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S African Damon Galgut wins Booker Prize for 'The Promise'

Nov. 03, 2021 17:10 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — South African writer Damon Galgut won the prestigious Booker Prize for fiction on Wednesday with “The Promise,” a novel about one white family’s reckoning with South Africa’s racist history. Galgut had been British bookmakers’ runaway favorite to...

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Oct. 14, 2021 14:50 PM EDT

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “The Lincoln Highway” by Amor Towles (Viking) 2. “The Wish” by Nicholas sparks (Grand Central Publishing) 3. “Cloud Cuckoo Land” by Anthony Doerr (Scribner) 4....

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Oct. 07, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “The Wish” by Nicholas sparks (Grand Central Publishing) 2. “Cloud Cuckoo Land” by Anthony Doerr (Scribner) 3. “Apples Never Fall” by Liane Moriarty (Henry Holt and Co.) 4....

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...

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Sep. 30, 2021 14:05 PM EDT

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “Apples Never Fall” by Liane Moriarty (Henry Holt and Co.) 2. “The Jailhouse Lawyer” by Patterson/Allen (Little, Brown) 3. “Bewilderment” by Richard Powers (W.W. Norton) 4....

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Sep. 30, 2021 11:27 AM EDT

1. “Peril” by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa (Simon & Schuster) 2. “Change Songs: A Children's Anthem” by Amanda Gorman (Viking Books for Young Readers ) 3. “Vanderbilt” by Anderson Cooper and Katherine Howe (Harper) ...

Winfrey chooses Richard Powers' 'Bewilderment' for book club

Sep. 28, 2021 08:37 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey’s new book club pick is Richard Powers' “Bewilderment,” his first novel since the Pulitzer Prize-winning “The Overstory" and already on the fiction longlist for the National Book Awards. “My next selection is from one of our...

Review: Richard Powers amazes again with 'Bewilderment'

Sep. 20, 2021 09:47 AM EDT

“Bewilderment,” by Richard Powers (W.W. Norton & Company) Here are two words that are so ingrained in Richard Powers’ astounding new novel as to be almost unnecessary: Autism and Trump. The book tells the story of Theo Byrne and his son...

Doerr, Powers on fiction longlist for National Book Awards

Sep. 17, 2021 10:49 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Anthony Doerr, Richard Powers and Lauren Groff are among this years nominees on the National Book Awards' fiction longlist, which also includes Honorée Fanonne Jeffers' epic debut novel “The Love Songs of W. E. B. Du Bois,” already an Oprah Winfrey selection and...

US authors Lockwood, Powers, Shipstead up for Booker Prize

Sep. 14, 2021 12:43 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Novels that explore historical injustices, the nature of consciousness and the dizzying impact of the internet are among six finalists for the prestigious Booker Prize for fiction. Three books by American authors are on the shortlist announced Tuesday for...