Literary awards

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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FILE - In this June 13, 2006, file photo, Donald Hall, author of numerous poetry books, poses in the barn of the 200-year-old Wilmot farm that has been in his family for four generations. Hall, a prolific, award-winning poet and man of letters widely admired for his sharp humor and painful candor about nature, mortality, baseball and the distant past, died at age 89. Hall's daughter, Philippa Smith, confirmed Sunday, June 24, 2018, that her father died Saturday at his home in Wilmot, after being in hospice care for some time. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)
June 24, 2018 - 12:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Hall, a prolific, award-winning poet and man of letters widely admired for his sharp humor and painful candor about nature, mortality, baseball and the distant past, has died at age 89. Hall's daughter, Philippa Smith, confirmed Sunday that her father died Saturday at his...
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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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