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Mississippi Writers Trail unveils Richard Ford marker

Sep. 19, 2021 11:16 AM EDT

CLARKSDALE, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Writers Trail has unveiled a marker for Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and short story writer Richard Ford. The marker for Ford, a Jackson native, was placed recently at the Clarksdale Carnegie Public Library. Ford won acclaim...

Virus concerns prompt cancellation of annual Fort Fright

Sep. 19, 2021 09:27 AM EDT

MACKINAW CITY, Mich. (AP) — A popular Halloween-themed event held annually in northern Michigan has been cancelled this fall due to concerns over the coronavirus that include the rising number of cases of the Delta variant in the area. Fort Fright at Colonial...

Delaware game store owner lives up to his business’ name

Sep. 19, 2021 09:06 AM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Clad in his iconic Superman T-shirt, James Jerman provided the stereotypical look one would expect from a man who owns his own gaming and comic book shop. But then, faster than a speeding bullet, he reached for a Spider-Man comic book that was marked...

Rick Bragg to receive Fitzgerald Museum Literary Prize

Sep. 19, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Winning awards isn’t a new thing for Rick Bragg, a prolific Alabama author and journalist from Pelham who has even earned a Pulitzer Prize. But this new one’s a little extra special. After all, it’s named in honor of Bragg’s favorite...

Gabrielle Union on using 'radical honesty' to tell her story

Sep. 17, 2021 13:01 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Gabrielle Union’s using “radical honesty” in her new book, which combines lively lighthearted stories with chapters dealing with her recovery from sexual assault, racist encounters and mental health struggles. The actor says she “left nothing out...

Doerr, Powers on fiction longlist for National Book Awards

Sep. 17, 2021 10:49 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Anthony Doerr, Richard Powers and Lauren Groff are among this years nominees on the National Book Awards' fiction longlist, which also includes Honorée Fanonne Jeffers' epic debut novel “The Love Songs of W. E. B. Du Bois,” already an Oprah Winfrey selection and...

Louis Menand among nonfiction National Book Award nominees

Sep. 16, 2021 15:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Louis Menand's Cold War cultural history “The Free World” and Hanif Abdurraqib's meditation on Black artistry “A Little Devil in America” are among the works on the nonfiction longlist for the National Book Awards. On Thursday, the National Book...

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Sep. 16, 2021 14:25 PM EDT

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “Beautiful World, Where Are You" by Sally Rooney (FSG) 2. “Forgotten in Death” by J.D. Robb (St. Martin's Press) 3. “Billy Summers” by Stephen King ( Scribner) 4. “A Slow...

Three Iranian dissidents to be honored by PEN America

Sep. 16, 2021 13:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Three imprisoned Iranian dissidents will be honored next month at Pen America's annual gala. The literary and human rights organization announced Thursday that writer-filmmaker Baktash Abtin, novelist-journalist Keyvan Bajan and author-critic Reza...

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Sep. 16, 2021 11:39 AM EDT

1. “Forgotten in Death” by J.D. Robb (St. Martin's Press) 2. “Beautiful World, Where Are You” by Sally Rooney (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) 3. “American Marxism″ by Mark R. Levin (Threshold Editions) 4. “My Hero...