Literary awards

April 28, 2018 - 8:00 am
HELSINKI (AP) — The Swedish Academy says a seventh board member has decided to step down amid a crisis at the prestigious institution that awards the Nobel Prize in literature. The academy said in brief statement on Saturday that Sara Stridsberg informed the body on Friday that she would like to...
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Women wearing pussy - bow ties as a large crowd gathers in the Stortorget square in Stockholm, while the Swedish Academy held its usual Thursday meeting at the Old Stock Exchange building on Thursday April 19, 2018. The crowd have gathered to show their support for former Academy member and Permanent Secretary Sara Danius who stepped down wearing her hallmark, a pussy bow last Thursday. (Jonas Ekströmer / TT via AP)
April 19, 2018 - 3:20 pm
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Thousands of protesters called Thursday for the resignation of the secretive board that awards the Nobel Prize in Literature after a sex-abuse scandal linked to the prestigious Swedish academy forced the ouster of its first-ever woman head and tarnished the reputation of the...
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FILE - In this Monday, April 3, 2017 file photo, King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden speaks during a meeting with Brazilian and Swedish businessmen, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Sweden's king said Wednesday, April 18, 2018 he wants to change the statutes of the Swedish Academy, which awards the Nobel Literature Prize each year, to allow board members to resign even though they are appointed for life. "The number of members who do not actively participate in the Academy's work is now so large that it is seriously risking the Academy's ability to fulfill its important tasks,” King Carl XVI Gustav said in a statement issued via the palace. (AP Photo/Andre Penner, file)
April 18, 2018 - 11:08 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's king said Wednesday he wants to change the rules of the Swedish Academy, which awards the Nobel Literature Prize each year, to allow board members to resign even though they are appointed for life. "The number of members who do not actively participate in the Academy's...
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FILE - In this July 7, 2017, file photo, Kendrick Lamar performs during the Festival d'ete de Quebec in Quebec City, Canada.On Monday, April 16, 2018, Lamar won the Pulitzer Prize for music for his album "Damn." (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
April 17, 2018 - 6:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The decision to award rapper Kendrick Lamar the Pulitzer Prize for music represents a historic moment for hip-hop and American music, according to two of the music jurors who picked the album "DAMN." as a finalist. "It's big for hip-hop. I think it's big for our country. It's big...
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In this Aug. 12, 2017, photo by Ryan Kelly of The Daily Progress, people fly into the air as a car drives into a group of protesters demonstrating against a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va. The photo won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography, announced Monday, April 16, 2018, at Columbia University in New York. (Ryan Kelly/The Daily Progress via AP)
April 16, 2018 - 6:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Pulitzer Prizes (all times local): 6:40 p.m. A spokeswoman for Harvey Weinstein says she hopes that the activist who founded the #MeToo movement gets as much recognition as the journalists who won Pulitzers for revealing sexual harassment and assault allegations...
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This undated image released by Lee Boudreaux Books shows Andrew Sean Greer, author of "Less." On Monday, April 16, 2018, Greer won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for his novel. (Lee Boudreaux Books/Little Brown and Co. via AP)
April 16, 2018 - 4:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Andrew Sean Greer's "Less," the comic and misbegotten adventures of a middle-aged novelist, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for fiction on Monday. Greer's novel didn't receive the same attention as Jesmyn Ward's "Sing, Unburied, Sing," winner of the National Book Award, or George...
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April 16, 2018 - 2:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The winners of the Pulitzer Prizes in journalism and the arts will be announced Monday at New York's Columbia University. The Pulitzer Prizes recognize the best journalism of 2017 in newspapers, magazines and websites. There are 14 categories for reporting, photography, criticism...
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April 16, 2018 - 8:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — For his next tale about the chaotic life of young Joey Pigza, Jack Gantos has a special pitch. Gantos is releasing "The Dented Head of Joey Pigza" as an original audiobook. The audio distributor and producer Audible told The Associated Press on Monday that the book comes out Sept...
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This photo posted on the Instagram account of Alice Bah Kuhnke on Friday, April 13, 2018 shows the Swedish Culture minister posing for a photo in support for ousted head of the Swedish Academy awarding the Nobel Prize in Literature, saying the “feminist battle happens every day.” Kuhnke is seen wearing a white high-neck blouse with a knot, similar to those worn by the academy’s former member Sara Danius who stepped down Thursday. In Friday’s posting, Bah Kuhnke added the hashtag #knytblus _ Swedish for knot the blouse tie. (Johannes Bah Kuhnke/Instagram via AP)
April 13, 2018 - 10:00 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Outrage and photos of blouses sprouted Friday across Swedish social media in support of the ousted female leader of the prestigious academy that awards the Nobel Prize in Literature. Many in gender-neutral Sweden are upset that two highly respected women are being forced out of top...
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April 12, 2018 - 8:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A Civil War history focusing on the Army of the Potamac has won a $5,000 award. Prize officials announced on Thursday that Steven E. Sodergren's "The Army of the Potomac in the Overland & Petersburg Campaigns" is this year's winner of the William E. Colby Award. The book is set...
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