Books and literature

Harvey Weinstein leaves a Manhattan courtroom after attending jury selection for his trial on rape and sexual assault charges, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
January 17, 2020 - 4:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A jury of seven men and five women was selected Friday for Harvey Weinstein's rape trial after an arduous, two-week process in which scores of people were dismissed because they had already made up their minds about the disgraced Hollywood mogul. Opening statements are expected...
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FILE - This combination of file photos shows actors Patrick Stewart, left, and Samuel L. Jackson. Stewart and Jackson will be among the readers for a new audiobook about famous American legal cases. "Fight of the Century” is a collaboration between the American Civil Liberties Union and authors Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman. (AP Photo/File)
January 16, 2020 - 8:33 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Sir Patrick Stewart, Samuel L. Jackson and Lucy Liu will be among the readers for the audio edition of a new anthology edited in part by the American Civil Liberties Union. “Fight of the Century” is a collaboration between the ACLU and authors Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman...
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FILE - In this March 14, 2016, file photo, author Veronica Roth attends the premiere of "Allegiant" in New York. A free e-book just published offers excerpts from upcoming books by Roth and Sue Monk Kidd among others. Buzz Books 2020: Spring/Summer was released Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, by the industry newsletter Publishers Lunch. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
January 16, 2020 - 8:06 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Fiction from Sue Monk Kidd and Veronica Roth, essays by comedian Mike Birbiglia and a memoir about Philip Roth are among the upcoming works excerpted in a free e-book compilation. Buzz Books 2020: Spring/Summer was released Thursday by the industry newsletter Publishers Lunch. The...
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This image released by Amistad shows the cover of "Hitting a Straight Lick with a Corrked Stick," by Zora Neale Hurston. (Amistad via AP)
January 15, 2020 - 2:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Sixty years after her death, the story of Zora Neale Hurston is still not fully told. The fiction writer-anthropologist-folklorist died in a segregated Florida hospital in January 1960, so forgotten and impoverished that her work was out of print and her grave left unmarked...
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January 14, 2020 - 1:40 pm
Fiction: 1. Junkyard Cats by Faith Hunter, narrated by Khristine Hvam (Audible Original) 2. Interview with the Robot by Lee Bacon, narrated by Kevin T. Collins, Ellen Archer, Josh Hurley, Eileen Stevens, Erin Mallon, Jonathan Davis & Stephen Bel Davies (Audible Original) 3. Tinaca Jones by Matt...
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January 14, 2020 - 1:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The audio book company Audible, Inc. and the publishing houses that had sued it for copyright infringement have agreed to a settlement. In a letter filed this week in federal court in New York, Audible's attorneys, writing on behalf of both sides, announced that “the parties have...
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This cover image released by Gallery Books shows "The First Time: Finding Myself and Looking for Love on Reality TV" by former NFL player and "The Bachelor" star Colton Underwood. The book will be published on March 31. (Gallery Books via AP)
January 14, 2020 - 10:03 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Paging Bachelor Nation. Colton Underwood, the former football tight end who found true love and new fame on Season 23 of “The Bachelor” has a memoir coming out March 31. It's titled ”The First Time," Gallery Books announced Tuesday. The publisher is calling the book “unpredictable,...
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FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2003 file photo Alastair Johnston, vice chairman of IMG, poses outside his office with one of his books in Cleveland. Johnston has the largest collection of golf books in the world, and he' s gifting it to the R&A. (AP Photo/Jamie-Andrea Yanak, file)
January 14, 2020 - 9:56 am
Alastair Johnston returned home to Scotland after an internship with IMG and brought with him 30 golf books that had been collecting dust in a storage room. That was more than 50 years ago. His next shipment to Scotland is going to be substantially more. What began as a hobby has become the largest...
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FILE - This Oct. 15, 2018 file photo shows Journalist Ronan Farrow at the 25th Annual ELLE Women in Hollywood Celebration in Los Angeles. Farrow is up for a literary honor from the National Book Critics Circle. His “Catch and Kill,” which tracks his Weinstein reporting, is a finalist for autobiography. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
January 13, 2020 - 10:05 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Ronan Farrow has already won a Pulitzer Prize and George Polk Award for his reporting on Harvey Weinstein and the #MeToo movement. Now he's up for a literary honor, a National Book Critics Circle award. Farrow was among the nominees announced this weekend by the NBCC. His “Catch and...
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January 13, 2020 - 8:31 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A ward-winning children's author Jason Reynolds has taken on a new project: He has been named the country's next National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, a two-year position. The Library of Congress, the Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader jointly announced...
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