Books And Literature

Bill Clinton to present honorary prize to publishing CEO

Oct 12, 2017

Bill Clinton is coming to the National Book Awards: The National Book Foundation announced Thursday that the former president, and best-selling author, will present an honorary prize to Scholastic Inc. CEO Richard Robinson

Black novelist Jesmyn Ward 'overjoyed' by MacArthur win

Oct 11, 2017

Jesmyn Ward, African-American novelist honored for fiction exploring bonds of community and family among poor African-Americans, says winning MacArthur grant gives her freedom, time to write

US astronaut's memoir provides blunt take on year in space

Oct 11, 2017

Retired astronaut Scott Kelly's new autobiography provides a blunt take on his year in space

Roger Daltrey working on memoir, scheduled for next August

Oct 11, 2017

Roger Daltrey of the Who has a book deal with Blink Publishing in the UK and Henry Holt and Company in the United States

Handyman arrested in theft of more than $200,000 in comics

Oct 11, 2017

Authorities say a handyman accused of stealing more than $200,000 worth of comic books and artwork from a New Jersey homeowner has been arrested

24 receive 'genius grants' from MacArthur Foundation

Oct 11, 2017

Twenty-four people working in fields ranging from music to computer science have been selected as MacArthur fellows and will receive so-called "genius" grants of $625,000 to spend any way they wish

Baha'i poet jailed in Iran wins free speech PEN Pinter prize

Oct 10, 2017

Baha'i poet jailed in Iran wins free speech PEN Pinter prize

New 'Fifty Shades' novel from Christian's point of view

Oct 10, 2017

Once again, E L James is letting Christian Grey speak for himself, with the next "Fifty Shades" novel to be published on Nov. 28 by Vintage Books.

Book in January to mark 1-year anniversary of Women's March

Oct 10, 2017

America Ferrera, Roxane Gay and Jill Soloway are among those contributing essays to a book marking the one-year anniversary of January's Women's March

Viola Davis writing new 'Corduroy' children's story

Oct 10, 2017

The celebrated picture book "Corduroy" will soon have a new sequel, written by an Oscar-winning actress: Viola Davis

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