- 2015 Nov 25
Hector Tobar: What I've Learned
The author of 'Deep Down Dark' answered questions about his writing career and on being Latino in a recent interview.
- 2015 Nov 24
George RR Martin On Syrian Refugees
The 'Game of Thrones' author addressed the Syrian refugee crisis, criticizing politicians opposed to welcoming victims of Isis.
- 2015 Nov 19
Novelist Stephen Birmingham Dies
Known for chronicling the rich and other elite, Birmingham died on Sunday at the age of 86.
Rick Riordan Helps End 'Whitewashing'
After his complaints, Russian editions of Riordan's YA series will now depict his African American character accurately.
- 2015 Nov 18
Listen to a Literary Beat
Learn more about John Seabrook, the author of 'The Song Machine' who plays in a band comprised of publishing industry veterans.
- 2015 Nov 12
Paul Theroux's Favorite Books
The author of 'Deep South' answered questions about his favorite books, what he's reading now, and the ideal reading experience.
Umberto Eco on Literature and Losers
Promoting his new novel ‘Numero Zero,’ Eco explained why "real literature is about losers."
A Re-Discovered Edith Wharton Story
A never-published short story by Wharton was found in Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.
- 2015 Nov 10
David Mitchell on Book Snobbery
'The Bone Clocks' author spoke out on genres, saying, 'The book doesn't care if it's science fiction, it just is what it is.'
- 2015 Nov 06
Kerry Hudson Wins Prix Femina
The Scottish author won the prestigious French literary award for translated fiction with her second novel, 'Thirst.'
- 2015 Nov 05
On Writing A Star Wars Novel
Author of 'Battlefront: Twilight Company' Alexander Freed said he hopes the book gives readers a new perspective on the Star Wars universe.
Nathan Lane Talks Books
The 'Naughty Mabel' author and actor answered questions about what books he's reading now and more.
- 2015 Nov 04
Mathias Énard Wins Prix Goncourt
France's top literary award went to the Arabic and Persian scholar Mathias Énard for his novel 'Boussole,' which means 'Compass.'
- 2015 Nov 02
J.K. Rowling On Robert Galbraith
The bestselling author revealed why she took a pseudonym to write a series of crime novels during a recent interview.
- 2015 Oct 30
Honoring Ruth Rendell's Legacy
The memorial service for the 'respected and loved' crime writer took place on Thursday, October 29.
- 2015 Oct 29
John Grisham's Favorite Books
Bestselling author of the new 'Rogue Lawyer' completed a questionnaire about books that have impacted his life.
Celebrating Marlon James
Officials in Minneapolis recognized the literary star on Wednesday, which was named Marlon James Day.
- 2015 Oct 26
Stacy Schiff Spotlights Salem
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Schiff discusses her revealing new book, 'The Witches: Salem, 1692.'
David Mitchell Rejects Genre Wars
The 'Cloud Atlas' author discussed his new horror-inspired story 'Slade House.'
Ta-Nehisi Coates in the Hot Seat
The author of 'Between The World and Me' offered his thoughts on why his writing appeals to 'so many white people.'
- 2015 Oct 23
George Saunders: My Writing Education
The author of 'Tenth of December: Stories' shares a timeline of his writing life.
- 2015 Oct 22
Gabriel García Márquez Archives Open
Sixty years’ worth of the Nobel prize-winning Colombian author’s work is now available at the University of Texas.
The Modern Book Tour
An author describes how the storied institution is changing, explaining book tours are no longer a given for debut writers.
- 2015 Oct 21
Judith Kerr's New Book, In Pictures
Based on the true story of her father adopting a baby seal, the 92-year-old author of 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea' is revealing photos of 'Mister Cleghorn's Seal.'
- 2015 Oct 19
R.L. Stine Reveals Deep, Dark Secret
The prolific author of horror stories for kids in the Goosebumps series admitted: 'I never planned to be scary.'
- 2015 Oct 16
Andy Weir's Publishing Journey
The author behind the bestselling 'The Martian' discusses his unusual path to success.
- 2015 Oct 15
Indian Writers Protest Intolerance
More than 40 authors have returned top national awards in rebellion of what they call 'vicious assaults' on cultural diversity.
- 2015 Oct 14
New Q&A with Ayn Rand on Racism
In a transcript from a little-known Q&A session from 1974, the patron saint of the libertarian Right enthusiastically defends extermination of Native Americans.
'Into the River' Ban Lifted
Ted Dawe’s award-winning coming-of-age novel returns to shelves in New Zealand after a restriction order was reversed.
