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Review: Undercover investigation goes awry in 'Gated Prey'

Oct. 25, 2021 09:52 AM EDT

“Gated Prey” by Lee Goldberg (Thomas & Mercer) A string of home invasions have Los Angeles County’s rich and famous on edge, so the sheriff’s department sets up an undercover investigation to put an end to it. However, things don’t go...

Jerry Pinkney, award-winning illustrator, dies at 81

Oct. 21, 2021 16:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jerry Pinkney, a prize-winning children's book illustrator known for his richly textured images of Black life, fables and fairy tales in works ranging from “The Lion and the Mouse” to “The Sunday Outing,” has died. Little, Brown Books for Young...

Review: Denis Villeneuve's doom-laden, dynamite 'Dune'

Oct. 20, 2021 09:09 AM EDT

A cool wind sweeps through the sands of “Dune,” Denis Villeneuve’s chilly, majestic adaptation of Frank Herbert’s classic 1965 science-fiction novel. Hot as it may be on Arrakis, the desert planet that draws the universe’s most powerful interests to its...

Gary Paulsen, celebrated children's author, dies at 82

Oct. 14, 2021 16:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gary Paulsen, the acclaimed and prolific children's author who often drew upon his rural affinities and wide-ranging adventures for tales that included “Hatchet,” “Brian's Winter” and “Dogsong,” has died at age 82. Random House Children's...

Clinton and Penny team up to write novel 'State of Terror'

Oct. 11, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — As U.S. forces left Afghanistan this summer and the Taliban seized control, Hillary Rodham Clinton responded not just as a former secretary of state but in a capacity she never imagined for herself — as a novelist seeing her first work of fiction anticipate current events....

Colts owner Irsay talking up pop culture collection museum

Oct. 10, 2021 09:32 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay is talking with officials in several cities about the possibility of creating a museum to display the pop culture memorabilia that he’s spent millions of dollars collecting over the past 20 years. That collection...

Sue Grafton's alphabet novels headed to television

Oct. 07, 2021 20:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A TV adaptation of the late Sue Grafton's million-selling Kinsey Millhone mystery novels, a prospect the author once swore she would return from the dead to prevent, is now the works. A+E Studios announced this week that it had acquired rights to...

Tanzanian Abdulrazak Gurnah awarded Nobel literature prize

Oct. 07, 2021 16:57 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — U.K.-based Tanzanian writer Abdulrazak Gurnah, whose experience of crossing continents and cultures has nurtured his novels about the impact of migration on individuals and societies, won the Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday. The Swedish Academy...

Nobel Prize for literature awarded to Zanzibar-born novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah

Oct. 07, 2021 07:06 AM EDT
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Nobel Prize for literature awarded to Zanzibar-born novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah.

Groff, Doerr are among National Book Award finalists

Oct. 05, 2021 11:03 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lauren Groff is a National Book Award finalist for her third consecutive book, nominated in the fiction category Tuesday for her historical novel “Matrix.” Anthony Doerr's multi-generational epic “Cloud Cuckoo Land,” his first work since the Pulitzer Prize-winning...