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Arts Oct 06National Book Award finalists announced
Eight of the finalists were cited for their debut work. Winners will be announced during a Nov. 18 online ceremony that will also honor novelist Walter Mosley and the late Simon & Schuster CEO Carolyn Reidy.
Arts Sep 28Alexie, Pilkey books among most ‘challenged’ of past decade
The American Library Association compiled a list of 100 books that have been most subjected to censorship efforts over the past decade.
Arts Sep 24Sir Harold Evans, crusading publisher and author, dies at 92
Sir Harold Evans, the charismatic publisher, author and muckraker who was a bold-faced name for decades for exposing wrongdoing in 1960s London to publishing such 1990s best-sellers as "Primary Colors," has died, his wife said Thursday. He was 92.
Politics Sep 17First volume of Barack Obama’s memoir coming Nov. 17
The first volume of former President Barack Obama's memoir, “A Promised Land,” is coming out Nov. 17 and will cover his swift and historic rise to the White House and his first term in office.
Arts Sep 14Toots Hibbert, beloved reggae star, dead at 77
Toots Hibbert is one of reggae's founders and most beloved stars who gave the music its name and later helped make it an international movement.
Arts Jul 07The MacDowell Colony artist retreat renames itself MacDowell
One of the country's oldest retreats for artists — The MacDowell Colony — will drop "Colony" from its name and call itself "MacDowell."…
Arts May 08New anthology collects dozens of poems about pandemic
More than 80 poems are included in an anthology, “Together In a Sudden Strangeness,” coming in e-book and audio formats in June.
Arts Mar 23AP Exclusive: Woody Allen memoir released by new publisher despite criticism
The 400-page book, still called "Apropos of Nothing," was released Monday by Arcade Publishing.
Arts Mar 06Publisher cancels plans to release Woody Allen memoir
The publisher says the decision to cancel the book was difficult and that it does not cancel books lightly. The action comes a day after dozens of Hachette employees staged a walkout in protest of the book's release.
Arts Feb 21Marie Yovanovitch, former diplomat pushed out by Trump, will write a memoir
According to the publisher, the book will trace her long career, from Mogadishu, Somalia, to Kyiv and “finally back to Washington, D.C. — where, to her dismay, she found a political system beset by many of the same challenges she…