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Arts Nov 21Susan Choi, Sarah M. Broom win National Book Awards
Finalists for the 70th annual National Book Awards were chosen by panels of authors, critics, booksellers and others in the literary community. Publishers submitted more than 1,700 books for consideration.
Politics Nov 11In memoir, Haley alleges Tillerson and Kelly resisted Trump’s policies
In "With All Due Respect," Haley said then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and then-White House chief of staff John Kelly told her that they were trying to "save the country."…
Arts Oct 08Marlon James, Laili Lalami are National Book Award nominees
None of the finalists has ever won a competitive National Book Award and only four have received any kind of recognition.
Arts Sep 19National Book Awards longlist includes titles on border wall, Tribe Called Quest
Hanif Abdurraqib's best-selling chronicle of A Tribe Called Quest and a memoir by chef Iliana Regan are among the works on the nonfiction longlist for the National Book Awards, as well as Greg Grandin's "The End of the Myth" about…
Arts Sep 10Groundbreaking photographer Robert Frank dies at age 94
The Swiss-born Frank influenced countless photographers and was likened to Alexis de Tocqueville for so vividly capturing the United States through the eyes of a foreigner.
Arts Aug 06Toni Morrison, celebrated author and Nobel laureate, dead at 88
Toni Morrison, the first black woman to receive the Nobel literature prize, has died.
Nation Jun 19Joy Harjo becomes first Native American named U.S. poet laureate
Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden said in a statement that Harjo helped tell an "American story" of traditions both lost and maintained, of "reckoning and myth-making.
Nation Jun 17Alan Brinkley, scholar of liberalism, dies at age 70
Brinkley was an academic who traced the evolution of liberalism from the New Deal to the 21st century and was a popular commentator on culture and politics.
Arts Apr 29John Singleton, Oscar-nominated filmmaker, dies at 51
Singleton, the director of "Boyz N the Hood," made movies that probed the lives of black communities in his native Los Angeles and beyond.
Arts Mar 15W.S. Merwin, prize-winning poet of nature, dies at 91
A Pulitzer Prize winner and former U.S. poet laureate, Merwin completed more than 20 books.