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In this June 6, 2016 image, New Mexico author Rudolfo Anaya poses for a photograph in his home writing studio. Anaya, who helped launch the 1970s Chicano literature movement with his novel

Rudolfo Anaya, ‘godfather’ of Chicano literature, dies at 82

Jun. 30, 2020 11:07 PM EDT

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — Rudolfo Anaya, a writer who helped launch the 1970s Chicano Literature Movement with his novel “Bless Me, Ultima,” a book celebrated by Latinos, has died at 82. Anaya’s niece, Belinda Henry, said the celebrated author died Sunday at his Albuquerque, New Mexico,...

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An eventful year for Pulitzer Prize winner Colson Whitehead

Jun. 30, 2020 8:49 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Even sheltering in place, Colson Whitehead has had an eventful year. Whitehead became the first fiction writer to win Pulitzers for back to back novels, “Underground Railroad” and “The Nickel Boys,” which won the Pulitzer in May and comes out in paperback this...

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Review: Paul Doiron cranks up a suspenseful, fast-paced plot

Jun. 29, 2020 8:15 AM EDT

“One Last Lie,” by Paul Doiron (Minotaur) Fifteen years ago, a young Maine game warden went undercover to investigate a poaching ring in Maine’s north woods and was never heard from again; so his mentor, retired warden Charlie Stevens, is stunned when he stumbles onto the missing...

Author Kimberly Jones writing a book based on popular video

Jun. 27, 2020 1:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kimberly Jones, the author and activist whose "How Can We Win?” video following the murder of George Floyd was shared online by Lebron James and Trevor Noah among others, has a deal for two books. Henry Holt and Company announced Thursday that for the first book Jones will expand...

FILE - In this May 17, 2018 file photo, museum visitors stand near a portrait of author Louisa May Alcott by American artist George Healy at Orchard House in Concord, Mass. The current issue of The Strand Magazine will give readers the chance to discover an obscure and unfinished work of fiction by Alcott,

Early, rarely seen Alcott story published in Strand Magazine

Jun. 25, 2020 12:04 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The current issue of Strand Magazine will give readers the chance to discover an obscure and unfinished Louisa May Alcott work of fiction, and to provide a conclusion themselves. Alcott's “Aunt Nellie's Diary” has rarely been seen since she drafted what may have been a novel...

In this Wednesday, May 26, 2004 photo, writer Carlos Ruiz Zafon poses in the Sant Felip Neri Square in the center of Barcelona, Spain. Spanish writer Carlos Ruiz Zafon, author of the acclaimed

'Shadow of the Wind' author Carlos Ruiz Zafón dead at 55

Jun. 19, 2020 7:16 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Carlos Ruiz Zafón, whose wildly popular 2001 novel “The Shadow of the Wind” led to three sequels and made him one of the world’s most beloved Spanish authors, has died. He was 55. His Spanish publisher, Planeta, said in a statement Friday that Zafón died in Los...

People look and photograph the new statue of American writer Jerome David Salinger in Paminklas, Lithuania, Friday, June 19, 2020. J.D. Salinger, the American writer best known for his 1951 novel

Lithuania erects sculpture in honor of JD Salinger

Jun. 19, 2020 11:53 AM EDT

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — J.D. Salinger, the American writer best known for his 1951 novel “The Catcher in the Rye,” was honored Friday with a sculpture featuring a rye field near the Lithuanian village where his ancestors lived. The writer, whose book was popular among the post-World War II...

Asturias award honors Canadian poet and essayist Anne Carson

Jun. 18, 2020 7:28 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Canadian essayist and poet Anne Carson, author of the 1986 non-fiction book “Eros the Bittersweet,” will be honored this year with one of Spain’s prestigious Princess of Asturias Awards. The jury of the literature award — one of the eight handed out annually by a...

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Oprah picks James McBride's 'Deacon King Kong' for book club

Jun. 16, 2020 8:46 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey has chosen James McBride's “Deacon King Kong” for her book club. McBride's novel is set in a Brooklyn housing project in 1969 and centers on the shooting of a drug dealer by an aging and tipsy church deacon. But it also pays tribute to community and to McBride's...

In this image released by NBC, Jason Beghe portrays Hank Voight, left, in a scene from the crime series

Floyd’s death hastens shift in police pop culture portrayals

Jun. 13, 2020 11:23 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gary Phillips, a prize-winning crime novelist from Los Angeles, grew up on TV shows that showed a world nothing like the one he lived in. "I watched them all, ‘Dragnet,’ ‘Adam 12,’ ‘The Wild, Wild West,’ ‘Mannix,’...