Literary fiction

In this combination photo, former President Bill Clinton, left, appears at a political event at Upper Moreland High School in Willow Grove, Pa. on April 12, 2012, and author James Patterson appears at a photo session in New York on Aug. 30, 2016. Clinton and Patterson are collaborating on a thriller, “The President is Missing,” to come out June 2018. The book will be a joint release by Alfred A. Knopf and Little, Brown and Co. publishers. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, left, and Taylor Jewell, File)
May 08, 2017 - 11:30 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Neither Bill Clinton nor James Patterson has ever tried something like this before. The former president and the best-selling novelist are collaborating on a thriller, "The President is Missing," to come out June 2018 as an unusual joint release from rival publishers — Alfred A...
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This 1975 image released by William Morrow shows author Robert M. Pirsig working on a motorcycle. Pirsig, whose novel “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance” became a million-selling classic after more than 100 publishers turned it down, died at his home in South Benwick, Maine on Monday, April 24, 2017. He was 88. (William Morrow via AP)
April 24, 2017 - 9:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Robert M. Pirsig, whose philosophical novel "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" became a million-selling classic and cultural touchstone after more than 100 publishers turned it down, died Monday at age 88. Pirsig's publishing house, William Morrow, announced that he died at...
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This 1975 image released by William Morrow shows author Robert M. Pirsig working on a motorcycle. Pirsig, whose novel “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance” became a million-selling classic after more than 100 publishers turned it down, died at his home in South Benwick, Maine on Monday, April 24, 2017. He was 88. (William Morrow via AP)
April 24, 2017 - 4:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Robert M. Pirsig, whose novel "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" became a million-selling classic after more than 100 publishers turned it down, has died. Pirsig's publishing house, William Morrow, announced that he died Monday at his home in South Benwick, Maine. He was 88...
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April 24, 2017 - 3:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Robert M. Pirsig, whose novel "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" became a million-selling classic after more than 100 publishers turned it down, has died. Pirsig's publishing house, William Morrow, announced that he died Monday at his home in South Benwick, Maine. He was 88...
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This image released by Doubleday shows "The Underground Railroad," by Colson Whitehead. The book was awarded the Pulitzer Prize on Monday, April 10, 2017 for fiction. (Doubleday via AP)
April 10, 2017 - 5:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Colson Whitehead's "The Underground Railroad," his celebrated novel about an escaped slave that combined liberating imagination and brutal reality, has won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Monday's announcement confirmed the book as the literary event of 2016, an Oprah Winfrey book...
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April 10, 2017 - 12:07 pm
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Republican Gov. Chris Sununu is soon to decide whether New Hampshire schools must give parents two weeks' notice before teaching sex education or human sexuality. Backers of the bill, which has passed the Legislature, say it will let parents ensure their children are learning...
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FILE - In this May 29, 2012 file photo, author Toni Morrison receives her Medal of Freedom award during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. The Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist is scheduled to be presented with the American Academy of Arts and Sciences' Emerson-Thoreau Medal on Thursday evening, April 6, 2017, at the Academy's headquarters in Cambridge, Mass. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
April 06, 2017 - 12:30 am
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Nobel literature laureate Toni Morrison is collecting another prestigious prize. The Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist is scheduled to be presented with the American Academy of Arts and Sciences' Emerson-Thoreau Medal. The prize was established in 1958 and is awarded to...
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March 28, 2017 - 8:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Margaret Atwood hasn't quite finished telling "The Handmaid's Tale." The Canadian author has provided additional material for an audio edition coming out next week exclusively from audio producer and distributor Audible.com. The audiobook expands on a version released in 2012 and...
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March 17, 2017 - 3:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — George Braziller, an independent and self-taught publisher for more than 50 years who supported early novels by Norman Mailer and Arthur Miller and released fiction by Nobel laureates Orhan Pamuk and Claude Simon, has died. He was 101. A spokesman for his publishing house, George...
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March 10, 2017 - 3:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Robert James Waller, whose best-selling, bittersweet 1992 romance novel "The Bridges of Madison County" was turned into a movie starring Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood and later into a soaring Broadway musical, has died in Texas, according to a longtime friend. He was 77. Scott...
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