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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...

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: Millie Bobby Brown has fun with ‘Enola Holmes’

Sep. 22, 2020 2:43 PM EDT

There is a long, questionable and occasionally successful tradition of spinning off iconic literary and film characters through relatives distant and not from James Bond Jr. to John Shaft II and III. In other words, it's not out of bounds that someone would come along and invent a little sister for Sherlock...

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'Forrest Gump' author Winston Groom dead at 77

Sep. 18, 2020 12:06 AM EDT

FAIRHOPE, Ala. (AP) — Winston Groom, the writer whose novel “Forrest Gump” was made into a six-Oscar winning 1994 movie that became a soaring pop cultural phenomenon, has died at age 77. Mayor Karin Wilson of Fairhope, Alabama, said in a message on social media that Groom had died in that...

FILE - In this April 29, 2016, file photo,

'Forrest Gump' author Winston Groom dead at 77

Sep. 17, 2020 11:24 PM EDT

FAIRHOPE, Ala. (AP) — Winston Groom, the writer whose novel “Forrest Gump” was made into a six-Oscar winning 1994 movie that became a soaring pop cultural phenomenon, has died at age 77. Mayor Karin Wilson of Fairhope, Alabama, said in a message on social media that Groom had died in that...

This undated photo shows Cynthia, D'Aprix Sweeney, author of the million-selling debut novel “The Nest.” Sweeney's next family drama,

'The Nest' author has new novel scheduled for 2021

Sep. 16, 2020 10:04 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The author of the million-selling debut novel “The Nest” has another story of family drama coming out next year. Ecco announced Wednesday that Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney’s “Good Company" will be published in May. The novel tells of a seemingly happy married...

21-year-old young adult author gets 7-figure book deal

Sep. 3, 2020 8:17 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A 21-year-old author has agreed to a seven-figure deal for a pair of young adult novels. Feiwel and Friends, an imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, announced Thursday that it would publish Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé's highly anticipated...

This combination photo shows authors Joyce Carol Oates, from left, Lauren Groff and Douglas Brinkley, who are among more than 20 writers contributing essays for a book on the legacy of Henry David Thoreau. Princeton University Press announced Monday that “Now Comes Good Sailing: On Henry David Thoreau and the Meaning of Life” will come out in 2021. (AP Photo)

Oates, Groff among contributors to book on Thoreau legacy

Aug. 24, 2020 2:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Joyce Carol Oates, Douglas Brinkley and Lauren Groff are among more than 20 writers contributing essays for a book on the legacy of Henry David Thoreau. Princeton University Press announced Monday that “Now Comes Good Sailing: On Henry David Thoreau and the Meaning of Life”...