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January 30, 2020
Houston writer Bryan Washington to receive Gaines award
His path to writing was not straightforward, but Bryan Washington says he's grateful to have found his way. “I really fell ...
January 29, 2020
Yiyun Li and Leslie Jamison among PEN award nominees
Fiction by Yiyun Li and essays by Leslie Jamison and Eve Babitz are among the finalists for honors presented by PEN America, ...
January 27, 2020
Jerry Craft, Kadir Nelson win honors for children's books
Jerry Craft's “New Kid," a graphic novel about a 7th grader's struggle to adjust to a private school with little diversity, ...
January 27, 2020
Librarians honor books by Luiselli and Higginbotham
Valeria Luiselli's novel “Lost Children Archive” and Adam Higginbotham's nonfiction “Midnight in Chernobyl” have been awarded ...
January 22, 2020
MacDowell artist colony chooses Nell Painter as new chair
The MacDowell Colony, one of the country's oldest and most prestigious artist colonies, has chosen the author-educator Nell ...
January 21, 2020
Masha Gessen book, ''Surviving Autocracy,' coming in June.
Masha Gessen, the Russian-born author and journalist, has a new book out in June. It's called “Surviving Autocracy," and is ...
January 16, 2020
Free e-book includes excerpts from new Veronica Roth novel
Fiction from Sue Monk Kidd and Veronica Roth, essays by comedian Mike Birbiglia and a memoir about Philip Roth are among the ...
January 13, 2020
Ronan Farrow among nominees for book critic prizes
Ronan Farrow has already won a Pulitzer Prize and George Polk Award for his reporting on Harvey Weinstein and the #MeToo ...
January 12, 2020
France's #MeToo: Book on child-sex writer prompts outcry
He was a middle-aged French author becoming known, even celebrated, for writing about sex with children. She was a fragile ...
January 08, 2020
HarperCollins snubs Romance Writers of America's conference
Two HarperCollins divisions that focus on romance novels have decided not to sponsor or participate in the Romance Writers ...
January 07, 2020
Romance writers association calls off annual awards
The Romance Writers of America has called off its annual awards as the organization remains in turmoil over allegations that ...
January 01, 2020
T.S. Eliot letters to muse to be unveiled after 60 years
After more than 60 years spent sealed up in a library storage facility, about 1,000 letters written by poet T.S. Eliot to ...
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 ...
December 24, 2019
Elizabeth Spencer, 'Light In the Piazza' author, dies at 98
Elizabeth Spencer, a grande dame of Southern literature who bravely navigated between the Jim Crow past and open-ended ...
December 23, 2019
Book Review: `This Is Happiness' is a breathtaking tale
“This is Happiness," Bloomsbury Publishing, by Niall Williams “This Is Happiness” is a breathtaking tale told through the ...
December 19, 2019
Refugee's overstay in New Zealand could fuel Aussie tensions
A refugee who wrote an award-winning book while being held in detention has overstayed his visa in New Zealand, according to ...
December 11, 2019
Atwood, Nesbit among those honored by Center for Fiction
The art of invention itself was a special guest as the Center for Fiction honored Margaret Atwood and Hulu, literary agent ...
December 09, 2019
Kosovo, Albania to boycott Nobel Literature award ceremony
Kosovo and Albania say they will boycott the Nobel Literature Prize ceremony Tuesday to protest the award being given to ...
December 07, 2019
Nobel literature winner dreams of a new narrative style
Nobel Literature Prize winner Olga Tokarczuk says she thinks a new sort of fiction may be needed to counteract the modern ...
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