Fiction

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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December 04, 2017 - 10:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Patti Smith and Salman Rushdie have compared notes on everything from the writing process to how they cope in the age of President Donald Trump. The two were guests at the annual "Chairman's Evening" hosted by the MacDowell artist colony Monday night at the Whitney Museum in...
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November 30, 2017 - 3:27 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A lawsuit alleges that author Emma Cline plagiarized parts of her bestselling novel "The Girls" from an ex-boyfriend by spying on his email and other accounts. Cline vehemently denies the claims and filed a countersuit. She says the plagiarism allegations are the "ludicrous" acts...
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November 27, 2017 - 2:24 pm
NEWTON, N.J. (AP) — Wizards and muggles have turned out in droves for a Harry Potter-themed celebration in a small community, so much so the town is now looking to turn it into an annual event. Spring Street in Newton was transformed on Saturday into Diagon Alley, the magical market from the J.K...
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Writer Jesmyn Ward attends the 68th National Book Awards Ceremony and Benefit Dinner at Cipriani Wall Street on Nov. 15, 2017, in New York. Ward's "Sing, Unburied, Sing," a surreal and poetic novel about a struggling family in Mississippi, on Wednesday night won the National Book Award for fiction. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
November 15, 2017 - 11:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jesmyn Ward's "Sing, Unburied, Sing," a surreal and poetic novel about a struggling family in Mississippi, on Wednesday night won the National Book Award for fiction. It was the second time Ward received the fiction prize: She won in 2011 for "Salvage the Bones." Masha Gessen's "The...
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