Literary awards

January 07, 2019 - 7:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Academy of American Poets has named two new chancellors: former U.S. poet laureate Natasha Trethewey and Joy Harjo, the first Native American to join the academy's board. The academy announced the selections Monday. The chancellors serve as consultants, prize judges and "...
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FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2015 file photo, Israeli writer Amos Oz poses for a photo at his house in Tel Aviv, Israel. Israeli media said Friday, Dec. 28, 2018 that renowned Israeli author Amos Oz has died at the age of 79. Oz, author of novels, prose and a widely acclaimed memoir, had suffered from cancer. Oz won numerous prizes, including the Israel Prize and Germany’s Goethe Award, and was a perennial contender for the Nobel Prize in literature. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty, File)
December 28, 2018 - 6:54 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli author Amos Oz, one of the country's most widely acclaimed writers and a pre-eminent voice in its embattled peace movement, died on Friday after a battle with cancer, his family announced. He was 79. His daughter, Fania Oz-Salzberger, announced her father's death on Twitter...
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Oprah Winfrey waves the audience during a tribute to Nelson Mandela and promoting gender equality event at University of Johannesburg in Soweto, South Africa, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
December 11, 2018 - 11:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey was in town to praise one of her idols, Nobel laureate Toni Morrison. "It's impossible to actually imagine the American literary landscape without a Toni Morrison," Winfrey said Tuesday night during a dinner gala in downtown Manhattan hosted by the Center for Fiction,...
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December 03, 2018 - 8:13 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The man with ties to the Swedish Academy that awards the Nobel Prize in literature has lost his appeal to have his rape conviction and a two-year prison sentence reversed and has been convicted of a second rape. The Svea Court of Appeal on Monday gave Jean-Claude Arnault 2 1/2...
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November 29, 2018 - 6:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Mystery Writers of America withdrew a major honor Thursday from author Linda Fairstein after other authors condemned the ex-prosecutor's role in New York's notorious "Central Park Five" case. The decision, just two days after the Grand Master Award was announced, marked the...
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November 14, 2018 - 10:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Sigrid Nunex's "The Friend," a meditative novel about grief, books and, not least, a Great Dane named Apollo, has won the National Book Award for fiction. Other winners Wednesday included Jeffrey C. Stewart's "The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke" for nonfiction and Justin Philip...
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FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2017 file photo, Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Colson Whitehead speaks during the presentation of the Italian edition of his novel "The Underground Railroad" at the Argentina Theatre in Rome. Whitehead’s next novel "The Nickel" is another look at America's tragic past. The book, set in a brutal reform school in early 1960s Florida with students being beaten and sexually abused, is scheduled for release in July 2019. (Maurizio Brambatti/ANSA via AP, File)
October 10, 2018 - 5:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Colson Whitehead's next novel after "The Underground Railroad" is another look at the country's tragic past. Doubleday announced Wednesday that Whitehead's "The Nickel Boys" is set in a brutal reform school in early 1960s Florida. The book is based on real events during the Jim Crow...
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Nobel chemistry winner Frances Arnold makes a toast at California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, Calif., Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
October 03, 2018 - 7:09 pm
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Three scientists won the Nobel Prize in chemistry Wednesday for using a sped-up version of evolution to create new proteins that have led to a best-selling drug and other products. The Royal Swedish Academy of Science said their work has led to the development of medications,...
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James Allison, one of the 2018 Nobel Prize winners for medicine, speaks during a press conference, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, in New York. Allison and Tasuku Honjo won the Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for discoveries that help the body marshal its cellular troops to attack invading cancers. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
October 01, 2018 - 11:15 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Researchers from the United States and Japan won the Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for discoveries that help the body marshal its cellular troops to attack invading cancers. One cancer doctor said "an untold number of lives ... have been saved by the science that they pioneered...
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FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2018, file photo, Jean-Claude Arnault arrives at the district court for the start of court proceedings in Stockholm. Arnault, a French citizen who is a major cultural figure in Sweden, is at the center of a sex-abuse and financial crimes scandal that has tarnished the academy and forced it to take a year off in choosing who should get the prestigious literature prize. (Fredrik Sandberg/TT News Agency via AP, File)
October 01, 2018 - 5:14 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The man at the center of a sex-abuse and financial crimes scandal that is tarnishing the academy that awards the Nobel Prize in Literature, has been found guilty and given a two-year jail sentence for a rape in 2011. Jean-Claude Arnault, a major cultural figure in Sweden...
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