Nonfiction

October 16, 2019 - 5:22 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Scotty Bowers, a self-described Hollywood "fixer" whose memoir offered sensational accounts of the sex lives of such celebrities as Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, has died. He was 96. Bowers' agent, David Kuhn, said he died Sunday of natural...
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FILE -- In this Feb. 12, 2017 photo Polish author Olga Tokarczuk spekas during a press conference in Berlin, Germany. Olga Tokarczuk is named recipient of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature, Thursday Oct. 10, 2019. Two Nobel Prizes in literature are announced Thursday after the 2018 literature award was postponed following sex abuse allegations that rocked the Swedish Academy at that time. (Britta Pedersen/dpa via AP)
October 10, 2019 - 5:02 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Polish novelist Olga Tokarczuk and Austrian writer Peter Handke won the 2018 and 2019 Nobel Prizes for literature on Thursday, a rare double announcement that came after no prize was announced last year due to sex abuse allegations that tarnished the group awarding the prizes. The...
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October 08, 2019 - 2:22 am
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Books on a young white supremacist's awakening and on Iranian refugees in Sweden are winners of awards celebrating literature's power to promote peace and understanding. Dayton Literary Peace Prize officials say Eli Saslow's "Rising Out of Hatred" won for nonfiction and Golnaz...
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People in need of food call out for a sack of rice during a federal government distribution of food and school supplies to some residents of Cite Soleil, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019. The daily struggles of Haitians have only become more acute as recent anti-government protests and roadblocks force the closure of businesses, sometimes permanently, as people lose jobs and dwindling incomes fall behind a spike in prices. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
October 03, 2019 - 8:54 pm
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Marcel Cineus scanned the crowd for hints of a potential customer as people bustled past his wooden stall filled with hundreds of textbooks in the hills of Port-au-Prince. School was supposed to start in early September, and Cineus by now would have sold a couple...
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This combination photo of images released by the Whiting Foundation shows, top row from left, Ilyon Woo, Walter Thompson-Hernandez, Kristen Radtke and Channing Gerard Joseph, bottom row from left, Albert Samaha, Jim Morris, Wil S. Hylton and Damon Tabor, who are recipients of $40,000 grants from the Whiting Foundation. (Whiting Foundation via AP)
October 03, 2019 - 10:18 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Authors working on nonfiction books with subjects ranging from Cuban independence from Spain to gay rights have received $40,000 grants from the Whiting Foundation. Recipients announced Thursday include Wil S. Hylton for “The Call of Empire,” about Cuban independence heroine...
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October 02, 2019 - 5:56 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Celadon Books announced Wednesday that million-selling chef Ina Garten is working on a memoir, not yet titled. It's tentatively scheduled for 2023. Garten, longtime host of the Food Network's "Barefoot Contessa," has written such bestsellers as "Barefoot Contessa Parties!" and "...
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September 24, 2019 - 4:26 am
Alfred Alvarez, a critic and author with a non-literary streak who helped shape the modern poetry canon in his native England, explored everything from oil digging to poker and wrote a best-selling history of suicide bracketed by his attempt on his own life and the death of his friend Sylvia Plath...
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This combination photo shows author Ta-Nehisi Coates at the The Gordon Parks Foundation Annual Awards Gala in New York on May 22, 2018, left, and Oprah Winfrey at an event to announce new Apple products in Cupertino, Calif. on March 25, 2019. Winfrey has selected Ta-Nehisi Coates’ novel “The Water Dancer” as her next book club pick. (AP Photo)
September 23, 2019 - 5:54 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Ta-Nehisi Coates' first novel, "The Water Dancer," has been a long and eventful journey. Begun a decade ago, his chronicle of a slave with an extraordinary memory who joins the Underground Railroad is the result of countless drafts, a shift from multiple narrators to a single voice...
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September 19, 2019 - 7:55 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A memoir by chef Iliana Regan and Hanif Abdurraqib's best-selling chronicle of A Tribe Called Quest are among the works on the nonfiction longlist for the National Book Awards. The 10 books announced Thursday by the National Book Foundation feature authors mostly new to the National...
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September 17, 2019 - 7:45 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Authors from Asia, Europe and South America are among those on the National Book Awards longlist for translated literature, a category started last year. The 10 fiction and nonfiction works announced Tuesday include the celebrated Polish author Olga Tokarczuk's novel "Drive Your...
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