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NEW YORK (AP) — A novel about a Marine's time in Vietnam and his struggles back home has won a $5,000 prize. Mark Treanor's “A Quiet Cadence” is this year's recipient of the William E. Colby Award for best debut book, fiction or nonfiction, military history, foreign policy or intelligence operations.

NEW YORK (AP) — The publisher of a new, bestselling biography about Philip Roth has temporarily halted the book's shipping and promotion as its author, Blake Bailey, faces multiple allegations of sexual harassment and abuse.

NEW YORK (AP) — Fiction authors Steven Dunn and Tope Falarin and dramatists Jordan E. Cooper and Sylvia Khoury are among this year's winners of the Whiting Awards, honors with a cash prize of $50,000 that are presented to each of 10 emerging writers.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chrissy Teigen will grace the front of People magazine’s “The Beautiful Issue” in a cover story that delves into her evolved definition of beauty, facing racism growing up and her heartbreaking miscarriage last year.

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NEW YORK (AP) — When Margaret Atwood would receive invitations over the years to literary events around the world, literature wasn't the only factor shaping her response. She also kept in mind the interests of her longtime partner and fellow Canadian author Graeme Gibson.

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In the opening moments of the HBO documentary “Tina," Tina Turner doesn't just command the stage as she's belting out “Ask Me How I Feel” for a giant stadium of fans. With heels stomping and her hair waving, she owns the stage to such a degree that you half expect bank lenders to materialize by the footlights to sign over the deed.

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Last month I recommended a stack of nonfiction; this month, it's juicy novels. Why? Hey, I don't make the publishers' schedules, I just stay on top of them so you'll have some great ideas about what to read.

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