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In this image provided by Sun Literary Arts, Amanda Gorman, 22, is poses for a photo on Jan. 14, 2019. The country's next inaugural poet is an old pro at ceremonial occasions — and she's only 22. Amanda Gorman has written for everything from a July 4 celebration featuring the Boston Pops Orchestra to the inauguration at Harvard University for school president Larry Bacon. (Kelia Anne/Sun Literary Arts via AP)

Poet Amanda Gorman, 22, will read at Biden inaugural

Jan. 15, 2021 11:10 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — At age 22, poet Amanda Gorman, chosen to read at the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, already has a history of writing for official occasions. "I have kind of stumbled upon this genre. It's been something I find a lot of emotional reward in, writing something I can make people...

FILE- In this May 21, 2020 file photo, Michael Cohen arrives at his Manhattan apartment in New York after being furloughed from prison because of concerns over the coronavirus. A bound edition about President Donald Trump’s second impeachment will feature a foreword from an estranged associate _ former Trump attorney Michael Cohen. Skyhorse Publishing announced that “The Second Impeachment Report

Michael Cohen writes foreword for Trump impeachment book

Jan. 14, 2021 8:44 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A bound edition of materials about President Donald Trump's second impeachment will feature a foreword from an estranged associate — former Trump attorney Michael Cohen. Skyhorse Publishing announced that “The Second Impeachment Report: Materials in Support of H. Res. 24,...

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS

Jan. 14, 2021 2:33 PM EST

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “Star Wars: The High Republic: Light of the Jedi” by Charles Soule (Del Rey) 2. “Neighbors” by Danielle Steel (Delacorte) 3. “The Vanishing Half” by Brit Bennett (Riverhead) 4. “The Return” by Nicholas Sparks (Grand Central Publishing)...

Best-Sellers-Books-USAToday

Jan. 14, 2021 1:39 PM EST

1. “Keep Sharp” by Sanjay Gupta (Simon & Schuster) 2. “Star Wars: Light of the Jedi” (The High Republic) by Charles Soule (Del Rey) 3. “Bridgertons: The Duke and I” by Julia Quinn (Avon) 4. “A Promised Land” by Barack Obama (Crown) 5....

The inked and water-painted original panel of the comic character Tintin from the 1936

Tintin comic book art breaks auction record at $3.1 million

Jan. 14, 2021 10:27 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — A Tintin drawing by the Belgian artist Herge sold Thursday in Paris for 2.6 million euros ($3.1 million), breaking the record for the most expensive comic book art in history. The 1936 work in Chinese ink, gouache and watercolor was destined as a cover for “The Blue Lotus,” the...

FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2017 file photo, Harvard professor Samantha Power, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, addresses an audience at a forum on the campus of Harvard University, in Cambridge, Mass. President-elect Joe Biden has selected Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations under President Barack Obama, to run the U.S. Agency for International Development. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Biden picks Samantha Power, former UN envoy, for US aid post

Jan. 13, 2021 1:40 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden announced Wednesday that he has picked Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations under President Barack Obama, to run the agency overseeing American foreign humanitarian and development aid. If confirmed by the Senate, Power will head the U.S....

The Chinese inked on paper original of the comic character Tintin and his dog snowy as a pirate made for an advertising and drawn by Belgian creator Herge, is displayed at the Artcurial auction house in Paris, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. The art work with an estimates value of 3000 to 5000 euros (US $ 3650 to 6080), is going on sale Thursday. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

Rare Tintin comic book art set to sell for millions in Paris

Jan. 13, 2021 12:13 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Not even the coronavirus can get in the way of intrepid Belgian reporter and comic book legend Tintin. Comic book lovers and tourists alike can catch a socially distanced glimpse of a Tintin drawing by Herge in Paris before it goes under the hammer Thursday, estimated to sell between 2 and 3...

FILE - In this Monday, March 7, 2016 file photo, Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, salutes during a press event, in Mexico City. Ferguson has landed a book deal for her debut novel for adults, a historical romance fictionalizing the life and loves of her great-great-great aunt. In a promotional video posted on her Twitter account Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021 the former Sarah Ferguson said the novel is set in the Victorian era and is “about daring to follow your heart against the odds.” (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, file)

Sarah, Duchess of York, to publish debut historical romance

Jan. 13, 2021 10:03 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Sarah, the Duchess of York, has landed a book deal for her debut novel for adults, a historical romance fictionalizing the life and loves of her great-great-great aunt. In a promotional video posted Wednesday on her Twitter account, the former Sarah Ferguson said the novel, titled “Her...

This image released by Netflix shows Carey Mulligan, left, and Ralph Fiennes in a scene from

Review: Buried treasure, impending war and loss in ‘The Dig’

Jan. 13, 2021 10:01 AM EST

Just before the outbreak of the World War II, a small-time archeologist was hired by a local woman to excavate her land. The thought was that it possibly contained some Viking remnants. But what was unearthed in the mounds out in the fields was far more significant than they could have imagined: Buried in the...

FILE - Billie Eilish arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The Grammy-winning star is releasing a collection of hundreds of rarely seen photos in May. Grand Central Publishing announced Tuesday that the book is called

Her past: Billie Eilish photo book coming in May

Jan. 12, 2021 2:19 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — At age 19, Billie Eilish is already looking back. The Grammy-winning star is releasing a collection of hundreds of rarely seen photos in May, Grand Central Publishing announced Tuesday. The book is called “Billie Eilish” and, according to Grand Central, will “capture...