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From tacos to ice cream: Adam Rubin now writing for tweens

Jul. 14, 2021 08:19 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the country's most popular picture book authors is ready to add a few more words. Adam Rubin, known to parents and kids for “Dragon Loves Tacos,” is working on his first middle-grade book. “The Ice Cream Machine” is a a collection of six...

'Halloween' comes to Venice as Curtis gets lifetime award

Jun. 30, 2021 09:59 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — The Venice Film Festival is awarding its lifetime achievement award this year to Jamie Lee Curtis, the American actor best known for her decadeslong run in the “Halloween” slasher franchise. Curtis will pick up the Golden Lion Lifetime Achievement on...

Rowling, Pilkey among authors mourning Scholastic CEO

Jun. 07, 2021 10:57 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — J.K. Rowling is praising the longtime head of the U.S. publisher of her "Harry Potter” books as an ally and early defender of the beloved fantasy series. Richard Robinson, who led Scholastic Inc. for more than 40 years, died on June 5 at 84. “Dick...

Fractured fairy tale musical to use Britney Spears music

May. 27, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Plans are afoot to put some old hit songs by Britney Spears into a stage musical about woke princesses, and the hope is that the result isn't “Toxic.” The Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C. announced Thursday that it will stage "Once...

TV's growth is a boon for 'diverse voices' among novelists

May. 07, 2021 09:30 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Growing up an avid reader, Kwana Jackson knew where to look for romance novels with Black characters: Segregated in the “African American interest” section where only determined shoppers would find them. When Jackson became a published author she...

Alan Moore working on short stories, 5-volume fantasy series

May. 03, 2021 11:49 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Alan Moore has many, many stories still to tell. The celebrated British author known for “V for Vendetta” and “Watchmen” among other works has a deal with Bloomsbury for the story collection “Illuminations” and a five-volume fantasy series,...