Author Richard Ford to be honored by Library of Congress

Entertainment 05/16/19, 09:05

Richard Ford, whose novels include the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Independence Day," is being honored by the Library of Congress.Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced Thursday that Ford has won the library's Prize for American Fiction. Hayden said in a statement that ...

Neon Future: DJ Steve Aoki’s comic book sees techno-optimism

Tech 05/04/19, 11:13

Forget the dystopian future of science fiction stories, where Skynet endoskeletons stomp on dry human bones or people slumbering in fluid-filled pods serve as living batteries.Electronic music producer and DJ Steve Aoki imagines a future where humans live in harmony ...

Nigerian debut novelist among finalists for Women’s Prize

World 04/29/19, 11:49

Nigerian debut novelist Oyinkan Braithwaite and U.K. Booker Prize winner Anna Burns are among six finalists for the international Women's Prize for Fiction.Braithwaite is nominated for her darkly comic sibling story "My Sister, the Serial Killer," and Burns for "Milkman," ...

Tommy Orange wins PEN/Hemingway Award for debut novel

Entertainment 03/19/19, 11:50

Novelist Tommy Orange keeps winning awards.PEN America announced Tuesday that the author of "There There," the most honored literary debut of 2018, has received the PEN/Hemingway award for "distinguished" new novel. Orange's previous awards included a prize from the National ...

Update: O’Rourke sorry for teen writing, wife comment

2020 Campaign 03/15/19, 20:38

The Latest on Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke (all times local): 8:35 p.m. Democratic presidential contender Beto O'Rourke is acknowledging mistakes he made as a teen and as a candidate as he responds to criticism of his campaign rhetoric toward his wife ...

Lauren Groff, Jhumpa Lahiri among book award finalists

New York 10/10/18, 10:49

A story collection by Lauren Groff, an Italian novel translated by Jhumpa Lahiri and poetry by Terrance Hayes were among the finalists announced Wednesday for the National Book Awards.Judges selected by the National Book Foundation chose five nominees in each ...

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