- US writer Hanya Yanagihara favorite for Booker Prize Updated: Oct-13-15 7:26 am
LONDON - Stories of global migration, the digital age and the bonds of friendship are competing for the Booker Prize for fiction, which could get its first American winner Tuesday.
- Bobby Brown working on 'unvarnished' memoir Updated: Oct-13-15 6:58 am
NEW YORK - Get ready for a "raw and unvarnished" memoir by Bobby Brown.
- State environmental officials offer kids' book on clean air Updated: Oct-13-15 2:51 am
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Children are getting a lesson in clean air from state environmental officials.
- President Barack Obama interviews author Marilynne Robinson Updated: Oct-12-15 11:05 pm
NEW YORK - For this interview, President Barack Obama was the one asking the questions.
- Phil Collins autobiography to be published in 2016 Updated: Oct-12-15 12:23 pm
LONDON - Against all odds, Phil Collins has decided to write an autobiography.
- Therapy camp turns into hostage crisis in 'The Masked Truth' Updated: Oct-12-15 11:05 am
"The Masked Truth" (Doubleday Canada), by Kelley Armstrong
- Review: 'Strong Light of Day' is wildly entertaining Updated: Oct-12-15 10:41 am
"Strong Light of Day" (Forge Books), by Jon Land
- Review: 'Dark Reservations' is briskly paced novel Updated: Oct-12-15 10:22 am
"Dark Reservations" (Minotaur Books), by John Fortunato
- Review: A history of America's drinking and sobriety Updated: Oct-12-15 10:16 am
"Drinking in America: Our Secret History" (Twelve), by Susan Cheever
- Review: New short fiction collection by Colum McCann Updated: Oct-12-15 10:01 am
"Thirteen Ways of Looking" (Random House), by Colum McCann
- Review: 'Age of Clinton' is a romp through the '90s Updated: Oct-12-15 8:35 am
"The Age of Clinton: America in the 1990s" (St. Martin's Press, Thomas Dunne Books), by Gil Troy
- Iran pulls stand from Frankfurt book fair over Rushdie Updated: Oct-12-15 5:24 am
BERLIN - The Frankfurt Book Fair says the Iranian government has canceled plans for a national stand at this year's event to protest a planned appearance by British author Salman Rushdie.
- Books on autism, technology up for Samuel Johnson Prize Updated: Oct-11-15 10:20 am
LONDON - Two provocative books about the brain are among six finalists for Britain's leading literary award for nonfiction.
- Comic book artist working with Boys and Girls Club members Updated: Oct-11-15 9:43 am
PARKERSBURG, West Virginia - The kids at the Parkersburg Boys and Girls Club will spring into action as they create their own comic books as part of a new program being offered through Artsbridge.
- Belarusian Nobel winner says Lukashenko to be re-elected Updated: Oct-10-15 12:22 pm
BERLIN - Svetlana Alexievich, the Belarusian author who just won the Nobel Prize for literature, said Saturday there is no doubt Alexander Lukashenko will be re-elected president this weekend because the process is entirely under his control.
- Congressman proposes naming post office for Maya Angelou Updated: Oct-09-15 5:14 pm
WASHINGTON - North Carolina Rep. Alma Adams has introduced a resolution to name a post office in Winston-Salem for poet and author Maya Angelou.
- Correction: Nobel-Literature story Updated: Oct-09-15 2:14 pm
MINSK, Belarus - In an Oct. 8 story about the Nobel Prize for literature, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the prize had been awarded only twice for non-fiction prior to 2015, to Winston Churchill and Bertrand Russell. The prize also was awarded in 1902 to Christian Mommsen, most noted for his historical writing on Rome.
- In Belarus, opposition artists express dissent underground Updated: Oct-09-15 12:10 pm
MINSK, Belarus - Belarus' crippled political opposition has been cautious in its criticisms ahead of Sunday's presidential election. Not so the country's underground artists.
- A reckless life as rocker -- and media figure -- for Hynde Updated: Oct-09-15 11:20 am
NEW YORK - She may be 64 now, but Chrissie Hynde is still one tough rock 'n' roller.
- Baker culinary student wins top state award Updated: Oct-09-15 5:39 am
PORT HURON, Michigan - Calie Nelson likes food.
- AP NewsBreak: John le Carre memoir coming in September 2016 Updated: Oct-09-15 5:31 am
NEW YORK - For his next book, John le Carre is sticking to the facts.
- Allegations that Louisville hired escorts prompts 2 reviews Updated: Oct-09-15 3:32 am
An escort's allegations in a tell-all book that former Louisville men's basketball staffer Andre McGee hired her to provide dancers to strip and have sex with Cardinals recruits, their fathers and players stunned the college basketball world when word of its pending release surfaced a week ago.
- 'Twilight' author says new book is 'not a real book.' Updated: Oct-08-15 7:55 pm
NEW YORK - Stephenie Meyer acknowledges her new book isn't exactly "new."
- Al Franken working on book about his years in Washington Updated: Oct-08-15 7:52 pm
NEW YORK - U.S. Sen. Al Franken is not done with his career as an author.
- Iran to boycott Frankfurt Book Fair over Rushdie appearance Updated: Oct-08-15 4:37 pm
TEHRAN, Iran - Iran is boycotting this year's Frankfurt Book Fair in protest over a planned opening speech at the venue by India-born British novelist Salman Rushdie.