Literary awards

January 24, 2019 - 9:11 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Tara Westover's best-selling memoir "Educated" and Richard Powers' novel "The Overstory" are among the nominees for a $75,000 award presented by PEN America, the literary and human rights organization. On Thursday, PEN announced finalists for everything from translation to science...
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January 22, 2019 - 7:03 am
Zadie Smith, Rachel Kushner and Terrance Hayes are among the nominees for National Book Critics Circle awards. Kushner is a fiction finalist for her novel "The Mars Room" and Hayes a poetry finalist for "American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin." Smith, best known for such novels as "White...
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Anthony Ramos, left, and Bradley Cooper arrive at the Producers Guild Awards on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
January 20, 2019 - 2:53 am
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The Oscars race may have gotten a little clearer Saturday night as the race-themed road trip drama "Green Book" drove off with the top honor at the Producers Guild Awards, winning out over presumed front-runners like "Roma," ''A Star Is Born" and "Black Panther." "When...
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January 18, 2019 - 4:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Jan. 17 about the death of poet Mary Oliver, The Associated Press erroneously quoted one word in her poem, "When Death Comes." The last line should read "this world," not "the world." A corrected version of the story is below: Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver dies...
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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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