Sigrid Nunez’s novel “The Friend” wins National Book Award

Entertainment 11/15/18, 00:13

Sigrid Nunez's "The Friend," a meditative novel about grief, books and, not least, a Great Dane named Apollo, has won the National Book Award for fiction. Other winners Wednesday night included Jeffrey C. Stewart's "The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke" for nonfiction and Justin Philip Reed's "Indecency for ...

Cynthia Nixon among readers at Ursula K. Le Guin tribute

Entertainment 10/30/18, 07:52

The latest speech by Cynthia Nixon was political and literary.And it was written by Ursula K. Le Guin, the science fiction-fantasy author who died in January at age 88.The "Sex and the City" actress and former gubernatorial candidate was among the guests Monday night at a tribute to Le Guin, ...

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 of five categories — fiction, nonfiction, poetry, young people's literature ...

Isabel Allende to receive honorary National Book Award medal

Entertainment 09/20/18, 09:54

Isabel Allende, winner of an honorary National Book Award, sees no reason to discuss her legacy."I think legacy is a very masculine word," the author known for "The House of the Spirits" and other novels told The Associated Press during a recent telephone interview. "I don't think women think in ...

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