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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.
Arts Nov 19National Book Awards honor Charles Yu’s ‘Interior Chinatown,’ Malcolm X biography
Charles Yu's "Interior Chinatown," a satirical, cinematic novel written in the form of a screenplay, has won the National Book Award for fiction.
Arts Nov 11PEN America names winners of prison writing program award
PEN America has announced the winners of a new award, supported by a grant from the estate of the late Madeleine L'Engle, for participants in the literary and human rights organization's Prison Writing Mentorship Program.
Arts Nov 09Why you can expect new books about Trump for years to come
It's been one of publishing's most thriving genres of the past four years: books about President Donald Trump. And it's not going to end when he leaves office.
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.