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In this undated image provided by Columbia University, Professor Alan Brinkley poses for a photo. Brinkley, an influential historian and academic who traced the evolution of liberalism from the New Deal to the 21st century and was a popular commentator on culture and politics, has died at age 70. Brinkley died Sunday, June 16, 2019, at his home in Manhattan. (Columbia University via AP)
June 17, 2019 - 1:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Alan Brinkley, an influential historian and academic who traced the evolution of liberalism from the New Deal to the 21st century and was a popular commentator on culture and politics, has died at age 70. Brinkley died Sunday at his home in Manhattan. Daughter Elly Brinkley says he...
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June 06, 2019 - 12:00 pm
A multi-generational novel set in France and Iran has won a $10,000 prize for best French fiction translated into English. Négar Djavadi's (nay-GAHR' juh-vah-DEE) "Disoriental" received the Albertine Prize, voted upon by readers and presented by the Van Cleef & Arpels and the Cultural Services...
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June 05, 2019 - 5:33 pm
LONDON (AP) — Tayari Jones won the Women's Prize for fiction on Wednesday with "An American Marriage," her story of a family torn apart by the U.S. judicial system. The American writer's best-selling novel - selected by Oprah Winfrey for her book club and praised by ex-president Barack Obama -...
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PEN courage award recipient Anita Hill, left, and PEN literary service award recipient Bob Woodward pose together at the 2019 PEN America Literary Gala at the American Museum of Natural History on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
May 22, 2019 - 10:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The featured speakers at the annual benefit gala for PEN America shared stories about truth and the determination to learn it. Hundreds gathered Tuesday night at the American Museum of Natural History as the literary and human rights organization presented awards to Anita Hill and...
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This combination of book covers released by Henry Holt and Company shows "Wolf Hall" and "Bring Up the Bodies" both by British author Hilary Mantel. Mantel is ready to complete her million-selling trilogy of Thomas Cromwell novels. Henry Holt and Company announced Wednesday, May 22, 2019, that “The Mirror & the Light” comes out in the U.S. on March 10, 2020, five days after HarperCollins Publishers releases it in the U.K. The first two Cromwell novels, “Wolf Hall” and “Bring Up the Bodies,” each won the Man Booker Prize. (Henry Holt and Company via AP)
May 22, 2019 - 8:14 am
NEW YORK (AP) — British author Hilary Mantel is ready to complete her million-selling trilogy of Thomas Cromwell novels. Henry Holt and Company announced Wednesday that "The Mirror & the Light" comes out in the U.S. on March 10, 2020, five days after HarperCollins Publishers releases it in the...
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FILE - This May 15, 2000, file photo, shows Pulitzer Prize-winning author Herman Wouk in Palm Springs, Calif. Wouk died in his sleep early Friday, May 17, 2019, according to his literary agent Amy Rennert. He was 103. (AP Photo/Douglas L. Benc Jr., File)
May 17, 2019 - 6:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Herman Wouk was a prize-winning, million-selling author never quite in fashion. He was a religious Jew among secular peers, a respecter of authority in a field of rebels. He didn't brag like Norman Mailer and was spared the demons driving the madness of Philip Roth's "Portnoy's...
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May 16, 2019 - 10:01 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Richard Ford, whose novels include the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Independence Day," is being honored by the Library of Congress. Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced Thursday that Ford has won the library's Prize for American Fiction. Hayden said in a statement that Ford was a...
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FILE - In this May 23, 2016 file photo, author Jojo Moyes attends the world premiere of "Me Before You" at AMC Loews Lincoln Square in New York. A free e-book collection allows fans of Moyes, Tracy Chevalier and more than 40 other writers to read early excerpts of their upcoming books. “Buzz Books 2019: Fall/Winter,” published Tuesday, May 14, 2019, features such works as Moyes’ “The Giver of Stars” and Chevalier’s “A Single Thread.” (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
May 14, 2019 - 8:09 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A free e-book collection allows fans of Tracy Chevalier, JoJo Moyes and more than 40 other writers to read early excerpts of their upcoming books. "Buzz Books 2019: Fall/Winter," published Tuesday, features such works as Chevalier's "A Single Thread" and Moyes' "The Giver of Stars...
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Francesco Polacchi, regional coordinator of Casapound extreme right political party, and founder of Altaforte publishing company, answers to reporters during a news conference, in Milan, Italy, Wednesday, May 8, 2019. Holocaust survivor, poet Halina Birenbaum, is set to open a book fair in Turin after the organizers agreed to demands that she and the Auschwitz-Birkenau state museum made to remove the stand of Altaforte publishing company. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
May 09, 2019 - 4:54 pm
ROME (AP) — A Polish-born Holocaust survivor opened a book fair in Italy on Thursday to a standing ovation, after organizers agreed to ban a publisher linked to a neo-fascist group. Halina Birenbaum, an 89-year-old poet who lives in Israel, was quoted by Italy's Corriere della Sera daily as saying...
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This cover image released by Knopf shows "There There," by Tommy Orange. Orange and Frederick Douglass biographer David W. Blight are among this year’s winners of awards handed out by the Society of American Historians. Orange’s “There There,” the acclaimed story of a Native American community in the Bay Area, won the SAH Prize for Historical Fiction. (Knopf via AP)
May 06, 2019 - 10:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Yale University historian David W. Blight, author of a celebrated biography of Frederick Douglass, can hardly keep up with all the honors. In the past three months, Blight's "Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom" has won the Pulitzer Prize for history and the Lincoln Prize for an...
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