Fiction

October 23, 2018 - 9:03 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Readers nationwide say a coming-of-age story about racism and injustice is America's best-loved novel. Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird" emerged as No. 1 in PBS' "The Great American Read" survey. The results were announced on Tuesday's finale of "The Great American Read" TV...
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September 26, 2018 - 7:39 am
LONDON (AP) — A paperback copy of "Lady Chatterley's Lover" used by the judge in the book's landmark U.K. obscenity trial is expected to sell at auction for up to 15,000 pounds ($20,000). Penguin Books was prosecuted in 1960 for publishing D.H. Lawrence's novel, a landmark in the frank literary...
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FILE - In this June 5, 2017 file photo, Chilean author Isabel Allende poses for a photograph after the presentation of her latest book "Mas alla del invierno" ("In the midst of the winter") in Madrid. Allende is getting a medal for "distinguished contribution to American letters" from the National Book Foundation. She is the first Spanish-language author to receive the prize. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)
September 20, 2018 - 9:51 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Isabel Allende, winner of an honorary National Book Award, sees no reason to discuss her legacy. "I think legacy is a very masculine word," the author known for "The House of the Spirits" and other novels told The Associated Press during a recent telephone interview. "I don't think...
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FILE - In this April 25, 2006, file photo, Robert Leonard, a Hofstra University college professor teaching forensic linguistics, lectures to students at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. Language detectives say the key clues to who wrote the anonymous New York Times opinion piece slamming President Donald Trump may not be the odd and glimmering “lodestar,” but the itty-bitty words that people usually read right over: “I,” ”of,” and “but.” Leonard says if experts could get the right number of writing samples from officials whose identities are known, “an analysis could certainly be done.” (AP Photo/Ed Betz, File)
September 06, 2018 - 9:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Language detectives say the key clues to who wrote the anonymous New York Times opinion piece slamming President Donald Trump may not be the odd and glimmering "lodestar," but the itty-bitty words that people usually read right over: "I," "of" and "but." And lodestar? That could...
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FILE - This June 11, 2012 file photo shows former Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward speaking during an event to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Watergate in Washington. Details are starting to come out from journalist Bob Woodward’s forthcoming book on President Donald Trump’s first 18 months in office. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, file)
September 05, 2018 - 2:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and journalist Bob Woodward's book (all times local): 2:20 p.m. President Donald Trump is labeling a tell-all book from journalist Bob Woodward a "work of fiction." Trump spoke to reporters in the Oval Office Wednesday. He also suggested that...
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September 05, 2018 - 10:34 am
NEW YORK (AP) — In the beginning, Gabriel Garcia Marquez was a reporter. A selection of the late Nobel laureate's journalism is coming out in Spanish next month, Vintage Espanol announced Wednesday. It's called "El Escandalo del Siglo." The English edition, "The Scandal of the Century," comes in...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, Sri Lankan-born Canadian novelist, poet and Booker Prize-winner Michael Ondaatje reads a book at the back stage green room before presenting his talk at the Jaipur Literature Festival, in Jaipur, in the western Indian state of Rajasthan. Organizers of the Man Booker Prize announced the long list Tuesday July 24, 2018, including Ondaatje for his latest novel “Warlight,” (AP Photo/ Manish Swarup, FILE)
July 24, 2018 - 8:39 am
LONDON (AP) — Canadian author Michael Ondaatje has again made the Man Booker Prize list with his latest novel "Warlight," weeks after his book "The English Patient" was named the best work of fiction from the last five decades of the literary prize. Organizers on Tuesday announced the 13 books in...
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FILE - In this March 1, 1977, file photo, Australian author Colleen McCullough laughs during a news conference in New York. An Australian judge ruled on Friday, July 20, 2018 that best-selling author Colleen McCullough's widower was the sole beneficiary of her estate following a bitter court wrangle. (AP Photo/File)
July 20, 2018 - 5:13 am
SYDNEY (AP) — An Australian judge ruled on Friday that best-selling author Colleen McCullough's widower was the sole beneficiary of her estate following a bitter court wrangle. The author of the novel "The Thorn Birds," which sold 33 million copies worldwide, died on Norfolk Island in 2015 aged 77...
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July 17, 2018 - 6:01 am
CINCINNATI (AP) — The author of novels such as "The World According to Garp" and "The Cider House Rules" that examine the complexities of sexual differences and other social issues is this year's winner of a lifetime achievement award celebrating literature's power to foster peace. Dayton Literary...
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July 06, 2018 - 11:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Steve Ditko, the Marvel Comics artist who gave the world the woven webs and soaring red-and-blue shape of Spider-Man and the other-worldly shimmer of Doctor Strange, has died, authorities said Friday. He was 90. Ditko was found June 29 in his Manhattan apartment and was pronounced...
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