- 2017 Nov 21
The 2018 Tournament of Books Long List
The annual 'Morning News' March Madness feature has begun, rounding up 72 top English-language titles from 2017.
Mooch Snubbed by Book World
Former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci has scrapped plans for a political memoir because no one wanted it.
- 2017 Nov 16
Reedy Press Books Burn In SL
The small St. Louis–based publishing company had leased space in a warehouse that burned down yesterday, where hundreds of titles likely burned.
- 2017 Nov 15
Ten Overlooked Novels Finding New Life
A list of ten unexpected classics, released in new editions (or, in some cases, new translations) over the last few years.
- 2017 Nov 14
Radhika Jones Is Ready to Go
The 'New York Times' books desk editorial director will become the sixth editor of 'Vanity Fair' since its founding in 1913.
- 2017 Nov 13
'Vanity Fair' to Tap Radhika Jones
The short-lived editorial director of the 'New York Times' books desk is said to be the top choice to succeed Graydon Carter.
- 2017 Nov 10
Harassment in the U.K. Book Trade
Just over half of the 388 respondents to a 'Bookseller' survey on sexual harassment reported abuse in-trade.
A 'Hamilton' Love Triangle of Books
A new anthology from three romance authors features three novellas connected by the character of Alexander's wife, Eliza.
- 2017 Nov 03
Milo Inc. Loses Its Funding
Billionaire funder Robert Mercer has pulled his financial support from Milo Yiannopoulos and severed financial ties with Breitbart.
Welsh Novels Enjoy 'Golden Age'
Despite news that sales have fallen dramatically, the Welsh Books Council’s chief says that the Welsh-language sector is showing real growth.
Help a Robot Write a First Line
This neural network is trying to start a novel, but like human writers, it’s only as good as what it reads.
- 2017 Nov 02
Seeking a Voice, via a Bilingual MFA
A peek inside the only bilingual M.F.A. creative writing program in the U.S., at the University of Texas at El Paso.
- 2017 Oct 31
Judge Gives Allen Say the Green Light
A U.S. District Judge denied the Castle Collection’s request for a restraining order to stop the release of Say's book 'Silent Days, Silent Dreams.'
- 2017 Oct 30
When Big Data Meets Literature
Most literary criticism is grounded in close reading. But one theorist argues for the computer-assisted crunching of thousands of texts at a time.
- 2017 Oct 26
Weinstein Books, Harvey's Smokescreen
From big advances to publishing politicians to co-opting a satirical novel about him, Weisnstein saw books as a way to exert influence.
- 2017 Oct 24
The Five Weirdest Amazon Bids
Among the 238 proposals for the e-tailers second headquarters are a 21-foot cactus and renaming a section of Georgia countryside.
Erasure Poetry Booms Under Trump
How a poetic form gained new political purpose online in 2017.
- 2017 Oct 23
Xerox Gets Literary Support
With the 92nd Street Y in New York, Xerox has recruited A-list authors for a book showcasing its tools and the Y’s cultural cachet.
- 2017 Oct 20
Best Beatles Book You've Never Heard Of
Find out why one author contends that Michael Braun’s 1964 ‘Love Me Do! The Beatles’ Progress’ is “the best Beatles book to date.”
- 2017 Oct 19
A Book Ban Like No Other
Dixie District Schools in Florida has banned any books that "contain any profanity, cursing, or inappropriate subject matter" save for mandated materials.
Lit Pubs Get Mixed Diversity Reviews
A new survey finds male writers substantially outnumbering women in literaery outlets such as the 'Atlantic' and the 'Paris Review.'
NYC Courts Amazon
Every public landmark and venue in the city was lit orange last night in an effort to woo the e-tailer to set up shop in the Big Apple.
- 2017 Oct 18
Lit Camp Looks for a New Home
Mayacamas Ranch, which hosted the writers' conference, was among the properties destroyed in the Wine Country wildfires.
- 2017 Oct 17
Hogwarts Express Saves the Day
The Hogwarts Express rescued a family in Scotland.
YA Novel Provokes Online Backlash
'American Heart' is the subject of the latest skirmish over representation and diversity in the world of YA literature.
- 2017 Oct 16
Miss. Schools Kill 'Mockingbird'
The Biloxi school district in Mississippi has decided to remove the "uncomfortable" book 'To Kill a Mockingbird' from its junior-high reading list.
Guinness vs. Scholastic
Guinness World Records has claimed that the publisher is trying to steal its business with a 'Book of World Records' similar to Guinness’s books.
- 2017 Oct 06
Romance Publishing's Diversity Problem
According to a new report, only 7.8 in every 100 books from leading romance publishers in 2016 were written by people of color.