- 2015 Sep 22
Banned Author Speaks Out
New Zealand author Ted Dawe who had found his book 'Into The River' banned by New Zealand’s Film and Literature Board of Review shares his reaction with the 'Observer.'
Authors Urge Release of Jailed Writers
More than 40 authors including Neil Gaiman have written an open letter to Xi Jinping ahead of his first US state visit expressing ‘concern about the deteriorating state of free expression in China,' reports the 'Guardian.'
- 2015 Sep 04
On Justin Gifford’s ‘Street Poison’
A review of Justin Gifford's new book examines how the author schooled hip hop stars like Dr. Dre.
- 2015 Sep 01
Carrie Brownstein's Book Tour Begins
"Portlandia" star Carrie Brownstein will kick off her book tour in Brooklyn, New York on Oct. 27 before heading to 10 other cities across the U.S.
- 2015 Aug 20
In Support of Quiet Authors
The Independent argues in favor of authors like Elena Ferrante, who are only visible through their books.
Novel Requires App
UK novelist Iain Pears's new novel is so complicated, you need an app to help you follow all its threads.
- 2015 Jul 27
A cache of newly rediscovered poems by Nobel-winner Pablo Neruda will be translated and published.
Haruki Murakami recalls the moment he knew he would be a novelist.
- 2015 Jul 10
Secrets of 'Pride & Prejudice'
Here are 10 little-known facts about Jane Austen's classic.
- 2015 Jul 08
Lee Meets 'Watchman'
Harper Lee gets a finished copy of 'Go Set A Watchman' in advance of next week's release.
- 2015 Mar 26
John Green has a complicated relationship with keyboards.
Still Reclusive After all These Years
Sam McBratney still prefers anonymity, despite the success of his Guess How Much I Love You series.
- 2015 Mar 10
Pulling Pullman Quotes
Ten quotes from Philip Pullman.
- 2014 Dec 04
Whaley's Top Ten
John Corey Whaley shares his favorite coming of age books.
- 2014 Oct 07
Sedgwick On Where He Writes
Marcus Sedgwick shares the physical space where he writes.
- 2014 Sep 18
What's In a Name?
Unraveling the mystery behind J.K. Rowling's name.
- 2014 Aug 28
Rowling Honors Malala
J.K. Rowling turns out for Malala Yousafzai at Edinburgh Book Fest.
- 2014 Aug 21
YA Authors and Pretty Faces
A piece on why we shouldn't encourage ogling of attractive YA authors.
Death In YA
Rupert Wallis writes about the ubiquity of death in YA.
Bridges Writing Children's Book
Jeff Bridges is writing a children's book with his daughter.
Krosoczka: Hero Lunch Ladies
Jarrett J. Krosoczka talks about the power of lunch ladies.
New J.K. Rowling Story
J.K. Rowling writes a story about The Singing Sorceress.
- 2014 Aug 14
Rainbow Rowell's World
An article gets up close and personal with Rainbow Rowell.
Forman Reflects on Love and Loss
A piece by Gayle Forman on how writing "If I Stay" helped her survive grief.
- 2014 Jul 31
A 'Fierce' Roadtrip
Ann Aguirre details her experience while on the Fierce Reads tour.
- 2014 Jul 10
Novel Addresses Disabilities
Cammie McGovern discusses her novel "Say What You Will."
- 2014 Jul 08
Rowling Pens New 'Potter' Story
J.K. Rowling has written a new story, available on Pottermore.com, featuring Harry, Ron and Hermione.
- 2014 May 13
Pilkey Discusses Underpants Origins
Dav Pilkey on the origins of the Captain Underpants series.
- 2014 May 08
John Green On Stardom
John Green talks about writing, Hollywood, and more.
- 2014 Apr 03
Laurie Halse Anderson 'Speaks'
Laurie Halse Anderson on Ask Me Anything.
- 2014 Mar 27
When Books Become TV
Kass Morgan discusses the good, bad, and ugly of having your book adapted for television.
- 2014 Mar 20
Neil Gaiman on Scary Stories
Neil Gaiman talks about fear and ghost stories at TED 2014.
- 2014 Mar 18
Green Picks Underrated Books
John Green selects 10 underrated books.
- 2014 Feb 20
Pullman's Tweets 'Fly'
Philip Pullman is telling a story through Twitter about a fly named Jeffrey.
- 2014 Jan 16
'Better Nate' Author Heads Home
Tim Federle heads to Pittsburgh home town while touring for 'Five, Six, Seven. Nate.'
