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August 19, 2020
From Ferrante to Woodward: a full fall season in books
The best news about the fall season in books is that there will be a fall season in books. The coronavirus has shut down ...
August 10, 2020
Review: Bombings and a disappearance fuel Parker's new novel
“Then She Vanished,” by T. Jefferson Parker (Putnam) With each new book in T. Jefferson Parker’s series featuring San Diego ...
August 05, 2020
Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Shirley Ann Grau dies at 91
Shirley Ann Grau, a Pulitzer Prize-winning fiction writer whose stories and novels told of both the dark secrets and the ...
August 03, 2020
Book Review: Hank Phillippi Ryan teeters on the improbable
“The First to Lie,” by Hank Phillippi Ryan (Forge) The first liar we meet in Hank Phillippi Ryan’s “First to Lie” is Nora, ...
July 28, 2020
Hilary Mantel, Anne Tyler among Booker Prize contenders
Best-selling British novelist Hilary Mantel and American author Anne Tyler are among 13 writers on a U.S.-dominated list of ...
July 23, 2020
HBO to adapt Ta-Nehisi Coates' 'Between the World and Me'
A stage production of Ta-Nehisi Coates' "Between the World and Me," his prize winning book about racism and police violence, ...
July 15, 2020
Lisa Lucas, head of National Book Foundation, to join Knopf
The head of the organization which presents the National Book Awards is joining the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.
June 26, 2020
Novelist Patchett has Nashville bookstore customers swooning
The Nashville bookstore that opened and thrived while others were closing their doors is once again defying the odds, thanks, ...
June 24, 2020
Don DeLillo novel 'The Silence' coming in October
Don DeLillo will have something to say this fall about fear and isolation. The 83-year-old author known for imagining ...
June 23, 2020
Author-educator Danielle Allen wins $500,000 prize
The author and educator Danielle Allen has received a $500,000 prize from the Library of Congress. Allen has won John W.
June 18, 2020
Asturias award honors Canadian poet and essayist Anne Carson
Canadian essayist and poet Anne Carson, author of the 1986 non-fiction book “Eros the Bittersweet,” will be honored this year ...
June 16, 2020
Oprah picks James McBride's 'Deacon King Kong' for book club
Oprah Winfrey has chosen James McBride's “Deacon King Kong” for her book club. McBride's novel is set in a Brooklyn housing ...
June 11, 2020
Historian Charles King wins Francis Parkman Prize
Charles King's “Gods of the Upper Air,” a group biography on such groundbreaking anthropologists as Franz Boas, Margaret Mead ...
June 02, 2020
Books on race and criminal justice top bestseller lists
As nationwide protests against racism and police violence continue, readers are seeking out books old and new on race and ...
May 27, 2020
Robb Forman Dew, prize-winning novelist, dead at 73
Robb Forman Dew, a prize-winning fiction writer who drew upon her small-town Ohio background for such novels as “Dale Loves ...
May 22, 2020
Romance writers association announces new award, the Vivian
The Romance Writers of America have dropped their annual RITA awards and replaced them with a prize dedicated to the ...
May 19, 2020
Review: Writer reflects on his friendship with Philip Roth
“Here We Are: My Friendship with Philip Roth.” by Benjamin Taylor (Penguin Books) For 20 years, Benjamin Taylor was a ...
May 05, 2020
Colson Whitehead's 'The Nickel Boys' wins Pulitzer Prize
Colson Whitehead became the rare author to receive Pulitzers for consecutive books when his novel about a brutal Florida ...
May 04, 2020
The Latest: 1st audio Pulitzer prize goes to 'The Out Crowd'
The Latest on the announcement of the 2020 Pulitzer Prizes (all times local): 5 p.m. The Pulitzer Prizes had something new ...
April 21, 2020
Mantel, Evaristo among finalists for fiction's Women's Prize
Hilary Mantel’s Tudor blockbuster “The Mirror and the Light” and Bernardine Evaristo’s tapestry of black women’s stories, ...
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