- 2017 Jan 06
Beat Generation Poet Dies
David Meltzer, a poet and musician with work that goes back to the Beat generation and the San Francisco Renaissance, died at age 79 on Saturday.
- 2016 Jun 14
Court Overturns 'American Sniper' Ruling
The U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that jurors erred in a prior ruling awarding Jesse Ventura $1.8M in defamation.
- 2016 Jun 13
The Books Hamilton Borrowed
The Society Library in New York holds the records of which books Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr once borrowed.
- 2016 Jun 01
WATCH: Jeff Bezos Talks Gawker, Trump
The Amazon CEO discussed topics ranging from Peter Thiel to Donald Trump to the power of code at Code Conference 2016.
- 2016 May 10
Halimah Marcus on Electric Literature
The nonprofit digital publication's executive editor discusses its move to Medium and the "new story" EL has to tell.
- 2016 May 03
Roxane Gay Talks 'Lemonade' With PEN
The author spoke of inspiration, Beyoncé, and the personal obstacles facing writers in a speech at the PEN World Voices Festival.
- 2016 Apr 11
'Fantastic Beasts' Trailer Released
The Harry Potter prequel stars Eddie Redmayne as writer and "magizoologist" Newt Scamander.
- 2016 Apr 08
Amazon Promotes Two to CEO
Jeff Wilke and Andy Jassy head the company's consumer business and web services, respectively.
Hugh Dancy's Desert Island Reads
The actor shares 10 books he would never get tired of reading.
A Poet Named Ocean
Reading the work of Vietnamese-American poet Ocean Vuong "is like watching a fish move."
- 2016 Apr 07
McEwan Clarifies Transgender Comments
The Man Booker winner said that a person's right to change genders “should be respected and celebrated.”
- 2016 Apr 05
'Hamilton' Creator Names Favorite Reads
Lin-Manuel Miranda talks about his inspirations and literary favorites in today's 'NYT' By the Book.
- 2016 Apr 04
Gay Talese Lands in Hot Water
The veteran reporter is under fire for struggling to name women writers who have inspired him.
- 2016 Mar 21
Prince is Writing a Memoir
The pop star is working on a book tentatively titles 'The Beautiful Ones,' to be published next year by Spiegel & Grau.
- 2016 Mar 01
Old Books Get A 3D Makeover
Check out artist Cecilia Levy's 3D artwork that transforms the pages of old books into teacups and more.
- 2016 Feb 12
Colbert on the New Harry Potter Book
Late night host Stephen Colbert said 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' sounds "depressing."
- 2016 Feb 10
10 Books for Broken Hearts
Ahead of Valentine's Day, here is a list of 10 books that will soothe heartache, including 'Solitude' by Anthony Storr.
- 2016 Feb 01
A Book by Zadie Smith's Brother
Ben Bailey Smith may join his older sister on the bestsellers list with his children's book 'I Am Bear.'
- 2016 Jan 20
George Weidenfeld Dies at 96
The U.K. publisher who fled the Nazis and risked prosecution for publishing 'Lolita' died on Wednesday.
- 2016 Jan 15
Remembering Alan Rickman's Roles
The late 'Harry Potter' star was best known for his role as Severus Snape, but his bookish roles did not end there.
- 2016 Jan 14
Pullman Resigns from Oxford Lit Fest
Philip Pullman announced his resignation via Twitter citing the festival's refusal to pay authors.
'L.A. Times' Names New Books Editor
Carolyn Kellogg, who has covered books for ‘The L.A. Times’ since 2008, has been named books editor.
- 2016 Jan 13
Mollie Glick Joins CAA
The literary agent, who reps such authors as Jonathan Evison and Sarah McCoy, is joining the agency's books department.
Todd Larsen Named CEO of Blurb
The former Time Inc. exec is now chief executive of the tech company that helps people self-publish books and magazines.
- 2016 Jan 12
Remembering David Bowie with Books
Before his death on Sunday, Bowie shared a list of his 100 favorite books, including Homer's 'The Iliad.'
- 2015 Dec 23
Poems Favored By Celebrities
Katie Couric, Alan Cumming, Lena Dunham, and more reveal their favorite poem and why.
