Novels by Colson Whitehead, Marlon James on awards longlist

NEW YORK (AP) — Colson Whitehead's brutal narrative of a boys' reform school, "The Nickel Boys," and Marlon James' fantasy epic "Black Leopard, Red Wolf" are among the works chosen by judges for the f...

Books on border wall, Tribe Called Quest on awards longlist

NEW YORK (AP) — A memoir by chef Iliana Regan and Hanif Abdurraqib's best-selling chronicle of A Tribe Called Quest are among the works on the nonfiction longlist for the National Book Awards. ...

Strategist for Sen. Warren on longlist for poetry award

NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren's reach has extended into the world of literary prizes. A communications strategist for the Democratic presidential contender's campaign is on t...

Sackler money complicates donation policies for museums

NEW YORK (AP) — Ask the CEO and president of the Metropolitan Museum of Art whether he's accepting money from the Sacklers, the billionaire dynasty notorious for its ties to the drug company Purdue Ph...

National Book Awards list for translation has global reach

NEW YORK (AP) — Authors from Asia, Europe and South America are among those on the National Book Awards longlist for translated literature, a category started last year. The 10 ficti...

Young people's longlist announced for National Book Awards

NEW YORK (AP) — Laurie Halse Anderson, Jason Reynolds and Kwame Alexander are among the 10 authors on the young people's literature longlist for the National Book Awards. The wide-ra...

Sales for 'Handmaid's Tale' sequel top 125,000 copies

NEW YORK (AP) — Sales for Margaret Atwood's "The Testaments," her highly anticipated sequel to "The Handmaid's Tale," have already topped 100,000 copies. "The Testaments" was release...

Edmund White to receive honorary National Book Award

Winning an honorary National Book Award has Edmund White thinking about the more pleasurable moments of the writing life. "Everybody always complains about it, but it occurred to me ...

Oscar-winning documentary maker D.A. Pennebaker dies at 94

NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar-winning documentary maker D.A. Pennebaker has died at the age of 94. Frazer Pennebaker said in an email his father died Thursday at his Long Island home from na...

APNewsBreak: Edward Snowden book coming out Sept. 17

NEW YORK (AP) — Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has written a memoir. The book by the man whose leaks of classified documents transformed the debate about government surveill...

Rare Steinbeck story, set in Paris, published this week

NEW YORK (AP) — Ernest Hemingway wasn't the only Great American Writer with something to say about Paris. Hemingway's contemporary and fellow Nobel laureate, John Steinbeck, was best...

'The Chain' is a mid-life hit for novelist Adrian McKinty

NEW YORK (AP) — With his novel "The Chain" headed for publishing best-seller lists and summer packing lists, Adrian McKinty can now laugh as he remembers an old and "failed" novel. "...

Declaration of Independence still inspires activists

NEW YORK (AP) — Shauna Marie O'Toole is a transgender activist who has organized and attended countless rallies and lobbied New York State lawmakers for legal protections. Convinced that "no amount of...

Trump opponents turn the Mueller report into an art form

NEW YORK (AP) — Liz Zito is a multimedia artist so immersed in the Mueller Report that she wrote fan fiction to fill in the parts that were redacted by the Justice Department. When she worried that ot...

Joy Harjo is first Native American named US poet laureate

NEW YORK (AP) — Joy Harjo has been named the country's next poet laureate, becoming the first Native American to hold that position. Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced Harj...