- 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."
Why So Few Women in LRB?
The Guardian: "I'm assured that the marginal exposure of women in an otherwise worthy journal is a 'complicated' question. Is it, really?"
- 2013 Jun 24
Bolaño on View
The Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB) takes us inside the life of the author with an exhibit titled Arxiu Bolaño (Bolaño Archive). 1977-2003.
Fuentes Was Communist Subversive
According to FBI.
- 2013 Jun 20
Alice Munro Retires
"It’s nice to go out with a bang."
Why Did Ellison Never Publish 2nd Novel?
A new theory.
- 2013 Jun 19
52 Is Not Too Old
For a debut novel.
- 2013 Jun 18
Two writers launch 'Blumesday," an annual tribute to Judy Blume.
Vice Recreates Female Author Suicides
Salon: A shoot featuring a suicidal Virginia Woolf represents a new low for the perennial outrage-mongers.
- 2013 Jun 17
Gaiman Takes Social Media 'Sabbatical'
Author says he'll be back as he announces he is taking a six-month break from his online community of fans and friends.
- 2013 Jun 14
Gaiman's Top 10 Mythical Characters
Including Loki and Penelope.
James Joyce's Last Collection
To be published.
Watch it here.
- 2013 Jun 10
Sendak's Google Doodle
Today would've been his 85th birthday.
Iain Banks Tributes
Authors including Neil Gaiman, Irvine Welsh, John O'Farrell and Ian Rankin remember much-loved writer, who has died aged 59.
- 2013 Jun 07
Jonah Lehrer Writes Again
Simon & Schuster: "We believe in second chances."
- 2013 Jun 06
DFW's Widow's Memoir
Bough Down, Karen Green's collection of poems and collages of her grief after her husband's suicide, is being hailed as a classic.
- 2013 Jun 05
If You Want to Be a Writer...
...Have sex with someone who works in publishing, says Joyce Carol Oates.
- 2013 Jun 04
He had one of the bleakest worldviews ever committed to paper, was racist – and could be a terrible writer. So why is HP Lovecraft more popular than ever?
Agee's Early Draft
Of Let Us Now Praise Famous Men.
- 2013 Jun 03
'The Fault in Our Stars' Success
Reasons why, from John Green himself.
McCall Smith Buys Scottish Islands
The author has bought a chain of uninhabited Scottish islands he discovered while sailing with his wife.
- 2013 May 29
Connecting With Sophie Blackall
A piece on Sophie Blackall, The Mighty Lalouche, and missed connections.
Life Changing Books
Authors discuss the books that changed their lives.
Kipling Letter Admits Plagiarism
A letter written by Rudyard Kipling where he admits to plagiarizing some of his best known works, including parts of the Jungle Book, is set to be sold.
In Korea's financially-squeezed book industry, publishers competed to publish Murakami's newest book.
Virginia Woolf Was Anorexic
Writer's descendant recognizes symptoms from her own life and says the condition runs in families.
- 2013 May 24
What Stephen King Read as a Kid
"My mother was a reader, and she read to us. She read us Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde when I was six and my brother was eight; I never forgot it."
Burn Your Letters?
What writers leave behind and why we disobey their wishes.
- 2013 May 23
Eoin Colfer's Top 10 Villains
The Artemis Fowl author picks his favourite fictional nasties, from Bond baddies and comic book creeps to classic counts and captains.