- 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.
- 2013 May 22
Poetry Plagiarism Scandal
David R Morgan admits to passing numerous works by other people as his own and says he is "truly sorry."
Pearl Buck Novel Discovered
Forty years after being written, an unpublished novel by Pearl S. Buck, the Nobel laureate and Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, will be released this fall
Harry Potter 1st Edition Gets £150,000
A first edition copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, with author JK Rowling's notes and original illustrations, was sold for £150,000 at auction in London.
Khaled Hosseini Interview
"Everything for me starts very small and snowballs."
- 2013 May 21
Dan Brown on 'Hurtful' Reviews
"Bilge", "noxious malarkey" and "entertaining twaddle" are just some of the choice phrases that have been picked to describe Dan Brown's Inferno in the press.
- 2013 May 20
Stephen King Says No E-Book
50 Authors Annotate Their First Editions
- 2013 May 16
John Green's Commencement Speech
"Do not worry too much about your lawn."
J.K. Rowling's hand-drawn spread sheet for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
Meet Erin Hunter(s)
The faces behind the Warriors, Seekers, and Survivors series.
A Bob Staake Adventure
An original, wordless cartoon from Bob Staake.
John Green's Advice to Graduates
John Green delivers commencement speech at Butler University.
- 2013 May 14
Reburying F. Scott Fitzgerald
Salon: "Nearly 40 years ago, I watched his remains be laid to rest -- a poignant coda to his years of celebrity."
Jason Segel is eagerly anticipating the release of his middle-grade book, Nightmares!
- 2013 May 13
Dan Brown and Tourism
Florence hopes for a tourism miracle.
Kingsolver on Motherhood
"Motherhood is so sentimentalized in our culture."
- 2013 May 08
Candace Bushnell's Novel Leaked
Opening 50 pages of Sex and the City author's new novel made available online, along with her agonized emails to publisher.
Crime Novel Soundtracks
"In an average book of mine I'll probably name check Warren Zevon, Band of Horses, Wintersleep, Tom Waits, Midlake, Gillian Welch and plenty of others."
- 2013 May 07
Ellison Recalls Assaulting Publisher
"This is the story Harlan Ellison tells of that day in 1982: He had just assaulted his publisher."
Make No Mistake
Stephan Pastis visits his elementary school while promoting Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made.
Wilson Critiques Fan Mail
Jacqueline Wilson states that the fan letters she receives from children overseas are better written than the letters from British children.
- 2013 May 06
Haprer Lee's Suing Her Agent
The author has filed a claim stating that her agent's son-in-law tricked her into signing over the copyright to To Kill a Mockingbird.
The 'Bards of Gridlock'
NYC cab drivers produce a series of poems about their jobs
- 2013 May 03
Kafka, Poe & Other Great Procrastinators
"In his letters, Kafka complained that his day job was holding him back, but as Louis Begley argues in his excellent biographical essay on Kafka, this was really just an excuse."
- 2013 May 02
On "Gone Girl" and misogyny.
New George R R Martin
Coming for Christmas.
- 2013 May 01
Roth Receives 'Literary Service' Award
Roth received the PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award Tuesday night.
Day Jobs of Poets
A handy graphic.
- 2013 Apr 30
Poets' Second Jobs
From dissections to depositions.
Soderbergh Writing Novella
Milne's World War Propaganda
An article discusses how A.A. Milne at one time wrote WWI propaganda.
- 2013 Apr 29
World's Oldest Romance Writer
105-years-old and still writing.
- 2013 Apr 26
Richard Dawkins Named Top Thinker
In a poll, evolutionary biologist beats four Nobel prize winners for his global influence and significance on the year's biggest questions.
- 2013 Apr 24
Corbys Win Damages
Over "Sins of the Father."
- 2013 Apr 23
Does Boozing Help or Hinder Writers?
"One of the problems for Bacon, Hemingway, and numerous other artists was that they could really only work for a few hours a day; after that, they needed to do something to get away from the work and out of their own heads."
Sebald: Reveries of a Solitary Walker
James Wood, Iain Sinclair, Robert Macfarlane and Will Self reflect on what his work means to them.
Thatcher's Biography Distilled
Down to 600 words.