- 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.
- 2015 Dec 17
Peggy Noonan's Favorite Books
'The Time of Our Lives' author answered questions about what she's reading, and why.
- 2015 Dec 16
Morrissey Rejects Award As 'Repulsive'
The author finally responded to winning the Bad Sex award with his book 'List of the Lost,' but he discounted the prize as a "repulsive horror."
- 2015 Dec 15
Patterson's Christmas Bonus
James Patterson is giving away $2 million in grants and bonuses to libraries and independent bookstores this holiday season.
- 2015 Dec 14
Marlon James Previews New Book
The award-winning author of 'A Brief History of Seven Killings' revealed his next book will be an "African 'Games of Thrones.'"
- 2015 Dec 10
Shortly before her death, Spanish super agent Carmen Balcells, whose clients included such authors as Gabriel García Márquez, revealed why the deal to sell her business to Andrew Wylie came apart.
- 2015 Dec 08
Kobo's Top 2015 Authors Are All Women
The e-book retailer’s top 10 bestselling authors are all female, including EL James, Paula Hawkins, and CL Taylor.
- 2015 Dec 03
Ethan Hawke's Favorite Books
The actor and author of 'Rules for a Knight' answered questions about his favorite books, reading, and who would write his life story.
- 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.