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Ex-inmate Cyntoia Brown-Long argues for redemption in memoir

Oct. 15, 2019 11:13 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Cyntoia Brown-Long, now 31 years old, knows as much about life in prison as she does about being free. At 16, she was arrested for robbing and killing a man she says picked her up for sex and later was sentenced to life in prison. But two months ago, Brown-Long walked out of a...

Marlon James, Laili Lalami are National Book Award nominees

Oct. 8, 2019 1:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Marlon James fantasy novel "Black Leopard, Red Wolf," Laila Lalami's immigrant tale "The Other Americans" and Jason Reynolds' neighborhood story "Look Both Ways" are among this year's finalists for the 70th annual National Book Awards. Nominees announced Tuesday also include Albert Woodfox,...

Novels by Colson Whitehead, Marlon James on awards longlist

Sep. 20, 2019 11:11 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Colson Whitehead's brutal narrative of a boys' reform school, "The Nickel Boys," and Marlon James' fantasy epic "Black Leopard, Red Wolf" are among the works chosen by judges for the fiction longlist of the National Book Awards. Others on the list of 10 include Taffy Brodesser-Akner's...