Fiction

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