APNewsBreak: Obama's memoir sells more than 700,000 copies

NEW YORK (AP) — Michelle Obama's "Becoming" is already well on its way to selling a million copies. Crown Publishing tells The Associated Press on Friday that the former first lady's...

Sigrid Nunez's novel "The Friend" wins National Book Award

NEW YORK (AP) — Sigrid Nunez's "The Friend" has won the National Book Award for fiction. Jeffrey C. Stewart's "The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke" received the nonfiction award W...

Trumps to skip Kennedy Center Honors for 2nd straight year

NEW YORK (AP) — For the second straight year, President Donald Trump will not be attending the Kennedy Center Honors celebrating cultural achievement. Neither Trump nor first lady Me...

Michelle Obama memoir is next pick for Winfrey book club

NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey has chosen Michelle Obama's "Becoming" as her next book club pick, The Associated Press has learned. In a statement Monday, Winfrey said the memoir was ...

#MeToo brings change, debate to literary magazines

NEW YORK (AP) — For literary magazines over the past year, much of the news has been in the masthead. Editor Lorin Stein of the Paris Review left amid allegations of sexual harassmen...

Trump presidency inspires wave of books on impeachment

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 40 years after working on the impeachment of Richard Nixon, former Rep. Elizabeth Holtzman is back on the case. This time, it's with a book: "The Case for ...

AP Exclusive: 2 rarely seen Hemingway stories coming out

NEW YORK (AP) — Two Ernest Hemingway stories written in the mid-1950s and rarely seen since will be published next year. Michael Katakis, director of Hemingway's literary estate, tel...

Literary group sues Trump, alleges free speech stifling

NEW YORK (AP) — A literary and human rights organization is suing President Donald Trump. The PEN American Center filed the suit Tuesday in federal court in Manhattan. PEN alleges t...

'Laughing grandmother' video makes picture book a big hit

NEW YORK (AP) — The country's hottest book isn't a hit because of Oprah Winfrey or Donald Trump. It's all because of a laughing Scottish grandmother. Thanks to a viral video of Janic...

Lauren Groff, Jhumpa Lahiri among book award finalists

NEW YORK (AP) — A story collection by Lauren Groff, an Italian novel translated by Jhumpa Lahiri and poetry by Terrance Hayes were among the finalists announced Wednesday for the National Book Awards....

Anticipation is high for Lou Berney's novel 'November Road'

NEW YORK (AP) — A new novel set during the time of President John F. Kennedy's assassination is blaming the killing on the mob. Lou Berney's "November Road" tells of an Oklahoma woma...

Marty Balin, founder of Jefferson Airplane, dead at 76

NEW YORK (AP) — Singer Marty Balin of the Jefferson Airplane has died. He was 76. Spokesman Ryan Romenesko said Balin died Thursday in Tampa, Florida, where he was on the way to the ...

Isabel Allende to receive honorary National Book Award medal

NEW YORK (AP) — Isabel Allende has won an honorary National Book Award. The author of beloved novels such as "The House of the Spirits" and "Eva Luna" is getting a medal for "disting...

Sloan Foundation programmer to receive honorary book award

NEW YORK (AP) — If you're a fan of "Hidden Figures" and Margot Lee Shetterly's story of three black female mathematicians' contributions to the space program, you should thank in part the efforts of t...

Former FBI official Andrew McCabe has book deal

NEW YORK (AP) — Just months after the publication of James Comey's "A Higher Loyalty," another former FBI official will take on President Donald Trump. Andrew McCabe, the former FBI ...