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Poet Nikky Finney wins $100,000 lifetime achievement prize

Sep. 23, 2020 8:31 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Nikky Finney has won the Wallace Stevens Award, a $100,000 lifetime achievement honor presented by the Academy of American Poets. Judges praised Finney, known for such collections as “Head Off & Split” and “Rice,” for her “fierce moral...

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Review: Millie Bobby Brown has fun with ‘Enola Holmes’

Sep. 22, 2020 2:43 PM EDT

There is a long, questionable and occasionally successful tradition of spinning off iconic literary and film characters through relatives distant and not from James Bond Jr. to John Shaft II and III. In other words, it's not out of bounds that someone would come along and invent a little sister for Sherlock...

US--Apple Books-Top-10

Sep. 22, 2020 1:19 PM EDT

Apple Books US Bestseller List - 09/20/20 - Paid Books Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher 1. Rage by Bob Woodward - 9781982131760 - (Simon & Schuster) 2. Total Power by Kyle Mills & Vince Flynn - 9781501190674 - (AtriaEmily Bestler Books) 3. The Evening and the Morning by Ken Follett -...

FILE - In this Monday Dec. 10, 2018 file photo, guests attend the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony in Oslo Town Hall, Oslo. Dr. Denis Mukwege from Congo and Nadia Murad from Iraq will jointly receive the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict. The award ceremony for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize, traditionally held at the Oslo city hall on Dec. 10, will instead be held in scaled-down form at the city’s university because of the coronavirus outbreak. (Berit Roald/NTB Scanpix via AP, File)

Virus scales down December Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony

Sep. 22, 2020 9:58 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The award ceremony for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize, traditionally held at the Oslo city hall on Dec. 10, will instead be held in scaled-down form at the city’s university because of the coronavirus outbreak. “It is a strange and challenging year in many ways. We...

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Huffington teams with book publisher on wellness guides

Sep. 22, 2020 8:41 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A “behavior change" company founded by Arianna Huffington is teaming with Hachette Book Group on a series of wellness guides. The first release, “Your Time to Thrive,” comes out in March. “With ‘Your Time to Thrive,’ we’ve brought together...

FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2010, file photo, Chinese real estate mogul Ren Zhiqiang speaks at a press reception for his book on China's property market in Shanghai. Ren, who publicly criticized President Xi Jinping’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic was sentenced to 18 years in prison on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, in a corruption case, the government announced. (Chinatopix via AP, File)

Critic of Chinese leader sentenced to 18 years in graft case

Sep. 21, 2020 11:59 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The former chairman of a state-owned real estate company who publicly criticized President Xi Jinping’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic was sentenced to 18 years in prison on Tuesday on corruption charges, a court announced. Ren Zhiqiang, who became known for speaking up about...

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Gina Yashere memoir 'Cack-Handed' to be released in June

Sep. 21, 2020 5:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gina Yashere has some tough stories to share but also some inspiring ones. A memoir by the comedian, writer and producer and actor is called, “Cack-Handed” and comes out June 8, Amistad announced Monday. According to the publisher, an imprint of HarperCollins, Yashere will...

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Sam McBratney, 'Guess How Much I Love You' author, dies

Sep. 21, 2020 2:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sam McBratney, the Irish children's author whose picture story of ever-wider and higher devotion “Guess How I Much Love You" became bedtime reading for millions of families, has died. Candlewick Press announced that McBratney died Friday at age 77. Additional details were not...

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Review: Craig Johnson mystery involving art creates art, too

Sep. 21, 2020 11:07 AM EDT

“Next to Last Stand,” by Craig Johnson (Viking) In “Next to Last Stand,” the 16th book in Craig Johnson’s popular mystery series, Absaroka County Sheriff Walt Longmire is feeling his age. He’s not sure he even wants to stand for reelection. However, a good mystery can...

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Book Review: Two love affairs fuel 'The Book of Two Ways'

Sep. 21, 2020 9:41 AM EDT

“The Book of Two Ways,” by Jodi Picoult (Ballantine) Jodi Picoult’s “The Book of Two Ways” follows Dawn Edelstein, a death doula with a physicist husband and a teenage daughter. Dawn’s job is to help terminally ill patients and their loved ones transition from life to...