Books

Women dominate Booker International Prize shortlist

LONDON — For the second year running, most of the shortlisted novels for the International Booker Prize are by women. The contenders for the award, arguably the most significant prize for literature translated into English, were announced in London on Thursday. Among the books in the running are Japanese author Yoko Ogawa’s “The Memory Police,”...

Movies

SXSW partners with Amazon to put its film festival online

NEW YORK (AP) — The popcorn will be bring your own and the barbecue won't be as good, but the Austin, Texas, SXSW Film Festival is moving online after having its 27th edition canceled by the coronavirus pandemic. SXSW announced Thursday that it's partnering with Amazon Prime Video to stream as much of its movie...