Literary events

FILE - This May 15, 2000, file photo, shows Pulitzer Prize-winning author Herman Wouk in Palm Springs, Calif. Wouk died in his sleep early Friday, May 17, 2019, according to his literary agent Amy Rennert. He was 103. (AP Photo/Douglas L. Benc Jr., File)
May 17, 2019 - 3:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Herman Wouk was a prize-winning, million-selling author never quite in fashion. He was a religious Jew among secular peers, a respecter of authority in a field of rebels. He didn't brag like Norman Mailer and was spared the demons driving the madness of Philip Roth's "Portnoy's...
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FILE - In this May 23, 2016 file photo, author Jojo Moyes attends the world premiere of "Me Before You" at AMC Loews Lincoln Square in New York. A free e-book collection allows fans of Moyes, Tracy Chevalier and more than 40 other writers to read early excerpts of their upcoming books. “Buzz Books 2019: Fall/Winter,” published Tuesday, May 14, 2019, features such works as Moyes’ “The Giver of Stars” and Chevalier’s “A Single Thread.” (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
May 14, 2019 - 5:09 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A free e-book collection allows fans of Tracy Chevalier, JoJo Moyes and more than 40 other writers to read early excerpts of their upcoming books. "Buzz Books 2019: Fall/Winter," published Tuesday, features such works as Chevalier's "A Single Thread" and Moyes' "The Giver of Stars...
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Francesco Polacchi, regional coordinator of Casapound extreme right political party, and founder of Altaforte publishing company, answers to reporters during a news conference, in Milan, Italy, Wednesday, May 8, 2019. Holocaust survivor, poet Halina Birenbaum, is set to open a book fair in Turin after the organizers agreed to demands that she and the Auschwitz-Birkenau state museum made to remove the stand of Altaforte publishing company. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
May 09, 2019 - 1:54 pm
ROME (AP) — A Polish-born Holocaust survivor opened a book fair in Italy on Thursday to a standing ovation, after organizers agreed to ban a publisher linked to a neo-fascist group. Halina Birenbaum, an 89-year-old poet who lives in Israel, was quoted by Italy's Corriere della Sera daily as saying...
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May 07, 2019 - 4:54 am
Marilyn Nelson is receiving a $100,000 lifetime achievement award from the Poetry Foundation, which also is honoring Naomi Shihab Nye and Terrance Hayes. The Chicago-based foundation announced Tuesday that Nelson has won the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize. Nelson is a three-time National Book Award...
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May 06, 2019 - 8:06 am
BARRE, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Department of Libraries says it is changing the name of a children's book award that honors a prominent author and activist accused of once being connected to a movement that led to the sterilization of people with severe mental and physical disabilities. The State...
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This cover image released by Knopf shows "There There," by Tommy Orange. Orange and Frederick Douglass biographer David W. Blight are among this year’s winners of awards handed out by the Society of American Historians. Orange’s “There There,” the acclaimed story of a Native American community in the Bay Area, won the SAH Prize for Historical Fiction. (Knopf via AP)
May 06, 2019 - 5:24 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Frederick Douglass biographer David W. Blight and debut novelist Tommy Orange are among this year's winners of awards handed out by the Society of American Historians. The society announced Monday that Blight's "Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom," which last month received the...
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April 29, 2019 - 10:09 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi's "Call Me Zebra," a novel of exile and literary theory, is this year's winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction. In giving her the $15,000 prize Monday, PEN/Faulkner judges praised her "singular, adventurous, and intellectually humorous voice." Van...
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FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2018 file photo, author Anna Burns smiles after being presented with the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2018 for "Milkman," during the prize's 50th year at the Guildhall in London. Nigerian debut novelist Oyinkan Braithwaite and U.K. Booker Prize winner Anna Burns are among six finalists for the international Women's Prize for Fiction. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
April 29, 2019 - 9:49 am
LONDON (AP) — Nigerian debut novelist Oyinkan Braithwaite and U.K. Booker Prize winner Anna Burns are among six finalists for the international Women's Prize for Fiction. Braithwaite is nominated for her darkly comic sibling story "My Sister, the Serial Killer," and Burns for "Milkman," set during...
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FILE - This Oct. 14, 1959 file photo shows Charles Van Doren at New York's hotel Roosevelt. Van Doren, who admitted his television quiz show performances in the 1950s had been rigged, died on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, in Canaan, Conn. He was 93. (AP Photo, File)
April 10, 2019 - 9:43 am
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Charles Van Doren, the dashing young academic whose meteoric rise and fall as a corrupt game show contestant in the 1950s inspired the movie "Quiz Show" and served as a cautionary tale about the staged competitions of early television, has died. He was 93. He died of natural...
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April 04, 2019 - 11:31 am
LONDON (AP) — Booker Prize winner Anna Burns and National Book Critics Circle laureate Tommy Orange are among finalists for Britain's Rathbones Folio Prize for literature. Burns' Northern Ireland novel "Milkman" and Orange's Native American saga "There There" are among eight books shortlisted for...
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