishers turned it down, died at his home in South Benwick, Maine on Monday, April 24, 2017. He was 88. (William Morrow via AP)
April 24, 2017 - 4:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Robert M. Pirsig, whose novel "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" became a million-selling classic after more than 100 publishers turned it down, has died. Pirsig's publishing house, William Morrow, announced that he died Monday at his home in South Benwick, Maine. He was 88...
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April 24, 2017 - 3:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Robert M. Pirsig, whose novel "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" became a million-selling classic after more than 100 publishers turned it down, has died. Pirsig's publishing house, William Morrow, announced that he died Monday at his home in South Benwick, Maine. He was 88...
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This image released by Doubleday shows "The Underground Railroad," by Colson Whitehead. The book was awarded the Pulitzer Prize on Monday, April 10, 2017 for fiction. (Doubleday via AP)
April 10, 2017 - 5:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Colson Whitehead's "The Underground Railroad," his celebrated novel about an escaped slave that combined liberating imagination and brutal reality, has won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Monday's announcement confirmed the book as the literary event of 2016, an Oprah Winfrey book...
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