Creative writing

May 27, 2020 - 1:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Robb Forman Dew, a prize-winning fiction writer who drew upon her small-town Ohio background for such novels as “Dale Loves Sophie to Death” and “The Evidence Against Her,” has died. Little, Brown and Company announced this week that Dew died May 22 at Baystate Medical Center in...
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FILE - This April 13, 2018 file photo shows author Margaret Atwood at Variety's Power of Women: New York event in New York. Literary agent Lynn Nesbit, Atwood and some of the forces behind the Hulu adaptation of her novel “The Handmaid’s Tale” will be this year’s honorees at the Center for Fiction’s benefit and awards dinner. The ceremony will be held Dec. 10. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
August 27, 2019 - 12:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Literary agent Lynn Nesbit and Margaret Atwood and some of the forces behind the Hulu adaptation of her novel "The Handmaid's Tale" will be this year's honorees at the Center for Fiction's benefit and awards dinner. The Center announced Tuesday that Nesbit would receive the Maxwell...
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This combination of photos released by The Poetry Foundation shows, from left, Franny Choi, Michael Wasson, Justin Phillip Reed, Jose Olivarez and Jane Huffman who are the recipients of the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship. (The Poetry Foundation via AP)
August 27, 2019 - 10:13 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Five young poets, including a National Book Award winner, have each received prizes worth just over $25,000. Poetry Foundation and Poetry magazine announced Tuesday that the Lilly Rosenberg Fellowships were given to Franny Choi, Jane Huffman, Jose Olivarez, Justin Phillip Reed and...
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This June 21, 2019 photo shows a gambler making bets at a William Hill kiosk inside the Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City, N.J. On Monday, June 24, William Hill announced it is donating $50,000 it received from a lawsuit accusing rival FanDuel of copying its betting guide to a New Jersey college to fund creative writing classes. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
June 24, 2019 - 4:28 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A bookmaker that accused a rival of copying its sports betting guide almost word for word is, in a sarcastic jab, donating part of a lawsuit settlement involving the matter to a New Jersey college for creative writing courses. William Hill settled a lawsuit in January it...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2005 file photo, British author Andrea Levy at home in north London. Levy has died after suffering from cancer in recent years. She was 62. Georgina Moore of Tinder Press said Levy died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 after having been “ill for some time.” (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
February 15, 2019 - 9:00 am
LONDON (AP) — Andrea Levy, a prize-winning novelist who chronicled the hopes and horrors experienced by the post-World War II generation of Jamaican immigrants in Britain, has died. She was 62, and had suffered from cancer. One of the first black British authors to achieve both critical and...
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FILE - This file image released by Disney shows Lupita Nyong'o, from left, Chadwick Boseman and Letitia Wright in a scene from "Black Panther." The producers behind hits "Black Panther," "Crazy Rich Asians," "A Star Is Born" and "Bohemian Rhapsody" are among the 10 nominees for the top prize at the Producers Guild Awards announced Friday, Jan. 4, 2019. (Disney via AP, File)
January 07, 2019 - 1:34 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The scripts for "Black Panther" and "A Star Is Born" are among the five films that have been selected to compete for best adapted screenplay at the Writers Guild of America Awards. The two blockbusters will compete against "BlacKkKlansman," ''Can You Ever Forgive Me?" and "If...
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March 16, 2018 - 2:42 pm
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Award-winning science fiction writer Kate Wilhelm has died at 89. Her son Richard Wilhelm said in a Facebook post that his mother died March 8 in Eugene, Oregon, following a brief illness. Kate Wilhelm wrote more than 60 works in science fiction, fantasy and mystery, including...
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March 07, 2018 - 3:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Lucie Brock-Broido, a prize-winning poet and educator, has died at age 61. Publisher Alfred A. Knopf announced Wednesday that Brock-Broido died Tuesday at her home in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The cause of death was not immediately provided. Brock-Broido was the author of four...
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February 20, 2018 - 9:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The late Ursula K. Le Guin was among the recipients of literary honors presented Tuesday night by PEN America. The science fiction/fantasy author's "No Time to Spare" won a $10,000 prize for best essay writing. Le Guin died last month at age 88 and her award was announced during a...
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January 24, 2018 - 4:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jack Ketchum, a prize-winning horror and screenplay writer known for fiction such as "The Box" and the controversial "Off Season," and once labeled by Stephen King as likely the scariest writer in America, has died. He was 71. Ketchum's friend and webmaster Kevin Kovelant told The...
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