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Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen releasing book together in Oct. 2021

Renegades: Born in the USA is a bound edition of the popular Renegades podcast . The $65 book will include rare photographs, handwritten Springsteen lyrics and annotated Obama speeches.

The Crown and The Mandalorian top Emmy nominations with 24 nods each

The nominations for the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards are in. The nominations reinforced the rapid rise of streaming, with the top-nominated scripted shows on services that largely emerged in the past two years.

Louise Erdrich's The Night Watchmen among 2021 Pulitzer Prize winners

The awards were announced on June 11, 2021 in a remote ceremony that honoured the best work in journalism and the arts in 2020.

Writers from 4 continents up for $86K International Booker Prize for fiction

The prize is awarded annually to a book that is translated into English and published in the U.K. or Ireland. It is run alongside the Booker Prize for English-language fiction.

Forrest Gump author Winston Groom dead at 77

Groom wrote 16 books but it was Forrest Gump — and the success of the 1994 movie starring Tom Hanks — that earned him widespread fame.

A new audiobook compiles 60 Minutes interviews with Barack Obama

Barack Obama: The 60 Minutes Interviews will come out on Oct. 13, 2020.

Bette Midler writing kids' book about duck that 'enchanted' New York City

The Tale of the Mandarin Duck will be published Feb. 16, 2021.

Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Shirley Ann Grau dies at 91

Her six novels and four short story collections were all set in the Deep South, from New Orleans to north Louisiana and Alabama.

Don DeLillo to publish new novel The Silence in October 2020

The Silence will take place in 2022 amid a digital shutdown in New York City, the author's publisher Scribner announced.

Elizabeth Wurtzel, author of Prozac Nation, dies at 52

Wurtzel died on Tuesday at a hospital in Manhattan after a long battle with breast cancer.