FILE - In this March 22, 1993 file photo, American author Philip Roth is seen during an interview promoting his new book "Operation Shylock: A Confession," in New York. Roth, a prize-winning novelist and fearless narrator of sex, death, assimilation and fate, has died. at age 85. His death was confirmed by his literary agent, Andrew Wylie, who said Roth died Tuesday night, May 22, 2018, of congestive heart failure. (AP Photo, File)
May 23, 2018 - 2:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In the self-imposed retirement of his final years, Philip Roth remained curious and removed from the world he had shocked and had shocked him in return. He praised younger authors such as Ta-Nehisi Coates and Teju Cole, and confided that he had read "Born to Run," the memoir by...
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CORRECTS AGE TO 88 - FILE - In this April 22, 2002 file photo, President Bush, left, poses with author Tom Wolfe, center, and first lady Laura Bush during the National Endowment for the Arts National Medal Awards ceremony at Constitution Hall in Washington . Wolfe was a recipient of the National Humanities Medal. Wolfe died at a New York City hospital. He was 88. Additional details were not immediately available. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
May 15, 2018 - 12:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Wolfe, the white-suited wizard of "New Journalism" who exuberantly chronicled American culture from the Merry Pranksters through the space race before turning his satiric wit to such novels as "The Bonfire of the Vanities" and "A Man in Full," has died. He was 88. Wolfe's...
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This undated image released by Lee Boudreaux Books shows Andrew Sean Greer, author of "Less." On Monday, April 16, 2018, Greer won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for his novel. (Lee Boudreaux Books/Little Brown and Co. via AP)
April 16, 2018 - 4:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Andrew Sean Greer's "Less," the comic and misbegotten adventures of a middle-aged novelist, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for fiction on Monday. Greer's novel didn't receive the same attention as Jesmyn Ward's "Sing, Unburied, Sing," winner of the National Book Award, or George...
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FILE- In this Dec. 6, 2005 file photo, Mexican author Sergio Pitol, poses after attending a talk with students and a reading of Miguel de Cervantes, the author of Don Quixote at the National Univesity in Mexico. Pitol, the celebrated Mexican author, essayist and translator and winner of the 2005 Cervantes Prize, the most prestigious award for literature in the Spanish-speaking world, has died on April 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Carlos Ferrer, File)
April 12, 2018 - 2:52 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Sergio Pitol, a celebrated Mexican author, essayist and translator and winner of the most prestigious award for literature in the Spanish-speaking world, died Thursday. He was 85. Pitol died of natural causes at his home in Xalapa, Veracruz state, said family members and Alberto...
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This undated image released by Knopf shows Anita Shreve, author of of nineteen novels, including, "The Pilot’s Wife," "Resistance," and "The Weight of Water." Shreve died Thursday, March 29, 2018, at her home in New Hampshire after a battle with cancer. She was 71. (Elena Seibert/Knopf via AP)
March 30, 2018 - 12:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Anita Shreve, the best-selling novelist who explored how women responded to crises past and present in her native New England in favorites such as "The Pilot's Wife," ''Testimony" and "The Weight of Water," has died. She was 71. Publisher Alfred A. Knopf said Shreve, who had been...
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March 21, 2018 - 8:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Ten emerging writers, a mix of poets, dramatists and fiction and nonfiction authors, are the winners of this year's $50,000 Whiting Awards. The awards were presented Wednesday night at a ceremony in Manhattan. Poet Tommy Pico, dramatist Nathan Alan Davis, poet-nonfiction writer Anne...
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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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