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FILE - Former gubernatorial candidate and former state Rep. Stacey Abrams speaks to the congregation at Brown Chapel church in Selma , Ala. on March 1, 2020.  Abrams, the voting rights activist and former gubernatorial candidate in Georgia, also has a career in writing novels. Her next one, the Supreme Court thriller “While Justice Sleeps,” come out May 25.  (AP Photo/Butch Dill, File)

Stacey Abrams novel 'While Justice Sleeps' coming May 25

Oct. 14, 2020 2:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stacey Abrams, the voting rights activist and former Georgia gubernatorial candidate, also has a career in writing novels. Her next one, the Supreme Court thriller “While Justice Sleeps,” come out May 25. Announced Wednesday by Doubleday, her book centers on a young clerk for...

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Review: New thriller tweaks the `unreliable female narrator'

Oct. 12, 2020 9:25 AM EDT

“Goodnight Beautiful,” by Aimee Molloy (Harper) Early on in the deliciously twisty “Goodnight Beautiful,” one of the main characters, a charismatic guy who we’re getting the sense is being stalked by a fan, is reading Stephen King’s "Misery." His wife, meanwhile, is...

American poet Louise Gluck speaks with the media, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, outside her home in Cambridge, Mass. Gluck, a professor of English at Yale University in New Haven, Conn., won the 2020 Nobel Prize for literature

American poet Louise Glück wins Nobel Prize in Literature

Oct. 8, 2020 3:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Louise Glück, an American poet long revered for the power, inventiveness and concision of her work and for her generosity to younger writers, has won the Nobel Prize in Literature. The Nobel Committee on Thursday praised her as “candid and uncompromising” in granting a...

21 MacArthur fellows awarded $625K in 'genius grants'

Oct. 6, 2020 7:24 PM EDT

Writers, sociologists and scientists, a documentary filmmaker, a legal scholar and an environmental health advocate are among the luminaries named as this year’s MacArthur fellows. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation on Tuesday announced 21 people will each receive $625,000 over five years to...

Carolyn Reidy appears at the 2018 PEN Literary Gala in New York on May 22, 2018, left, and Walter Mosley appears at the 2018 National Art Awards in New York on Oct. 22, 2018. The National Book Awards winners will be announced during an online ceremony Nov. 18, with honorary medals to be presented to Mosley and posthumously to Simon & Schuster CEO Carolyn Reidy. (AP Photo)

Novelist Lydia Millet among National Book Award finalists

Oct. 6, 2020 1:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stories of race, class and climate change were among the fiction finalists Tuesday for the 71st annual National Book Awards. The National Book Foundation, which presents the awards, announced five works in each of five categories: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, translation and young people's...

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Review: French's 'The Searcher' offers vivid, poetic prose

Oct. 5, 2020 1:33 PM EDT

“The Searcher,” by Tana French (Viking) Cal Hooper, a Chicago cop whose wife has left him for reasons he does not yet understand, tells himself he’s done with police work. He retires from the force, moves to western Ireland, buys an abandoned country house, and sets to work fixing it up. Not...

Albania’s writer Ismail Kadare awarded Neustadt Prize

Oct. 5, 2020 10:27 AM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — The U.S Embassy in Tirana on Monday said that Albanian novelist Ismail Kadare has been awarded the Neustadt International Prize for Literature. The announcement posted on the embassy’s Facebook page said the Neustadt Prize and Festival, which celebrates its 50th anniversary...

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Review: Dylan Farrow tries her hand at YA fantasy fiction

Oct. 5, 2020 9:45 AM EDT

“Hush,” by Dylan Farrow (Wednesday Books) Dylan Farrow is best known for accusing her adoptive father, Woody Allen, of molesting her when she was 7 in her mother Mia Farrow’s Connecticut home. Years later, Farrow wrote about the 1992 incident, which Allen has denied, for Nicholas...

This combination photo shows mystery writers Agatha Christie in 1957, left, and Raymond Chandler in 1946. Work from both writers  appear in the new issue of Strand Magazine, a quarterly which has published obscure work by John Steinbeck, Mark Twain and William Faulkner among others. (AP Photo)

Obscure works by Chandler, Christie published this week

Oct. 5, 2020 8:02 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two of crime fiction's most famous storytellers, Raymond Chandler and Agatha Christie, also knew how to get a laugh. Chandler, beyond the terse and cynical narratives of such Philip Marlowe novels as “The Big Sleep” and “The Long Goodbye,” was able to poke fun...

This photo provided by Random House shows Nicola and David Yoon. Best-selling authors David and Nicola Yoon are launching a Random House Children's Books imprint for young adult romance novels by and about people of color. They are calling the imprint Joy Revolution and plan to release the first books in 2022. (Random House via AP)

David and Nicola Yoon launch YA imprint for people of color

Oct. 1, 2020 5:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Best-selling authors David and Nicola Yoon are launching a Random House Children's Books imprint for young adult romance novels by and about people of color. They are calling the imprint Joy Revolution and plan to release the first books in 2022. “I loved romantic comedies and...