- Signed editions of Harper Lee novel offered for $1,500 Updated: Nov-25-15 6:49 pm
NEW YORK - How much is a signed Harper Lee novel worth? Her publisher is offering a special edition of "Go Set a Watchman" for $1,500.
- From lashes to death: Artist caught in tangles of Saudi law Updated: Nov-25-15 1:37 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - When Palestinian artist Ashraf Fayadh was tried last year on blasphemy-related charges, the Saudi judges overseeing the case rejected the prosecution's request for a death sentence for apostasy. Instead, he was sentenced to 800 lashes and four years in prison over a book of poetry he wrote and for allegedly having illicit relations with women.
- Activists compile book of campus rape stories Updated: Nov-24-15 2:37 pm
NEW YORK - Two activists featured in the campus rape documentary "The Hunting Ground" have compiled a book of "intensely personal" stories about sexual assault.
- EXCHANGE: Freeport historian pens second novel Updated: Nov-24-15 10:47 am
FREEPORT, Illinois - Drawing on his knowledge of Freeport, local historian Edward Finch has published his second novel, "Tumbling Blocks," a series book featuring recurring character Gabby Gordon.
- Rand Paul talks faith in Kentucky campaign swing Updated: Nov-23-15 5:10 pm
LEXINGTON, Kentucky - Rand Paul came home for Thanksgiving to talk about his faith in God.
- Norfolk teacher has students write novel in month Updated: Nov-23-15 4:14 pm
NORFOLK, Nebraska - An English teacher at Norfolk Catholic High School is helping his senior students' writing skills by having them write a novel in a month.
- Rhimes embarks on life-changing journey in 'Year of Yes' Updated: Nov-23-15 1:56 pm
"Year of Yes: How to Dance it Out, Stand in the Sun and Be Your Own Person" (Simon & Schuster), by Shonda Rhimes
- Stage show 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' heading to NYC Updated: Nov-23-15 10:02 am
NEW YORK - Some beloved creatures by children's' book author Eric Carle - including a certain hungry caterpillar - are headed to a New York stage next year.
- Frederick teenager writes book about dragons Updated: Nov-22-15 9:02 am
FREDERICK, Maryland - When Luke Melby sits down to write, he plops down in front of his desk, takes a deep breath and then pumps out a page of material.
- Ohio PTA plans online book fair beginning on Black Friday Updated: Nov-22-15 4:31 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio PTA will offer children's books in an online book fair that begins on the big Black Friday shopping day.
- Analysis: Arkansas has mixed history on welcoming refugees Updated: Nov-21-15 12:52 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Gov. Asa Hutchinson's opposition to locating any Syrian refugees in Arkansas is the latest chapter in the state's mixed history on welcoming those who have been displaced by war, natural disaster and other upheavals.
- Jeff Tweedy writing 'funny, disarming and honest memoir' Updated: Nov-20-15 3:54 pm
NEW YORK - Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy, one of rock's most celebrated and eclectic musicians, is working on a memoir.
- Long-lost Faulkner play published for the first time Updated: Nov-20-15 6:28 am
NEW YORK - "'Twixt Cup and Lip," written soon after World War I and being published for the first time, is a one-act comedy in which a modern, free-thinking woman finds herself courted by two men and changes her mind at the last moment.
- A glance at disputed passages in 'Three Cups of Tea' Updated: Nov-19-15 6:07 pm
HELENA, Montana - Greg Mortenson's best-selling book "Three Cups of Tea" came under intense scrutiny after "60 Minutes," author Jon Krakauer and some people in the book said some of the stories were fabricated.
- Author Greg Mortenson to retire from charity Updated: Nov-19-15 6:05 pm
HELENA, Montana - "Three Cups of Tea" author Greg Mortenson, who has spent four years weathering accusations that his best-selling book contained fabrications and that he mismanaged the charity he co-founded, will retire in January, Central Asia Institute officials said Thursday.
- Dancer Misty Copeland writing health-and-fitness book Updated: Nov-19-15 11:17 am
NEW YORK - Dancer Misty Copeland is working on a health-and-fitness book.
- Central Indiana woman selected as new Indiana Poet Laureate Updated: Nov-19-15 4:03 am
INDIANAPOLIS - A central Indiana woman who is the author of two poetry books has been selected as the new Indiana Poet Laureate.
- Israeli artist remembers legendary Holocaust victim Updated: Nov-19-15 1:51 am
TEL AVIV, Israel - With World War II underway and the Nazis closing in, 16-year-old Itzchak Belfer decided to flee his native Poland and head east to Soviet Russia. The man who had raised the Jewish boy like a son tearfully gave him his blessing, slipped the teen some money and said, "the chicks are leaving the nest."
- Ta-Nehisi Coates wins National Book Award for nonfiction Updated: Nov-19-15 1:34 am
NEW YORK - Ta-Nehisi Coates' "Between the World and Me," a brief, unflinching address to his teenage son on race and police violence that is well on its way to a lasting place in American letters, won the National Book Award for nonfiction Wednesday night. The fiction prize was given to Adam Johnson's "Fortune Smiles," an eclectic and edgy story collection set everywhere from the former East Germany to a Louisiana community reeling from Hurricane Katrina.
- Bush Presidential Center in Dallas decked out for holidays Updated: Nov-18-15 6:37 pm
DALLAS - Former first lady Laura Bush circled an 18-foot Christmas tree surrounded by books Monday morning and thought back to when she was a young mother of twins.
- For all your gift giving needs - The best food books of 2015 Updated: Nov-18-15 9:31 am
Have you ordered your copy of the latest five-ingredient-paleo-gluten-free-Nordic-kale smoothie cookbook yet? Me either.
- How Shonda Rhimes broke out of her shell Updated: Nov-10-15 10:32 am
NEW YORK - Shonda Rhimes, who owns ABC's Thursday night (with hit dramas "Grey's Anatomy," ''Scandal" and "How to Get Away With Murder"), had found comfort and refuge in ShondaLand, the dream factory she rules as a mega-producer and writer.
- Kate Hudson lifestyle advice book coming out in February Updated: Nov-10-15 8:51 am
NEW YORK - Kate Hudson is the latest actress with advice to share on health and wellness.
- E-edition out for Rick Moody's 'The Ice Storm' Updated: Nov-10-15 8:29 am
NEW YORK - Rick Moody is finally letting "The Ice Storm" and some of his other previous works come out as e-books.
- Phillips, who found Elvis, Cash, Perkins and Lewis, gets bio Updated: Nov-09-15 3:34 pm
"Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock 'n' Roll" (Little, Brown and Co.), by Peter Guralnick