- 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.
- 2016 Feb 23
A Free John Grisham E-book
'The Tumor,' published by the Focused Ultrasound Foundation, is available for free as Grisham hopes it saves lives.
- 2016 Feb 22
Umberto Eco Dies at 84
The Italian scholar and best-selling author of novels such as 'The Name of the Rose' died on Friday in Milan.
- 2016 Feb 18
YA Authors Share Must-Reads
Twenty YA authors discuss their favorites to read in 2016.
Banned Children's Book Author Speaks Out
The author of 'A Birthday Cake for George Washington' voiced concerns that a great story has been lost in the controversy.
- 2016 Feb 17
Chinese Author Blocked from U.S.
The author of a book on the Great Chinese Famine has been told by Chinese officials that he cannot come to the States to accept a literary prize from Harvard University.
- 2016 Feb 16
Pat Conroy Diagnosed with Cancer
Statements from both Conroy and his publisher, Doubleday, revealed that the 70-year-old author has pancreatic cancer.
J.R.R. Tolkien Poems Revealed
Two unseen poems by the 'Lord of the Rings' author were recently discovered in a school magazine in Oxfordshire.
- 2016 Feb 12
Richard Dawkins Suffers 'Minor Stroke'
The 74-year-old atheist writer is recuperating at home, but his tour of Australia and New Zealand has been postponed.
- 2016 Feb 11
JK Rowling Clears Up 'Novel' News
The author clarified via Twitter that ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ will be the script of the stage play, not a novel, as many have presumed.
Poetry Inspired by the Manhattan Bridge
Mary Austin Speaker's book of poems, ’The Bridge,’ is based on her love for NYC’s Manhattan Bridge.
- 2016 Feb 10
Jackie Collins' $30M Estate
With a private gallery and screening room, the late author's Beverly Hills estate is now on the market for $30 million.
- 2016 Feb 09
A&M to Honor George R.R. Martin
The 'Game of Thrones' author will speak at Texas A&M before receiving an honorary degree from the university on Wednesday.
Author Margaret Forster Dies
The prolific author who wrote the 1960's bestseller 'Georgy Girl' died at age 77 on Tuesday.
- 2016 Feb 08
A Graphic Novel Set in Iraq
Drawing on his life as a Marine, Maximilian Uriarte's graphic novel 'The White Donkey' depicts the war in Iraq.
- 2016 Feb 03
Stephen King On Hollywood
The famed author discussed book-to-film adaptations and how much Hollywood owes book writers.
- 2016 Jan 29
An Author's Inspirational Note
A library in Los Angeles revealed a note written by the late Octavia E. Butler to herself offering words of support and motivation.
J.K. Rowling's Twitter Row
The creator of Harry Potter became embroiled in a Twitter feud with Glasgow East Parliament member Natalie McGarry on Thursday.
- 2016 Jan 28
Helen MacDonald's Favorite Books
The bestselling 'H is for Hawk' author revealed why she doesn't read Jane Austen, what she's reading now, and more.
- 2016 Jan 26
A Slow Coming Sendak Museum
A Maurice Sendak museum open to the general public may not come to pass for a very long time, according to the 'New York Times.'
10 Lessons From a New Author
First-time published author Kristin Meekhof shared 10 things she has learned since her book 'A Widow's Guide to Healing' came out.
- 2016 Jan 21
Avoid These Query Letter Mistakes
Check out these tips for writing a query letter to a literary agent, including how to keep it short.
- 2016 Jan 14
Elizabeth Strout's Unexpected Style
The 'Olive Kitteridge' author said the writing in her new book is not what her fans were expecting.
- 2016 Jan 11
James Patterson Helps British Bookstores
The bestselling author donated over $14,000 to two flooded bookstores in the U.K.
- 2016 Jan 06
Literature's Unforgivable Sins
Writers Rivka Galchen and Benjamin Moser discuss the literary transgressions they cannot forgive.
- 2016 Jan 05
Roxane Gay Previews New Memoir
The 'Bad Feminist' essayist said her new memoir 'Hunger' is "about trying to change my relationship with food.”
- 2016 Jan 04
2016's Most Anticipated Books
Check out a preview of books coming in 2016, including 'Modern Lovers' by Emma Straub.
George RR Martin Disappoints Fans
The novelist behind 'Game of Thrones' revealed a delay in writing the sixth installment to the book series.
- 2015 Dec 18
Drawings by a Young Sylvia Plath
See photos of childhood drawings by Plath that are available by appointment only at the New York Public Library.