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Hold on to your wishes — there's a 'Spider in the Well'

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Random House

'Brotherless Night,' an ambitious novel about Sri Lankan civil war, wins $150K prize

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Rod with his father Sam Serling c. 1943. Esther Cooper Serling/Courtesy of Anne Serling hide caption

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A WWII story by The Twilight Zone's Rod Serling is published for the first time

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"You think it will never happen to you," Paul Auster wrote about aging and mortality in his 2012 book Winter Journal. He's pictured above in New York in April 2007. Nicholas Roberts/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Bestselling novelist Paul Auster, author of 'The New York Trilogy,' dies at 77

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AI is contentious among authors. So why are some feeding it their own writing?

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Ivan McClellan

A photographer documented Black cowboys across the U.S. for a new book

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Crown Books for Young Readers

George Takei 'Lost Freedom' some 80 years ago – now he's written that story for kids

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Here's the shortlist of authors for the Carol Shields Prize for Fiction. The winner will be announced in Toronto on May 13th. McClelland & Stewart/Random House/Doubleday Canada/SJP Lit hide caption

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Authors push back on the growing number of AI 'scam' books on Amazon

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Knopf

The working class gets stubbed out in Russell Banks' posthumous 'American Spirits'

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Maurice Sendak delights children with new book, 12 years after his death

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