- 2015 Dec 21
Nine Books for 'Outlander' Fans
Readers of Diana Gabaldon’s multi-genre novels are certain to love titles such as 'Indigo' by Beverly Jenkins and more.
- 2015 Dec 10
Obama Reveals His Favorite Book of 2015
In an interview on Tuesday, the president of the U.S. said his favorite book of the year was 'Fates and Furies' by Lauren Groff.
- 2015 Dec 08
Bill Gates' Top Books of 2015
The Microsoft co-founder listed seven of his favorite books on "how things work," including 'Being Nixon' and 'Mindset.'
- 2015 Dec 07
Meet the Real Harper Lee, Atticus Finch
Harper Lee biographer Charles Shields appeared on a podcast dicussing the author and the first draft of 'To Kill A Mockingbird.'
- 2015 Nov 20
Charlie Sheen to Pen A Memoir
Sheen's agent confirmed meeting with publishers about a book that would detail the actor's career and his HIV diagnosis.
- 2015 Nov 17
Kimball Leaves 'America's Test Kitchen'
Christopher Kimball is out after failing to reach an agreement with the TV show's parent company.
- 2015 Nov 16
Obituary: Charles Tillinghast
Tillinghast, the founder of Advanced Marketing Services, died at age 78 on Thursday, November 5.
- 2015 Nov 13
Steinbeck Boat Sails Again
The Western Flyer made famous 75 years ago in John Steinbeck's book 'The Log From the Sea of Cortez' is returning to the sea.
- 2015 Nov 12
O’Reilly, Will Feud Over Reagan
George Will’s column ‘Bill O’Reilly makes a mess of history’ is the latest in the pair’s feud over the book ‘Killing Reagan.’
- 2015 Oct 28
What Obama Learned from Novels
In a second interview with novelist Marilynne Robinson, the commander in chief said fiction helps us to find truth in a complex world.
- 2015 Oct 27
Pearson Appoints New Chairman
Sidney Taurel, the former head of pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly, will become chairman of Pearson in January, replacing Glen Moreno.
- 2015 Oct 23
Amazon Reviewer Harriet Klausner Dies
One of the most recognizable names on Amazon passed away on October 15 at the age of 63.
- 2015 Oct 20
HarperCollins Defends Hughes Bio
The publisher of Jonathan Bate’s controversial biography of Ted Hughes said the book is a work of 'impeccable scholarship' amid accusations from the Hughes estate of factual inaccuracy.
- 2015 Oct 19
Vintage Book Covers, Animated
A German designer takes 55 vintage covers with titles like 'Heidegger, Being, And Truth' and 'The Strange Story of the Quantum' and animates their bold geometric shapes.
- 2015 Oct 16
Robert Durst Book Sees Lawsuit
Jeanine Pirro’s book 'He Killed Them All,' to be released by Simon & Schuster/Gallery Books on Nov. 3, is under attack for having 'little regard for truth and accuracy.'
- 2015 Oct 15
Ted Hughes' Widow Blasts Bio
Carol Hughes said Jonathan Bates' unauthorized bio on her late husband is riddled with factual errors, just days after the work was nominated for the Samuel Johnson prize.
- 2015 Oct 14
Meet Oakland's Defiant Bookseller
Read the story behind Scott Nanos, the nomadic rare bookseller behind the new Lighthouse Books.
- 2015 Oct 09
DFW Is No Saint
To "venerate" David Foster Wallace as "literature’s 'good guy’ is to miss the point," says the 'Guardian.'
- 2015 Oct 06
In Literary Limbo
Carmen Balcells's death has plunged her agency — which represents the estate of Gabriel García Márquez— into uncertainty, setting the stage for a land grab involving some of the biggest personalities in world publishing.
Sloane Crosley Talks to the 'WaPo'
The author on book trailers, book clubs, and her new novel, ‘The Clasp.’
- 2015 Oct 05
Patti Smith at the New Yorker Festival
To promote her latest memoir, 'M Train,' Smith spoke with David Remnick at the 'New Yorker' festival this weekend about a colorful blend of literary and nonliterary topics.
- 2015 Oct 01
Amy Schumer's Deal Was All in the Timing
In 2013, the comedian received a $1 million advance from HarperCollins, only to cancel the contract. Last week, she signed a deal with Simon & Schuster in a high-seven-figure deal.
