- 2016 May 25
Coppola's 'Godfather' Notebook
The 720-page notebook used by Francis Ford Coppola while working on 'The Godfather' will be published in November.
- 2016 May 24
U.K. poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy has organized a poetic road trip through England, Wales, and Scotland.
Did Herman Melville Pine Over Hawthorne?
New biographies dig into possibilities of the 'Moby-Dick' author's secret romances.
Success of an Anonymous 'Oxygen Thief'
An anonymously-penned, 147-page fictionalized memoir stands as a peculiar self-published success.
How to Read More Trans Writers
A roundup of works by trans writers in genres other than autobiography and memoir.
- 2016 May 23
While Waiting On GRRM, Read This
Three fantasy writers to read while you wait for George R.R. Martin to finish A Song of Ice and Fire.
The Literary Capture of the Unabomber
On the Vassar College English literature professor whose research helped convict the Unabomber.
- 2016 May 20
Australian Book Industry in Crisis
New proposals to reduce authors’ control of copyright and flood the market with cheap overseas editions cause a stir down under.
- 2016 May 19
A Conversation with Elena Ferrante
Italian novelists Elena Ferrante and Nicola Lagioia talk childhood, novels, and writing as an act of pride.
The Unsung Heroes of Poetry
Eleven poets break down everything it takes to write poetry and run a small press in 2016.
Siddhartha Mukherjee, By the Book
The author of 'The Emperor of All Maladies' and the upcoming 'The Gene' discusses the books and authors he admires.
Ta-Nehisi Coates's 'Black Panther' Roars
The senior writer for the Atlantic sees a new sort of success with his first monthly comic series.
- 2016 May 18
Nguyen Talks 'The Sympathizer,' Escape
Pulitzer Prize–winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses his book and his escape from Vietnam.
Surprise Dunham Book Sells Out
'Is It Evil Not to Be Sure?' is Lena Dunham's collection of decade-old journal entries—which sold out in 24 hours.
Franzen's 'Jeopardy!' Appearance
The author and ornithologist was offered "birds" as a category—and somehow still finished second.
- 2016 May 17
Jennifer Sears Interviews Mary Gaitskill
The author discusses mothering, women and money, writing through race and class, and the challenge of capturing endings.
- 2016 May 16
Restoring Emily Dickinson's Home
On restoring poet, naturalist, and gardener Emily Dickinson's "poetic laboratory," her home and gardens.
- 2016 May 13
Katherine Dunn Dies at 70
The Portland author of the cult classic 'Geek Love' and longtime journalist has died of lung cancer.
Even Dostoevsky Hated Literary Readings
On the trouble of sitting still and listening to fiction writers read from their works.
- 2016 May 12
A Phone Call with Salman Rushdie
Salman Rushdie chats with Paul Holdengraber about boarding school, fairy tales, and drinking with Günter Grass.
- 2016 May 11
GRRM Releases 'Winds of Winter' Chapter
George R.R. Martin has published a new chapter from the upcoming volume in his A Song of Ice and Fire series.
Authorial Hate Mail
Even in the age of email and Internet comments sections, the long-lasting tradition of writers insulting other writers endures.
Blake Meets Wu-Tang in Kate Tempest
The young author and rapper has "a knack for the devastating throwaway line."
- 2016 May 10
How 'Love and Rockets' Broke the Rules
The series by Los Bros Hernandez is as influential as it is daring—and has big name fans from Gaiman to Simone to prove it.
- 2016 May 09
PEN Urges Release of Egyptian Author
PEN America has gathered signatures from roughly 120 writers on a letter urging Egypt to release the imprisoned writer Ahmed Naji.
An Interview with Louise Erdrich
The award-winning writer and bookstore owner discusses her new book, the lives of Native Americans, and more.
Anton Chekhov, Pre-Postmodernist
Why the famed Russian writer's experimental work served as a precursor to postmodernism.
James Baldwin on Self-Imprisonment
At 'Brain Pickings,' Maria Popova rounds up some of the writer's quotes on the nature of freedom.
- 2016 May 05
Nick Offerman, By the Book
The funnyman, manly man, woodworker, and author talks the books on his night stand and Wendell Berry's essays.
- 2016 May 04
Doubts About 'Flags of Our Fathers'
James Bradley, the author of the military bestseller, thinks his father may not be in the famous photo of Marines raising the American flag at Iwo Jima.
- 2016 May 03
North Korean Prisoner Writes Book
Kenneth Bae, the American missionary who was North Korea's longest-held U.S. prisoner, wrote about his ordeal in 'Not Forgotten.'
- 2016 May 02
Turning to James Baldwin
In a time of social upheaval surrounding issues of race, writers, scholars, and activists again seek wisdom from one of America's greatest writers.
- 2016 Apr 29
Jim Harrison's Literary Friendships
Remembering the late author not with endless Hemingway comparisons, but by looking at his life.
