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Mississippi author’s novel to be adapted into film

Jun. 13, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Oxford author Michael Farris Smith will soon see his fourth novel, “The Fighter,” come to life as production for the film adaptation, retitled “Rumble Through the Dark,” will begin in the Delta at the end of July. It was recently announced...

'The Night Watchman,' Malcolm X biography win arts Pulitzers

Jun. 11, 2021 18:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stories of race, racism and colonialism in the U.S. swept the Pulitzer Prizes for the arts, from Louise Erdrich's novel “The Night Watchman” to a Malcolm X biography co-written by the late Les Payne to Katori Hall's play “The Hot Wing King.” The...

The Latest: 2021 Pulitzer Prizes honor journalism, arts

Jun. 11, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the 2021 Pulitzer Prizes: RICHMOND — Michael Paul Williams of Virginia's Richmond Times-Dispatch won this year’s prize for commentary for a series of “penetrating and historically insightful columns” about the process of dismantling...

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS

Jun. 10, 2021 14:03 PM EDT

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “Golden Girl” by Elin Hilderbrand (Little, Brown) 2. “Malibu Rising” by Taylor Jenkins Reid (Ballantine) 3. “The Last Thing He Told Me” by Laura Dave (Simon & Schuster) ...

Best-Sellers-Books-USAToday

Jun. 10, 2021 12:07 PM EDT

1. “Freed” by E.L. James (Bloom Books) 2. “Golden Girl” by Elin Hilderbrand (Little, Brown) 3. “Malibu Rising” by Taylor Jenkins Reid (Ballantine) 4. “The Last Thing He Told Me” by Laura Dave (Simon &...

Huma Abedin, longtime Hillary Clinton aide, has book deal

Jun. 10, 2021 09:05 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Huma Abedin, the close aide to Hillary Clinton and estranged wife of disgraced former Rep. Anthony Weiner, has a memoir coming out this fall. Abedin's “Both/And: A Life in Many Worlds” will be released Nov. 2, Scribner told The...

Review: Mark Wahlberg discovers he's special in ‘Infinite’

Jun. 10, 2021 06:12 AM EDT

The new Mark Wahlberg movie “ Infinite ” poses an intoxicating scenario for all down-on-their-luck know-it-alls: What if you’re actually a reincarnated immortal who is not just the smartest and the best at everything but also necessary to save humanity? In the world of Hollywood wish...

French non-fiction author Carrere wins top Spanish award

Jun. 09, 2021 09:15 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — French author Emmanuel Carrere, popular for his non-fiction books in a high literary vein, has been granted this year’s Spanish Princess of Asturias Literature Award. The award is one of the eight prestigious prizes by the foundation named after the heir...

'MeatEater' audiobook will be a collection of close calls

Jun. 09, 2021 08:03 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Nothing like a terrifying encounter with a brown bear on the island of Afognak, Alaska, to inspire an audiobook project featuring “MeatEater” host Steven Rinella. “It could have turned out very, very badly,” Rinella told The Associated Press....

Review: 'Cheated' details an shameful chapter in baseball

Jun. 08, 2021 18:25 PM EDT

“Cheated: The Inside Story of the Astros Scandal and the Colorful History of Sign Stealing,” by Andy Martino (Doubleday) Just as Major League Baseball seemed to have emerged from the steroid scandal, revelations of the Houston Astros’ electronic cheating scheme in...