Handler Gives $1M to Planned Parenthood
Daniel Handler, author of the A Series of Unfortunate Events novels, and his wife, artist Lisa Brown, announced they will be donating $1 million to the reproductive health provider.
George R.R. Martin Looks to Mars
The author spent his childhood reading stories about Mars and hoping to write one—as new discoveries on the red planet capture the world’s attention, he surveys a rich Martian literature.
Not the Time for Realistic Fiction
Margaret Atwood talks to NPR about her latest, 'The Heart Goes Last.'
The Writer I Was
Six authors look back on their first novels.
- 2015 Sep 30
Remembering Carmen Balcells
The 'New Yorker' on the agent behind Latin America's literary boom.
- 2015 Sep 28
U.K. Authors Unite for Syria
A host of the U.K.’s bestselling authors are coming together to raise money for Syrian refugees, as writers including Hilary Mantel, Salman Rushdie, and David Nicholls sign up to forgo earnings from their bestselling books to raise £1m.
Mary Karr Talks to Salon
The author chatted about David Foster Wallace's "Eddie Haskell" side and her new book 'The Art of Memoir.'
- 2015 Sep 25
Women on Memoir
Twenty-five famous women on writing their own stories.
Hemingway Was a Pack Rat
What the author's mementos reveal.
- 2015 Sep 24
Link Between Curiosity and Creativity
'New York' magazine talks to 'Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear' author Elizabeth Gilbert.
- 2015 Sep 21
For Jackie, the Show Always Went On
Mark Lawson remembers the late Jackie Collins, at the 'Guardian.'
HMH Writes a New Future for Itself
The 'Boston Globe' takes a look at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt CEO Linda Zecher's initiatives.
Lessons from Self-Publishing
One author writes about her experience, at the Huffington Post.
- 2015 Sep 18
Salon Sits Down with Ursula K. Le Guin
The literary legend talked about her new craft book, and why sci-fi writers should read Virginia Woolf.
Hawkins Coming Stateside
Paula Hawkins, author of the runaway bestseller 'The Girl on The Train,' is planning a rare U.S. visit to five cities.
- 2015 Sep 17
Strayed 2015 Indies First Spokesperson
Cheryl Strayed, the bestselling author of 'Wild,' and the forthcoming 'Brave Enough,' will be this year’s official spokesperson for the national campaign of activities and events in support of independent bookstores.
Salman Rushdie, by the Book
The author, most recently, of 'Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights' tells the 'NYT' that more or less everything by Christopher Hitchens makes him laugh.
- 2015 Sep 16
Sonny Mehta in 'Vanity Fair'
The Knopf editor-in-chief tells the magazine that he still has "the best job in the world."
Bezos to Reach Orbit
Blue Origin, a secretive rocket company started by Amazon chief Jeff Bezos, made a splashy public announcement on Tuesday.
- 2015 Sep 15
Boyd Advises Budding Authors
William Boyd's insights into what it takes to be a novelist.
- 2015 Sep 14
The Rise of Twitter Fiction
Authors are turning social media into a literary genre, 140 characters at a time.
- 2015 Sep 11
Family Protests Poet's Pen Name
The family of a woman with the same name as the Chinese pseudonym adopted by poet Michael Derrick Hudson, who attended the same high school as Hudson, has stepped forward, demanding that he immediately stop using it.
Skloot Responds to Book Banning
Rebecca Skloot, author of 'The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,' accused a parent who tried to ban the book from schools of "confusing gynecology with pornography."
A Storied Past
Bill Shinker talks about his career in publishing.
10 Famous Authors’ Favorite TV Shows
Lorrie Moore and 'Friday Night Lights,' Stephen King and 'The Americans,' and other writers' favorite shows, listed at Flavorwire.
- 2015 Sep 10
The Fiction Atop the Fiction
Did Thomas Pynchon publish a novel under the pseudonym Adrian Jones Pearson?
- 2015 Sep 09
Details from New Trump Book
In 'Never Enough,' out September 22, Donald Trump said his experience at the New York Military Academy gave him “more training militarily than a lot of the guys that go into the military.”
