Literary fiction

FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2017 file photo, author Jesmyn Ward attends the 68th National Book Awards Ceremony and Benefit Dinner in New York. Scribner told The Associated Press that Ward will write an adult novel about an enslaved woman sent from the Carolinas to New Orleans. She will then work on her first novel for middle graders, a “magical adventure” featuring a Southern black woman with “special powers.” (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
February 07, 2018 - 8:35 am
NEW YORK (AP) — National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward has her next two novels planned. On Wednesday, Scribner told The Associated Press that Ward will write an adult novel about an enslaved woman sent from the Carolinas to New Orleans. She will then work on her first novel for middle graders, a "...
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December 05, 2017 - 8:15 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Prize-winning novelist Jonathan Lethem has a new publisher and a planned book that returns him to the style of his breakthrough "Motherless Brooklyn." Ecco told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Lethem's "The Feral Detective" comes out next fall. Ecco, a HarperCollins imprint, is...
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December 04, 2017 - 10:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Patti Smith and Salman Rushdie have compared notes on everything from the writing process to how they cope in the age of President Donald Trump. The two were guests at the annual "Chairman's Evening" hosted by the MacDowell artist colony Monday night at the Whitney Museum in...
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November 30, 2017 - 3:27 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A lawsuit alleges that author Emma Cline plagiarized parts of her bestselling novel "The Girls" from an ex-boyfriend by spying on his email and other accounts. Cline vehemently denies the claims and filed a countersuit. She says the plagiarism allegations are the "ludicrous" acts...
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FILE - In this B/W file photo dated Oct. 27, 1960, a queue forms outside The Old Bailey Central Criminal Court, in London, for admission to the public gallery where the "Lady Chatterley's Lover" case is resuming. The towering legal figure who helped liberalize British laws around sex and freedom of expression, successfully defending Penguin Books against obscenity charges for publishing D.H. Lawrence's novel "Lady Chatterley's Lover", the lawyer Jeremy Hutchinson died Monday Nov. 13, 2017, aged 102. (AP Photo, FILE)
November 14, 2017 - 12:55 pm
LONDON (AP) — Lawyer Jeremy Hutchinson, a towering legal figure who helped liberalize British laws around sex and freedom of expression, has died. He was 102. Hutchinson's former law firm, Three Raymond Buildings, said Tuesday that he died a day earlier. No cause of death was given. In 1960 he was...
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FILE- In this undated file photo, Donald Bain, a ghost writer of fiction and non-fiction, poses for a photo in New York's Rockefeller Center. The prolific author and ghost writer whose credits included such popular crime series as "Murder, She Wrote" and the racy best-seller "Coffee, Tea or Me?" died in New York on Oct. 21, 2017. He was 82. (AP Photo/Martin Lederhandler, File)
October 28, 2017 - 1:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Bain, a prolific author and ghost writer whose credits included such popular crime series as "Murder, She Wrote" and the racy best-seller "Coffee, Tea or Me?", has died. Bain's literary agent, Bob Diforio, said Bain died Oct. 21 in White Plains, New York. Diforio said...
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Author George Saunders of the United States with his book 'Lincoln in the Bardo' during a photocall with all six shortlisted authors of the 2017 Man Booker Prize for Fiction, in London, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. The winner of the award will be announced Tuesday at a ceremony in London. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
October 17, 2017 - 5:04 pm
LONDON (AP) — American author George Saunders has won the prestigious Man Booker Prize for fiction with "Lincoln in the Bardo," a polyphonic symphony of a novel about restless souls adrift in the afterlife. The book is based on a real visit President Abraham Lincoln made in 1862 to the body of his...
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October 13, 2017 - 8:02 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Salman Rushdie and Patti Smith should have a lot to talk about. Rushdie, the Booker Prize winning novelist, and Smith, the award winning musician-poet-memoirist, will make a joint appearance Dec. 4 for the 5th annual Chairman's Evening of the MacDowell Colony. MacDowell, based in...
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British novelist Kazuo Ishiguro gestures during a press conference at his home in London, Thursday Oct. 5, 2017. Ishiguro, best known for "The Remains of the Day," won the Nobel Literature Prize on Thursday, marking a return to traditional literature following two years of unconventional choices by the Swedish Academy for the 9-million-kronor ($1.1 million) prize. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
October 05, 2017 - 1:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Kazuo Ishiguro, the Japanese-born British novelist who in "The Remains of the Day," ''Never Let Me Go" and other novels captured memory's lasting pain and dangerous illusions in precise and elegant prose, won the Nobel Literature Prize on Thursday. The selection of the 62-year-old...
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British novelist Kazuo Ishiguro speaks during a press conference at his home in London, Thursday Oct. 5, 2017. Ishiguro, best known for "The Remains of the Day," won the Nobel Literature Prize on Thursday, marking a return to traditional literature following two years of unconventional choices by the Swedish Academy for the 9-million-kronor ($1.1 million) prize. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
October 05, 2017 - 10:28 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on the awarding of the Nobel Prize for Literature (all times local): 4:25 p.m. Nobel literature laureate Kazuo Ishiguro first suspected he was the victim of "fake news" when he was told by his agent that he had been awarded the prize. "I thought it was a hoax," Ishiguro...
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