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Book critics give fiction prize to Edwidge Danticat

Mar. 12, 2020 7:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Edwidge Danticat's story collection “Everything Inside” has won the National Book Critics Circle award for fiction. Chanel Miller was awarded in autobiography for “Know My Name,” her book about being sexually assaulted by Stanford University student Brock Turner....

Book critics circle postpones Manhattan awards ceremony

Mar. 9, 2020 9:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The National Book Critics Circle has postponed its annual awards reading and ceremony, both scheduled to take place in Manhattan later this week. The critics organization cited “the volatile nature of the current health crisis.” "We are all crushed. We did not make this...

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Publisher cancels plans to release Woody Allen memoir

Mar. 6, 2020 3:37 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Woody Allen’s publisher has decided to cancel the planned release of his memoir “Apropos of Nothing.” The announcement Friday by Hachette Book Group followed days of criticism focused on allegations that Allen sexually abused his daughter Dylan Farrow. On Thursday,...

Critics of Oprah book club title put new novel on trial

Mar. 5, 2020 12:27 PM EST

TUSCON, Arizona (AP) — When Oprah Winfrey chose the novel “American Dirt” for her book club, she imagined engaging in an impassioned television dialog about the narrative, which follows a Mexican mother and her son fleeing to the United States. Instead, Winfrey ended up organizing a show that...

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Critics of Oprah book club title put new novel on trial

Mar. 5, 2020 12:03 PM EST

TUCSON, Arizona (AP) — When Oprah Winfrey chose the novel “American Dirt” for her book club, she imagined engaging in an impassioned television dialog about the narrative, which follows a Mexican mother and her son fleeing to the United States. Instead, Winfrey ended up organizing a show that...

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Winfrey holds TV discussion on 'American Dirt' in Arizona

Feb. 14, 2020 6:16 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Oprah Winfrey's soon-to-be televised discussion about the controversial novel “American Dirt” is drawing scrutiny for not inviting some of the book's harshest Latino critics. The talk show host organized her much-hyped conversation with author Jeanine Cummins on Thursday...