The Pulitzer board says it will launch a review of allegations made against the author
The Pulitzer prize board has said it will launch an independent review of the misconduct allegations against Junot Díaz, and that the author will relinquish the role of chairman of the board.
The board said in a statement on Thursday that Díaz, a Pulitzer prize-winning author and creative writing professor, had asked to relinquish the chairman role, to which he was elected in April on the basis of seniority. Continue reading...
- Tale of modern dating that became online sensation leads to two-book deal
- Scout Press to publish story collection You Know You Want This in spring 2019
The author of the online sensation Cat Person has a seven-figure US book deal.
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Author of The Girls is being sued by former boyfriend, who alleges that her bestselling novel about a Manson-style cult uses material from his own writing
An ex-boyfriend of author Emma Cline has filed a lawsuit claiming that she plagiarised parts of her bestselling novel The Girls by using spyware to access his email and other accounts.
The novelist, who vehemently denies the claims, said in a countersuit that the allegations are the “ludicrous” acts of a man who is jealous of her success and are part of a two-year assault on her mental health and literary reputation. Continue reading...
The former FBI director, sacked in wake of clash with the US president, promises insights into the ‘highest-stakes situations’ of his career
The former FBI director James Comey has signed a $2m (£1.5m) deal for a book about leadership and decision-making that will draw on his career in government, which included the high-profile drama leading up to his sacking from Donald Trump’s administration.
According to the publisher, Comey will tell how he handled the bureau’s probe into Hillary Clinton’s private email server
and the allegations of ties between Russia and Trump’s presidential campaign
Books by former president and first lady said to have been sold for more than $60m and will focus on White House years
Barack and Michelle Obama have signed book deals with Penguin Random House, the publisher announced on Tuesday.
Financial terms were not disclosed for the books, for which several publishers had competed, although the Financial Times reported that bidding reached more than $60m – a record sum for US presidential memoirs.