Fiction

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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April 10, 2017 - 12:07 pm
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Republican Gov. Chris Sununu is soon to decide whether New Hampshire schools must give parents two weeks' notice before teaching sex education or human sexuality. Backers of the bill, which has passed the Legislature, say it will let parents ensure their children are learning...
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FILE - In this Thursday, July 28, 2016 file photo, the Palace Theatre in London shows advertising for Harry Potter play "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child". The staged sequel to J.K. Rowling's wizarding saga is nominated in 11 categories of the Olivier Stage Awards, which will be announced in London Sunday April 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, file)
April 09, 2017 - 2:14 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on British theater's Olivier Awards (all times local): 7:10 p.m. "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" has won six trophies at the Olivier Awards — and still has nominations in five categories to go. The stage sequel to J.K. Rowling's magical stories has taken prizes for...
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FILE - In this May 29, 2012 file photo, author Toni Morrison receives her Medal of Freedom award during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. The Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist is scheduled to be presented with the American Academy of Arts and Sciences' Emerson-Thoreau Medal on Thursday evening, April 6, 2017, at the Academy's headquarters in Cambridge, Mass. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
April 06, 2017 - 12:30 am
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Nobel literature laureate Toni Morrison is collecting another prestigious prize. The Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist is scheduled to be presented with the American Academy of Arts and Sciences' Emerson-Thoreau Medal. The prize was established in 1958 and is awarded to...
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March 28, 2017 - 11:29 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Syrian poet and translator Adonis has won a $50,000 prize from PEN America for lifetime achievement. The literary and human rights organization also has handed out prizes for best book of 2016 and best debut fiction. At a Manhattan ceremony on Monday night, with the theme "Books...
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March 28, 2017 - 8:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Margaret Atwood hasn't quite finished telling "The Handmaid's Tale." The Canadian author has provided additional material for an audio edition coming out next week exclusively from audio producer and distributor Audible.com. The audiobook expands on a version released in 2012 and...
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March 17, 2017 - 3:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — George Braziller, an independent and self-taught publisher for more than 50 years who supported early novels by Norman Mailer and Arthur Miller and released fiction by Nobel laureates Orhan Pamuk and Claude Simon, has died. He was 101. A spokesman for his publishing house, George...
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March 10, 2017 - 3:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Robert James Waller, whose best-selling, bittersweet 1992 romance novel "The Bridges of Madison County" was turned into a movie starring Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood and later into a soaring Broadway musical, has died in Texas, according to a longtime friend. He was 77. Scott...
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FILE - This Sept. 13, 2011 file photo shows British author John Le Carre at the UK film premiere of "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy," in London. After a hiatus of more than 25 years, John le Carre is again writing about one of the world’s most famous fictional spies. Viking said Tuesday, March 7, 2017, that le Carre’s “A Legacy of Spies” will come out Sept. 6. (AP Photo/Sang Tan, File)
March 07, 2017 - 9:03 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Welcome back, George Smiley. After a hiatus of more than 25 years, John le Carre is again writing about one of the world's most famous fictional spies. Viking told The Associated Press on Tuesday that le Carre's "A Legacy of Spies" will come out Sept. 6. According to the publisher,...
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