Latest Fiction News

Winfrey's new book pick is novel 'The Sweetness of Water'

Jun. 15, 2021 08:38 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey's next book club pick is a debut novel set in Georgia at the end of the Civil War: Nathan Harris' “The Sweetness of Water.” “One of my great joys is finding a new author whose work I can share and support,” Winfrey said Tuesday in a...

Review: A love story and a medical mystery all in one book

Jun. 14, 2021 13:11 PM EDT

“Everything I Have Is Yours,” Eleanor Henderson (Flatiron Books) A love story and medical mystery all in one, Eleanor Henderson’s memoir “Everything I Have Is Yours” chronicles her husband’s battle with an unidentifiable illness, as well as the toll it takes...

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...

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...

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...

Luiselli's prize-winning novel responds to migratory crisis

Jun. 07, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Valeria Luiselli is pleased to have passed the libraries’ test with her first novel written directly in English, “Lost Children Archive” (“Sound Desert”), which received the Dublin Literary Award. The 100,000-euro ($122,000) award, sponsored...

Rowling, Pilkey among authors mourning Scholastic CEO

Jun. 07, 2021 10:57 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — J.K. Rowling is praising the longtime head of the U.S. publisher of her "Harry Potter” books as an ally and early defender of the beloved fantasy series. Richard Robinson, who led Scholastic Inc. for more than 40 years, died on June 5 at 84. “Dick...

Publisher removes Anne Frank passage from Hilderbrand novel

Jun. 04, 2021 14:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Elin Hilderbrand has asked that a reference to Anne Frank in her new novel be taken out after numerous online readers alleged the passage was insensitive and anti-Semitic. “In a flashback scene in Elin Hilderbrand’s novel ‘Golden Girl,’ the main...

Review: 'The Other Black Girl' a bold, poignant debut novel

Jun. 01, 2021 17:42 PM EDT

“The Other Black Girl,” by Zakiya Dalila Harris (Atria) Congratulations are in order for debut novelist Zakiya Dalila Harris. Her first book “The Other Black Girl,” is one of the most highly-anticipated novels of the summer, if not the year, and it lives up to the...

China rejects Australian writer's torture claim in trial

Jun. 01, 2021 05:18 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese government spokesperson on Tuesday rejected an Australian writer's complaint that he was tortured during interrogation before being put on trial on spying charges. The Foreign Ministry spokesperson also accused Australia of “unfounded...