Latest Books and literature News

Jerry Pinkney, award-winning illustrator, dies at 81

Oct. 21, 2021 16:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jerry Pinkney, a prize-winning children's book illustrator known for his richly textured images of Black life, fables and fairy tales in works ranging from “The Lion and the Mouse” to “The Sunday Outing,” has died. Little, Brown Books for Young...

US-Best-Sellers-Books-PW

Oct. 21, 2021 15:28 PM EDT

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “State of Terror” by Clinton/Penny (Simon & Schuster/St. Martin's Press) 2. “The Wish” by Nicholas sparks (Grand Central Publishing) 3. “The Lincoln Highway” by Amor Towles (Viking) ...

In memoir, Katie Couric writes of feeling betrayed by Lauer

Oct. 21, 2021 12:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — On a summer day in the Hamptons last year, Katie Couric and her husband, John Molner, went out for a walk and saw a familiar white jeep drive by with Matt Lauer at the wheel. No waves, no hellos. Couric writes in her new memoir, “Going There,” that...

US-Best-Sellers-Books-USAToday

Oct. 21, 2021 11:40 AM EDT

1. “State of Terror” by Louise Penny and Hillary Rodham Clinton (Simon & Schuster/St. Martin's Press) 2. “The Lincoln Highway” by Amor Towles (Viking) 3. “To Rescue the Republic” by Bret Baier with Catherine Whitney (Custom House) ...

Rosamund Pike to narrate audiobook of 'The Eye of the World'

Oct. 21, 2021 09:02 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Rosamund Pike, who stars in the Amazon Prime Video series based on Robert Jordan's “The Wheel of Time" books, also took on the epic task of narrating the audio edition of the late author's fantasy classic “The Eye of the World.” “The Eye of the...

Public comment suspended amid Wyoming library book furor

Oct. 20, 2021 18:55 PM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Commissioners of a Wyoming county have suspended all in-person public comment at their meetings amid a furor over library books involving sex and LGBTQ issues. Campbell County commissioners in recent months have heard hours of public comment about...

Literary magazine The Believer to shut down in 2022

Oct. 20, 2021 15:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the country's most acclaimed and innovative literary magazines is shutting down. The Believer, founded nearly 20 years ago, had been part of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas' College of Liberal Arts since 2017. The bi-monthly publication's...

Review: Denis Villeneuve's doom-laden, dynamite 'Dune'

Oct. 20, 2021 09:09 AM EDT

A cool wind sweeps through the sands of “Dune,” Denis Villeneuve’s chilly, majestic adaptation of Frank Herbert’s classic 1965 science-fiction novel. Hot as it may be on Arrakis, the desert planet that draws the universe’s most powerful interests to its...

US-Audiobooks-Top-10

Oct. 19, 2021 16:03 PM EDT

Nonfiction 1. The Storyteller by Dave Grohl, narrated by the author (HarperAudio) 2. Midnight in Washington by Adam Schiff, narrated by the author (Random House Audio) 3. Troy by Stephen Fry, narrated by the author (Chronicle...

Ice-T remembers path not taken in memoir 'Split Decision'

Oct. 19, 2021 13:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ice-T has never forgotten the path his life might have taken. The rapper and actor has a deal with Gallery Books for the memoir “Split Decision,” in which Ice-T and his longtime friend, identified only as Spike, look back on their time as partners in...