Don DeLillo, Apocalyptic Prophet
Looking at the author's disaster-heavy catalog through the lens of his latest novel, 'Zero K.'
Australia Resists Copyright Proposals
Writers and publishers down under vocally oppose new proposed fair use intellectual property laws.
Get to Know Paula Hawkins
The 'Girl on the Train' author discusses the surprises of success, wanting no children, and giving up on the romcom.
- 2016 Apr 28
Porochista Khakpour on Prince's Women
The author praises the ladies who accompanied the late musical phenomenon in a 'Village Voice' feature.
- 2016 Apr 27
FBI Columnist Harper Lee
The late author of 'To Kill a Mockingbird' wrote a news story in the 1960s for a magazine aimed at the FBI that has just been unearthed.
Plath Reads "Spinster" for BBC
Poet Sylvia Plath read the poem "Spinster," among others, during BBC recording sessions in the 1960s.
- 2016 Apr 26
The Poetic Star of Beyoncé's 'Lemonade'
Meet Warsan Shire, the Somali-British poet featured in Beyoncé's surprise video album.
A Glimpse at Plimpton
Taking a look at the participatory sports journalism of George Plimpton, through his letters and photos.
- 2016 Apr 25
Six Celebrations of Shakespeare
For the 400th anniversary of the Bard's death, 'Literary Hub' publishes six opinion pieces digging into his legacy.
The Success of Cassandra Clare
The YA fantasy author steeps herself in the history of her genre, even living in a steampunk home.
Alain de Botton Takes Your Questions
In preparation for a Wednesday webchat, the philosopher takes readers' questions over at 'The Guardian.'
- 2016 Apr 22
Prince's Book Publicist Remembers Icon
Kathleen Schmidt reflects: "If he liked you, he would always like you. He would always remember your name."
Four Writers In 'Time' 100
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Elena Ferrante, and Marilynne Robinson are among the “100 Most Influential People.”
- 2016 Apr 21
Hip-Hop and Publishing
In an era when pop culture and black artists are ever more appreciated, why does the literary community seem to ignore hip-hop?
- 2016 Apr 20
George R.R. Martin Talks Spinoffs
Will HBO spin new shows off from 'Game of Thrones'? If so, the author of its source material has some ideas.
Easton Ellis Takes In 'Psycho'
The 'American Psycho' author sees the Broadway musical adaptation of his novel for the first time.
- 2016 Apr 15
Why David Foster Wallace Loved Tennis
John Jeremiah Sullivan explores the late author's fondness for a game that "draws the obsessive and brooding."
- 2016 Apr 14
Knausgaard Talks Writing 20 Pages a Day
The 'My Struggle' author sits down with John Freeman in Japan to discuss failure, memory, and literature.
- 2016 Apr 13
Authors Protest Anti-LGBTQ Laws
Nearly one hundred Mississippi writers, including Donna Tartt and John Grisham, signed a letter calling for the repeal of House Bill 1523.
Clive James Binges 'Game of Thrones'
The writer dissects his reading and watching habits—and our own—through the lens of TV's most popular literary adaptation.
The Subjects Fiction Misses
Authors Ayana Mathis and Siddhartha Deb discuss subjects contemporary fiction seems to avoid.
Rachel Dolezal Gets a Book Deal
The former N.A.A.C.P. chapter president returns to the spotlight after a controversial 2015.
- 2016 Apr 12
Karl Ove Knausgaard, In Legos
The Norwegian author's prolific work has inspired an Instagram recreating his life in Lego form.
- 2016 Apr 11
Author Howard Marks Dies at 70
The former drug smuggler and author of “Mr. Nice” succumbed to cancer on April 10.
When Comics Meet Poetry
Five authors gather to discuss the emergence of poetry comics, a hybrid form.
- 2016 Apr 08
If Trump Performed Shakespeare
The 'New Yorker' pairs the Donald's signature style of speech with the Bard's soliloquies.
- 2016 Apr 07
Writers Russians Don't Read
A new survey shows Russians mostly read the classics, and 'The Guardian' rounds up some more contemporary options.
- 2016 Apr 04
The Male-Dominated Beat Generation
An author examines the beatnik writers of the 1950s, discovering a lack of gender diversity.
- 2016 Apr 01
Writing Requires Your Full Attention
An author shares a lesson learned from trying to write with a divided mind.
John Green Turns to Film
The bestselling author is making a film about AFC Wimbledon and what he calls "the greatest underdog sports story."
- 2016 Mar 31
Two New Books About Fat Shaming
The authors of ‘13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl’ and ‘Dietland’ address body image issues and more.
- 2016 Mar 29
Harper Lee's Letters Up for Auction
Letters by the late author that reveal details of her failing health and more are to be sold on March 30.
Nine Theories About Elena Ferrante
Explore theories on who the bestselling Italian pseudonymous author could really be.
- 2016 Mar 28
Never Quit Reading and Writing
Leslie Epstein, director of the Creative Writing Program at B.U., offers advice on getting your story on paper.
