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Author Murakami DJs ‘Stay Home’ radio show

TOKYO – Acclaimed Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami, hosting a special radio show from home, painted a brighter side of the world with his favorite music, and said the fight against the coronavirus...

DATE: May 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Books

Romance writers association announces new award, the Vivian

NEW YORK – 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 about lack...

DATE: May 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Books

Curtis Sittenfeld’s ‘Rodham’ imagines a different ‘Hillary’

NEW YORK – Over the past few years, author Curtis Sittenfeld has gotten to know Hillary Clinton in a way uniquely suited for a novelist – by writing a work of fiction about her. “I was definitely...

DATE: May 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Books

New anthology collects dozens of poems about pandemic

NEW YORK – As the coronavirus spread in March, poet Ada Limon struggled at first to write, feeling “flattened and silenced” by a pandemic that had shut down much of the world she knew. “I could...

DATE: May 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Books

Meyer: Prequel to ‘Twilight’ series to be released Aug. 4

NEW YORK – “The Midnight Sun” will finally appear. Stephenie Meyer’s long-awaited prequel to her “Twilight” series is coming out Aug. 4, the author announced on her website (www.stepheniemeyer.com)...

DATE: May 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Books

Key West to skip Hemingway Look-Alike Contest this year

KEY WEST, Fla. – The coronavirus pandemic has forced the cancellation of the 40th annual Ernest Hemingway Look-Alike Contest in Key West, organizers announced Thursday. The three-night competition,...

DATE: May 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Books

Alaska book ban vote draws attention of hometown rockers

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Members of the Grammy-winning rock band Portugal. The Man are stepping into a banned book controversy in their Alaska home town. After the school board at the Matanuska-Susitna...

DATE: May 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Books

Memoir talks life of hits, magic of Van Halen

SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. – In a life full of magical musical moments, few compare for Ted Templeman to the night he first saw Van Halen in a mostly empty Hollywood club. The elite record-maker and...

DATE: April 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Books

‘Handmaid’s Tale,’ Potter on challenged books list

NEW YORK – Stories with gay and transgender themes, a spoof inspired by the family rabbit of Vice President Mike Pence, and classics by J.K. Rowling and Margaret Atwood were among the books that...

DATE: April 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Books

Colorado’s poet laureate talks pandemic, National Poetry Month

If there’s a bright spot in the strangeness and anxiety that so far has marked April 2020 forever in our collective memory is that this is also National Poetry Month. Founded in April 1996 by the...

DATE: April 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Books

Film adaptation of new ‘Hunger Games’ book in the works

NEW YORK – The next “Hunger Games” book is coming out next month, and a movie version is now being planned. Lionsgate is working on an adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ “The Ballad of Songbirds and...

DATE: April 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Books

C.J. Box’s Joe Pickett is back in new novel ‘Long Range’

The opening of “Long Range,” C.J. Box’s 20th Joe Pickett adventure, is reminiscent of the beginning of his triple award winning debut novel, “Open Range.” Pickett is a Wyoming game warden based in...

DATE: April 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Books

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