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The top 10 books on the Apple Store

Jun. 08, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

US Bestseller List - Paid Books Book Title by Author Name - ISBN - (Publisher) 1. Freed by E L James - 9781728251059 - (Sourcebooks, Inc) 2. Golden Girl by Elin Hilderbrand - 9780316256667 - (Little, Brown and Company) ...

Author Wes Moore announces run for governor of Maryland

Jun. 07, 2021 17:20 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Author Wes Moore announced Monday he is running for governor of Maryland. Moore, a Democrat, focused his campaign announcement on addressing inequities in the state. “Here in Maryland we have some of the nation’s most...

Fiction, memoirs, poems spring from 1,000-word challenge

Jun. 07, 2021 09:52 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A. Stella Oloye, a Washington, D.C-based writer working on an Afrofuturism novel, was at a low point this spring when she learned of an online challenge she likens to a “gift from God": #1000wordsofsummer. The rules: Set down 1,000 words a day for 14...

Stacey Abrams has deal for 2 more political thrillers

May. 20, 2021 10:35 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly 20 years after her first novels were published, Stacey Abrams is hitting full stride as a writer. The voting rights activist, grassroots organizer and former Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate has a deal for two political thrillers,...

US writer, feminist Gloria Steinem wins major Spanish prize

May. 19, 2021 08:31 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish foundation on Wednesday awarded one of the country’s most prestigious awards to U.S. writer and activist Gloria Steinem. The jury that decides the Princess of Asturias Awards announced that Steinem has won its annual prize for communication and...

Restored Richard Wright novel hits bestseller lists

May. 13, 2021 08:14 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 60 years after his death, Richard Wright is again a bestselling author and very much in line with the present. “The Man Who Lived Underground,” a short novel written in the 1940s and never published in full until this spring, is the...

‘Love, welcome and respect’: He advocates for LGBTQ faithful

May. 08, 2021 03:08 AM EDT

Inside Allentown’s Cathedral of St. Catharine of Siena, with its tall stained-glass windows and sanctuary suffused with a soft golden glow, the man in the black shirt and slacks could be mistaken for a clergyman. He is, in fact, by someone who calls him “Father.”...

Publisher pauses release of new Philip Roth biography

Apr. 21, 2021 14:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The publisher of a new, bestselling biography about Philip Roth has temporarily halted the book’s shipping and promotion as its author, Blake Bailey, faces multiple allegations of sexual harassment and abuse. “These allegations are serious. In light...

Angie Thomas Scholarship is awarded to aspiring writer

Apr. 20, 2021 12:08 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Bestselling author Angie Thomas has surprised an incoming freshman with news that the young woman is receiving a full scholarship to the private university where Thomas earned her bachelor's degree. Thomas popped into an online meeting Monday to...

'Hillbilly' to Capitol Hill? Author eyes Senate bid in Ohio

Apr. 16, 2021 14:40 PM EDT

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — Rodney Muterspaw figures J.D. Vance has already shown he's got what it takes to be a U.S. senator. Vance, the “Hillbilly Elegy” author and a fellow Middletown native, broke out of poverty and family chaos and never forgot his Appalachian...