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Noted New Orleans social services group drops racist's name

Sep. 27, 2022 15:14 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A New Orleans social services nonprofit long called the Kingsley House renamed itself Tuesday, dropping the name of a Victorian clergyman perhaps best remembered as the author of a children's fantasy novel but who held profoundly racist views. For 126 years it...

James Patterson donates to PEN America, Howard University

Sep. 27, 2022 08:33 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Howard University, PEN America and Scholastic Book Clubs are among the latest recipients of donations from James Patterson, the bestselling author who has given over $100 million to literary and literacy programs. On Tuesday, Patterson announced $5.3 million in...

Review: A Montana private detective faces two mysteries

Sep. 26, 2022 13:04 PM EDT

“Treasure State” by C.J. Box (Minotaur) Former police officer turned Montana private detective Cassie Dewell has two bizarre mysteries on her hands. First off, a wealthy matron who’d been bilked by a conman needs her help — not to find the conman but locate...

Review: 'The Fall Guy' accurately portrays police procedures

Sep. 26, 2022 11:15 AM EDT

“Fall Guy” by Archer Mayor (Minotaur) A Mercedes sedan, stolen a few days earlier in New Hampshire, is found abandoned in Vermont. It is crammed with stolen goods from a two-state crime spree. And in the trunk, police find a body. The victim turns out to be the...

Hilary Mantel, author of 'Wolf Hall' Tudor saga, dies at 70

Sep. 23, 2022 12:48 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Hilary Mantel, the Booker Prize-winning author who turned Tudor power politics into page-turning fiction in the acclaimed “Wolf Hall” trilogy of historical novels, has died, her publisher said Friday. She was 70. Mantel died “suddenly yet peacefully” on...

Former FBI head James Comey has deal for two crime novels

Sep. 20, 2022 17:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former FBI Director James Comey is on a career path both new and familiar — crime fiction. Comey has a deal to write two novels for The Mysterious Press, an imprint of Penzler Publishers. The first is called “Central Park West,” and it features an assistant...

Q&A: Amanda Gorman talks UN poem, fame, future presidency

Sep. 19, 2022 19:46 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Amanda Gorman was invited to read a newly developed poem at the U.N. General Assembly, the young sensation took a deep look at how several societal issues — such as hunger and poverty — have impacted Earth’s preservation. Just like her stirring...

Review: 'Less Is Lost,' a funny and affecting U.S. road trip

Sep. 19, 2022 13:04 PM EDT

“Less Is Lost,” by Andrew Sean Greer (Little, Brown) Andrew Sean Greer's “Less Is Lost” is the highly anticipated follow up to his 2018 Pulitzer Prize winning novel “Less,” a satire about an American abroad who travels the globe from Mexico to Germany to Japan to avoid...

Novelist Gayl Jones is among National Book Award finalists

Sep. 16, 2022 14:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Novelist Gayl Jones is a fiction nominee for the National Book Award, the rare established name on a list of 10 that features eight debut works of fiction. Jones was cited Friday for “The Birdcatcher,” an exploration of race, art and marriage in which a Black...

Police: Suspect had fantasy stories involving children

Sep. 15, 2022 13:28 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A former Ohio schools superintendent charged in West Virginia with luring two children into his vehicle had fantasy stories on his computer involving children, a police detective said. Huntington Police Detective Kevin Miller testified Wednesday during a...