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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 ...
July 30, 2020
'Little House' author's life, times examined in PBS film
A new documentary about the life and work of “Little House on the Prairie” author Laura Ingalls Wilder puts her novels’ ...
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 15, 2020
Review: 'Painted Bird' brings a disputed novel to grim life
Václav Marhoul’s “The Painted Bird” begins with utter bleakness but over the course of its 169-minute running time, keeps ...
July 01, 2020
Rudolfo Anaya, ‘godfather’ of Chicano literature, dies at 82
Rudolfo Anaya, a writer who helped launch the 1970s Chicano Literature Movement with his novel “Bless Me, Ultima,” a book ...
June 25, 2020
Early, rarely seen Alcott story published in Strand Magazine
The current issue of Strand Magazine will give readers the chance to discover an obscure and unfinished Louisa May Alcott ...
May 28, 2020
New 'Hunger Games' book sells more than 500,000 copies
A decade after the “Hunger Games” series had apparently ended, readers were clearly ready for more. Suzanne Collins' “The ...
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 08, 2020
Butler's prescient sci-fi resonates years after her death
Novelist N.K. Jemisin was a teenager the first time she read Octavia Butler, and nothing had prepared her for it. It was the ...
April 22, 2020
Review: 'Book of Longings' has an ambitious, lasting power
“The Book of Longings,” by Sue Monk Kidd (Viking) “I am Ana. I was the wife of Jesus ben Joseph of Nazareth. I called him ...
April 08, 2020
Review: Alvarez returns with a stunning reflection on loss
“Afterlife,” by Julia Alvarez (Algonquin Books) I like to imagine fiction writers are a fairly collegial bunch when they’re ...
April 08, 2020
Review: A splendid return in ‘Hid from Our Eyes’
“Hid From Our Eyes” by Julia Spencer-Fleming (Minotaur) Julia Spencer-Fleming makes a triumphant return to her series about ...
April 02, 2020
New online store offers help to shuttered indie booksellers
Andy Hunter, founder of a new online sales outlet for independent booksellers, had seen a crisis building well before the ...
March 26, 2020
Whiting Awards bestow $50K prizes to 10 emerging writers
Essayist and New Yorker staff writer Jia Tolentino and novelist Ling Ma are among this year's 10 winners of the Whiting ...
March 23, 2020
Plague as art: Over the centuries, many kinds of stories
Lauren Beukes, a script and fiction writer, is drawn to narratives that allow her to probe themes of gender and power.
March 13, 2020
Author Roth weighed in on 'Plot Against America' TV series
David Simon, the creative force behind stellar TV including “The Wire," “Show Me a Hero” and “Treme,” found himself in ...
March 05, 2020
Winfrey reversed upcoming book selection after controversy
Oprah Winfrey reversed her book club selection of Kate Elizabeth Russell’s upcoming “My Dark Vanessa” after the novel was ...
February 27, 2020
Review: Wayne does good job building suspense in `Apartment'
“Apartment,” Bloomsbury, by Teddy Wayne Teddy Wayne has written another campus novel. Coming on the heels of his ...
February 18, 2020
'True Grit' novelist Charles Portis dies at age 86
Novelist Charles Portis, a favorite among critics and writers for such shaggy dog stories as "Norwood" and "Gringos" and a ...
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