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Playful book about The Beatles wins major nonfiction prize

Nov. 24, 2020 2:12 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — A book that looks at The Beatles from a playful kaleidoscope of angles won Britain’s leading nonfiction literary award on Tuesday. Craig Brown’s “One Two Three Four: The Beatles in Time” was named winner of the 50,000-pound ($66,000) Baillie Gifford Prize at a...

FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020 file photo, Douglas Stuart speaks at The 2020 Booker Prize Awards Ceremony, at the Roundhouse in London. Fittingly in this year of work-from-home and lockdowns, Douglas Stuart’s life-changing moment came to him on his sofa. The Scottish writer was at home on Manhattan’s Lower East Side when he was announced as the winner of the 2020 Booker Prize last week. (David Parry/PA via AP, File)

Douglas Stuart hopes Booker win helps working-class writers

Nov. 24, 2020 11:37 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Fittingly in this year of work-from-home and lockdowns, Douglas Stuart’s life-changing moment came to him on his sofa. The Scottish writer was at home in Manhattan when he was announced as the winner of the 2020 Booker Prize last week. Stuart won the 50,000-pound ($66,000) literary...

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'Shuggie Bain' writer Douglas Stuart wins Booker Prize

Nov. 19, 2020 4:27 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Scottish writer Douglas Stuart won the Booker Prize for fiction Thursday for “Shuggie Bain,” a novel about a boy’s turbulent coming of age in hardscrabble 1980s Glasgow that was turned down by 32 publishers before being picked up. Stuart, 44, won the prestigious 50,000...

British writer Douglas Stuart wins Booker Prize for coming-of-age novel “Shuggie Bain”

Nov. 19, 2020 2:53 PM EST
LONDON (AP) — British writer Douglas Stuart wins Booker Prize for coming-of-age novel “Shuggie Bain.”

Ruff story: Picture book to honor Biden dogs Champ and Major

Nov. 19, 2020 10:51 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The publishing world has a new pet project: A picture book about the Biden family dogs, the German shepherds Champ and Major. Dial Books for Young Readers announced Thursday that “Champ and Major: First Dogs” will be published Jan. 19, the day before Joe Biden is to be sworn...

Americans dominate diverse list of Booker Prize contenders

Nov. 19, 2020 5:23 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Booker Prize judges are meeting Thursday to pick a winner of the prestigious literary award, choosing from a six-book list that's both U.S.-dominated and strikingly diverse. Five of the books competing for the 50,000 pound ($66,000) prize are by American or U.S.-based authors, including...

This combination photo shows book cover images for Charles Yu's “Interior Chinatown,” a satirical, cinematic novel written in the form of a screenplay, left, and

Charles Yu novel, Malcolm X bio win National Book Awards

Nov. 19, 2020 12:13 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Charles Yu's “Interior Chinatown,” a satirical, cinematic novel written in the form of a screenplay, has won the National Book Award for fiction. Tamara Payne and her father the late Les Payne's Malcolm X biography, “The Dead Are Arising,” was cited for...

PEN America names winners of prison writing program award

Nov. 11, 2020 11:03 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — PEN America has announced the winners of a new award, supported by a grant from the estate of the late Madeleine L'Engle, for participants in the literary and human rights organization's Prison Writing Mentorship Program. The honor is called the PEN America/L’Engle-Rahman Prize for...

FILE - Chanel Miller attends the Glamour Women of the Year Awards in New York on Nov. 11, 2019. Miller is among the winners of a prestigious book award for her soul-bearing memoir, where she reclaims her identity after being known as an anonymous victim of a highly publicized sexual assault. The Dayton Literary Peace Price announced Wednesday that Miller’s “Know My Name” memoir as the winner of its nonfiction award. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Chanel Miller's memoir wins prestigious book award

Nov. 11, 2020 12:08 AM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Chanel Miller is among the winners of a prestigious book award for her soul-bearing memoir, where she reclaims her identity after being known as an anonymous victim of a highly publicized sexual assault. The Dayton Literary Peace Price announced Miller's “Know My Name”...

Debut novel 'Luster' wins $50,000 Kirkus prize

Nov. 5, 2020 8:05 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A debut novel about a young Black woman in publishing who has an affair with a married white man has won a $50,000 award. Raven Leilani's “Luster” is this year's winner of the Kirkus Prize for fiction. The trade publication Kirkus Reviews announced two other $50,000 honors on...