Fiction

October 21, 2018 - 5:53 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Haruki Murakami says he enjoys writing novels because he doesn't know how they'll end. The Japanese author behind global best-sellers like his latest, "Killing Commendatore" hosted a special radio show on Sunday. He said he starts writing without deciding how the story should end...
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October 16, 2018 - 4:39 am
LONDON (AP) — An environmental epic that has been likened to "Moby Dick" for trees, the story of an escaped slave and a powerful debut by a 27-year-old novelist are among favorites to win the Man Booker Prize for fiction on Tuesday. American writer Richard Powers' arboreal novel "The Overstory,"...
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FILE - In this B/W file photo dated Oct. 27, 1960, a queue forms outside The Old Bailey Central Criminal Court, in London, for admission to the public gallery where the "Lady Chatterley's Lover" case is resuming. A paperback copy of "Lady Chatterley's Lover" by D.H. Lawrence's, used by the judge in the book’s landmark U.K. obscenity trial is expected to sell at auction for up to 15,000 pounds ($20,000) by Sotheby's on Oct. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/File)
September 26, 2018 - 6:54 am
LONDON (AP) — A paperback copy of "Lady Chatterley's Lover" used by the judge in the U.K. obscenity trial of the novel's publisher is expected to sell at auction for up to 15,000 pounds ($20,000), auctioneer Sotheby's said Wednesday. Penguin Books was prosecuted in 1960 for publishing D.H. Lawrence...
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September 19, 2018 - 2:22 am
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A debut novel about a displaced Palestinian family and a book of essays exploring race and identity during Barack Obama's presidency have been named the winners of the annual Dayton Literary Peace Prize. The judges named Hala Alyan's "Salt Houses" and Ta-Nehisi (tah neh-HAH'-see...
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September 12, 2018 - 7:30 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A new novel by M.T. Anderson and a pair of novels in verse were among those on the National Book Awards longlist in young people's literature. Anderson and illustrator Eugene Yelchin collaborated on "The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge." That book and nine others, diverse both in...
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FILE - In this April 26, 2016, file photo, Dylan Farrow attends the TIME 100 Gala, celebrating the 100 most influential people in the world, at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York. Farrow is getting into the book business by releasing two YA novels. The story is set in a fantasy world where those in control of society use magic to change the truth. The first book, “HUSH,” will hit stores in fall 2020. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
August 24, 2018 - 1:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Dylan Farrow is getting into the book business by releasing two young adult novels. The story is set in a fantasy world where those in control of society use magic to change the truth. The first book, "HUSH," will hit stores in fall 2020. The series will be published by Wednesday...
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This cover image released by Audible shows "Harry Potter: A History of Magic," an audiobook narrated by Natalie Dormer that will go on sale on Oct. 4. (Audible via AP)
August 09, 2018 - 5:36 am
NEW YORK (AP) — An audiobook coming out this fall will reveal some influences behind the wizardry of Harry Potter. The audio producer and seller Audible Inc. announced Thursday that "Harry Potter: A History of Magic" will go on sale Oct. 4. Narrated by Natalie Dormer of "Game of Thrones" fame, the...
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July 24, 2018 - 5:13 am
LONDON (AP) — Canadian author Michael Ondaatje has again made the Man Booker Prize list with his latest novel "Warlight," weeks after his book "The English Patient" was named the best work of fiction from the last five decades of the literary prize. Organizers on Tuesday announced the 13 books in...
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FILE - In this March 1, 1977, file photo, Australian author Colleen McCullough laughs during a news conference in New York. An Australian judge ruled on Friday, July 20, 2018 that best-selling author Colleen McCullough's widower was the sole beneficiary of her estate following a bitter court wrangle. (AP Photo/File)
July 20, 2018 - 2:13 am
SYDNEY (AP) — An Australian judge ruled on Friday that best-selling author Colleen McCullough's widower was the sole beneficiary of her estate following a bitter court wrangle. The author of the novel "The Thorn Birds," which sold 33 million copies worldwide, died on Norfolk Island in 2015 aged 77...
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July 12, 2018 - 5:59 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A long-awaited novel from Judith McNaught and new works from Jane Feather and Denise Hunter will be among more than a dozen books excerpted in a free online compilation of romance fiction. "Buzz Books 2018: Romance" was released Thursday by the industry newsletter Publishers Lunch...
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