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  • Textbook publisher quits Stamford for Boston

    STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Textbook publisher Cengage Learning Inc. says it's moving its headquarters from Connecticut to Boston. The company, which emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection this month after restructuring its finances, will locate 500 jobs in Boston and is looking to add...

  • 2014 Pulitzer winners in journalism and arts

    The 2014 Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists, and the judges' comments: ___ JOURNALISM — Public Service: The Guardian US and The Washington Post for the revelation of widespread secret surveillance by the National Security Agency. The committee cited the Post for authoritative and...

  • Authors Guild asks US court to rule against Google

    NEW YORK (AP) — Saying Google Inc. is stealing business from online book retailers, the Authors Guild asked a federal appeals court Friday to reinstate its lawsuit contending that the Internet giant is violating copyright laws with its massive book digitization project. The Guild filed papers...

  • Sue Townsend, creator of Adrian Mole, dies at 68

    LONDON (AP) — British comic author Sue Townsend, who created angst-ridden teenage diarist Adrian Mole and sent Queen Elizabeth II into exile on a public housing estate, has died after suffering a stroke. She was 68. Her publisher, Penguin Books said Friday that Townsend died in Leicester,...

  • Top conservative: 2016 not Ted Cruz's turn, favors Mike Pence-Rand Paul ticket

    A founding father of the conservative movement who is now a star among Tea Party activists is urging the GOP to choose a governor to duel Washington “insider” Hillary Clinton for the White House, saying that 2016 isn’t the best time for Sen. Ted Cruz to run.

  • Pope treats faithful to copies of the Gospels

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Tens of thousands of faithful in St. Peter's Square have been treated to gifts from Pope Francis — pocket-sized copies of the Gospels which he hopes they'll keep handy and read daily. The scriptures were handed out by volunteers after the pope's traditional Sunday...

  • Novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 87, hospitalized

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez has been hospitalized in Mexico City with lung and urinary tract infections that are responding to treatment, federal health officials and the author's son said Thursday. The 87-year-old Nobel laureate entered the hospital Monday...

  • Blockbuster book deal for Ted Cruz; $1.5m advance, bigger than Sarah Palin's

    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a darling of the Tea Party and conservative movement, has agreed to write a personal memoir about his controversial days in Washington and his vision for the future for HarperCollins, according to publishing sources. The first term Cruz is expected to receive an advance...

  • Argentine president opens Paris Book Fair

    PARIS (AP) — It might be called soft diplomacy: Argentina's president is temporarily shifting focus from the country' economic woes to showcase its literary wealth. Cristina Fernandez inaugurated France's prestigious annual Book Fair on Thursday, which is honoring Argentine literature this...

  • Obama library requests proposals from potential sites

    The Barack Obama Foundation announced on Thursday that it is soliciting proposals from institutions and organizations that hope to host the president’s future library. “The Barack Obama Foundation released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ), soliciting responses from institutions and other...

  • Salman Rushdie, Twitter CEO to receive PEN awards

    NEW YORK (AP) — One writes novels and likes to tweet. The other is Twitter's CEO. Both men, Salman Rushdie and Dick Costolo, will be honored May 5 in New York at the annual gala of the PEN American Center. The literary organization told The Associated Press on Thursday that Rushdie will...

  • Japan PM to visit Anne Frank house after vandalism

    TOKYO (AP) — Japanese officials say Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam this weekend to express regret over the recent vandalism at Tokyo libraries of hundreds of books related to the young Holocaust victim. Government officials say Abe will visit the famous...

  • Indian writer, editor Khushwant Singh dies at 99

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Khushwant Singh, a journalist, editor and prolific writer whose work ranged from serious histories to joke collections to one of post-Independence India's great novels, died Thursday at his New Delhi apartment, his daughter said. He was 99. Singh, who continued writing until...

  • Disputed Wall Street tweeter gets new book deal

    NEW YORK (AP) — The no-longer-anonymous author of a popular Wall Street Twitter account has found a new publisher two weeks after a Simon & Schuster imprint dropped his book amid allegations that he had misrepresented himself. Grove Atlantic announced Wednesday it has reached a six-figure...

  • Has America lost its need for grit, education and success?

    Amy Chua, the "Tiger Mother" who launched a thousand panic attacks among ambitious but lenient parents, is back with an almost-great book about why some groups achieve spectacular success in America while others languish.



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