Literary awards

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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FILE - In this June 5, 2017 file photo, Chilean author Isabel Allende poses for a photograph after the presentation of her latest book "Mas alla del invierno" ("In the midst of the winter") in Madrid. Allende is getting a medal for "distinguished contribution to American letters" from the National Book Foundation. She is the first Spanish-language author to receive the prize. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)
September 20, 2018 - 9:51 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Isabel Allende, winner of an honorary National Book Award, sees no reason to discuss her legacy. "I think legacy is a very masculine word," the author known for "The House of the Spirits" and other novels told The Associated Press during a recent telephone interview. "I don't think...
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August 28, 2018 - 7:03 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Poet and author Sonia Sanchez has won a $100,000 lifetime achievement prize. The Academy of American Poets announced Tuesday that Sanchez is this year's winner of the Wallace Stevens Award. Sanchez, 83, is known for such collections as "Shake Loose My Skin: New and Selected Poems."...
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This combination photo of book cover images shows "City of Inmates: Conquest, Rebellion, and the Rise of Human Caging in Los Angeles, 1771-1965," by Kelly Lytle Hernandez, from left, "The Dawn of Detroit: A Chronicle of Slavery and Freedom in the City of the Straits," by Tiya Miles and "South of Pico: African American Artists in Los Angeles in the 1960s and 1970s," by Kellie Jones, which are among this year’s American Book Award winners for works reflecting the country’s diversity. (University of North Carolina Press, from left, The New Press and Duke University Press via AP)
August 13, 2018 - 4:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Books on human caging, early Detroit and African-American culture in Los Angeles are among this year's winners for works reflecting the country's diversity. The American Book Awards were announced Monday by the Before Columbus Foundation, founded in 1976 by author-poet Ishmael Reed...
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FILE - This 2001 file photo shows British author V.S. Naipaul in Salisbury, England. The Trinidad-born Nobel laureate whose celebrated writing and brittle, provocative personality drew admiration and revulsion in equal measures, died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, at his London home, his family said. He was 85. (Chris Ison/PA via AP)
August 12, 2018 - 12:01 am
LONDON (AP) — V.S. Naipaul, the Trinidad-born Nobel laureate whose precise and lyrical writing in such novels as "A Bend in the River" and "A House for Mr. Biswas" and brittle, misanthropic personality made him one of the world's most admired and contentious writers, died at his London home, his...
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FILE - This 2001 file photo shows British author V.S. Naipaul in Salisbury, England. The Trinidad-born Nobel laureate whose celebrated writing and brittle, provocative personality drew admiration and revulsion in equal measures, died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, at his London home, his family said. He was 85. (Chris Ison/PA via AP)
August 11, 2018 - 10:25 pm
LONDON (AP) — V.S. Naipaul, the Trinidad-born Nobel laureate whose precise and lyrical writing in such novels as "A Bend in the River" and "A House for Mr. Biswas" and brittle, misanthropic personality made him one of the world's most admired and contentious writers, died Saturday at his London...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, Sri Lankan-born Canadian novelist, poet and Booker Prize-winner Michael Ondaatje reads a book at the back stage green room before presenting his talk at the Jaipur Literature Festival, in Jaipur, in the western Indian state of Rajasthan. Organizers of the Man Booker Prize announced the long list Tuesday July 24, 2018, including Ondaatje for his latest novel “Warlight,” (AP Photo/ Manish Swarup, FILE)
July 24, 2018 - 8:39 am
LONDON (AP) — Canadian author Michael Ondaatje has again made the Man Booker Prize list with his latest novel "Warlight," weeks after his book "The English Patient" was named the best work of fiction from the last five decades of the literary prize. Organizers on Tuesday announced the 13 books in...
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July 17, 2018 - 6:01 am
CINCINNATI (AP) — The author of novels such as "The World According to Garp" and "The Cider House Rules" that examine the complexities of sexual differences and other social issues is this year's winner of a lifetime achievement award celebrating literature's power to foster peace. Dayton Literary...
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July 08, 2018 - 3:57 pm
LONDON (AP) — Michael Ondaatje's "The English Patient" was named the greatest-ever winner of the Man Booker Prize at an event Sunday celebrating five decades of the prestigious literary award. The Canadian writer's tale of love and conflict during World War II was awarded the Golden Man Booker...
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This undated image released by the Pritzker Military Museum shows Dennis Showalter, author of “Tannenberg: Clash of Empires 1914,” “Frederick the Great: A Military History” and “Instrument of War: The German Army 1914–18.” Showalter is this year’s winner of the Pritzker Literature Award for lifetime achievement. The award was announced Tuesday by the Chicago-based Pritzker Military Museum & Library. (Pritzker Military Museum via AP)
June 26, 2018 - 8:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A specialist in German military history and the two world wars has received a $100,000 prize. Dennis Showalter is this year's winner of the Pritzker Literature Award for lifetime achievement. The award was announced Tuesday by the Chicago-based Pritzker Military Museum & Library...
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