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Jared Kushner has book deal, publication expected in 2022

Jun. 16, 2021 17:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jared Kushner, the son-in-law of former President Donald Trump and one of his top advisers during his administration, has a book deal. Broadside Books, a conservative imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, announced that Kushner's book will come out in...

Richard Robinson, longtime Scholastic CEO, dead at 84

Jun. 06, 2021 21:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Richard Robinson, who as the longtime head of Scholastic Inc. shaped the reading habits of millions of young readers through such bestsellers as J.K. Rowling's “Harry Potter” novels and through a wide range of educational materials, reading clubs and book fairs, has...

Publisher removes Anne Frank passage from Hilderbrand novel

Jun. 04, 2021 14:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Elin Hilderbrand has asked that a reference to Anne Frank in her new novel be taken out after numerous online readers alleged the passage was insensitive and anti-Semitic. “In a flashback scene in Elin Hilderbrand’s novel ‘Golden Girl,’ the main...

Review: 'The Other Black Girl' a bold, poignant debut novel

Jun. 01, 2021 17:42 PM EDT

“The Other Black Girl,” by Zakiya Dalila Harris (Atria) Congratulations are in order for debut novelist Zakiya Dalila Harris. Her first book “The Other Black Girl,” is one of the most highly-anticipated novels of the summer, if not the year, and it lives up to the...

Posthumous John le Carré novel to be published in October

May. 19, 2021 12:50 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A final novel by John le Carré will be published this fall, 10 months after the spy writer’s death at the age of 89. Publisher Viking said Wednesday that “Silverview,” le Carré’s 26th novel, will be published Oct. 12, in the week that would have...

Cuomo set to earn $5M from book on COVID-19 crisis

May. 17, 2021 20:57 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo disclosed Monday that he was paid a $3.1 million advance to write his COVID-19 leadership book last year and under his publishing contract will make another $2 million on the memoir over the next two years. That total...

Philip Roth biography, pulled last month, has new publisher

May. 17, 2021 12:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A long-awaited book about Philip Roth that was pulled last month amid allegations of sexual assault and harassment against biographer Blake Bailey has a new publisher. Skyhorse Publishing told The Associated Press on Monday that it will have “Philip...

Publisher pulls Philip Roth bio, cuts ties with author

Apr. 27, 2021 22:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The publisher of a highly anticipated and widely discussed biography of Philip Roth is pulling the book and cutting ties with author Blake Bailey, who faces multiple allegations of sexual harassment and assault. W.W. Norton and Company previously released Bailey's memoir...

Publisher pauses release of new Philip Roth biography

Apr. 21, 2021 14:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The publisher of a new, bestselling biography about Philip Roth has temporarily halted the book’s shipping and promotion as its author, Blake Bailey, faces multiple allegations of sexual harassment and abuse. “These allegations are serious. In light...

Chicken Soup for the Soul will soon be served to kids

Apr. 20, 2021 08:26 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The multimillion-selling Chicken Soup for the Soul franchise is reaching for a younger demographic. Chicken Soup for the Soul has reached a partnership with the children's publisher Charlesbridge for two new series of books, the two publishers announced...