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  • New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu working on book about race

    November 21, 2017 9:07 AM

    NEW YORK- New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is working on a book about his views on race and his support for taking down four Confederate monuments earlier this year. Viking told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Landrieu's "In the Shadow of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History" will... more »
  • Former Clinton aide Jennifer Palmieri has book deal

    September 27, 2017 7:47 AM

    NEW YORK - Hillary Clinton's former director of communications has her own story to tell. Grand Central Publishing told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Jennifer Palmieri is working on a "book of lessons" for future women leaders. The book is called "Dear Madam President," an "open letter" drawing... more »
  • Children's book author to receive Louisiana Writer Award

    August 13, 2017 12:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Children's book author and musician Johnette Downing is receiving the 18th Louisiana Writer Award for her contributions to the state's literary and cultural life. Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser's office announced the award recipient, describing Downing as having a "special gift for making Louisiana's unique culture... more »
  • Man carrying a sword, dressed as Joker arrested in Virginia

    March 25, 2017 3:38 PM

    WINCHESTER, Va. - Police in Virginia have arrested a man who was dressed as comic book villain the Joker and reportedly carrying a sword. Winchester Police Department spokeswoman Jennifer Hall said in a news release that the department got several 911 calls Friday afternoon reporting a man made up as... more »
  • Obama books to be published worldwide, from Ireland to India

    March 13, 2017 10:05 AM

    NEW YORK - The publishing of the upcoming books by Barack and Michelle Obama will be a global event. Penguin Random House announced Monday that it has lined up publishers from Ireland to South Africa for the two books, to be released by the Crown imprint in the U.S. and... more »
  • Publisher cancels Milo Yiannopoulos book 'Dangerous'

    February 20, 2017 6:10 PM

    NEW YORK - Milo Yiannopoulos' publisher has cancelled his planned book, "Dangerous." Simon & Schuster and its Threshold Editions imprint announced Monday that "after careful consideration" they had pulled the book, which had been high on Amazon.com's best-seller lists and was the subject of intense controversy. The announcement came hours... more »
  • New book to highlight New Orleans role ahead of 300th

    December 3, 2016 4:22 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A new book timed to the 300th anniversary of the founding of New Orleans is set to be published next year. The New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau, the New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation and the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities have announced they are producing a... more »
  • Memoir of slain soldier's father Khizr Khan to be published

    November 23, 2016 2:51 PM

    NEW YORK - Random House says it plans to publish a memoir by Khizr Khan, the immigrant from Pakistan who spoke at the Democratic National Convention about his Army captain son's combat death in Iraq and criticized the anti-Muslim rhetoric of then-Republican nominee Donald Trump. The company said Wednesday in... more »
  • Amazon removes negative reviews of Megyn Kelly's memoir

    November 23, 2016 11:26 AM

    Amazon has suppressed a number of negative reviews of Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly's new memoir. The Los Angeles Times reports more than 100 negative reviews of Kelly's "Settle For More" appeared on the online retail giant's site within hours of its release Nov. 15. The newspaper reports many of... more »
  • Neiman Marcus unveils 90th edition of iconic Christmas Book

    October 19, 2016 3:59 PM

    DALLAS – Neiman Marcus unveiled its 90th edition of its iconic Christmas Book marking the official start of the holiday shopping season. The book, first published in 1926 as a 16-page booklet, was initially intended as Christmas card to the store's best customers. Neiman Marcus, as in previous... more »
  • BR photographer, known for iconic photos of Mother Teresa, releases book

    September 4, 2016 2:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Marie Constantin, a Baton Rouge photographer and author, is internationally known for her infamous photographic work of the late Mother Teresa. Constantin took the iconic photograph of Mother Teresa at her beautification ceremony in St. Peter's Bascalia in 2003 and also photographed her during her visit to... more »
  • New Harry Potter play coming out in book form

    February 10, 2016 5:52 PM

    NEW YORK - The new Harry Potter play will become a new Harry Potter book. Scholastic Inc. announced Wednesday that a "script book" of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" will be published July 31. The book is a based on the two-part stage collaboration of J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne... more »
  • Ole Miss to demolish site where Faulkner wrote landmark book

    November 27, 2015 10:20 AM

    OXFORD, Miss. - Sometime soon, the University of Mississippi plans to demolish a now-vacant 1908 power plant where William Faulkner wrote one of his most significant novels. Ole Miss is tearing down the Old Power Plant as part of a project to build a $135 million science building. Faulkner wrote... more »
  • JK Rowling says she's working on new children's book

    November 4, 2015 11:23 AM

    LONDON - Good news, Harry Potter fans: J.K. Rowling says she is working on a new children's book. There could be a bit of a wait for it, though. The boy wizard's creator told the BBC that she has not abandoned children's fiction, even though she is now busy writing... more »
  • Astronauts have read 'The Martian,' now can't wait for movie

    September 8, 2015 11:41 AM

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - The book "The Martian" is earning high praise from space, and the astronaut-reviewer can't wait to see the soon-to-be-released movie. NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren said Tuesday from the International Space Station that both he and crewmate Scott Kelly have read the novel. Lindgren told reporters... more »
  • Kevin Harris: 'The Forever Home' Play Video

    July 21, 2015 10:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE- If you're looking to build your own home, Kevin Harris Has the perfect book for you. Harris is an architect, former LSU professor and now a published author. ‘The Forever Home' is a book that gives people pointers on building the house of their dreams. Harris says... more »
  • Bobby Jindal book on lessons of history coming in October

    May 5, 2015 5:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Republican Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, who may or not be running for president, says he has a publication coming in October but it's definitely not a campaign book. "I think those books are actually quite boring," Jindal said Tuesday during a telephone interview. Publisher Threshold... more »
  • Cover design unveiled for new Harper Lee novel

    March 25, 2015 10:26 AM

    NEW YORK - The cover for Harper Lee's new novel will surely remind you of the cover for her old one. On Wednesday, HarperCollins unveiled the jacket art for Lee's "Go Set a Watchman," the unexpected follow-up to her classic "To Kill a Mockingbird." The new cover, like the one... more »
  • Sequel for 'To Kill a Mockingbird' will be released this summer

    February 4, 2015 3:42 AM

    MONROEVILLE, AL - Residents and visitors to the Alabama town that Harper Lee made famous with her classic novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" are both pleased and perplexed by the news that a sequel to the book will be released this summer. Jillian Schultz has a business in Monroeville, Lee's... more »
  • Rowling commencement speech to be issued as book

    December 2, 2014 11:17 AM

    NEW YORK - A new book from J.K. Rowling will offer no magic - only words of wisdom. Publisher Little, Brown and Company announced Tuesday that Rowling's 2008 Harvard University commencement speech will be released in April as the book "Very Good Lives." Proceeds will be donated to Lumos, a... more »
  • Find a new book, meet your favorite author at LA Book Festival Play Video

    October 27, 2014 7:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE - You can meet your favorite author and find your next book at this year's Louisiana Book Festival. Rebecca Hamilton from the State Library joined Kylie Dixon on 2une In this morning to tell you what to expect this weekend. This is the 11th year of the... more »
  • American soccer player Tim Howard has book deal

    August 25, 2014 7:42 AM

    NEW YORK - American soccer hero and international celebrity Tim Howard has advanced to the next round of fame: a book deal. Howard has penned a memoir that will be published Dec. 9 by HarperCollins Publishers. The publisher said Monday that "The Goalkeeper" will be available in adult and young... more »

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