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Atwood, Nesbit among those honored by Center for Fiction

Dec. 10, 2019 11:30 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The art of invention itself was a special guest as the Center for Fiction honored Margaret Atwood and Hulu, literary agent Lynn Nesbit and debut author De'Shawn Charles Winslow. At a gala ceremony in Manhattan on Tuesday night, the center presented a lifetime achievement award to Nesbit and...

Handke takes Nobel Literature Prize amid protest

Dec. 10, 2019 5:54 PM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Author Peter Handke received his Nobel Literature Prize on Tuesday amid criticism of him in Sweden and abroad as an apologist for Serb war crimes in the 1990s. Handke accepted the 9 million-kronor ($948,000) award from King Carl XVI Gustaf at a ceremony in Stockholm with the winners of...

Publisher Skyhorse plans to release impeachment report

Dec. 10, 2019 4:19 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A second publisher plans to release the Impeachment Report in book form, and this edition will feature a defense of President Donald Trump. Skyhorse announced Tuesday that “The Impeachment Report: The House Intelligence Committee's Report on the Trump-Ukraine Investigation, with...

The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

Dec. 10, 2019 1:12 PM EST

Audible.com best-sellers for week ending December 6: Fiction: 1. Buried Deep by Margot Hunt, narrated by Therese Plummer (Audible original) 2. The Christmas Pact by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward, narrated by Andi Arndt and Sebastian York (Audible Original) 3. Peter Pan: An Audible Original Drama by J. M. Barrie,...

The top 10 books on Apple Books-US

Dec. 10, 2019 1:07 PM EST

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 Liar by Nicholas...

Margaret Atwood and Laurie Anderson talk art, age and more

Dec. 9, 2019 11:26 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Margaret Atwood and Laurie Anderson, strangers until now, covered a wide range of topics in their first public conversation. Starting with their ages. “How old are you?" the 80-year-old Atwood, best known for the novel “The Handmaid's Tale,” asked Anderson, the...

Review: Cook’s new thriller sheds light on genetic genealogy

Dec. 9, 2019 11:31 AM EST

“Genesis,” Putnam, by Robin Cook The New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner investigates about 8,500 deaths a year. Whatever thriller fans may fantasize about — mutilated corpses, forensic pathologists brandishing scalpels — can be found there. So it’s no surprise that...

Review: Author keeps tension high in `Trace of Evil'

Dec. 9, 2019 10:32 AM EST

“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...

Kosovo, Albania to boycott Nobel Literature award ceremony

Dec. 9, 2019 7:23 AM EST

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 the Kosovo...

Writers' workshop named for Erma Bombeck set for 2020

Dec. 9, 2019 1:10 AM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A biennial writers’ workshop in Ohio named for the late humor writer Erma Bombeck is set for the spring of 2020. The Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop is held every other year on the campus of the University of Dayton, Bombeck’s alma mater. Workshop officials say Emmy...