MADRID (AP) — French author Emmanuel Carrere, popular for his non-fiction books in a high literary vein, has been granted this year’s Spanish Princess of Asturias Literature Award.
“Cheated: The Inside Story of the Astros Scandal and the Colorful History of Sign Stealing,” by Andy Martino (Doubleday)
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Valeria Luiselli is pleased to have passed the libraries’ test with her first novel written directly in English, “Lost Children Archive” (“Sound Desert”), which received the Dublin Literary Award.
NEW YORK (AP) — J.K. Rowling is praising the longtime head of the U.S. publisher of her "Harry Potter” books as an ally and early defender of the beloved fantasy series. Richard Robinson, who led Scholastic Inc. for more than 40 years, died on June 5 at 84.
NEW YORK (AP) — Elin Hilderbrand has asked that a reference to Anne Frank in her new novel be taken out after numerous online readers alleged the passage was insensitive and anti-Semitic.
“The Other Black Girl,” by Zakiya Dalila Harris (Atria)
NEW YORK (AP) — Plans are afoot to put some old hit songs by Britney Spears into a stage musical about woke princesses, and the hope is that the result isn't “Toxic.”
NEW YORK (AP) — Lawrence Block has followed many paths during his long career.
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NEW YORK (AP) — Roxane Gay's latest project is an imprint that will release the kinds of books she likes to read.
NEW YORK (AP) — Paul Rudnick has written a romantic comedy with a royal twist.
NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly 20 years after her first novels were published, Stacey Abrams is hitting full stride as a writer.
LONDON (AP) — A final novel by John le Carré will be published this fall, 10 months after the spy writer’s death at the age of 89.
“Phase Six,” by Jim Shepard (Alfred A. Knopf)
Gillian Anderson is pleased Prince Harry understands 'The Crown' is "fiction" but based on the truth after the Netflix show received criticism for its "twisted" deception of the Royals.
Stephen Graham Jones, whose work runs the gamut of horror, science fiction, crime fiction and experimental novels, here crafts “a thought-provoking trip to the edge of your seat in this rural creature feature,” wrote Kirkus Reviews in a starred review.
This book’s premise is irresistible: Mild-mannered bookseller Malcolm has published on his blog a list of fiction’s eight most perfect murders — ranging from Agatha Christie to Donna Tartt — only to find himself eyed with suspicion when a local serial killer seems to be making his way through the list.
The seven essays in this book, subtitled “In Which Four Russians Give a Master Class on Writing, Reading and Life,” are derived from the Russian literature class that George Saunders has taught for decades at Syracuse University, examining how fiction works and why it matters. Penguin Random House, Jan. 12
This breathtaking and stellar first collection of short fiction by three-time Hugo Award-winner and NYT bestselling author N.K. Jemisin features 22 stories, some of which have been expanded into novels.
Editor's note: Due to precautions involving the cornonavirus disease (COVID-19), this event has been postponed and will be rescheduled at a la…
Can a fiction be truth? That's the heady question behind the great Abbas Kiarostami's "Certified Copy," in which an antiques dealer (Juliette Binoche) and a writer (William Shimell) debate the essence of authenticity in art and what, exactly, constitutes a reproduction (perhaps everything). The film has its own metamorphosis of sorts too as the nature of even their relationship becomes amorphous and obscured when a farce about the two being married ends up becoming very real. It was an audacious and provocative film to kick off a decade of cinema and while the answers remain elusive, the experience and ideas are those that nine-plus years on have continued to provoke. — Bahr
Parents need to know that Elizabeth Acevedo’s New York Times bestseller “The Poet X” is a coming-of-age story that deals with a teen girl, Xiomara, growing up as a thoroughly American young woman with a developed body in a deeply religious immigrant home. There are instances of street harassment, parental abuse, religious discussions, sexual exploration (some kissing, and one scene of heavy petting), and the revelation of a character being gay. Xiomara hits boys who ogle and grope her and also fights boys who threaten her brother. As punishment, her mother makes her kneel on uncooked rice and hits Xiomara, causing injury. Parents should be prepared to talk about agency, finding your voice, religious texts and meaning.