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PEN America honors activists, artists and dissidents

NEW YORK (AP) — From an imprisoned Ukranian journalist to a high school activist in Florida, PEN America paid tribute Monday night to democracy and free expression and warned about the dangers faced i...

Burn-proof edition of 'The Handmaid's Tale' up for auction

NEW YORK (AP) — Margaret Atwood has imagined apocalyptic disaster, Dystopian government and an author faking her own death. But until recently she had spared herself the nightmare of trying to burn on...

Longtime New Yorker writer, editor Roger Angell dies

NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Angell, the celebrated baseball writer and reigning man of letters who during an unfaltering 70-plus years helped define The New Yorker’s urbane wit and style through his essays,...

Geena Davis memoir 'Dying of Politeness' comes out in fall

NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar winner Geena Davis has a memoir coming out this fall, titled “Dying of Politeness,” and described by the actor as her “journey to badassery.” HarperOne, an impr...

Joshua Cohen, the late Winfred Rembert win arts Pulitzers

NEW YORK (AP) — Joshua Cohen's “The Netanyahus,” a comic and rigorous campus novel based on the true story of the father of former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seeking a job in academia, ...

Midge Decter, leading neo-conservative, dead at 94

NEW YORK (AP) — Midge Decter, a leading neoconservative writer and commentator who in blunt and tenacious style helped lead the right’s attack in the culture wars as she opposed the rise of feminism, ...

Author’s plagiarism essay pulled after more plagiarism found

NEW YORK (AP) — An author's online essay on why she used plagiarized material in a novel pulled earlier this year has itself been removed after editors found she had again lifted material. ...

A second JD Vance book falls through, publisher says

NEW YORK (AP) — A second book by “Hillbilly Elegy” author and U.S. Senate candidate JD Vance that had been under contract with Harper has been called off, the publisher told The Associated Press Thurs...

Florida high school activist Jack Petocz receives PEN honor

NEW YORK (AP) — A Florida teen who became a prominent opponent of the state's so-called “Don't Say Gay” bill will be honored at next month's PEN America gala. Jack Petocz, a high school junior, will b...

Adrian Matejka will be first Black editor of Poetry magazine

NEW YORK (AP) — Poetry magazine, one of the country's oldest and most prominent literary publications, will for the first time have a Black editor. Adrian Matejka, an educator, former state laureate o...

Sonia Sanchez wins $80,000 Jackson Poetry Prize

NEW YORK (AP) — Sonia Sanchez has received the Jackson Poetry Prize, an $80,000 award that continues a recent wave of lifetime achievement honors for the 87-year-old poet, educator and activist. ...

Nobelist Louise Glück to publish her first prose narrative

NEW YORK (AP) — Louise Glück's next book was as unexpected for her as it will likely be for the Nobel laureate’s readers. After more than 10 poetry collections and two books of essay...

Authors Guild's Banned Books Club highlights censored works

NEW YORK (AP) — The Authors Guild is launching a Banned Books Club, the latest initiative from the literary world in response to the nationwide wave of censorship and restrictions over the past year. ...

PEN America to honor imprisoned Ukrainian journalist at gala

NEW YORK (AP) — A Ukrainian journalist imprisoned in Crimea will be honored next month at the PEN America gala. Vladyslav Yesypenko, arrested last year and sentenced recently to six years in a Russian...

Art Rupe, pioneering record executive, dead at 104

NEW YORK (AP) — Music executive Art Rupe, whose Specialty Records was a premier label during the formative years of rock ‘n roll and helped launch the careers of Little Richard, Sam Cooke and many oth...