NEW YORK (AP) — Charles Yu's “Interior Chinatown,” a satirical, cinematic novel written in the form of a screenplay, has won the National Book Award for fiction.
NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson is facing allegations that she lifted material from other sources for her new book, "Merchants of Truth." Abramson and her publisher are promising to investigate.
NEW YORK (AP) — Ron Chernow, Doris Kearns Goodwin and Walter Isaacson will be among the guests on a new television interview program, presented by the New-York Historical Society.
The society announced Thursday that "New-York Historical Society Presents" premieres Sunday on WNET, a public television station in the New York area. Hosts include philanthropist David M. Rubenstein and presidential historian Douglas Brinkley.
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Historian Walter Isaacson is saluting more than 3,000 graduates at the University of Mississippi.
Isaacson is the main speaker at Saturday's commencement ceremony in Oxford.
NEW YORK (AP) — Lisa Brennan-Jobs, daughter of the late Steve Jobs, has a book deal.
Grove Press announced Wednesday that Brennan-Jobs is working on a coming-of-age memoir, "Small Fry." The book is scheduled for Sept. 4.
NEW YORK (AP) — Researching the life of Leonardo da Vinci left Walter Isaacson in a playful mood.
"He's the most fun, joyous person I can imagine," says the best-selling biographer, whose "Leonardo da Vinci" comes out Oct. 17. "And that was the big surprise. I thought he was going to be this brooding genius."
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Walter Isaacson will give William & Mary's Commencement address in Williamsburg.
The university says in a press release Tuesday that the noted journalist and author will also receive an honorary degree at the ceremony in May.
Isaacson's resume includes editing Time magazine and being the chairman and CEO of CNN. He's currently president and CEO of the Aspen Institute, a non-partisan think tank.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has chosen author and historian Walter Isaacson to serve on the city's Planning Commission.
Landrieu made the announcement in a Tuesday news release. Pending approval by the New Orleans City Council, Isaacson will serve from Jan. 1 until June 30, 2023.