Literary awards

FILE- In this Sept. 5, 2016, file photo, screenwriter Helen Fielding poses for photographers upon arrival at the World premiere of the film "Bridget Jones's Baby" in London. Fielding's latest book "Bridget Jones's Baby: The Diaries" was declared winner of the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for comic fiction on Thursday, May 18, 2017. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, File)
May 17, 2017 - 7:13 pm
LONDON (AP) — Helen Fielding's latest book about the misadventures of indomitable singleton Bridget Jones won the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for comic fiction Thursday, gaining the writer rewards that include champagne and a pig. "Bridget Jones's Baby: The Diaries" was declared winner the...
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May 01, 2017 - 8:31 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Jim Shepard, an author acclaimed for his distinctive, fact-based fiction, has won a $30,000 prize for short story writers. Shepard is this year's recipient of the Rea Award, prize officials told The Associated Press on Monday. Established in 1986, the Rea Award is given to writers...
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This image released by Doubleday shows "The Underground Railroad," by Colson Whitehead. The book was awarded the Pulitzer Prize on Monday, April 10, 2017 for fiction. (Doubleday via AP)
April 10, 2017 - 5:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Colson Whitehead's "The Underground Railroad," his celebrated novel about an escaped slave that combined liberating imagination and brutal reality, has won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Monday's announcement confirmed the book as the literary event of 2016, an Oprah Winfrey book...
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April 10, 2017 - 3:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Pulitzer Prizes in journalism and the arts (all times local): 3:50 p.m. The Charleston Gazette-Mail has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting for exposing the unchecked flow of opioids into depressed West Virginia counties. Gazette-Mail...
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April 10, 2017 - 3:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Pulitzer Prizes in journalism and the arts (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Colson Whitehead has won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for his novel "The Underground Railroad," which combined flights of imagination with the grimmest and most realistic detail of 19th-...
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FILE - In this May 29, 2012 file photo, author Toni Morrison receives her Medal of Freedom award during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. The Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist is scheduled to be presented with the American Academy of Arts and Sciences' Emerson-Thoreau Medal on Thursday evening, April 6, 2017, at the Academy's headquarters in Cambridge, Mass. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
April 06, 2017 - 12:30 am
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Nobel literature laureate Toni Morrison is collecting another prestigious prize. The Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist is scheduled to be presented with the American Academy of Arts and Sciences' Emerson-Thoreau Medal. The prize was established in 1958 and is awarded to...
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April 01, 2017 - 10:27 pm
COLOMBIA-DEADLY RIVER OVERFLOW The Latest: Death toll rises to 193 in Colombia disaster BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The number of people killed in Colombia after a surge of mud and water from three overflowing rivers swept through a small city has risen to 193. Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos...
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April 01, 2017 - 9:35 pm
COLOMBIA-DEADLY RIVER OVERFLOW The Latest: Death toll rises to 193 in Colombia disaster BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The number of people killed in Colombia after a surge of mud and water from three overflowing rivers swept through a small city has risen to 193. Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos...
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April 01, 2017 - 7:27 pm
COLOMBIA-DEADLY RIVER OVERFLOW Colombia: 154 dead after rivers overflow, toppling homes MOCOA, Colombia (AP) — An avalanche of water from three overflowing rivers swept through a small city in Colombia while people slept, destroying homes and killing at least 154 unsuspecting residents in their...
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April 01, 2017 - 4:30 pm
COLOMBIA-DEADLY RIVER OVERFLOW-THE LATEST President: Death toll climbs to 154 BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — President Juan Manuel Santos says the death toll from an avalanche of water near Colombia's border with Ecuador has now reached 154 and is likely to rise further. But he cautioned against...
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