• In this Oct. 9, 2014 file photo, Judy Blume attends a screening of "Listen Up Philip" at the New York Film Festival in New York. Blume recently helped open a bookstore in Key West, Florida, where she lives much of the year. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)

    Judy Blume talks Tumblr, possible new book

    NEW YORK (AP) — Judy Blume has many projects on her mind.

  • 2 new e-books offer free excerpts of upcoming works

    NEW YORK (AP) — Free digital excerpts from upcoming works by Ann Patchett, Christina Baker Kline and T. Coraghessan Boyle are among more than 100 offerings in the preview releases “Buzz Books 2016: Fall/Winter” and “Buzz Books 2016: Young Adult Fall/Winter.”

  • File-This Feb. 16, 1981, file photo shows Daniel Berrigan, ex-priest, now political activist on NBC-TV’s “Today” show in New York. The Roman Catholic priest and Vietnam war protester, Berrigan has died. He was 94. Michael Benigno, a spokesman for the Jesuits USA Northeast Province, says Berrigan died Saturday, April 30, 2016, at a Jesuit infirmary at Fordham University.  (AP Photo/Dave Pickoff, File)

    Peace activist, Jesuit priest Daniel Berrigan dies at 94

    NEW YORK (AP) — His defiant protests helped shape Americans’ opposition to the Vietnam War. And they landed The Rev. Daniel Berrigan behind bars.

  • File-This Feb. 16, 1981, file photo shows Daniel Berrigan, ex-priest, now political activist on NBC-TV’s “Today” show in New York. The Roman Catholic priest and Vietnam war protester, Berrigan has died. He was 94. Michael Benigno, a spokesman for the Jesuits USA Northeast Province, says Berrigan died Saturday, April 30, 2016, at a Jesuit infirmary at Fordham University.  (AP Photo/Dave Pickoff, File)

    Jesuit priest, peace activist Daniel Berrigan dies at 94

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Rev. Daniel Berrigan, a Roman Catholic priest and peace activist who was imprisoned for burning draft files in a protest against the Vietnam War, died Saturday. He was 94.

  • Andrea Barrett wins $30,000 short story prize

    NEW YORK (AP) — Andrea Barrett, an acclaimed fiction writer best known for the story collection “Ship Fever,” has won a $30,000 honor for making a “significant contribution” to the art of short fiction.

  • NOFX singer “Fat Mike” Burkett, right, poses with a fan at a book signing in Nashville, Tenn., on Tuesday, April 26, 2016. The punk band is exchanging grimy music venues for highbrow bookstores while promoting their joint autobiography “NOFX: The Hepatitis Bathtub and Other Stories.” (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig)

    Punk mainstays NOFX add best-selling book to achievements

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Punk rock mainstays NOFX have been defying music industry trends for three decades. Now the band’s members can add a new achievement to their unlikely success story: Best-selling authors.

  • This book cover image released by Dial Books for Young Readers shows "Devlin Quick: Into the Lion's Den," the first book in a new children's series by Linda Fairstein, launching Nov. 1. (Dial Books for Young Readers via AP)

    Linda Fairstein writing crime series for young people

    NEW YORK (AP) — The latest sleuth for best-selling crime writer Linda Fairstein is relatively new to the mystery game.

  • This image released by Matt Ross Public Relations shows Terrence Mann, center, and the cast during a performance of "Tuck Everlasting," in New York. (Joan Marcus/Matt Ross Public Relations via AP)

    Review: Poignancy is polished at musical ‘Tuck Everlasting’

    NEW YORK (AP) — “Tuck Everlasting,” the new musical that deals with eternal life, has wisely been put in the hands of someone whose work on Broadway never seems to die — director Casey Nicholaw.

  • In this April 28, 2011, file photo, author Rudolfo Anaya poses for a photo at home in Albuquerque, N.M. Anaya's famed novel "Bless Me, Ultima," one of the most recognizable works of Mexican-American literature, is being made into an opera. The National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque announced this week it is collaborating with Opera Southwest to commission the work based on a New Mexico boy and a traditional healer. It will be written by California-based composer Hector Armienta and is slated to be produced in 2018. (Morgan Petroski/The Albuquerque Journal via AP, File) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Rudolfo Anaya’s “Bless Me, Ultima” to be made into an opera

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Rudolfo Anaya’s famed novel “Bless Me, Ultima,” one of the most recognizable works of Mexican-American Literature and a book some scholars believed sparked the Chicano literary movement in the late 1960s, is being made into an opera.