Fiction

Pete Townshend novel, ‘The Age of Anxiety,’ out in November

NEW YORK (AP) — The Who’s Pete Townshend, the man who helped invent the rock opera, has now written a rock novel. Hachette Books announced Tuesday that the British composer-guitarist’s “The Age of Anxiety” was scheduled for Nov. 5. Set in London, the novel takes on the torments of creativity and the music business and … Continue reading Pete Townshend novel, ‘The Age of Anxiety,’ out in November

Young adult novel pulled amid online criticisms

NEW YORK (AP) — The author of a debut young adult novel has pulled his book amid criticism of how it portrayed the Kosovo War of the late 1990s. Kosoko Jackson tweeted Thursday that he had asked his publisher to withdraw “A Place for Wolves,” scheduled for release in March. Jackson’s book was set during … Continue reading Young adult novel pulled amid online criticisms

New Philip Pullman ‘Book of Dust” novel coming Oct. 3

NEW YORK (AP) — Philip Pullman‘s next novel will bring us an older and more independent Lyra Silvertongue, his longtime literary heroine. “The Secret Commonwealth” will be published Oct. 3 in the U.S. and the U.K. by imprints of Penguin Random House. The novel is the second of Pullman’s “Book of Dust” series and is … Continue reading New Philip Pullman ‘Book of Dust” novel coming Oct. 3

NEW YORK | Ling Ma, Rebecca Solnit win $50,000 Kirkus Prize

NEW YORK — Ling Ma’s apocalyptic debut novel “Severance” and Rebecca Solnit’s essay collection “Call Them by Their True Names” are among the winners of the Kirkus Prize. Trade publication Kirkus Reviews announced winners Thursday in fiction, nonfiction and young readers’ literature. Each receive $50,000. The other recipients are author Derrick Barnes and illustrator Gordon … Continue reading NEW YORK | Ling Ma, Rebecca Solnit win $50,000 Kirkus Prize

WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s week of fiction: trade, Google, polls

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is playing loose with the facts in his exuberance to push through a trade agreement with Mexico. He insists the deal reached this past week between the United States and Mexico to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement is “one of the largest trade deals” ever. It’s not. And … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s week of fiction: trade, Google, polls

Jesmyn Ward, Masha Gessen among nominees for critics awards

NEW YORK/January 22, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Jesmyn Ward’s “Sing, Unburied, Sing,” winner of the National Book Award for fiction, is now a nominee for the National Book Critics Circle prize. Other finalists announced Monday include Mohsin Hamid’s “Exit West” for fiction, Roxane Gay’s “Hunger” for autobiography and Masha Gessen’s “The Future is History,” winner of the National … Continue reading Jesmyn Ward, Masha Gessen among nominees for critics awards