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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…
Arts Feb 05Kirk Douglas, longtime influential movie star, dies at 103
Kirk Douglas, the muscular actor with the dimpled chin who starred in "Spartacus," "Lust for Life" and dozens of other films and helped fatally weaken the Hollywood blacklist, has died at 103, People magazine reported.
Arts Jan 29Author tour for controversial ‘American Dirt’ is canceled
The publisher of Jeanine Cummins' controversial novel “American Dirt" has cancelled the remainder of her promotional tour, citing concerns for her safety. The novel about a Mexican mother and her young son fleeing to the U.S. border had been praised…
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…