Books and literature

December 10, 2019 - 10:06 am
Apple Book charts for week ending December 8, 2019: (Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher) 1. The 19th Christmas by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro - 9780316494021 - (Little, Brown and Company) 2. The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides - 9781250301710 - (Celadon Books) 3. The Good...
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This cover image released by Minotaur shows "Trace of Evil," a novel by Alice Blanchard. (Minotaur via AP)
December 09, 2019 - 7:31 am
“Trace of Evil” by Alice Blanchard (Minotaur) Witchcraft—both historical and current—becomes a gripping metaphor for how violence can continue to permeate a community for decades in this intricately plotted launch of a new series. In her sixth novel, Alice Blanchard masterfully weaves in history...
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2019 Nobel Prize laureate in literature Peter Handke speaks at a press conference at the Swedish Academy in Stockholm, Sweden, Monday Dec. 6, 2019. (Anders Wiklund/TT via AP)
December 09, 2019 - 4:23 am
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo and Albania say they will boycott the Nobel Literature Prize ceremony Tuesday to protest the award being given to Austrian writer Peter Handke who both countries link to the war in the former Yugoslavia. Handke was an opponent of NATO's airstrikes against Serbia in...
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2019 Nobel Prize laureate in literature Olga Tokarczuk speaks at a press conference at the Swedish Academy in Stockholm, Sweden, Monday Dec. 6, 2019. (Anders Wiklund/TT via AP)
December 07, 2019 - 11:36 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Nobel Literature Prize winner Olga Tokarczuk says she thinks a new sort of fiction may be needed to counteract the modern era's tendency to isolate and divide people. In her Saturday lecture in Stockholm ahead of receiving the prize next week, the Polish author complained of the “...
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In this June 2019 photo provided by Marvel Comics, left to right, Marvel writer Skottie Young, assistant editors Danny Khazem and Kathleen Wisneski, and executive editor Nick Lowe sit inside the historic Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop in the French Quarter of New Orleans, as they research their upcoming comic book Strange Academy, that is based in New Orleans. (Casey McCauley/Marvel Comics via AP)
December 05, 2019 - 5:39 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The city known for 19th century Voodoo queen Marie Laveau and for the tarot card readers who tell fortunes in its historic French Quarter is about to play host to a different kind of sorcerer — at least in the Marvel comics universe. Marvel announced plans Thursday to debut a new...
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FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2016, file photo, author James Patterson poses for a portrait in New York. Bookstore employees from Mystic, Connecticut to Houston and San Francisco all have a happy holiday story to share: a $500 bonus from Patterson. Patterson announced Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, that 500 gifts of $500 each - 100 of those gifts going to children's booksellers - would be handed out for his annual Holiday Bookseller Bonus Program. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP, File)
December 05, 2019 - 5:24 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Bookstore employees from Mystic, Connecticut to Houston and San Francisco all have a happy holiday story to share: a $500 bonus from bestselling author James Patterson. Patterson announced Thursday that 500 gifts of $500 each — 100 of those gifts going to children's booksellers —...
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This image released by Netflix shows Joe Pesci, left, and Robert De Niro in a scene from "The Irishman." Scorsese's sprawling crime epic “The Irishman” has been named best picture by the National Board of Review. The awards, announced Tuesday by the National Board of Review, handed Netflix its second major honor in Hollywood's quickening awards season. (Niko Tavernise/Netflix via AP)
December 03, 2019 - 12:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Martin Scorsese's sprawling crime epic “The Irishman” has been named best picture by the National Board of Review. The awards, announced Tuesday by the National Board of Review, handed Netflix its second major honor in Hollywood's quickening awards season. On Monday evening, Noah...
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December 03, 2019 - 7:24 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The publisher of Barack and Michelle Obama has pledged to donate 300,000 children’s books to a leading educational organization, adding to the 1 million copies already given. Penguin Random House announced Tuesday that it had joined with the former president and former first lady in...
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This Nov. 8, 2019 photo shows singer-songwriter, Paul Simon, left, and author-philosopher Peter Singer during an interview in New York to promote the new edition of Singer's book “The Life You Can Save." (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
December 03, 2019 - 6:53 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Paul Simon, world famous singer-songwriter, isn’t only inspired by fellow musicians. Simon is an admirer of the author-philosopher Peter Singer, the longtime Princeton University professor whose “The Life You Can Save” has been a guide for Simon and others looking for ways to donate...
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December 02, 2019 - 9:19 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s Nobel Prize winning writer Olga Tokarczuk said Monday she is starting a foundation to promote literature as well as human rights and environment awareness. Tokarczuk is an outspoken critic of Poland’s right-wing government and of its policy of supporting mainly those...
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