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  • Doerr, Guirgis among Pulitzer winners in arts

    NEW YORK (AP) — Anthony Doerr’s “All the Light We Cannot See,” an emotional and intimate World War II novel that has been one of the top-selling literary works of the past year, has won…

  • Review: Renee Fleming delightful in madcap ‘Living on Love’

    NEW YORK (AP) — What if you produced a play about soccer players and managed to get Pele to be in it? Or convinced Ruth Bader Ginsburg to star in a show set in a…

  • More copies of Laura Ingalls Wilder memoir being printed

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota’s state-owned publishing house is printing more copies of the best-selling memoir by prairie author Laura Ingalls Wilder. “Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography,” edited by Pamela Smith Hill, was…

  • ‘Groundhog Day’ musical to premiere at London’s Old Vic

    LONDON (AP) — A stage musical based on the time-looping movie “Groundhog Day” is to have its world-premiere production at London’s Old Vic Theatre. Day after day after day. The show, part of artistic director…

  • Business Highlights

    ___ A small victory for fliers: summer domestic fares fall $2.01 After years of steadily-rising airfare, travelers this summer can expect a tiny bit of relief — $2.01 in savings to be exact. The average…

  • US writer who fled Austria to escape Holocaust dead at 90

    VIENNA (AP) — U.S. writer Frederic Morton, who became internationally recognized in part through books on the Austrian homeland that he was forced to flee because of the Holocaust, has died, his Austrian publishers said…

  • Stephen Adly Guirgis wins Pulitzer for drama

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Adly Guirgis’s “Between Riverside and Crazy” has won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for drama, a play hailed by the judges for using “dark comedy to confront questions of life and…

  • The 2015 Pulitzers, finalists in journalism and the arts

    The 2015 Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists, and the judges’ comments: ___ JOURNALISM Public Service: The Post and Courier, of Charleston, South Carolina, for “Till Death Do Us Part,” a riveting series that probed why…

  • David I. Kertzer wins Pulitzer for Biography-Autobiography

    NEW YORK (AP) — David I. Kertzer’s “The Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe” has won the Pulitzer Prize for biography-autobiography. Judges cited the book…

  • Gregory Pardlo’s ‘Digest’ wins Pulitzer Prize for poetry

    NEW YORK (AP) — “Digest” by Gregory Pardlo has won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry. The judges cited Pardlo’s “clear-voiced poems that bring readers the news from 21st Century America, rich with thought, ideas and…

  • Anthony Doerr wins Pulitzer Prize for fiction

    NEW YORK (AP) — Anthony Doerr’s “All the Light We Cannot See” has won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. The award, announced Monday, went to Doerr’s best-selling World War II novel that tells the parallel…

  • David Baldacci’s latest thriller is engaging

    “Memory Man” (Grand Central Publishing), by David Baldacci David Baldacci has written another thriller that will have readers engaged from the first page. Amos Decker, a stellar athlete who made it to the NFL, experienced…

  • Chemistry Ph.D. student illustrates her thesis in comic book

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Late last spring, a doctoral student worked late into the night. As she doodled, her chemistry thesis took on a life of its own, transforming into a comic book. Veronica Berns,…

  • Tom Stoppard calls it a ‘frightening time’ for free speech

    NEW YORK (AP) — Playwright Tom Stoppard said he will accept PEN’s highest award next month in New York to help put a spotlight on a “frightening time” for free expression. Stoppard is to accept…

  • Review: ‘Pleasantville’ has gripping, believable plot

    “Pleasantville” (Harper), by Attica Locke The compelling “Pleasantville” continues Attica Locke’s insightful look at African-American life in Houston, where politics, race and classism converge in myriad ways. Locke sets her third novel in Pleasantville, a…