Literary fiction

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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October 04, 2017 - 8:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Pulitzer Prize-winning novelists Michael Chabon and Colson Whitehead, former NBC anchorman Tom Brokaw, Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden and theater director Robert Wilson all have something in common: They have been cited by the New York Public Library as "Library Lions." The...
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FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2015 file photo, author Anne Tyler appears in London. Paperback editions of Tyler's novels are being issued over the next several months. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
August 03, 2017 - 8:06 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Anne Tyler is finishing a new book and reorganizing her past. New paperback editions of "The Accidental Tourist," the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Breathing Lessons" and 17 other Tyler novels are being issued over the next several months by Vintage Books, a paperback imprint of Penguin...
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June 26, 2017 - 10:20 am
LONDON (AP) — Wizarding legend Harry Potter's tale has turned 20. Author J.K. Rowling's first novel, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, was published in Britain on June 26, 1997. Since then, it has sold more than 450 million copies worldwide and has been translated into 79 languages. The...
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This cover image released by Random House shows "Behold the Dreamers," a novel by Imbolo Mbue and Oprah Winfrey’s latest selection for Oprah's Book Club. (Random House via AP)
June 26, 2017 - 9:08 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Imbolo Mbue, whose debut novel "Behold the Dreamers" is Oprah Winfrey's latest selection, owes her career in part to the talk-show host. "Years ago, I went to the library one day in Falls Church, Virginia, to borrow a book and saw a shelf that only had Oprah book club picks," Mbue,...
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