Books and literature

November 12, 2019 - 11:01 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey, Ta-Nehisi Coates and Jesmyn Ward will be among the speakers at a tribute to the late Toni Morrison. The Nobel laureate's longtime publisher, Alfred A. Knopf, announced Tuesday that the event will take place November 21 at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in...
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FILE - This Sept. 25, 2018 file photo shows Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, at Capitol Hill in Washington. Hirono, the Senate’s first Asian-American woman and only current immigrant, is working on a memoir. Viking announced Tuesday that the book, currently untitled, will come out in 2021. Hirono, 72, will write about emigrating at age 8 to the United States after her mother fled an abusive marriage in Japan. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
November 12, 2019 - 9:48 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii, the Senate's first Asian-American woman and only current immigrant, is working on a memoir. Viking announced Tuesday that the book, currently untitled, will come out in 2021. Hirono, 72, will write about emigrating at age 8 to the United States after her...
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FILE - This May 3, 2015 file photo shows Mikel Jollett of The Airborne Toxic Event performing in concert during the Radio 104.5 Summer Block Party in Philadelphia. Celadon Books announced Tuesday that Jollett’s memoir, “Hollywood Park,” also the title of the band’s next album, will come out May 5. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)
November 12, 2019 - 8:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Airborne Toxic Event frontman Mikel Jollett is writing a memoir. Celadon Books announced Tuesday that Jollett's "Hollywood Park," also the title of the band's next album, will come out May 5. According to the publisher, the 45-year-old Jollett will describe surviving the cult...
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November 11, 2019 - 6:17 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on a Utah death-row inmate who died in prison (all times local): 3:55 p.m. Author Jon Krakauer says he's grateful that a Utah death-row inmate who killed his brother's wife and her toddler has died of natural causes and won't be executed by firing squad in what...
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FILE - In this July 31, 2019 file photo, National security adviser John Bolton speaks to media at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
November 10, 2019 - 6:12 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Former national security adviser John Bolton has a book deal, The Associated Press has learned. The hawkish Bolton departed in September because of numerous foreign policy disagreements with President Donald Trump. He reached a deal over the past few weeks with Simon & Schuster...
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FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2019 file photo, Octavia Spencer arrives at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The Producers Guild of America will honor Octavia Spencer for her work behind-the-camera at its 2020 awards show. Spencer, who was among the producers of last year’s best picture Oscar winner “Green Book,” will receive the Visionary Award at the Producers Guild Awards on Jan. 18.(Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
November 08, 2019 - 1:16 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Producers Guild of America will honor Octavia Spencer for her work behind-the-camera at its 2020 awards show. Spencer, who was among the producers of last year's best picture Oscar winner "Green Book," will receive the Visionary Award at the Producers Guild Awards on Jan. 18...
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President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a ceremony to present the Presidential Citizens Medal posthumously to Rick Rescorla in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
November 07, 2019 - 10:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A forthcoming book by an anonymous author identified only as "a senior official in the Trump administration" describes President Donald Trump as volatile, incompetent and unfit to be commander in chief, according to excerpts published Thursday by The Washington Post. The book...
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FILE - This Oct. 20, 2019 file photo shows Mariah Carey performing during a concert celebrating Dubai Expo 2020 One Year to Go in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. A memoir by Mariah Carey is on the list of titles from Andy Cohen Books. Henry Holt and Company announced Thursday that Cohen’s self-named imprint will launch in 2020. It says the imprint will feature three nonfiction works by women. Carey’s memoir will be about her journey to superstar status. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
November 07, 2019 - 12:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A memoir by Mariah Carey is on the list of titles from Andy Cohen Books. Henry Holt and Company announced Thursday that Cohen's self-named imprint will launch in 2020. It says the imprint will feature three nonfiction works by women. Carey's memoir will be about her journey to...
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This image released by Random House shows "Olive. Again," by Elizabeth Strout. Oprah Winfrey has chosen Strout’s novel as her next book club read. (Random House via AP)
November 07, 2019 - 8:59 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Author Elizabeth Strout, whose "Olive, Again" is Oprah Winfrey's latest book club pick, has a pretty good idea about how the plainspoken Olive Kitteridge would have responded. "Olive would say, 'Godfrey Mighty!'" Strout told The Associated Press in a recent email. "But even Olive...
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November 06, 2019 - 5:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Mark Halperin's first book since his career was upended by allegations of sexual harassment is clearly no "Game Change." "How to Beat Trump" sold just 502 copies in its first week. The numbers were reported Wednesday by NPD BookScan, which tracks around 85% of print sales. Published...
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