Books and literature

February 18, 2019 - 9:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — W.E.B. Griffin, the prolific and best-selling author of military novels, has died at age 89. Griffin, whose real name was William E. Butterworth III, died Feb. 12. His death was confirmed Monday by his publisher, Putnam, which did not immediately provide additional details. Himself...
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French writer Frederic Martel gestures during an interview with Associated Press, in Paris, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. In the explosive book "In the Closet of the Vatican" author Frederic Martel describes a gay subculture at the Vatican and calls out the hypocrisy of Catholic bishops and cardinals who in public denounce homosexuality but in private lead double lives. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
February 15, 2019 - 2:07 pm
PARIS (AP) — A gay French writer has lifted the lid on what he calls one of the world's largest gay communities, the Vatican, estimating that most of its prelates are homosexually inclined and attributing much of the current crisis in the Catholic Church to an internecine war among them. In the...
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FILE - In this April 19, 2010, file photo, Jill Abramson attends the 2010 Matrix Awards presented by the New York Women in Communications at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York. The former New York Times executor editor’s media critique sold just over 2,800 copies during its first week of publication, according to numbers released Thursday by NPD BookScan. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)
February 14, 2019 - 5:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Days of relentless publicity, much of it unwanted, did not lead to many sales for Jill Abramson's "Merchants of Truth." The former New York Times executor editor's media critique sold just over 2,800 copies during its first week of publication, according to numbers released Thursday...
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Lena Waithe, left, and Halle Berry participate in the "Boomerang" panel during the BET presentation at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour at The Langham Huntington on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
February 12, 2019 - 1:31 am
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A roundup of news from the Television Critics Association winter meeting, where TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs. ___ 'BOOMERANG' IS BACK Halle Berry and Lena Waithe say they've updated the 1992 movie "Boomerang" for a new...
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FILE - In this April 19, 2010, file photo, Jill Abramson attends the 2010 Matrix Awards presented by the New York Women in Communications at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York. Former New York Times executive editor Abramson is facing allegations that she lifted material from other sources for her book "Merchants of Truth." Abramson disputed the allegations in a Wednesday night, Feb. 6, 2019, appearance on Fox News. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)
February 07, 2019 - 7:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The former executive editor of The New York Times acknowledged Thursday that her new book, "Merchants of Truth," contains some sourcing errors and said she would correct them. In an email Thursday to The Associated Press, Jill Abramson wrote that some page numbers in sourcing notes...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2005 file photo, best- selling novel writer Rosamunde Pilcher poses during a photo shooting in Munich, Germany. British writer Rosamunde Pilcher, whose family saga "The Shell Seekers" sold millions of copies around the world, has died at the age of 94 at a hospital in Dundee, Scotland. (AP Photo/Diether Endlicher)
February 07, 2019 - 12:40 pm
LONDON (AP) — British novelist Rosamunde Pilcher, whose family saga "The Shell Seekers" sold millions of copies around the world, has died, her agent said Thursday. She was 94. Pilcher's literary agency, Felicity Bryan Associates, said she died overnight at a hospital in Dundee, Scotland after a...
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FILE - In this April 19, 2010, file photo, Jill Abramson attends the 2010 Matrix Awards presented by the New York Women in Communications at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York. Former New York Times executive editor Abramson is facing allegations that she lifted material from other sources for her book "Merchants of Truth." Abramson disputed the allegations in a Wednesday night, Feb. 6, 2019, appearance on Fox News. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)
February 06, 2019 - 11:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson is facing allegations that she lifted material from other sources for her new book, "Merchants of Truth." Abramson and her publisher are promising to investigate. A Twitter thread posted Wednesday by Vice correspondent Michael...
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In this Feb. 4, 2019 photo, Anahis Alvarado, 32, poses for a portrait during an interview in Caracas, Venezuela. Alvarado’s battle with a failing kidney has become more desperate as Venezuela sinks deeper into crisis. Over the past few years, she’s watched as five fellow patients in her thrice a week dialysis group have died due to inadequate care. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
February 06, 2019 - 6:50 pm
CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — For Anahis Alvarado, whose battle with kidney failure has become more desperate as Venezuela sinks deeper into crisis, the prospect of bringing in emergency medical and food supplies can't come soon enough. She's watched five fellow patients in her dialysis group die over...
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FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2008, file photo, author Philip Roth poses for a photo in the offices of his publisher, Houghton Mifflin, in New York. An upcoming audio-only book will feature author James Atlas’s memories of his complicated friendship with the late Roth. Atlas’ “Remembering Roth” comes out March 1, the audio publisher and distributor Audible announced Tuesday. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
February 05, 2019 - 8:34 am
NEW YORK (AP) — An upcoming audio-only book will feature an author's memories of his complicated friendship with the late Philip Roth. James Atlas' "Remembering Roth" comes out March 1, the audio publisher and distributor Audible announced Tuesday. Atlas, whose books have ranged from the memoir "My...
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FILE - This Feb. 22, 2015, file photo shows Shirley MacLaine at the Oscars in Los Angeles. MacLaine was honored for career achievement by the AARP, the organization for retired persons and its AARP, The Magazine. The awards show will be broadcast Feb. 15, 2019, on PBS. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP, File)
February 05, 2019 - 1:40 am
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Have you got a grown-up state of mind? If so, the AARP has some film awards just for you. For the 18th year, the organization for retired persons and its AARP, The Magazine, have awarded their "Movies for Grownups." The ceremony was held Monday night and will be...
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