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Arts Mar 26Beloved children’s author Beverly Cleary dies at 104
Trained as a librarian, Cleary penned more than 30 books, which sold millions of copies, saying she began writing because children told her there were no stories about kids like them.
Arts Mar 19Margaret Atwood, Celeste Ng among contributors to pandemic novel
Novelist and Authors Guild President Douglas Preston came up with the idea as a way to raise money for the Authors Guild Foundation.
Arts Feb 23Beat poet, publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti dies at 101
Ferlinghetti helped launch and perpetuate the Beat movement. He was known for his City Lights bookstore in San Francisco, an essential meeting place for the Beats and other bohemians in the 1950s and beyond.
Arts Feb 04Hunter Biden’s memoir ‘Beautiful Things’ publishes in April
The book is called "Beautiful Things" and will center on the younger Biden's well publicized struggles with substance abuse.
Arts Jan 28Cicely Tyson, groundbreaking award-winning actor, dead at 96
Cicely Tyson, the pioneering Black actor who gained an Oscar nomination for her role as the sharecropper's wife in "Sounder," a Tony Award in 2013 at age 88 and touched TV viewers' hearts in "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman,"…
Arts Jan 26Michaela Goade becomes first Native American to win Caldecott Medal
Michaela Goade won the Randolph Caldecott Medal for best children's picture story for the book "We Are Water Protectors." It was written by Carole Lindstrom and is a call for environmental protection.
Arts Jan 15Poet Amanda Gorman to read at Biden’s inauguration
She is calling her inaugural poem “The Hill We Climb.”…
Arts Jan 07Publisher drops book by Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley after Capitol violence
Hawley is a leading backer of President Trump's baseless claims that the election was stolen and that he prevailed over Democrat Joseph Biden. The Missouri Republican is calling the decision "Orwellian" and vowed to fight it in court.
Arts Dec 14Publishing saw upheaval in 2020, but ‘books are resilient’
Book publishing had a year like no other in 2020, and yet proved remarkably stable. Through a pandemic, a called off convention, release postponements and debates over diversity, book sales managed a steady pace.
Arts Nov 20Jan Morris, author and transgender pioneer, dies at 94
Morris was a prolific and accomplished author and journalist who wrote dozens of books in a variety of genres.