Posts Tagged Books and literature

China’s Yan Lianke receives Franz Kafka prize

PRAGUE (AP) — Yan Lianke, a Chinese author who has seen some of his novels banned in his homeland, has received the prestigious Franz Kafka Prize in the Czech Republic.

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40 years later, ‘Power Broker’ is standard reading

In this Aug. 20, 2008 file photo, author and biographer Robert Allan Caro smiles during an interview in New York. A generation of city planners and builders have come of age since Caro's 1,300-page, Pulitzer Prize-winning biography "The Power Broker," was published 40 years ago. Celebrated for its exhaustive detail, controversial for its startling disclosures, Caro's book has been cited as inspiration for a new approach to urban planning _ more modest in scale, more focused on community involvement. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Carl Weisbrod was two years out of graduate school, planning a career in law, when a new book about municipal builder Robert Moses changed his life: Robert Caro’s “The Power Broker.”

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Jimmy Fallon’s picture book inspired by daughter

In this Aug. 25, 2014 file photo, Jimmy Fallon presents an award at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. Fallon has a deal with Feiwel and Friends for the picture book “Your Baby’s First Word Will Be Dada.” Fallon says he was inspired by his daughter, Winnie Rose, whose first word, alas, was “Mama.” The publisher announced Monday, Oct. 20, that the book is scheduled for release in June. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Forgive Jimmy Fallon if his new book is a story of wishful thinking.

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‘Gray Mountain’ won’t disappoint Grisham fans

This book cover image released by Doubleday shows "Gray Mountain," by John Grisham. (AP Photo/Doubleday)

“Gray Mountain” (Doubleday), by John Grisham

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‘Superstorm’ crafts narrative from Sandy’s wrath

This book cover image released by Dutton shows "Superstorm: Nine Days Inside Hurricane Sandy," by Kathryn Miles. (AP Photo/Dutton)

“Superstorm” (Dutton), by Kathryn Miles

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