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Newport Jazz Festival co-founder and music impresario George Wein dies at 95

George Wein, an impresario of 20th century music who helped found the Newport Jazz and Folk festivals and set the template for gatherings everywhere from Woodstock to the south of France, died Monday.

Provocative author, journalist Janet Malcolm dies at 86

Janet Malcolm, the inquisitive and boldly subjective author and reporter known for her challenging critiques of everything from murder cases and art to journalism itself, has died. She was 86.

Pulled Philip Roth biography gets new publisher

A long-awaited book about Philip Roth that was pulled last month amid allegations of sexual assault and harassment against biographer Blake Bailey has a new publisher.

Maggie O'Farrell's novel Hamnet wins National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction

The Irish author's bestselling novel is known as Hamnet & Judith in Canada. The American awards recognize the best literature in six categories: autobiography, biography, criticism, fiction, nonfiction and poetry.

Hillary Clinton co-writing thriller with Canadian mystery writer Louise Penny

State of Terror will be published on Oct. 12, 2021. The novel is about a secretary of state, working in the administration of a rival politician, who tries to solve a wave of terrorist attacks.

Barack Obama memoir off to record-setting start in sales

A Promised Land sold nearly 890,000 copies in the U.S. and Canada in its first 24 hours, putting it on track to be the best selling presidential memoir in modern history.

Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale among 100 most challenged books in U.S. in the past decade

Three Canadian titles made the list: Sex is a Funny Word by Cory Silverberg and Fiona Smyth (#20), The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood (#29) and This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki (#43).

Woody Allen releases memoir with new publisher

Woody Allen's memoir, dropped by its original publisher after widespread criticism, has found a new home, with Apropos of Nothing released with little fanfare on Monday by Arcade Publishing.

Hachette cancels Woody Allen memoir following staff walkout

On Friday, Woody Allen's publisher, Hachette Books Group, decided to cancel the planned release of his memoir Apropos of Nothing. The decision came after dozens employees staged a walkout in protest of the book's publication.

Critics of American Dirt, Oprah's latest book club pick, put novel on trial

When Oprah Winfrey chose the novel American Dirt for her book club, she imagined engaging in an impassioned television dialogue about the narrative, which follows a Mexican mother and her son fleeing to the United States. Instead, Winfrey ended up organizing a show that put the book, author Jeanine Cummins and Winfrey herself on trial.

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