Fiction

FILE - This June 30, 2020 file photo shows author and U.S. Representative to the World Trade Organization Michael Punke at the European Business Summit in Brussels. Punke, the author of “The Revenant,” the historical novel adapted into the Oscar-winning movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio, will be publishing his first new work of fiction in nearly 20 years. Henry Holt and Company announced Thursday that Michael Punke's “Ridgeline” will be released in June 2021. (AP Photo/Matthew Busch, File)
May 28, 2020 - 3:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The author of “The Revenant,” the historical novel adapted into the Oscar-winning movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio, will be publishing his first new work of fiction in nearly 20 years. Henry Holt and Company announced Thursday that Michael Punke's “Ridgeline” will be released in...
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This combination of images released by Scholastic shows the cover image for "The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes," by Suzanne Collins, left, and a portrait of Collins. The "Hunger Games" novel will be released on May 19. (Scholastic via AP, left, Todd Plitt/Scholastic via AP)
May 27, 2020 - 8:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A decade after the “Hunger Games” series had apparently ended, readers were clearly ready for more. Suzanne Collins' “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” sold more 500,000 copies last week, even as many of the country's bookstores were closed or offering limited service because of...
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May 27, 2020 - 1:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Robb Forman Dew, a prize-winning fiction writer who drew upon her small-town Ohio background for such novels as “Dale Loves Sophie to Death” and “The Evidence Against Her,” has died. Little, Brown and Company announced this week that Dew died May 22 at Baystate Medical Center in...
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FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2018 file photo, author J.K. Rowling poses for photographers upon her arrival at the premiere of the film 'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald', in London. JK Rowling is publishing a new story called “The Ickabog,” which will be free to read online to help entertain children and families stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic. The “Harry Potter” author said Tuesday May 26, 2020, that she wrote the fairy tale for her children as a bedtime story over a decade ago. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)
May 26, 2020 - 11:57 am
LONDON (AP) — J.K. Rowling is publishing a new story called “The Ickabog,” which will be free to read online to help entertain children and families stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic. The “Harry Potter” author said Tuesday she wrote the fairy tale for her children as a bedtime story...
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May 21, 2020 - 7:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Romance Writers of America have dropped their annual RITA awards and replaced them with a prize dedicated to the association's co-founder and meant to address criticisms over lack of diversity. The RWA announced Thursday that the new award will be called the Vivian, in honor of...
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An image released by Knopf shows cover art for “The President's Daughter," the second novel by Bill Clinton and James Patterson, to be released in June 2021, left, and former President Bill Clinton, right, and author James Patterson at a book signing for their first novel "The President is Missing" in Huntington, N.Y. (Knopf via AP, left, and AP Photo)
May 21, 2020 - 2:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — After co-writing the best-selling adult novel of 2018, Bill Clinton and James Patterson have teamed up for another political thriller. “The President's Daughter" will be released in June 2021, the book's publishers announced Thursday. As with the million-selling “The President Is...
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May 14, 2020 - 8:22 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Fiction by Ken Follett, Matt Haig and Sue Miller will be among the dozens of upcoming releases excerpted in two free e-book compilations. “Buzz Books 2020: Fall/Winter” and “Buzz Books 2020: Romance” were released Thursday by the online industry publication Publishers Marketplace...
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This combination photo shows the cover of "The Nickel Boys," left, and a portrait of author Colson Whitehead. Whitehead won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for his work on Monday, May 4, 2020. (Doubleday, left, and Madeline Whitehead/Doubleday via AP)
May 04, 2020 - 5:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Colson Whitehead became the rare author to receive Pulitzers for consecutive books when his novel about a brutal Florida reform school during the Jim Crow era, “The Nickel Boys,” was awarded the fiction prize Monday. Three years ago, he won for his Civil War era novel “The...
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May 03, 2020 - 1:45 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gil Schwartz, the longtime CBS communications executive who wrote humorous novels and columns under the pen name Stanley Bing, has died. He was 68. CBS representatives said Sunday that Schwartz died Saturday at his home in Santa Monica, California. His death, they said, was...
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FILE - This May 22, 2018 file photo shows Stephen King at the 2018 PEN Literary Gala in New York. With independent bookstores shut down nationwide, a new online seller is offering help. In January, Andy Hunter launched Bookshop.org. Simon & Schuster is adding buy buttons for Bookshop.org to all of its websites and promoting Bookshop through emails and elsewhere online. It also has enlisted numerous authors, among them Stephen King, Susan Orlean and Jason Reynolds, to get the word out about Bookshop on social media and elsewhere. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
April 02, 2020 - 2:25 pm
Andy Hunter, founder of a new online sales outlet for independent booksellers, had seen a crisis building well before the coronavirus pandemic shut down many of the country's stores. "Between 2015 and 2018, I saw this big jump in the percentage of weekly sales for physical books that were going to...
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