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LONDON | Kamila Shamsie’s ‘Home Fire’ wins Women’s Prize for Fiction

LONDON (AP) — Pakistani-British writer Kamila Shamsie has won the international Women’s Prize for Fiction with “Home Fire,” a novel about love, radicalism and conflicting loyalties in the post-9/11 era. Shamsie was awarded the 30,000 pound ($40,000) prize at a ceremony in London Wednesday. Loosely based on Sophocles’ ancient Greek tragedy “Antigone,” her novel centers … Continue reading LONDON | Kamila Shamsie’s ‘Home Fire’ wins Women’s Prize for Fiction

Publisher delays paperback of latest Alexie book

NEW YORK/March 11, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The publisher of Sherman Alexie, who faces multiple allegations of sexual harassment, is postponing the paperback of his latest book. Hachette Book Group had planned to release the paperback of his memoir “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me” in April. Hachette told The Associated Press on Sunday that … Continue reading Publisher delays paperback of latest Alexie book

Jesmyn Ward a finalist for PEN/Faulkner award.

NEW YORK/March 7, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Prize-winning author Jesmyn Ward is up for another fiction award. Ward’s novel “Sing, Unburied, Sing” is among five finalists announced Wednesday for the PEN/Faulkner prize. Ward won the National Book Award last fall and is a nominee for the National Book Critics Circle prize, to be announced next week. … Continue reading Jesmyn Ward a finalist for PEN/Faulkner award.

Jesmyn Ward, prize-winning author, has 2 new novels planned

NEW YORK /February 7, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward has her next two novels planned. On Wednesday, Scribner told The Associated Press that Ward will write an adult novel about an enslaved woman sent from the Carolinas to New Orleans. She will then work on her first novel for middle graders, … Continue reading Jesmyn Ward, prize-winning author, has 2 new novels planned

Ursula K. Le Guin, best-selling science fiction author, dies

PORTLAND, Ore./January 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Ursula K. Le Guin, the award-winning science fiction and fantasy writer who explored feminist themes and was best known for her Earthsea books, has died at 88. Le Guin died peacefully on Monday in Portland, Oregon, according to a brief family statement posted to her verified Twitter account. Her son, … Continue reading Ursula K. Le Guin, best-selling science fiction author, dies