Barbara Ehrenreich tweets about Marie Kondo widely condemned
NEW YORK (AP) — An online takedown of Marie Kondo by author-journalist Barbara Ehrenreich has been widely condemned as racist and xenophobic. Ehrenreich says it was a joke gone wrong.
Ehrenreich tweeted Monday that she saw Kondo's popularity as a sign of America's decline and wished that the Japanese "de-cluttering guru" would "learn to speak English." She later tweeted that she was "sorry" if she had offended anyone and called her previous comment a missed attempt at "subtle humor."
Authors Rebecca Makkai and Kiese Laymon win Carnegie medals
Author Kiese Laymon, suspended from college for taking out a library book without permission, can assume he's been forgiven by the library community.
Laymon, whose memoir "Heavy" was one of last year's most acclaimed works, has won the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence. The award, announced Sunday, comes with a cash prize of $5,000. It is presented by the American Library Association.
Tommy Orange’s ‘There There’ named a Carnegie Medal finalist
NEW YORK (AP) — Tommy Orange, whose debut novel "There There" is among the year's most acclaimed books, is a finalist for the Andrew Carnegie Medal.