Literary awards

March 28, 2017 - 11:29 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Syrian poet and translator Adonis has won a $50,000 prize from PEN America for lifetime achievement. The literary and human rights organization also has handed out prizes for best book of 2016 and best debut fiction. At a Manhattan ceremony on Monday night, with the theme "Books...
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March 27, 2017 - 2:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — "Moonlight" director Barry Jenkins will follow up his Oscar-winning film with a drama series for Amazon based on Colson Whitehead's "The Underground Railroad." Amazon announced Monday that it will develop the TV series, with Jenkins writing and directing the adaptation of the 2016...
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March 27, 2017 - 8:09 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Books on gun violence, Koch Industries and New York's history of immigration have won prizes for outstanding nonfiction work. Prize officials told The Associated Press on Monday that Gary Younge's "Another Day in the Death of America: A Chronicle of Ten Short Lives" won the $10,000...
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March 17, 2017 - 3:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — George Braziller, an independent and self-taught publisher for more than 50 years who supported early novels by Norman Mailer and Arthur Miller and released fiction by Nobel laureates Orhan Pamuk and Claude Simon, has died. He was 101. A spokesman for his publishing house, George...
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FILE - In this Tuesday April 1, 2014, file photo, the recipient of the 1992 Nobel Prize in Literature Derek Walcott attends a news conference in Mexico City. Walcott, known for capturing the essence of his native Caribbean and became the region’s most internationally famous writer, died early Friday, March 17, 2017, on the island of St. Lucia, according to his son, Peter. (AP Photo/ Berenice Bautista, File)
March 17, 2017 - 11:46 am
CASTRIES, St. Lucia (AP) — Derek Walcott, a Nobel-prize winning poet known for capturing the essence of his native Caribbean and became the region's most internationally famous writer, has died on the island of St. Lucia. He was 87. Walcott died early Friday at his home in the eastern Caribbean...
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March 17, 2017 - 10:59 am
CASTRIES, St. Lucia (AP) — Derek Walcott, a Nobel-prize winning poet known for capturing the essence of his native Caribbean and became the region's most internationally famous writer, has died on the island of St. Lucia. He was 87. Walcott died early Friday at his home in St. Lucia, according to...
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