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Julie Otsuka, Ed Yong win Carnegie Medals for Excellence

Jan. 30, 2023 11:28 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Novelist Julie Otsuka has strong memories of libraries from her childhood California — the bike rides with her best friend to the local branch; the soft, firm sound of librarians closing books; the shopping bags she and her friend would fill with science fiction and other...

Didion-Dunne archives acquired by New York Public Library

Jan. 27, 2023 11:35 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The archives of the late Joan Didion and John Gregory Dunne, spanning from letters and wedding pictures to manuscripts and screenplay drafts, have been acquired by the New York Public Library. “The Library is thrilled to announce that our outstanding research...

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Jan. 26, 2023 14:34 PM EST

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “The Cabinet of Dr. Leng” by Preston/Child (Grand Central Publishing) 2. “Lessons in Chemistry” by Bonnie Garmus (Doubleday) 3. “The House of Wolves” by Patterson/Lupica (Little, Brown) 4. “Tomorrow,...

Wounded Fox correspondent Benjamin Hall to publish memoir

Jan. 26, 2023 11:29 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A Fox News Channel correspondent who was badly injured while covering the Russian invasion of Ukraine has a memoir coming out next month. HarperCollins Publishers announced Thursday that Benjamin Hall's “Saved: A War Reporter’s Mission to Come Home” will be...

Victor Navasky, historian and Nation editor, dies at 90

Jan. 24, 2023 13:13 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Victor Navasky, an award-winning author and journalist who for years presided over the liberal weekly The Nation and wrote influential books on the anti-Communist blacklist and Robert F. Kennedy’s justice department, has died at age 90. Navasky's death was...

Review: An insomniac’s vigil with John Maynard Keynes

Jan. 23, 2023 12:50 PM EST

“The Guest Lecture,” by Martin Riker (Black Cat) If you’re ever spent a sleepless night worrying about your career, your family and the gross inequality of American life, then chances are you will love, or at least relate to, “The Guest Lecture” by Martin Riker. Riker,...

Prince Harry's memoir 'Spare' sells 3.2M copies in 1st week

Jan. 19, 2023 16:03 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Prince Harry's “Spare” sold more than 3.2 million copies worldwide after just one week of publication and will likely rank among the bestselling memoirs of all time. Penguin Random House announced Thursday that Prince Harry's headline-making memoir sold 1.6...

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Jan. 19, 2023 14:15 PM EST

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “The House of Wolves” by Patterson/Lupica (Little, Brown) 2. “Hell Bent” by Leigh Bardugo (Flatiron) 3. “Lessons in Chemistry” by Bonnie Garmus (Doubleday) 4. “The House in the Pines” by Ana Reyes...

New 'Buzz Books' compilation includes Nancy Horan, MLK bio

Jan. 17, 2023 10:57 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Fiction by Elizabeth Acevedo, Nancy Horan and Abraham Verghese, and a new biography of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. are among dozens of upcoming works excerpted in a free e-book compilation. “Buzz Books 2023: Spring/Summer" was released Tuesday by the industry...

Boris Johnson signs deal for memoir of turbulent premiership

Jan. 16, 2023 13:43 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has signed a deal to write a memoir of his tumultuous time in office, which began with a vow to “get Brexit done” and ended in scandal and resignation. Publisher HarperCollins said Monday that the as-yet untitled book...