DFW and the Perils of 'Litchat'
"[David Foster] Wallace’s death, and the private suffering that it revealed, has led to the formation of an iconic posthumous public image that some of his friends have taken to calling 'Saint Dave,'" writes Laura Miller, at the 'New Yorker.'
- 2015 Sep 02
Louise O'Neill Explains 'Asking For It'
The author, who explores rape culture in her new book, discusses the reasons why women often take the blame for being assaulted.
- 2015 Sep 01
Harper Lee's Early Drafts Identified
A rare books expert revealed findings that indicate Harper Lee's mysterious pages of text found in a safety deposit box are not a third novel, but drafts of "To Kill A Mockingbird" and "Go Set A Watchman."
- 2015 Aug 28
Can a Novelist Be Too Productive?
Stephen King on prolific writers.
The Mysterious, Anonymous Author
Elena Ferrante talks to 'Vanity Fair' about the conclusion of her Neapolitan novels.
- 2015 Aug 26
Julia Cheiffetz on Her Amazon Experience
In response to the 'New York Times' probe into Amazon's workplace, the former editorial director of Amazon Publishing urges Jeff Bezos to make the company "a more hospitable place for women and parents."
- 2015 Aug 25
Vargas Llosa Hits Back
Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa has been forced to deny that he sold a story to 'Hola!' magazine in Spain.
Ishiguro Archive Heads to Texas
The archive of award-winning author Kazuo Ishiguro is heading to the U.S. having been acquired by the University of Texas in Austin.
- 2015 Aug 24
Jonathan Franzen and Feminism
Mary Elizabeth Williams responds to the novelist's recent remarks on feminism, at Salon.
- 2015 Aug 21
Authors Group Seeks DOJ Probe of Amazon
On Thursday, the Authors United group submitted a formal request to the DOJ’s top antitrust official.
Ten Things I Learned as Debut Novelist
Victoria Namkung writes about her experience for the Huffington Post.
- 2015 Aug 19
A Conversation With James Wood
The 'New Yorker' critic talks with Slate about how technology is changing reading, how aging changes critics, and what he’d change about his David Foster Wallace review.
- 2015 Aug 17
Bezos Defends His Company
Jeff Bezos sent a memo to Amazon employees this weekend, obtained by GeekWire, which says he doesn’t recognize the company described in the 'New York Times' article.
- 2015 Aug 14
Read Like the President
President Obama shares his six-book summer reading list.
- 2015 Aug 13
Garcia Marquez's Return Home
The ashes of Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez are heading to the country of his birth, Colombia.
- 2015 Aug 12
The Novel is Dead. Or Is It?
Liesl Schillinger and Benjamin Moser talk about why the novel’s demise so regularly looms, for the 'New York Times.'
Put Didion on the $10 Bill, Says Store
With an image of a woman officially slated to join Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill, an L.A. bookstore has launched a social media campaign in the hopes the U.S. Department of the Treasury will select Joan Didion.
- 2015 Aug 11
State of a Genre Title
John Scalzi breaks down the sales of his book 'Lock In' on his blog.
- 2015 Aug 10
Meet the Kindlepreneurs
More people are choosing to self-publish e-books than ever, but are these the bestselling authors you've never heard of?
- 2015 Aug 07
How Powerful is a Jon Stewart Plug?
Ask his wife—before departing the 'Daily Show,' Stewart gave one final plug to a book close to his heart.
- 2015 Aug 06
Bezos Sells More Than $500M in Shares
Amazon's soaring stock price helped to boost proceeds from the sale of 1 million shares by CEO Jeff Bezos this week, helping him reap more than $500 million.
- 2015 Aug 05
Book Deal Boosts Ted Cruz
The Texas senator is worth between $2 million and $4.5 million, a total aided by the roughly $319,000 advance the Republican presidential candidate received to write his memoir, according to a financial disclosure report released Monday.
- 2015 Aug 04
Can a Virtuous Character Be Interesting?
Thomas Mallon and Alice Gregory debate whether morally upstanding characters necessarily make for dull fiction, at the 'New York Times.'
- 2015 Jul 31
Remembering James Salter, and His Commas
Mary Norris in the 'New Yorker.'
Blume to the Rescue
After a Brooklyn man accidentally gave away his wife's signed copy of Judy Blume's 'Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret,' the author vowed to send the husband another signed copy of her book for his heartbroken wife.