- 2014 Apr 09
García Márquez Released from Hospital
The Nobel laureate's condition remains "delicate" as he recovers from lung and urinary tract infections.
- 2014 Apr 04
Garcia Marquez Hospitalized
Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez has been hospitalized in Mexico City with a lung and urinary tract infection that is responding to treatment, federal health officials said Thursday.
- 2014 Mar 11
Harrison Smith Kicks off 'Real Talk'
Sarah Harrison Smith, children's book editor at the "New York Times," talks about her job, books she read as a child, and advice for those hoping to break into the business, in a new Teen Reads feature called "Real Talk Publishing: The People Behind the Books."
- 2014 Mar 06
First Editions at Leonard Estate Sale
An estate sale at the Detroit home of Elmore Leonard, who died in August, includes first edition and signed books.
- 2014 Feb 20
Pullman's Latest Literary Endeavor
Instead of indulging in mindless 140 character twitterings and arguments with trolls, author Philip Pullman is currently devoting his Twitter timeline to telling the story of a housefly called Jeffrey.
Harper Lee Settles Museum Suit
"To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee has settled the federal lawsuit she filed against a museum in her Alabama hometown over its sale of souvenirs featuring her name and the title of her book.
- 2014 Feb 13
French Way of Cancer Treatment
Anya Schiffrin on the final days of her father, writer and editor Andre Schiffrin, as he battled pancreatic cancer.
- 2014 Feb 07
Bestselling Author Faces Financial Mess
“Zane,” the renowned Prince George’s County author who has sold millions of steamy novels, has been chased for years by creditors, including the IRS and the state of Maryland, according to court records and state officials.
- 2014 Jan 31
Weyandt Steps Down at Micawber’s
Hans Weyandt—who has co-owned Micawber’s Books in St. Paul, Minn, with Tom Bielenberg since 2003— is quitting the book business to stay home and care for his three sons.
- 2014 Jan 21
Collins Archive Goes to Texas
Billy Collins, a former United States poet laureate and the rare poet to send books onto the bestseller list, can now claim another feather in his cap: a sale of his archive to the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin, where his papers will sit beside collections of such greats as e.e. cummings and T. S. Eliot.
- 2014 Jan 17
Penn State Acquires Kidd Archives
Penn State’s University Libraries have acquired the archives of graphic designer and writer Chip Kidd, who studied at Penn State before starting work at Alfred A. Knopf in 1986.
- 2013 Dec 03
Farewell, André the Giant
D.D. Guttenplan pays tribute to his former boss, André Schiffrin, who died on December 1.
- 2013 Nov 18
Ebershoff Named to Out 100
Random House editor and author of The 19th Wife, David Ebershoff, was named one of Out magazine's 2013 Out 100, the publication's list of top LGBT people of the year.
- 2013 Feb 28
Art, Subversion, and Subtlety
Highlights of illustrator Sophie Blackall's work.
- 2013 Feb 21
Ender's Game Just Beginning
First look at Hailee Steinfeld playing Petra Arkanian in the upcoming film adaptation of Ender's Game.
- 2013 Jan 03
Hunger Games Star Opens Up
Jennifer Lawrence on acting, fandom, and wielding a bow and arrow.
- 2012 Dec 07
Robert Lescher Dies at 83
Robert Lescher, a literary agent and steward to the works of a wide array of distinguished 20th-century authors, including Robert Frost, Isaac Bashevis Singer and Alice B. Toklas, died on Nov. 28 in New Milford, Conn. He was 83.
- 2012 Nov 12
T.S. Eliot's Widow Dies at 86
"After TS Eliot's death in 1965, Valerie Eliot became his devoted executor, editing his poems and letters for publication and steadfastly refusing to cooperate with would-be biographers, in keeping with the poet's last wishes."
- 2012 Oct 26
Barzun Dies at 104
He published "From Dawn to Decadence" at the age of 92.
- 2012 Oct 14
Publishing Vet Elizabeth Geiser Dies
Founder of the Denver Publishing Institute, and a 40-year veteran of the New York publishing industry, Elizabeth Geiser was remembered in the Denver Post over the weekend.
- 2012 Sep 26
Burtenshaw Heads to Booktrust
Alistair Burtenshaw, who stepped down from his post as London Book Fair director earlier this month, is to take over as chair of book charity Booktrust.
- 2012 Aug 07
Robert Hughes Dies at 74
The art critic and historian was behind "The Shock of the New."
- 2012 Aug 01
Gore Vidal Dies
The writer has passed away at 86.
- 2012 Jul 31
Maeve Binchy Dies
The author of "Circle of Friends" and "Tara Road" has died at 72.
- 2012 Jun 27
Nora Ephron's List
Here is how she closed her book, 'I Remember Nothing.'
- 2012 May 30
Kathi Goldmark Dies
Kathi Kamen Goldmark, a San Francisco literary impresario and country-rock singer, died May 24 after a long battle with breast cancer. She was 63.
- 2012 May 15
Literary Hoaxer Dies
Mike McGrady, author of "Naked Came the Stranger," has died at 78.
- 2012 Apr 04
Frances L. Hackett Obituary
Hackett, the founder of Hackett Publishing Company, has died at 82.
- 2012 Apr 02
Patchett Nominated for 'Time' List
Along with Oprah and the Obamas, Ann Patchett has been nominated for Time's 100 most influential people of 2012 list.
- 2012 Mar 29
Obituary: Adrienne Rich
The legendary feminist poet has died at 82.
- 2012 Mar 26
Obituary: Irving Louis Horowitz
The founder of Transaction Publisher has died at 82.
- 2012 Mar 02
David Ishii Dies
David Ishii, whose secondhand bookstore was a fixture of the Pioneer Square neighborhood from 1972 to 2005, died Thursday at the age of 76.
- 2012 Feb 08
Schulz Named 'New York' Mag Book Critic
NBCC winner Kathryn Schulz has been named the book critic at New York Magazine.
- 2012 Jan 17
Jerome Rubin Obituary
Jerome Rubin, who founded LexisNexis, was president of the Times Mirror book group and led the development of e-ink technology, and was also former chairman of the AAP, died last week.
- 2011 Jul 01
Cheetham Leaves Atlantic
Atlantic Books in flux among "poor backlist and export sales." From TheBookseller.