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Yiyun Li wins PEN/Malamud Award for short stories

May. 16, 2022 17:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Author Yiyun Li has received one of the top honors for short story writers, the PEN/Malamud Award for “exceptional achievement.” Li, 49, has published the collections “Gold Boy” and “A Thousand Years of Good Prayers,” along with five novels and two...

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May. 12, 2022 12:24 PM EDT

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “22 Seconds” by Patterson/Paetro (Little, Brown) 2. “Run, Rose, Run” by Parton/Patterson (Little, Brown) 3. “Book of Night” by Holly Black (Tor) 4. “Dream Town” by David Baldacci (Grand Central) ...

Henry Winkler gets book deal, memoir to come out in 2024

May. 11, 2022 09:24 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Henry Winkler is busy as ever these days, but the actor is still making time to write a memoir. Celadon Books announced Wednesday that it has a deal with Winkler to tell his life story. The memoir, currently untitled, is scheduled for 2024. Winkler, 76, became...

Nobel laureate and physicist Wilczek wins Templeton Prize

May. 11, 2022 08:09 AM EDT

Frank Wilczek, the Nobel Prize-winning theoretical physicist and author renowned for his boundary-pushing investigations into the fundamental laws of nature, was honored Wednesday with this year’s prestigious Templeton Prize, awarded to individuals whose life’s work embodies a fusion of science...

Prize-winning 'Netanyahus' author says it's also about Trump

May. 10, 2022 15:47 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — "The Netanyahus," which won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction this week, recounts a very funny anecdote about Israel's famous family that unfolds more than a half-century before one of them became it's longest-serving prime minister. But Joshua Cohen, the book's...

Joshua Cohen, the late Winfred Rembert win arts Pulitzers

May. 09, 2022 22:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Joshua Cohen's “The Netanyahus,” a comic and rigorous campus novel based on the true story of the father of former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seeking a job in academia, has won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Benzion Netanyahu, who died in 2012,...

Author’s plagiarism essay pulled after more plagiarism found

May. 09, 2022 18:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An author's online essay on why she used plagiarized material in a novel pulled earlier this year has itself been removed after editors found she had again lifted material. Jumi Bello's “I Plagiarized Parts of My Debut Novel. Here’s Why" appeared just briefly...

Pulitzers Live Updates: Slain photographer among winners

May. 09, 2022 18:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Reuters photographer who was killed while covering fighting in Afghanistan was part of a team that took home the Pulitzer for feature photography. Danish Siddiqui and his colleagues Adnan Abidi, Sanna Irshad Mattoo and Amit Dave won for images depicting the toll...

Pandemic sparks autobiography for Delaware State professor

May. 08, 2022 09:02 AM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Like many individuals, Dr. Charlie Wilson was scared at the outset of the coronavirus pandemic. He had a vast collection of memories and anecdotes that he wanted to leave behind for his four sons. However, it turned out that he managed to avoid an unwanted...

Report: Mickelson had $40 million in gambling losses

May. 06, 2022 07:44 AM EDT

Federal auditors investigating Phil Mickelson's role in an insider trading scheme found his gambling losses totaled more than $40 million from 2010 to 2014, according to an excerpt from Alan Shipnuck's forthcoming biography. Shipnuck posted the excerpt on his “Firepit Collective”...