Literary fiction

February 18, 2019 - 9:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — W.E.B. Griffin, the prolific and best-selling author of military novels, has died at age 89. Griffin, whose real name was William E. Butterworth III, died Feb. 12. His death was confirmed Monday by his publisher, Putnam, which did not immediately provide additional details. Himself...
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February 13, 2019 - 9:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Betty Ballantine, half of a groundbreaking husband-and-wife publishing team that helped invent the modern paperback and vastly expand the market for science fiction and other genres through such blockbusters as "The Hobbit" and "Fahrenheit 451," has died. Ballantine died Tuesday at...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2005 file photo, best- selling novel writer Rosamunde Pilcher poses during a photo shooting in Munich, Germany. British writer Rosamunde Pilcher, whose family saga "The Shell Seekers" sold millions of copies around the world, has died at the age of 94 at a hospital in Dundee, Scotland. (AP Photo/Diether Endlicher)
February 07, 2019 - 12:40 pm
LONDON (AP) — British novelist Rosamunde Pilcher, whose family saga "The Shell Seekers" sold millions of copies around the world, has died, her agent said Thursday. She was 94. Pilcher's literary agency, Felicity Bryan Associates, said she died overnight at a hospital in Dundee, Scotland after a...
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FILE - This Sept. 28, 2002 file photo shows author C.Y. Lee in New York. Lee, 102, the author of the best-selling “The Flower Drum Song” died on Nov. 8 in Los Angeles. The family decided at the time not to make his death public. (AP Photo/Gino Domenico, File)
February 04, 2019 - 10:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — C.Y. Lee, whose novel "The Flower Drum Song" became a best seller and the basis for a popular stage musical and Oscar-nominated film despite mixed critical reactions and concerns about stereotypes, has died at age 102. Lee's son, Jay Lee, told The Associated Press that his father...
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January 25, 2019 - 8:22 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jay Asher, author of the best-selling novel "Thirteen Reasons Why" that became a Netflix series, is suing an authors' group over allegations that he harassed women. Asher's defamation lawsuit, filed Friday in Los Angeles, contends that his family, career and reputation were...
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FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2018 file photo, E.L. James poses during a photocall for the world premiere of 'Fifty Shades Freed - 50 Nuances Plus Claires' at Salle Pleyel in Paris. The author of the blockbuster “Fifty Shades of Grey” trilogy has an “erotic love story” coming out April 16, Vintage Books announced Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. It’s called “The Mister” and is another saga of sex, wealth and other indulgences. It features a rich Londoner who “has rarely slept alone” and a beautiful woman who is an “alluring mystery.”(AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
January 24, 2019 - 9:18 am
NEW YORK (AP) — E L James is working up some new thrills The author of the blockbuster "Fifty Shades" trilogy has an "erotic love story" coming out April 16, Vintage Books announced Thursday. It's called "The Mister" and, according to Vintage, will again be a story of sex, wealth and other...
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November 01, 2018 - 10:17 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Kobe Bryant, Oscar winner and former NBA great, has big plans for books in the next few years. Bryant's Granity Studios plans to release five middle grade and young adult novels in 2019 and 2020. According to a press release issued Thursday, each novel was "conceptualized" by Bryant...
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September 26, 2018 - 7:39 am
LONDON (AP) — A paperback copy of "Lady Chatterley's Lover" used by the judge in the book's landmark U.K. obscenity trial is expected to sell at auction for up to 15,000 pounds ($20,000). Penguin Books was prosecuted in 1960 for publishing D.H. Lawrence's novel, a landmark in the frank literary...
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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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FILE - In this April 25, 2006, file photo, Robert Leonard, a Hofstra University college professor teaching forensic linguistics, lectures to students at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. Language detectives say the key clues to who wrote the anonymous New York Times opinion piece slamming President Donald Trump may not be the odd and glimmering “lodestar,” but the itty-bitty words that people usually read right over: “I,” ”of,” and “but.” Leonard says if experts could get the right number of writing samples from officials whose identities are known, “an analysis could certainly be done.” (AP Photo/Ed Betz, File)
September 06, 2018 - 9:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Language detectives say the key clues to who wrote the anonymous New York Times opinion piece slamming President Donald Trump may not be the odd and glimmering "lodestar," but the itty-bitty words that people usually read right over: "I," "of" and "but." And lodestar? That could...
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