Fiction

March 16, 2018 - 2:42 pm
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Award-winning science fiction writer Kate Wilhelm has died at 89. Her son Richard Wilhelm said in a Facebook post that his mother died March 8 in Eugene, Oregon, following a brief illness. Kate Wilhelm wrote more than 60 works in science fiction, fantasy and mystery, including...
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March 11, 2018 - 6:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The publisher of Sherman Alexie, who faces multiple allegations of sexual harassment, is postponing the paperback of his latest book. Hachette Book Group had planned to release the paperback of his memoir "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me" in April. Hachette told The Associated...
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February 28, 2018 - 9:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Elizabeth Strout, already a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, has now won a major award for short stories. Strout is this year's winner of the $20,000 Story Prize. She was cited Wednesday night for her collection "Anything is Possible." Her other books include the novels "The Burgess...
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FILE - In this May 15, 2017 file photo, actress Megan Mullally, left, and actor Nick Offerman attend the Entertainment Weekly and People Magazine New York Upfronts celebration in New York. Mullally and Offerman will serve as co-hosts at BookExpo, the publishing world’s annual national gathering. It will take place May 30 - June 1 at the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
February 26, 2018 - 10:03 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Expect some laughs, and more serious talk, at this year's adult author breakfast at BookExpo. Convention organizers ReedPop told The Associated Press on Monday that "Daily Show" host and best-selling memoir writer Trevor Noah will be a featured speaker at the May 31 event. So will...
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FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2017 file photo, author Jesmyn Ward attends the 68th National Book Awards Ceremony and Benefit Dinner in New York. Scribner told The Associated Press that Ward will write an adult novel about an enslaved woman sent from the Carolinas to New Orleans. She will then work on her first novel for middle graders, a “magical adventure” featuring a Southern black woman with “special powers.” (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
February 07, 2018 - 8:35 am
NEW YORK (AP) — National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward has her next two novels planned. On Wednesday, Scribner told The Associated Press that Ward will write an adult novel about an enslaved woman sent from the Carolinas to New Orleans. She will then work on her first novel for middle graders, a "...
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Ursula Le Guin American author of novels, children's books, is seen in a Sept. 9, 2001 photo at home in Portland, Ore. Le Guin, the award-winning science fiction and fantasy writer who explored feminist themes and was best known for her Earthsea books, died peacefully Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, in Portland, Oregon, according to a brief family statement posted to her verified Twitter account. She was 88. (Benjamin Brink/The Oregonian via AP)
January 23, 2018 - 7:54 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Ursula K. Le Guin, the award-winning science fiction and fantasy writer who explored feminist themes and was best known for her Earthsea books, has died at 88. Le Guin died suddenly and peacefully Monday at her home in Portland, Oregon, after several weeks of health concerns,...
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FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2002 file photo, mystery writer Sue Grafton poses for a portrait in New York. Grafton has died in Santa Barbara, Calif., at the age of 77. Her daughter, Jamie Clark says her mother passed away Thursday night, Dec. 28, 2017, after a two-year battle with cancer and was surrounded by family. (AP Photo/Gino Domenico, file)
December 29, 2017 - 5:02 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sue Grafton, author of the best-selling "alphabet series" of mystery novels, has died in Santa Barbara. She was 77. Grafton was surrounded by family, including husband Steven Humphrey, when she died Thursday after a two-year battle with cancer, her daughter, Jamie Clark, posted...
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December 07, 2017 - 10:43 am
NEW YORK (AP) — William Gass, a leading experimental writer of the 1960s and '70s who went on to become an award-winning essayist and translator and an influence on many younger writers, died Wednesday at age 93. Gass died at his home in St. Louis, publisher Alfred A. Knopf announced. The cause of...
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December 06, 2017 - 12:28 pm
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The 2017 winner of the Nobel Literature Prize is eyeing the comic book form as an upcoming project. Kazuo Ishiguro told reporters in Sweden Wednesday that he is thinking of writing a comic series because he is fascinated by this way of telling stories. He said he has loved the...
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December 05, 2017 - 8:15 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Prize-winning novelist Jonathan Lethem has a new publisher and a planned book that returns him to the style of his breakthrough "Motherless Brooklyn." Ecco told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Lethem's "The Feral Detective" comes out next fall. Ecco, a HarperCollins imprint, is...
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