Books And Literature

Yale historian wins Parkman Prize for Frederick Douglass bio

May 7, 2019

Frederick Douglass biographer David W. Blight and debut novelist Tommy Orange among this year's winners of awards handed out by the Society of American Historians

Film producer and director Irwin Winkler spills the beans

May 6, 2019

Oscar-winning movie producer Irwin Winkler has lately looked over his hits _ and some misses _ for a lively new memoir, 'A Life in Movies: Stories from 50 Years in Hollywood'

Award to drop name of author tied to sterilization movement

May 6, 2019

The Vermont Department of Libraries is changing the name of a children's book award that honors an author and activist accused of once being connected to a movement that led to sterilizations

Self-improvement guru set to face 'sex slave' accusers

May 5, 2019

A man accused of forming a secret society and forcing women to have sex with him will face some of those who were once loyal followers when his federal trial gets underway

Neon Future: DJ Steve Aoki's comic book sees techno-optimism

May 4, 2019

Electronic music producer and DJ Steve Aoki imagines a future where humans live in harmony with technology, and he's sharing that vision in a new comic book series called "Neon Future."

Secluded Baltimore mayor resigns amid scandal

May 2, 2019

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh has resigned amid an intensifying scandal and multiple investigations into the lucrative sales of her self-published children's books

'The Mueller Report' is officially a best-seller

May 2, 2019

'The Mueller Report' is now officially a best-seller: A published edition of the government findings on alleged ties between Russian officials and Donald Trump's presidential campaign sold more than 40,000 copies last week, according to NPD BookScan

Philadelphia ex-poet laureate faces uproar for skinhead past

May 1, 2019

Philadelphia's second poet laureate, who focused on bringing poetry to neighborhoods and the city's young people, has been outed as a former white nationalist

Lake Ontario shipwreck hunters write book on discoveries

Apr 30, 2019

Three western New York-based shipwreck hunters who have discovered some of the most significant historic wrecks in the Great Lakes have written a book about their explorations

Postponed novel 'Blood Heir' coming out in November

Apr 29, 2019

A revised edition of Amélie Wen Zhao's "Blood Heir," a young adult novel postposed earlier this year amid criticism on social media, will be coming out in November

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