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Rowling children's story 'The Christmas Pig' out in October

Apr. 13, 2021 09:46 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — J.K. Rowling has a new book coming this fall, a holiday children's story with all new characters. Scholastic announced Tuesday that “The Christmas Pig,” the story of a boy named Jack and a beloved toy (Dur Pig) which goes missing, will be released...

McBride, Trethewey among winners of Anisfield-Wolf awards

Apr. 05, 2021 08:57 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Novelist James McBride, former U.S. poet laureate Natasha Trethewey and science fiction great Samuel R. Delaney are among this year's winners of Anisfield-Wolf awards for books that confront racism and help promote diversity. McBride's “Deacon King...

Beat poet, publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti dies at 101

Feb. 23, 2021 17:09 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the poet, publisher, bookseller and activist who helped launch the Beat movement in the 1950s and embodied its curious and rebellious spirit well into the 21st century, has died at age 101. Ferlinghetti, a San Francisco...

Mars mission inspires growing fan base back in China

Feb. 11, 2021 00:06 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Cui Tingting dyed her hair Mars red for the arrival of China’s spacecraft at the planet known in Chinese as the Fire Star. “This is a great era for space, and the future of mankind lies in the exploration of outer space,” said Cui, director of the...

Review: 'Little Fish' is a pandemic-era, sci-fi love story

Feb. 03, 2021 17:40 PM EST

The year is 2021. A frightened, angry crowd lines up outside a medical center, desperate for a cure for a terrible virus. “He pushed in front!” someone shouts. Talk about timing. When he began making “Little Fish,” an intimate and affecting romance in a sci-fi...