Latest Fiction News

Britney Spears' massive pop songs to land on Broadway, again

Dec. 02, 2022 09:16 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A stage musical about woke princesses that uses hit songs by Britney Spears will land on Broadway this summer. "Once Upon a One More Time," featuring Spears' tunes, including “Oops!… I Did It Again,” “Lucky,” “Stronger” and “Toxic,” will start...

Jamie Lee Curtis to receive AARP Career Achievement Award

Dec. 01, 2022 08:10 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Scream Queen” Jamie Lee Curtis will be this year's recipient of AARP The Magazine’s Movies for Grownups Awards career achievement honor. Curtis will receive the honor at the AARP’s annual Best Movies and TV for Grownups ceremony, the group announced...

After fine-tuning, 'The Hours' with Fleming opens at the Met

Nov. 21, 2022 12:38 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Puts’ “The Hours” has had more than a few hours of changes since it was first heard in a pair of concert performances in Philadelphia last March. The first composition in a novel arrangement between the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera...

Tess Gunty, Imani Perry among National Book Awards winners

Nov. 17, 2022 10:47 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Tess Gunty’s “The Rabbit Hutch,” a sweeping debut novel set in a low-income housing community in Indiana, has won the National Book Award for fiction. The 30-year-old Gunty was among three writers nominated for their first published books. The nonfiction prize...

Steve Martin, Harry Bliss team up on 'Number One Is Walking'

Nov. 15, 2022 14:04 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Steve Martin has this funny theory about artists and careers, spelled out with comic timing. “You kind of can always tell if someone hits a wall by their haircut," he says. Pause. “And I'll explain what I mean.” ...

Book award finalists are 'debut novelists' in name only

Nov. 14, 2022 15:57 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In the minds and official records of the publishing community, Sarah Thankham Mathews is a first-time author. Her novel “All This Could Be Different” has been widely praised as a promising start for the 31-year-old Indian American, whose narrative about a young immigrant's...

Shaun Tan to Emily in Paris: Reach for books as worthy gifts

Nov. 14, 2022 08:22 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Books are an easy gift choice, but that doesn't mean they can't be fresh. There's always a great selection around the holidays for a range of ages and interests. Some ideas: “Creature,” by Shaun Tan. It's as if, Tan writes, “I need to throw the...

6 popular Black authors co-write teen romance 'Whiteout'

Nov. 11, 2022 21:22 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Dhonielle Clayton is not just a bestselling author of young adult fiction. She's an organizer, a former teacher and a founder of the grassroots publishing movement We Need Diverse Books. She's also the kind of friend who can convince five of her well-known peers to collaborate on...

Review: New novel explores the life-changing power of art

Nov. 07, 2022 10:11 AM EST

“Now Is Not the Time to Panic,” by Kevin Wilson (Ecco) For the past 25 years the bestselling author Kevin Wilson has repeated to himself a semi-poetical, semi-nonsensical phrase that evokes the self-mythologizing bravado of outlaw musicians: “The edge is a shantytown filled...

Booker Prize winner lets ghosts of Sri Lanka's past speak

Nov. 02, 2022 13:32 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Shehan Karunatilaka wrote his Booker Prize-winning novel “The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida” to give voice to Sri Lanka’s dead. He hoped the ghosts of the country’s bloody past could speak to its troubled present. When the book became a finalist for the...