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 ...

School shootings inspire new Bacharach song

NEW YORK (AP) — At age 90, Burt Bacharach hasn't lost faith in the power of music. "Music softens the heart, makes you feel something if it's good, brings in emotion that you might n...

Tayari Jones and Tommy Orange among book award finalists

NEW YORK (AP) — Tayari Jones' "An American Marriage" and Tommy Orange's "There, There," two of the year's most talked-about novels, are on the fiction longlist for the National Book Awards. ...

Poets Tretheway, Hayes on National Book Awards longlist

NEW YORK (AP) — Pulitzer Prize winners Natasha Trethewey and Rae Armantrout are among those on the poetry longlist for the National Book Awards. The National Book Foundation announce...

Longlists for National Book Awards include 2 novels in verse

NEW YORK (AP) — A new novel by M.T. Anderson and a pair of novels in verse were among those on the National Book Awards longlist in young people's literature. Anderson and illustrato...

Steve Bannon still expected to speak at Economist festival

NEW YORK (AP) — Steve Bannon's invitation to speak at a festival hosted by The Economist is still on. The magazine announced Tuesday that Bannon would be speaking, as scheduled, duri...

New Yorker drops plans to interview Bannon at festival

NEW YORK (AP) — Facing widespread outrage, The New Yorker has dropped plans to interview Steve Bannon during its festival next month. New Yorker editor David Remnick told The Associa...

Fall book releases include topical works for all ages

NEW YORK (AP) — This year's fall books will include topical nonfiction, literary fiction and celebrity memoirs. Notable releases include Bob Woodward's "Fear: Trump in the White Hous...

Omarosa memoir sells 34,000 copies during its first week

NEW YORK (AP) — Omarosa Manigault Newman's "Unhinged" had a strong first week of sales, although it seems unlikely to match the success of Donald Trump tell-alls such as "Fire and Fury" and "A Higher ...

The thrill and the truth of Aretha Franklin

NEW YORK (AP) — The clarity and the command. The daring and the discipline. The thrill of her voice and the truth of her emotions. Like the best actors and poets, nothing came betwee...

Hemingway story from 1956 published for first time

NEW YORK (AP) — The themes and trappings are familiar for an Ernest Hemingway narrative: Paris, wartime, talk of books and wine and the scars of battle. But the story itself has been...

Long after Watergate, Woodward and Bernstein make news

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 40 years after they became the world's most famous journalism duo, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein are still making news. Bernstein was among three CNN repo...

Arts and science medal ceremonies absent under Trump

NEW YORK (AP) — White House ceremonies for arts and science medal winners, a tradition dating back to the 1980s, have been absent so far in the Trump administration. Eighteen months ...