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Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman: 'Even as we grieved, we grew.'

NEW YORK (AP) — The country has a new president and may well have a new literary star. In one of the inauguration's most talked about moments, poet Amanda Gorman summoned images dire and triumphant We...

Teen whom Biden befriended as fellow stutterer has book deal

NEW YORK (AP) — Brayden Harrington, the teenager whom President-elect Joe Biden befriended as a fellow stutterer — and will be part of a primetime inaugural special — has a book coming out this summer...

Unity has long been a theme, and anxiety, for new presidents

NEW YORK (AP) — When Joe Biden addresses the country for the first time as president, his inaugural speech is likely to echo calls for unity that predecessors have invoked since the first time George ...

Poet Amanda Gorman, 22, will read at Biden inaugural

NEW YORK (AP) — At age 22, poet Amanda Gorman, chosen to read at the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, already has a history of writing for official occasions. "I have kind ...

Publisher drops book by Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley

NEW YORK (AP) — A planned book by Sen. Josh Hawley, who objected to President-elect Joe Biden’s win and backed baseless claims that the election was stolen, has been canceled by its publisher in the w...

Rarely seen Shirley Jackson story is finally published

NEW YORK (AP) — Laurence Hyman, son of the late Shirley Jackson, has been on a quest for more than 20 years. Jackson was just 48 when she died, in 1965, and left behind an extensive...

Sales top 3 million for Barack Obama's "A Promised Land'

NEW YORK (AP) — Just a month after publication, Barack Obama's “A Promised Land” is well on its way to becoming the best-selling presidential memoir in modern times. Crown announced...

Sen. Elizabeth Warren's book 'Persist' to come out in April

NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren has a book coming out about six key experiences and perspectives. The title should be familiar to those who have followed the Massachusetts Democrat's career: “Pe...

Publishing saw upheaval in 2020, but 'books are resilient'

NEW YORK (AP) — Book publishing in 2020 was a story of how much an industry can change and how much it can, or wants to, remain the same. “A lot of what has happened this year — if ...

Publishing saw upheaval in 2020, but 'books are resilient'

NEW YORK (AP) — Book publishing in 2020 was a story of how much an industry can change and how much it can, or wants to, remain the same. “A lot of what has happened this year — if ...

Anthony Veasna So, acclaimed fiction writer, dead at age 28

NEW YORK (AP) — The author of a highly anticipated debut story collection has died. Anthony Veasna So was 28. His death was announced Thursday by his publisher, Ecco, which did not immediately provide...

Nothing compares: Sinead O'Connor memoir coming out in June

NEW YORK (AP) — Sinead O'Connor hasn't released any albums in the past few years, but she has been getting some writing done. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books & Media announced M...

Alison Lurie, prize winning novelist, dead at 94

NEW YORK (AP) — Alison Lurie, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist whose satirical and cerebral tales of love and academia included the marital saga “The War Between the Tates” and the comedy of Americ...

Obama memoir sells a record 1.7 million copies in first week

Former President Barack Obama's “A Promised Land” sold more than 1.7 million copies in North America in its first week, roughly equal to the combined first week sales of memoirs by his two immediate p...

Jan Morris, author and transgender pioneer, dies at 94

NEW YORK (AP) — Jan Morris, the celebrated journalist, historian, world traveler and fiction writer who in middle age became a pioneer of the transgender movement, has died at 94. Mo...