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Ursula Le Guin American author of novels, children's books, is seen in a Sept. 9, 2001 photo at home in Portland, Ore. Le Guin, the award-winning science fiction and fantasy writer who explored feminist themes and was best known for her Earthsea books, died peacefully Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, in Portland, Oregon, according to a brief family statement posted to her verified Twitter account. She was 88. (Benjamin Brink/The Oregonian via AP)
January 23, 2018 - 7:54 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Ursula K. Le Guin, the award-winning science fiction and fantasy writer who explored feminist themes and was best known for her Earthsea books, has died at 88. Le Guin died suddenly and peacefully Monday at her home in Portland, Oregon, after several weeks of health concerns,...
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Ursula Le Guin American author of novels, children's books, is seen in a Sept. 9, 2001 photo at home in Portland, Ore. Le Guin, the award-winning science fiction and fantasy writer who explored feminist themes and was best known for her Earthsea books, died peacefully Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, in Portland, Oregon, according to a brief family statement posted to her verified Twitter account. She was 88. (Benjamin Brink/The Oregonian via AP)
January 23, 2018 - 7:24 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Ursula K. Le Guin, the award-winning science fiction and fantasy writer who explored feminist themes and was best known for her Earthsea books, has died at 88. Le Guin died peacefully on Monday in Portland, Oregon, according to a brief family statement posted to her verified...
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FILE - In this June 20, 1997 file photo, author Peter Mayle appears in New York. Mayle, the British author known for his books set in Provence, France, died in a hospital near his home in the south of France. He was 78. Publisher Alfred A. Knopf announced his death on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Wyatt Counts, File)
January 18, 2018 - 5:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Peter Mayle, the British author whose midlife relocation to France inspired his best-selling "A Year in Provence" and other works set in his adopted country, died Thursday at age 78. Publisher Alfred A. Knopf announced that Mayle died after a brief illness in a hospital near his...
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FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2015 file photo, actor Michael Keaton attends the LA premiere of "Spotlight" held at the DGA Theater in Los Angeles. Keaton is narrating a 50th anniversary tribute to the late Fred Rogers and his beloved children's program, "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood." "Mister Rogers: It's You I Like" will air March 6, 2018, on PBS stations and includes celebrity admirers sharing their memories of the show that debuted Feb. 19, 1968. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
January 17, 2018 - 9:59 pm
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on upcoming programming from the TV Critics meeting in Pasadena, California (all times local): 4:55 p.m. Michael Keaton is narrating a 50th anniversary tribute to the late Fred Rogers and his beloved children's program, "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood." "Mister...
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Rebecca Eaton, left, Kelly Macdonald and Benedict Cumberbatch (via satellite) participate in the "The Child in Time" panel during the PBS Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
January 17, 2018 - 7:56 pm
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on upcoming programming from the TV Critics meeting in Pasadena, California (all times local): 4:55 p.m. Michael Keaton is narrating a 50th anniversary tribute to the late Fred Rogers and his beloved children's program, "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood." "Mister...
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FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2017, file photo, copies of Allen Say's "Silent Days, Silent Dreams" sit on a bookshelf at a store in Boise, Idaho. The Boise, Idaho,-based James Castle Collection and Archive in a document filed Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, in U.S. District Court says Allen Say's "Silent Days, Silent Dreams" steals images created by Castle and its lawsuit should be allowed to proceed. (AP Photo/Keith Ridler, File)
January 17, 2018 - 4:19 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A group that preserves and promotes the work of a deaf, self-taught Idaho artist whose creations appear in museums around the world is fighting an attempt to dismiss its copyright infringement lawsuit against an Oregon children's book author. The Boise, Idaho-based James Castle...
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January 17, 2018 - 1:27 pm
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Board of Libraries has recommended that the name of a prominent Vermont author, activist and pioneering education supporter be removed from a children's book award program to better connect with young readers. The unanimous recommendation to the state librarian...
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January 16, 2018 - 8:20 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Prize-winning children's author Matt de la Pena has a new picture book planned for the fall that his publisher is calling "poignant and timely." G.P. Putnam's Books for Young Readers told The Associated Press on Tuesday that de la Pena's "Carmela Full of Wishes," a collaboration...
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January 11, 2018 - 8:31 am
BERLIN (AP) — A German TV station has apologized after revising the age of a Syrian refugee featured in a documentary about a teenage romance. Children's channel Kika came under fire this week for initially claiming the protagonist's age was 17, then changing it to 19. The move has fuelled public...
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FILE - In this Friday, July 7, 2017 file photo, Ringo Starr, center, is joined by guests including filmmaker David Lynch, left, and musician Edgar Winter, second from right, during a 77th birthday celebration for Starr outside Capitol Records, in Los Angeles. A Beatle and a Bee Gee have topped the list of celebrated people designated to receive knighthoods and other awards in the New Year’s Honors List. They are joined by a noted children’s author celebrated for “War Horse,” a politician who fought in vain to keep Britain in the European Union, and many others, including renowned researchers, volunteers and actors. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
December 30, 2017 - 9:14 am
LONDON (AP) — A Beatle and a Bee Gee are among the celebrated citizens who have been selected for knighthood and other awards given in the name of Britain's monarch. Britain's Cabinet Office publishes a list of the people receiving honors for merit, service or bravery twice a year: just before New...
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