Fiction

FILE - In this B/W file photo dated Oct. 27, 1960, a queue forms outside The Old Bailey Central Criminal Court, in London, for admission to the public gallery where the "Lady Chatterley's Lover" case is resuming. The towering legal figure who helped liberalize British laws around sex and freedom of expression, successfully defending Penguin Books against obscenity charges for publishing D.H. Lawrence's novel "Lady Chatterley's Lover", the lawyer Jeremy Hutchinson died Monday Nov. 13, 2017, aged 102. (AP Photo, FILE)
November 14, 2017 - 12:55 pm
LONDON (AP) — Lawyer Jeremy Hutchinson, a towering legal figure who helped liberalize British laws around sex and freedom of expression, has died. He was 102. Hutchinson's former law firm, Three Raymond Buildings, said Tuesday that he died a day earlier. No cause of death was given. In 1960 he was...
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November 13, 2017 - 2:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon says it has acquired the global television rights to "The Lord of the Rings," based on the fantasy novels by J.R.R. Tolkien, with a multi-season commitment. Set in Middle Earth, this TV series will explore new story lines preceding Tolkien's "The Fellowship of the Ring." The...
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November 13, 2017 - 12:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Sean Penn is writing a novel about a "divorced, disillusioned man." And, yes, he did once release an audiobook under the pseudonym "Pappy Pariah." Atria Books told The Associated Press on Monday that Penn's "Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff" will come out March 27. The novel builds upon...
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November 07, 2017 - 8:07 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia clashed with Western nations Tuesday over a report blaming Syria for a deadly chemical weapons attack, with Moscow dismissing its findings as "mythical or invented" and the U.S. backing its finger-pointing at President Bashar Assad's regime. The debate in the Security...
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In this Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017 photo, co-creator of a fiction-writing 'chatbot,' Massachusetts Institute of Technology postdoctoral associate Pinar Yanardag, of Istanbul, Turkey, sits for a photograph in front of a graphic from the home page of the site called "Shelley." Named after "Frankenstein" author Mary Shelley, the chatbot has been trained on more than 140,000 horror stories written by amateur writers on a popular online forum. Now Shelley is generating its own stories on Twitter, taking turns with humans in an experiment to find out if artificial intelligence is smart enough to make someone feel scared. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
October 30, 2017 - 9:55 am
Don't throw away your Stephen King collection just yet. But the Master of the Macabre might want to keep an eye out behind him, because scientists have just unleashed a nightmare machine on a mission to churn out its own bone-chilling tales. MIT researchers have applied the electrodes and brought...
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FILE- In this undated file photo, Donald Bain, a ghost writer of fiction and non-fiction, poses for a photo in New York's Rockefeller Center. The prolific author and ghost writer whose credits included such popular crime series as "Murder, She Wrote" and the racy best-seller "Coffee, Tea or Me?" died in New York on Oct. 21, 2017. He was 82. (AP Photo/Martin Lederhandler, File)
October 28, 2017 - 1:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Bain, a prolific author and ghost writer whose credits included such popular crime series as "Murder, She Wrote" and the racy best-seller "Coffee, Tea or Me?", has died. Bain's literary agent, Bob Diforio, said Bain died Oct. 21 in White Plains, New York. Diforio said...
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This image released by Lionsgate Entertainment shows Tyler Perry as Madea in "Tyler Perry's Boo! 2 A Madea Halloween." (Chip Bergman/Lionsgate Entertainment via AP)
October 22, 2017 - 1:54 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was a spooky weekend at the box office for nearly everyone but Tyler Perry. Perry's comedy sequel "Boo 2! A Madea Halloween" scared up a healthy $21.7 million in its first weekend in theaters, but the waters were rough for other new openers including the disaster epic "...
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FILE - In this March 28, 2005 file photo, Miramax co-founder Bob Weinstein appears at a premiere of "Sin City," in Los Angeles. Spike network is investigating reports of sexual harassment by the brother of disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein against the female showrunner of a series produced by The Weinstein Co. and aired on Spike. Amanda Segel, a producer of the sci-fi series "The Mist," claims Bob Weinstein made continued romantic overtures, according to a story published Tuesday by Variety. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
October 17, 2017 - 8:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Spike network is investigating reports of sexual harassment by the brother of disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein against the female showrunner of a series produced by The Weinstein Co. and aired on Spike. Amanda Segel, a former executive producer of the sci-fi series "The Mist,"...
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Author George Saunders of the United States with his book 'Lincoln in the Bardo' during a photocall with all six shortlisted authors of the 2017 Man Booker Prize for Fiction, in London, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. The winner of the award will be announced Tuesday at a ceremony in London. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
October 17, 2017 - 5:04 pm
LONDON (AP) — American author George Saunders has won the prestigious Man Booker Prize for fiction with "Lincoln in the Bardo," a polyphonic symphony of a novel about restless souls adrift in the afterlife. The book is based on a real visit President Abraham Lincoln made in 1862 to the body of his...
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October 13, 2017 - 8:02 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Salman Rushdie and Patti Smith should have a lot to talk about. Rushdie, the Booker Prize winning novelist, and Smith, the award winning musician-poet-memoirist, will make a joint appearance Dec. 4 for the 5th annual Chairman's Evening of the MacDowell Colony. MacDowell, based in...
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