National Book Award News
'Hidden Figures' author Shetterly receives literary prize
An author whose book was the basis for the Oscar-nominated movie "Hidden Figures" has won an award for writing literature that promotes diversity and confronts racism
Robert Silvers, edited New York Review of Books, dead at 87
Robert B. Silvers, longtime head of The New York Review of Books, died Monday at 87. Known as a singularly exacting and knowledgeable editor, Silvers helped found the prestigious literary journal during a 1962 newspaper strike
All ears: Caro working on audio-only book
Robert Caro's next book is for ears only: The acclaimed historian is planning an audio-only release, "On Power," drawing upon his years as a journalist and his research into the lives of President Lyndon Johnson and municipal builder Robert Moses
'GMA' Anchors' 2016 Book Picks Plus Must-Read Holiday Books
The holidays are just around the corner, but it's not too late to fulfill the gift wishes of the book lovers in your life. The holidays are also the perfect time to treat yourself to a good read to take on vacation or share with loved ones. George Stephanopoulos , Michael Strahan , Lara Spencer and
Ode to the Girl On a Wheel
"I think bicycling has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. It gives women a feeling of freedom and self-reliance. I stand and rejoice every time I see a woman ride by on a wheel the picture of free, untrammeled womanhood." -- Susan B. Anthony, 1896 Girls who break camp
'In the Heart of the Sea' Movie Review
Starring Chris Hemsworth , Benjamin Walker, Ben Whishaw, and Brendan Gleeson Rated PG-13 Two-and-a-half out of five stars Ron Howard is a gem. The director has few rivals when it comes to giving audiences visceral, cinematic experiences. I can only imagine his excitement when presented with the
Maya Angelou: Forgiveness Is the Answer
Maya Angelou was moved to tears while reading a passage of her new autobiography “Mom & Me & Mom,” in an interview for “This Week,” “There has never been anyone greater than you as the mother of a young adult. She squeezed my hand twice,”...
Coming up on 'This Week': Latest on Iran Nuclear Talks; Mark Zuckerberg
As Secretary of State John Kerry heads to Geneva, “This Week” covers the latest on negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program, Sunday on “This Week.” Intelligence Committee Vice Chair Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., and Foreign Relations Committee member Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., debate how to confront...
Remembering JFK, 50 Years Later
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES THE OBAMAS SIT DOWN WITH BARBARA WALTERS: President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will sit down with ABC’s BARBARA WALTERS at the White House for their first joint television interview this year. In what has become an end-of-the-year ...