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Harold Bloom, influential critic and author of The Anxiety of Influence, dead at 89

Bloom wrote more than 20 books and prided himself on making scholarly topics accessible to the general reader. He died on Oct. 14, 2019.

Book of Toni Morrison quotations coming out in December

The Measure of Our Lives: A Gathering of Wisdom will draw from her whole body of work, including celebrated novels such as Beloved and Song of Solomon.

Alfred Alvarez, poetry critic and bestselling author, dead at 90

The critic and author helped shape the modern poetry canon in his native England, exploring everything from oil digging to poker and writing a bestselling history of suicide.

Edward Snowden book coming out Sept. 17

Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has written a memoir called Permanent Record.

Hunger Games prequel novel coming in 2020

Suzanne Collins is bringing readers back to Panem. A prequel, set 64 years before the beginning of her multimillion-selling trilogy, is coming next year.

'If you plagiarize, I will come for you:' Nora Roberts sues author cited in #CopyPasteCris uproar

Best-selling novelist Nora Roberts is suing a Brazilian writer for copyright infringement, alleging that Cristiane Serruya has committed 'multi-plagiarism' on a 'rare and scandalous' level.

Sequel to Michael Crichton's Andromeda Strain due in fall

The late Michael Crichton's literary archive and production company has authorized a sequel to his breakthrough novel The Andromeda Strain.

Jesmyn Ward wins National Book Award for Sing, Unburied, Sing

Masha Gessen's The Future is History, which explores the rise of totalitarianism in Russia, received the nonfiction prize.

Pioneering actor Robert Guillaume, Emmy-winner for Benson and Soap, dies at 89

Robert Guillaume, who won Emmy Awards for his roles on Soap and Benson, has died at age 89.

Judith Jones, editor of Julia Child, dead at 93

Judith Jones was responsible for introducing The Diary of Anne Frank to English-language readers and worked closely with American icons Anne Tyler and John Updike.

Former FBI boss James Comey lands multimillion-dollar book deal

Having served under the Trump administration, the former FBI director is writing a book about leadership and decision making.

Hillary Clinton's upcoming memoir is about her 2016 election loss to Donald Trump

What Happened will be available in Canada on Sept. 12, 2017.

Denis Johnson, author of Jesus' Son, dead at 67

Johnson won the National Book Award in 2007 for his Vietnam War novel Tree of Smoke and was best known for his surreal story collection Jesus' Son.

A peek inside the White House: Bill Clinton and James Patterson collaborate on thriller

Neither Bill Clinton nor James Patterson has ever tried something like this before: the former U.S. president and the bestselling novelist are collaborating on a thriller, The President is Missing, to come out June 2018.

Expanded audiobook of The Handmaid's Tale on the way

Margaret Atwood hasn't quite finished telling The Handmaid's Tale, with the Canadian author contributing fresh material for a special audiobook edition set for release next week.