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March 09, 2020
Barbara Neely, creator of black female sleuth series, dies
Award-winning mystery writer Barbara Neely, who created the first black female sleuth series in mainstream American ...
January 23, 2020
Knopf names Reagan Arthur as its new publisher
One of the world's most prestigious literary publishers has chosen just its fourth editorial leader in its 105-year history: ...
January 15, 2020
New book shares early stories written by Zora Neale Hurston
Sixty years after her death, the story of Zora Neale Hurston is still not fully told. The fiction ...
January 10, 2020
PBS highlighting women with summer of programming
The 100th anniversary of the amendment that guaranteed women's right to vote in the United States is being celebrated in a ...
January 01, 2020
Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2019
A lauded writer who brought to light stories overshadowed by prejudice. An actress and singer who helped embody the ...
December 31, 2019
Sonny Mehta, visionary head of Alfred A. Knopf, dies at 77
Sonny Mehta, the urbane and astute head of Alfred A. Knopf who guided one of the book world's most esteemed imprints to new ...
November 25, 2019
Jessye Norman remembered as force of nature at Met memorial
Jessye Norman was remembered as a force of nature as thousands filled the Metropolitan Opera House on Sunday for a ...
November 22, 2019
Winfrey, Coates among speakers at tribute to Toni Morrison
In offering tribute to Toni Morrison, speakers from Oprah Winfrey to Fran Lebowitz on Thursday each shared a very different, ...
November 12, 2019
Winfrey, Coates to speak at upcoming Toni Morrison tribute
Oprah Winfrey, Ta-Nehisi Coates and Jesmyn Ward will be among the speakers at a tribute to the late Toni Morrison. The Nobel ...
October 15, 2019
Harold Bloom, author of 'Anxiety of Influence,' dies at 89
Harold Bloom, the eminent critic and Yale professor whose seminal "The Anxiety of Influence" and melancholy regard for ...
October 14, 2019
Not so fast: Many Nobel winners endured initial rejections
Some of the world's most innovative ideas and creations have started out in a rejection pile. One of this year's Nobel Prize ...
October 07, 2019
Book of Toni Morrison quotations is coming out in December
A book of Toni Morrison quotations is coming out in December. "The Measure of Our Lives: A Gathering of Wisdom" will draw ...
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