Lyndon LaRouche's conspiracy mindset lives on

NEW YORK (AP) — Fitting for a man who saw so much darkness in the world, Lyndon LaRouche died on the fringes this week, his name little known to anyone under 50, his death rumored online a day before ...

Sales for Jill Abramson book not great during first week

NEW YORK (AP) — Days of relentless publicity, much of it unwanted, did not lead to many sales for Jill Abramson's "Merchants of Truth." The former New York Times executor editor's me...

Paperback pioneer Betty Ballantine dead at 99

NEW YORK (AP) — A pioneer of the modern paperback, Betty Ballantine, has died. Ballantine died Tuesday at her home in Bearsville, New York, granddaughter Katharyn Ballantine told The...

AP NewsBreak: Katie Couric writing memoir, expected for 2021

NEW YORK (AP) — Katie Couric is writing a memoir, one she is counting on to live up to its title: "Unexpected." In an announcement Tuesday, the publisher Little, Brown and Company to...

Marlon James shares truths though the fantasy of new novel

NEW YORK (AP) — Marlon James is in search of a definition. "Myths are so suffused with monsters. It makes me think of the Latin root of monsters, 'monstrum. What does 'monstrum' mean...

Inmate freed with help by Kim Kardashian West gets book deal

NEW YORK (AP) — An inmate whose life sentence was commuted thanks in part to the efforts of Kim Kardashian West has a book deal, along with deals for film and television rights. Harp...

Authors Rebecca Makkai and Kiese Laymon win Carnegie medals

Rebecca Makkai's novel "The Great Believers" and Kiese Laymon's memoir "Heavy" are this year's winners of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence. The fiction and nonfiction winners...

AP Exclusive: CNN's Acosta writing book on Trump White House

NEW YORK (AP) — Jim Acosta has some follow-up comments on the Trump administration. The CNN Chief White House Correspondent, who has frequently clashed with President Donald Trump an...

Tara Westover among PEN award nominees

NEW YORK (AP) — Tara Westover's best-selling memoir "Educated" and Richard Powers' novel "The Overstory" are among the nominees for a $75,000 award presented by PEN America, the literary and human rig...

Jonas Mekas, 'godfather' of avant-garde, dies at 96

NEW YORK (AP) — Jonas Mekas ('MEEK-us) the Lithuanian-born director, critic, patron and poet widely regarded as the godfather of modern American avant-garde film and as an indispensable documenter of ...

Rachel Kushner among finalists for book critics prizes

Rachel Kushner's prison novel "The Mars Room," poetry and criticism by Terrance Hayes and essays by Zadie Smith were among the finalists announced Tuesday for the National Book Critics Circle prize. ...

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver dies at 83

NEW YORK (AP) — Mary Oliver, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet whose rapturous odes to nature and animal life brought her critical acclaim and popular affection, has died. She was 83. Bi...

In 2019, immigration novels are especially timely

NEW YORK (AP) — Novels about immigrants, like immigration itself, are a long and central part of American culture. In 2019, books conceived before Donald Trump's rise arrive with a s...

Stephen Colbert: Trump spoof book 'Whose Boat' wrote itself

NEW YORK (AP) — For Stephen Colbert and his "Late Show" staff, the best-selling spoof "Whose Boat Is This Boat?" essentially wrote itself. Because all of the words are by President D...

Stephen Colbert: Trump spoof book 'Whose Boat' wrote itself

NEW YORK (AP) — For Stephen Colbert and his "Late Night" staff, the best-selling spoof "Whose Boat Is This Boat?" essentially wrote itself. Because all of the words are by President ...