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Susan Choi, Sarah M. Broom win National Book Awards

Nov. 20, 2019 11:25 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Susan Choi’s novel “Trust Exercise,” in which a high school romance is spun out into a web of memories and perspectives, has won the National Book Award for fiction. Sarah M. Broom’s family memoir “The Yellow House” won in nonfiction and Martin W....

Susan Choi, Sarah M. Broom win National Book Awards

Nov. 20, 2019 10:15 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Susan Choi’s novel “Trust Exercise,” in which a high school romance is spun out into a web of memories and perspectives, has won the National Book Award for fiction. Sarah M. Broom’s family memoir “The Yellow House” won in nonfiction and Martin W....

Walter Minton, US publisher of ‘Lolita,‘ dies at 96

Nov. 20, 2019 5:17 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Walter J. Minton, a publishing scion and risk taker with a self-described "nasty streak" who as head of G.P. Putnam's Sons released works by Norman Mailer and Terry Southern among others and signed up Vladimir Nabokov's scandalous "Lolita," has died at age 96. Minton’s wife, Marion,...

Film Review: ‘21 Bridges’ puts New York on lockdown

Nov. 20, 2019 2:53 PM EST

How excited James Brown would have been for “21 Bridges.” Take you to bridge? How about 21 of them? But I suspect even the Godfather of Soul would give an easy pass to Brian Kirk’s “21 Bridges,” with Chadwick Boseman (who played Brown in the biopic “Get on Up”)....

YA favorite Christopher Paolini writes science fiction novel

Nov. 19, 2019 12:48 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Christopher Paolini’s next book isn’t only for young people. The author of the multimillion-selling “Inheritance Cycle” has a seven-figure deal for a science fiction novel, his first adult book, Tor announced Tuesday. “To Sleep in a Sea of Stars,”...

Jon Voight, Alison Krauss honored with national medals

Nov. 17, 2019 10:12 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Oscar-winning actor Jon Voight, singer and musician Alison Krauss and mystery writer James Patterson are among the artists and philanthropists being honored by President Donald Trump for their contributions to the arts or the humanities, the first recipients of prestigious national medals...

Trump contributes foreword to paperback of McConnell book

Nov. 15, 2019 8:27 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The paperback edition of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s “The Long Game” includes a foreword from a well-placed political ally: President Donald Trump. In the foreword, shared Friday by the publisher Sentinel with The Associated Press, Trump praises the...

'Andromeda Evolution' is sequel to Michael Crichton book

Nov. 12, 2019 2:29 PM EST

"The Andromeda Evolution," Harper, by Daniel H. Wilson To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the publication of Michael Crichton's epic novel, "The Andromeda Strain," the author's estate commissioned Daniel H. Wilson to craft a sequel, "The Andromeda Evolution." After the events of 50 years earlier, protocols were...

'Fifty Shades' publisher Anne Messitte is leaving company

Nov. 6, 2019 4:40 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The publisher who helped make E L James' "Fifty Shades of Grey" a phenomenon is being forced out amid a company restructuring. Anne Messitte, longtime head of the Vintage and Anchor paperback imprints, will depart next month, Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group announced Wednesday. Spokesman...

Elena Ferrante's new book sparks buzz ahead of awaited debut

Nov. 6, 2019 9:35 AM EST

ROME (AP) — At the stroke of midnight, Elena Ferrante's latest novel debuts in Italy, with bookstores staying open into the wee hours for a legion of excited fans. Stores planned to offer readings of excerpts of "La vita bugiarda degli adulti" (the lying life of adults) late Wednesday until the...