Literary awards

FILE - This Sept. 22, 2018 file photo shows singer-songwriter Paul Simon performing in Flushing Meadows Corona Park during the final stop of his Homeward Bound - The Farewell Tour in New York. Simon was honored by the Poetry Society of America and celebrated by reading a couple of poems and singing a few songs. During a dinner benefit Tuesday night, June 18, 2019, at the New York Botanical Garden, Simon and poetry editor Alice Quinn were praised for their love for language. Quinn is the former poetry editor for The New Yorker and is stepping down as the poetry society’s executive editor. Simon is regarded as among the first composers to bring a consciously literary sensibility to rock music.(Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
June 19, 2019 - 3:29 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Paul Simon doesn't care much for requests, but he might ask you to sing along. The singer-songwriter's latest honor came from the Poetry Society of America, which celebrated him Tuesday during a dinner benefit at the New York Botanical Garden. Simon and longtime poetry editor Alice...
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In this undated image provided by Columbia University, Professor Alan Brinkley poses for a photo. Brinkley, an influential historian and academic who traced the evolution of liberalism from the New Deal to the 21st century and was a popular commentator on culture and politics, has died at age 70. Brinkley died Sunday, June 16, 2019, at his home in Manhattan. (Columbia University via AP)
June 17, 2019 - 10:32 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Alan Brinkley, an influential historian and academic who traced the evolution of liberalism from the New Deal to the 21st century and was a popular commentator on culture and politics, has died at age 70. Brinkley died Sunday at his home in Manhattan. Daughter Elly Brinkley says he...
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June 06, 2019 - 9:00 am
A multi-generational novel set in France and Iran has won a $10,000 prize for best French fiction translated into English. Négar Djavadi's (nay-GAHR' juh-vah-DEE) "Disoriental" received the Albertine Prize, voted upon by readers and presented by the Van Cleef & Arpels and the Cultural Services...
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This combination of book covers released by Henry Holt and Company shows "Wolf Hall" and "Bring Up the Bodies" both by British author Hilary Mantel. Mantel is ready to complete her million-selling trilogy of Thomas Cromwell novels. Henry Holt and Company announced Wednesday, May 22, 2019, that “The Mirror & the Light” comes out in the U.S. on March 10, 2020, five days after HarperCollins Publishers releases it in the U.K. The first two Cromwell novels, “Wolf Hall” and “Bring Up the Bodies,” each won the Man Booker Prize. (Henry Holt and Company via AP)
May 22, 2019 - 5:14 am
NEW YORK (AP) — British author Hilary Mantel is ready to complete her million-selling trilogy of Thomas Cromwell novels. Henry Holt and Company announced Wednesday that "The Mirror & the Light" comes out in the U.S. on March 10, 2020, five days after HarperCollins Publishers releases it in the...
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PEN courage award recipient Anita Hill, left, and PEN literary service award recipient Bob Woodward pose together at the 2019 PEN America Literary Gala at the American Museum of Natural History on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
May 21, 2019 - 11:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The featured speakers at the annual benefit gala for PEN America shared stories about truth and the determination to learn it. Hundreds gathered Tuesday night at the American Museum of Natural History as the literary and human rights organization presented awards to Anita Hill and...
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FILE - This May 15, 2000, file photo, shows Pulitzer Prize-winning author Herman Wouk in Palm Springs, Calif. Wouk died in his sleep early Friday, May 17, 2019, according to his literary agent Amy Rennert. He was 103. (AP Photo/Douglas L. Benc Jr., File)
May 17, 2019 - 3:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Herman Wouk was a prize-winning, million-selling author never quite in fashion. He was a religious Jew among secular peers, a respecter of authority in a field of rebels. He didn't brag like Norman Mailer and was spared the demons driving the madness of Philip Roth's "Portnoy's...
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May 07, 2019 - 4:54 am
Marilyn Nelson is receiving a $100,000 lifetime achievement award from the Poetry Foundation, which also is honoring Naomi Shihab Nye and Terrance Hayes. The Chicago-based foundation announced Tuesday that Nelson has won the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize. Nelson is a three-time National Book Award...
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This cover image released by Knopf shows "There There," by Tommy Orange. Orange and Frederick Douglass biographer David W. Blight are among this year’s winners of awards handed out by the Society of American Historians. Orange’s “There There,” the acclaimed story of a Native American community in the Bay Area, won the SAH Prize for Historical Fiction. (Knopf via AP)
May 06, 2019 - 7:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Yale University historian David W. Blight, author of a celebrated biography of Frederick Douglass, can hardly keep up with all the honors. In the past three months, Blight's "Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom" has won the Pulitzer Prize for history and the Lincoln Prize for an...
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May 06, 2019 - 8:06 am
BARRE, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Department of Libraries says it is changing the name of a children's book award that honors a prominent author and activist accused of once being connected to a movement that led to the sterilization of people with severe mental and physical disabilities. The State...
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April 29, 2019 - 10:09 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi's "Call Me Zebra," a novel of exile and literary theory, is this year's winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction. In giving her the $15,000 prize Monday, PEN/Faulkner judges praised her "singular, adventurous, and intellectually humorous voice." Van...
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