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Ruth Ozeki's 'Book of Form and Emptiness' wins Women's Prize

Jun. 15, 2022 16:55 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Canadian-American writer Ruth Ozeki won the prestigious Women’s Prize for Fiction on Wednesday for “The Book of Form and Emptiness," a playful, philosophical novel that explores people's relationship to possessions. Ozeki was awarded the 30,000 pound ($36,000)...

PEN America honors activists, artists and dissidents

May. 24, 2022 00:32 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — From an imprisoned Ukranian journalist to a high school activist in Florida, PEN America paid tribute Monday night to democracy and free expression and warned about the dangers faced in the U.S. and abroad. "Instead of being able focus on menial responsibilities...