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This combination photo shows the cover of the Pulitzer Prize winning novel "The Nickel Boys," left, and a portrait of author Colson Whitehead. Whitehead became the first fiction writer to win Pulitzer Prizes for back to back novels. “The Nickel Boys,” his followup to “Underground Railroad,” won the Pulitzer in April and comes out in paperback this week. He also managed to finish a crime novel, with the working title “Harlem Shuffle,” that he began more than a year ago. (Doubleday, left, and Madeline Whitehead/Doubleday via AP)
June 30, 2020 - 5:48 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Even sheltering in place, Colson Whitehead has had an eventful year. Whitehead became the first fiction writer to win Pulitzers for back to back novels, “Underground Railroad” and “The Nickel Boys,” which won the Pulitzer in May and comes out in paperback this week. He also managed...
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In this Thursday, June 25, 2020, photo, novelist Ann Patchett, right, and her business partner, Karen Hayes, left, pose in their independent bookstore, Parnassus Books, in Nashville, Tenn. Their bookstore that opened and thrived while others were closing their doors is once again defying the odds during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
June 26, 2020 - 9:04 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville bookstore that opened and thrived while others were closing their doors is once again defying the odds, thanks, in part, to its famous novelist co-owner. Throughout the pandemic, Ann Patchett has appeared on the Parnassus Books Instagram account, often in a...
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June 02, 2020 - 5:13 am
NEW YORK (AP) — As nationwide protests against racism and police violence continue, readers are seeking out books old and new on race and criminal justice. Robin Diangelo's “White Fragility," Michelle Alexander's "The New Jim Crow" and Bryan Stevenson's “Just Mercy” were among the works high on the...
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May 21, 2020 - 4:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Romance Writers of America have dropped their annual RITA awards and replaced them with a prize dedicated to the association's co-founder and meant to address criticisms over lack of diversity. The RWA announced Thursday that the new award will be called the Vivian, in honor of...
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FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2019 file photo, former President Bill Clinton visits Edward A. Reynolds West Side High School in New York. Clinton is being featured as the surprise commencement speaker for several Little Rock high school graduation ceremonies, encouraging the students to look toward the future with optimism. The former president, who also served a 12-year term as the governor of Arkansas, told each graduating class in a separate recorded speech that the COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced the importance of human beings unifying together during tough times. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
May 21, 2020 - 11:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — After co-writing the best-selling adult novel of 2018, Bill Clinton and James Patterson have teamed up for another political thriller. “The President's Daughter" will be released in June 2021, the book's publishers announced Thursday. As with the million-selling “The President Is...
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Six-year-old Muneefa Nazir, a Kashmiri girl whose right eye was hit by a marble ball shot allegedly by Indian Paramilitary soldiers on Aug. 12, stands outside her home in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Sept. 17, 2019. The image was part of a series of photographs by Associated Press photographers which won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)
May 04, 2020 - 2:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the announcement of the 2020 Pulitzer Prizes (all times local): 5 p.m. The Pulitzer Prizes had something new this year — the inaugural award for audio reporting. The award announced Monday went to the collaboration between the staff of “This American Life,” Molly O’...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, author and winner of the Costa Book of the Year Award for 2012 Hilary Mantel poses for photographers at the Costa Book awards ceremony in London. Hilary Mantel’s book “The Mirror and the Light” and Bernardine Evaristo’s “Girl, Woman, Other” are among six finalists for the international Women’s Prize for Fiction, with the winner due to be announced on Sept. 9, delayed because of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
April 21, 2020 - 12:58 pm
LONDON (AP) — Hilary Mantel’s Tudor blockbuster “The Mirror and the Light” and Bernardine Evaristo’s tapestry of black women’s stories, “Girl, Woman, Other,” are among six finalists for the international Women’s Prize for Fiction. The finalists announced Tuesday also include Natalie Haynes’ female-...
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FILE - This May 28, 2015 file photo shows signs for Hachette Book Group displayed at BookExpo America in New York. Publishing's annual national convention, BookExpo, has been canceled. The announcement Tuesday by ReedPop comes after the gathering already had been postponed from May to July because of the coronavirus outbreak (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
April 14, 2020 - 1:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — BookExpo, the publishing industry's annual national convention, has been called off for this year. The announcement Tuesday by ReedPOP comes after the gathering already had been postponed from May to July because of the coronavirus outbreak. It was to have been held at Manhattan's...
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FILE - This Jan. 23, 2020 file photo shows Taylor Swift at the premiere of "Taylor Swift: Miss Americana" in Park City, Utah. Swift is helping fill the blank space where incomes have gone for several of her fans. Some 10 people so far have gotten thousands of dollars from the “Lover” and “1989” hit maker. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
March 26, 2020 - 5:06 pm
From finding ways to help others cope to sheltering in place to canceling events, here’s a look at some of the ways the entertainment industry is reacting to the spread of the coronavirus, which most people recover from but can cause severe illness in the elderly and those with preexisting medical...
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FILE - This May 28, 2015 file photo shows attendees at the HarperCollins Publishers booth during BookExpo America in New York. Publishing's annual national convention, BookExpo, has been postponed until July. Organizers cited concerns about the coronavirus in rescheduling the gathering, originally scheduled to take place in late May at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in Manhattan. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
March 24, 2020 - 4:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Three of the top five publishers in the U.S. will not be attending BookExpo, the industry's national convention. Organizers already had pushed back the event from May to July in the hopes of easing concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. Simon & Schuster and HarperCollins...
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