Hillel Italie, The Associated Press

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Recent articles by Hillel:

New 'Hunger Games' book sells more than 500,000 copies

NEW YORK (AP) — A decade after the “Hunger Games” series had apparently ended, readers were clearly ready for more. → Read More

The promotion will be virtual for new “Hunger Games” novel

"The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes," Suzanne Collin's prequel to her best-selling series, is dropping on Tuesday as scheduled. Here's the virtual party lowdown. → Read More

Simon & Schuster CEO Carolyn Reidy dies at 71, company says

Simon & Schuster CEO Carolyn Reidy, who presided over her company with steady force and a passion for books during a time of frequent and traumatic change, died Tuesday morning at age 71. → Read More

Robert Caro writes, and waits, during the COVID-19 outbreak

NEW YORK (AP) — On most days since the coronavirus spread through Manhattan, Robert Caro has held to a familiar routine. He rises early, walks to his office down the street, spends hours on the... → Read More

Butler's prescient sci-fi resonates years after her death

NEW YORK (AP) — Novelist N.K. Jemisin was a teenager the first time she read Octavia Butler, and nothing had prepared her for it. It was the 1980s, and the book was called “Dawn,” the story of a... → Read More

Colson Whitehead's 'The Nickel Boys' wins Pulitzer Prize

NEW YORK (AP) — Colson Whitehead became the rare author to receive Pulitzers for consecutive books when his novel about a brutal Florida reform school during the Jim Crow era, “The Nickel Boys,”... → Read More

John Bolton's book about his time in the Trump White House again delayed, this time to June 23

Former national security adviser John Bolton's book, “What Happened In the Room,” has been pushed back again, this time from May 12 to June 23. → Read More

John Bolton book again delayed, this time to June 23

NEW YORK — John Bolton’s book has again been delayed, according to listings on Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble, both of which say “What Happened In the Room” has been pushed back from May 12 to June 23. The new date also appears on publisher Simon & Schuster’s website. Bolton’s book about his time as … → Read More

John Bolton book again delayed, this time to June 23

NEW YORK — (AP) — John Bolton's book has again been delayed, according to listings on Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble, both of which say “What Happened In the Room” has been pushed back from May 12 to June 23. The new date also appears on publisher Simon & Schuster's web site. Bolton's book about his time as national security adviser was originally scheduled to come out in March, but was… → Read More

Robert Loomis, editor of Angelou, Styron, dies at 93

NEW YORK (AP) — Robert Loomis, a blue-chip editor of old-fashioned sense and persistence who in more than 50 years at Random House encouraged, prodded and befriended William Styron, Maya Angelou,... → Read More

`Handmaid’s Tale,′ Harry Potter on challenged books list

The American Library Association released its annual snapshot of books most “challenged” by parents and other community members. → Read More

`Handmaid’s Tale,′ Harry Potter on challenged books list

On Monday, the American Library Association released its annual snapshot of books most "challenged" by parents and other community members. → Read More

`Handmaid’s Tale,′ Harry Potter on challenged books list

On Monday, the American Library Association released its annual snapshot of books most "challenged" by parents and other community members. → Read More

`Handmaid’s Tale,′ Harry Potter on challenged books list

On Monday, the American Library Association released its annual snapshot of books most "challenged" by parents and other community members. → Read More

`Handmaid’s Tale,′ Harry Potter on challenged books list

On Monday, the American Library Association released its annual snapshot of books most "challenged" by parents and other community members. → Read More

`Handmaid’s Tale,′ Harry Potter on challenged books list

On Monday, the American Library Association released its annual snapshot of books most "challenged" by parents and other community members. → Read More

`Handmaid’s Tale,′ Harry Potter on challenged books list

On Monday, the American Library Association released its annual snapshot of books most "challenged" by parents and other community members. → Read More

`Handmaid's Tale,' Harry Potter on challenged books list

NEW YORK (AP) — Stories with gay and transgender themes, a spoof inspired by the family rabbit of Vice President Mike Pence, and classics by J.K. Rowling and Margaret Atwood were among the... → Read More

City Lights Bookstore launches successful GoFundMe campaign

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the world's most famous independent booksellers, City Lights Bookstore in San Francisco, was in dire financial shape because of the coronavirus outbreak and asked for help.... → Read More

Libertarians debate: How to respond to coronavirus pandemic?

For libertarians the very thought of massive government aid or the enforced closings of businesses is usually indefensible → Read More