- 2013 Dec 19
The Accidental Sci-Fi Writer
Beth Revis writes about her pathway into writing science fiction for young adults.
- 2013 Dec 12
Ludwig, 'Madeline', and Money
An article on Ludwig Bemelman and his money management woes.
- 2013 Nov 19
In Memory of Charlotte Zolotow
A tribute to the late Charlotte Zolotow.
- 2013 Nov 12
S.E. Hinton on Twitter
S.E. Hinton's modest presence on Twitter.
Rowling: Won't Top Potter
J.K. Rowling reflects on Harry Potter.
- 2013 Oct 24
Gaiman on the Importance of Fiction
Neil Gaiman writes about the value of fiction in our society.
- 2013 Oct 03
Tips From a Pro
A children's book author shares tips for success.
John Green meets Pittsburgh fans during filming of The Fault In Our Stars.
- 2013 Sep 25
E.L. James: Wine Seller
The bestselling author has started selling a pair of wines: Red Satin and White Silk.
'The Independent' is reporting that some 31% of people in Great Britain do not know that Charles Dickens wrote Great Expectations.
- 2013 Sep 24
Lowry Wins 'BoBi' Award
The Brooklyn Book Festival honors Lois Lowry with Best of Brooklyn, BoBi award.
- 2013 Sep 17
'Epic' YA Couples
Maggie Stiefvater on 'epic' couples in young adult books.
Green Goes Behind the Scenes of 'Stars'
John Green visits the set of The Fault In Our Stars.
YA Book Talks Meet Censors
Rainbow Rowell and Meg Medina have both had school events cancelled due to complaints about the content of their books.
- 2013 Sep 12
Cynthia Voigt shares her favorite children's books.
- 2013 Sep 11
Armstrong Wins Lit Lawsuit
Lance Armstrong has won the class action lawsuit filed against him by a group of readers over the factual claims in two of his books, It's Not About the Bike and Every Second Counts.
- 2013 Aug 28
J.K. Rowling on why she misses Dumbledore the most of all her characters.
- 2013 Aug 22
Read Aloud Faves
John Rocco shares the books he loves to read aloud to his daughter.
- 2013 Aug 08
White on 'Web'
In a letter to his editor, E.B. White explains why he wrote Charlotte's Web.
'Dork Diaries' Secrets
Rachel Renée Russell talks to Michele Norris about the Dork Diaries series.
- 2013 Aug 01
Rowling to Donate 'Cuckoo' Royalties
Cuckoo's Calling royalties all going to charity, says JK Rowling.
- 2013 Jul 11
Tips from Children's Book Editors
Didion Gets National Humanities Medal
"The crowd in the East Room erupted for Ms. Didion."
Beckett Manuscript Sells for £962,500
The Murphy manuscript went to the University of Reading.
- 2013 Jul 10
Orson Scott Card's Plea
Asks fans not to boycott Ender's Game.
- 2013 Jul 09
Author Asked to Return $1.7M
Acclaimed Indian writer Vikram Seth has been asked to return a $1.7-million advance he was paid by his publisher to write a sequel to his 1993 classic A Suitable Boy.
Activists Boycott 'Ender's Game'
U.S. group Geeks Out launches 'Skip Ender's Game' Web site, citing novelist Orson Scott Card's opposition to gay marriage
- 2013 Jul 08
Gaiman & Elliott Bay Book Co. Celebrate
The author signed books as the bookstore celebrated 40 years.
- 2013 Jul 05
Asteroid Named for Iain Banks
Asteroid 5099 is called "Iainbanks."
- 2013 Jun 28
How Shirley Jackson Wrote 'The Lottery'
Just as June 16 belongs to James Joyce, June 27 belongs to Shirley Jackson.
Any Lost Salinger Books Left?
New letters shed light on J.D. Salinger’s spiritual life—and reinforce the need for his estate to come clean about what, if any, works remain locked in the vault.
- 2013 Jun 27
Next J.K. Rowling?
21-year-old Samantha Shannon.
Jamie Oliver Reads First Book at 38
The world's richest chef, with a fortune of £150m, said he had "never got through a book" before reading Catching Fire because of his dyslexia.
Embarrassing Moments in Children's Books
As chosen by Mark Lowery.
- 2013 Jun 26
Remembering Richard Matheson
"Matheson's fiction crackled with a truthfulness that was beyond the means of many of his more famous contemporaries."
- 2013 Jun 25
Anne Rice Defends Paula Deen
"I never heard of her until today, and wow, this looks like a crucifixion."