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This image released by Alfred A Knopf shows executive director of the National Book Foundation, Lisa Lucas, who has been named senior vice president of the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group imprints Pantheon and Schocken. (Beowulf Sheehan/Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group via AP)

Lisa Lucas, head of National Book Foundation, to join Knopf

Jul. 15, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The head of the organization which presents the National Book Awards is joining the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Lisa Lucas, executive director of the National Book Foundation since 2016, has been named senior vice president of the Knopf imprints Pantheon and Schocken Books. “I...

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Don DeLillo novel 'The Silence' coming in October

Jun. 24, 2020 1:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Don DeLillo will have something to say this fall about fear and isolation. The 83-year-old author known for imagining disaster in “White Noise,” “End Zone” and other works has a novel coming in October that takes place in 2022 amid a digital shutdown in New York...

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Oprah picks James McBride's 'Deacon King Kong' for book club

Jun. 16, 2020 8:46 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey has chosen James McBride's “Deacon King Kong” for her book club. McBride's novel is set in a Brooklyn housing project in 1969 and centers on the shooting of a drug dealer by an aging and tipsy church deacon. But it also pays tribute to community and to McBride's...