Literary awards

FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 21, 2006 file photo, Geraldine McCaughrean, author of the Peter Pan sequel 'Peter Pan In Scarlet' talks to AP reporter at her home in Great Shefford, Berkshire. British writer Geraldine McCaughrean has won the prestigious Carnegie Medal for children's literature for "Where the World Ends." McCaughrean was named winner Monday, June 18, 2018 for her novel about two Scottish boys marooned at sea. She previously won the prize, chosen by children’s librarians, in 1988. (AP Photo/Sang Tan, File)
June 18, 2018 - 6:36 pm
LONDON (AP) — British writer Geraldine McCaughrean on Monday won the prestigious Carnegie Medal for children's literature for "Where the World Ends." McCaughrean was named the winner for her novel about two Scottish boys marooned at sea. She also won the prize, chosen by children's librarians, in...
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FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2011 file photo, photographer Jean Claude Arnault attends the Kings Nobel dinner at the Royal Palace in Stockholm. The man at the center of a sex-abuse and financial crimes scandal that is tarnishing the academy which awards the Nobel Prize in Literature, was Tuesday June 12, 2018 charged with two counts of rape of a woman in 2011. (Henrik Montgomery/TT News Agency via AP, File)
June 12, 2018 - 7:41 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The man at the center of a sex-abuse and financial crimes scandal that is tarnishing the academy which awards the Nobel Prize in Literature, was Tuesday charged with two counts of rape of a woman in 2011. Swedish prosecutor Christina Voigt said the evidence "is robust and...
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June 06, 2018 - 8:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — An experimental novel about a narrator's erotic past has won a $10,000 prize. Anne Garreta's "Not One Day" received the Albertine Prize on Wednesday. Co-presented by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and chosen by readers in the U.S., the award honors a contemporary work...
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May 24, 2018 - 9:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Prize-winning children's author Richard Peck has died. Peck died on Wednesday at his home in New York City at age 84. His publisher, Penguin Young Readers, tells The Associated Press, that he died after a battle with cancer. A native of Decatur, Illinois, he was a prolific author...
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FILE - In this March 22, 1993 file photo, American author Philip Roth is seen during an interview promoting his new book "Operation Shylock: A Confession," in New York. Roth, a prize-winning novelist and fearless narrator of sex, death, assimilation and fate, has died. at age 85. His death was confirmed by his literary agent, Andrew Wylie, who said Roth died Tuesday night, May 22, 2018, of congestive heart failure. (AP Photo, File)
May 23, 2018 - 2:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In the self-imposed retirement of his final years, Philip Roth remained curious and removed from the world he had shocked and had shocked him in return. He praised younger authors such as Ta-Nehisi Coates and Teju Cole, and confided that he had read "Born to Run," the memoir by...
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FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2008, file photo, author Philip Roth poses for a photo in the offices of his publisher, Houghton Mifflin, in New York. Roth, prize-winning novelist and fearless narrator of sex, religion and mortality, has died at age 85, his literary agent said Tuesday, May 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
May 23, 2018 - 9:36 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Philip Roth, the prize-winning novelist and fearless narrator of sex, death, assimilation and fate, from the comic madness of "Portnoy's Complaint" to the elegiac lyricism of "American Pastoral," died Tuesday night at age 85. Roth's literary agent, Andrew Wylie, said the author died...
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CORRECTS AGE TO 88 - FILE - In this April 22, 2002 file photo, President Bush, left, poses with author Tom Wolfe, center, and first lady Laura Bush during the National Endowment for the Arts National Medal Awards ceremony at Constitution Hall in Washington . Wolfe was a recipient of the National Humanities Medal. Wolfe died at a New York City hospital. He was 88. Additional details were not immediately available. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
May 15, 2018 - 12:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Wolfe, the white-suited wizard of "New Journalism" who exuberantly chronicled American culture from the Merry Pranksters through the space race before turning his satiric wit to such novels as "The Bonfire of the Vanities" and "A Man in Full," has died. He was 88. Wolfe's...
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The old Stock Exchange Building, home of the Swedish Academy in Stockholm on Thursday May 3, 2018. For the first time since 1943, there's a notable risk that no Nobel Prize in literature will be awarded this year. (Fredrik Sandberg/TT via AP)
May 04, 2018 - 4:58 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Swedish Academy says the Nobel Prize in literature will be not awarded this year following sex-abuse allegations and other issues within its ranks that have tarnished the body's reputation. The academy said Friday the 2018 prize will be given in 2019. The decision was...
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FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2017 file photo, Lifetime Achievement honoree Annie Proulx attends the 68th National Book Awards Ceremony and Benefit Dinner in New York. Proulx, the author known for “Brokeback Mountain” and “The Shipping News” is this year’s recipient of the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
May 02, 2018 - 8:58 am
NEW YORK (AP) — For the second time within a year, E. Annie Proulx has received a lifetime achievement award. The author known for "Brokeback Mountain" and "The Shipping News" is this year's recipient of the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction. On Wednesday, Librarian of Congress Carla...
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May 02, 2018 - 8:49 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A Chinese-American poet known for blending a wide range of influences has won a $60,000 prize. John Yau is this year's winner of the Jackson Poetry Prize, Poets & Writers told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The prize is given to an American writer of "exceptional" talent who...
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