- 2016 Mar 25
10 Shakespeare-Inspired Novel Titles
Just in time for the Bard's 400th birthday, check out a list of newer books with titles that tie back to him.
J.K. Rowling Posts Rejection Letters
Offering hope to budding authors, the writer shared two rejection letters she received from publishers about 'The Cuckoo’s Calling.'
- 2016 Mar 24
Jennifer Weiner Writes for Kids
Check out an excerpt from Weiner's middle-grade debut ‘The Littlest Bigfoot,’ being published on Sept. 13.
Writers Call for Release of Journalists
Margaret Atwood is among more than 100 writers calling for Turkey’s prime minister to drop espionage charges against two journalists.
- 2016 Mar 23
Kevin Hart Memoir Announced
An imprint of Atria Publishing Group, 37 Ink, will publish 'From the Hart' next year.
- 2016 Mar 22
Adams to Release First Picture Book
Richard Adams will release "The Egg-Box Dragon."
French Writers Face Low Incomes
A survey shows that more than half of established authors earn less than the minimum wage in France.
- 2016 Mar 21
Diarmaid Ferriter on Women's Book Clubs
The Irish historian pointed out the "rich tradition" behind book clubs and the benefits that women's discussions yield.
- 2016 Mar 18
'Allegiant' Author Addresses Kids
Ahead of the film's premiere, 'Allegiant' author Veronica Roth spoke to kids about failure on Thursday.
Julian Barnes Remembers Anita Brookner
'There was no one remotely like her,' fellow Man Booker Prize-winner Barnes said of Brookner, the late author of 'Hotel du Lac.'
- 2016 Mar 17
Signed Anne Frank Book Up for Auction
Frank's signed copy of 'Grimm's Fairy Tales' is expected to fetch up to $30,000 at the sale in May.
- 2016 Mar 16
New Edition of 'Dark Debts' Debuts
Author Karen Hall is re-releasing her 1996 novel complete with a brand new ending.
WSJ Book Club Chooses Mark Twain
‘Life on the Mississippi’ by Twain is the first nonfiction pick for the Wall Street Journal Book Club.
- 2016 Mar 15
Walt Whitman's Review of Himself
Following criticism of his 'Leaves of Grass' in 1855, the writer published anonymous endorsements of the book.
'Hotel du Lac' Author Dies
Anita Brookner, who won the 1984 Man Booker Prize, reportedly passed away at age 87 on Monday.
- 2016 Mar 14
In Defense of Criticism
'New York Times' film critic AO Scott defends his craft in his new book, arguing that criticism is more important than ever today.
Who Is Elena Ferrante?
The mystery surrounding the identity of the pseudonymous Italian author has turned into a guessing game in the literary world.
- 2016 Mar 10
George RR Martin Denies Being Dead
Following the death of Beatles producer George Martin, the Game of Thrones author relieved fans by posting that he was "not dead yet."
Bookslut Shutting Down
Bookslut founder Jessa Crispin announced that May will be the last issue of her book-centered blog.
- 2016 Mar 09
JK Rowling Lands in Hot Water
A new story about Native American wizards published on the Harry Potter writer's website is stirring controversy.
- 2016 Mar 08
A Seuss Tribute
A tribute to Dr. Seuss on his birthday.
JK Rowling to Release New Stories
The Harry Potter author will publish a series of new stories on her Pottermore website from now until March 11.
On Writing A Book at 16
Deep Patel, author of 'A Paperboy's Fable,' explains the "mixture of good and bad" that led to his writing opportunity.
Author Blasts Lack of Diversity in Books
English author Bali Rai says too many books are about "middle and upper class white people."
- 2016 Mar 03
A Guide to Writer's Journals
Find out which writer's journals are worth reading, including those of Virginia Woolf, Dawn Powell, and more.
Six Surprises for Writers
A writer shares the most surprising things she has learned along her career, such as "book tours are a thing of the past."
- 2016 Mar 02
What Is An 'Indie' Author?
The term indie author now applies to authors published at independent presses as well as self-published authors.
- 2016 Feb 29
Michael Cunningham Likes Short Books
The Pulitzer-prize winning author of 'The Hours' said that many of today's popular books "should have been a third shorter."
The Quiet Author Behind 'The Revenant'
Michael Punke's book is a bestseller with the success of its film adaptation, but the author steers clear of the public eye.
- 2016 Feb 26
Jane Smiley's First Picture Book
The Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist discussed 'Twenty Yawns,' her new children's book about bedtime.
- 2016 Feb 25
An Exiled Salvadoran Writer
Jorge Galan was forced to leave his country after receiving death threats over his novel on the 1989 murder of six Jesuit priests by the Salvadoran Army.
- 2016 Feb 24
Neil Gaiman Shares Writing Advice
The author is answering writing questions via Tumblr, including how to deal with criticism.
Blatter Book on Hold
Sepp Blatter's book on FIFA is on hold in order to include a final chapter on his ban from soccer, according to his publisher.