IBPA on Amazon Buy Buttons
The IBPA has issued a letter laying out its policies and endeavors relating to Amazon's new buy button policy.
- 2017 Oct 05
The Lessons of a Botched Book Review
On Michelle Goldberg's September review of 'Blurred Lines,' a meticulous and complex analysis of sexual assault, for the 'New York Times.'
- 2017 Oct 03
Seattle's Rep As a Book Town
In the wake of a local closure, independent bookstores are thriving against the odds. But is Seattle still as bookish as it once was?
- 2017 Sep 27
The Banning of the Classics
Here's a look at 10 classic books that have stirred up controversy, from 'Call of the Wild' to 'The Lorax' and beyond.
- 2017 Sep 26
Eight Attempts to Hack the 'NYT' List
Some notable instances of list-hacking in its various forms, from the very cynical to the very silly.
- 2017 Sep 25
The Wartime Rise of Paperbacks
How books designed for soldiers' pockets in World War II changed American's views of softcover books—and changed publishing forever.
- 2017 Sep 22
Authors Named for 'Black Mirror' Book
Showrunner Charlie Brooker, who won two Emmys for the show's last season, has announced the writers for its upcoming story collection.
- 2017 Sep 21
Booksellers More than Match Binc's Goal
ABA members, as well as publishers, have donated far more than the $5,000 needed to match Binc's hurricane relief efforts.
- 2017 Sep 19
30 Lost English Words
A team of linguists at the University of York has excavated 30 “lost” words from the English language.
- 2017 Sep 18
A Big 'NYT' Book Review Mix-Up
The 'Times' is taking heat over a correction for its review of Vanessa Grigoriadis's new book on campus sexual assault.
- 2017 Sep 07
Books and Games for Houston Kids
A look at the work Save the Children is doing to help kids in shelters after Harvey.
- 2017 Sep 05
The Ubiquitous Billy Bookcase
On the significance of the economy-shaping, library-defining IKEA bookcase and how it has changed the world of furniture.
- 2017 Sep 01
Twitter Boots Bourdain Book Imprint
Anthony Bourdain's account tweeted the title of one of its new releases—which contains a curse word.
Literary Detectives' Food Obsessions
From Hercule Poirot to Nero Wolfe, what it meant to be a “foodie” in a world of crime.
- 2017 Aug 24
One Hundred Books Across America
'Literary Hub' rounds up one fiction and one nonfiction book for every state in the Union for your last-second literary road trip.
- 2017 Aug 21
Arts and Humanities Committee Resigns
Sixteen of the 17 members of the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities have resigned en masse.
A Pass-Rusher's Passion for Fiction
New York Giants linebacker Devon Kennard created a vibrant online book club this summer.
- 2017 Aug 18
Celebrities Are Changing the Book Game
Book publicists are working to get new hardcovers into celebrities’ hands in hopes of getting a profile-boosting post on social media.
- 2017 Aug 17
Chinese Novelist Charged With Murder
Liu Yongbiao has been arrested on accusations of bludgeoning four people to death 22 years ago.
True Crime Gets Literary
Once trashy and compelling, true crime is now the realm of credentialed literary writers. Is that an improvement?
D.C. Small Presses Make Their Mark
Such indies as Strong Arm Press and Barrelhouse Books have found a literary niche in the political landscape of the nation's capital.
The Joys of the Silent Book Club
Reading alone, together, at a table of introverts can help bring some readers back to the reading life in an era of distraction.
- 2017 Aug 16
Lion Hudson Sold to AFD Group
The U.K. Christian publisher has been sold to a new division of the AFD Group, saving the jobs of its 15 remaining staff members.
- 2017 Aug 15
Clinton Pastor Plagiarizes in New Book
Hillary Clinton's longtime pastor plagiarized the writings of another minister in a new book scheduled to be released on Tuesday.
Merriam-Webster's New Etymology Tool
The dictionary has released a new tool that allows users to pinpoint when, exactly, new words have been coined.
- 2017 Aug 10
ACLU Goes to Bat for Milo
The ACLU has sued the Washington, D.C., transit system for removing Milo Yiannopoulos ads, arguing that it violates the 1st Amendment.
- 2017 Aug 09
WNED-TV Buffalo Sues LeVar Burton
The actor is being sued for using his 'Reading Rainbow' catchphrase on his podcast.
- 2017 Aug 08
The 'Nation' Names New Poetry Editors
Steph Burt and Carmen Giménez Smith have taken the wheel at the magazine's poetry section.
- 2017 Aug 07
Urban Literature is Growing Strong
A genre that was born behind bars and is now flourishing on the outside, especially among young, black girls.
- 2017 Aug 04
Sean Spicer Signs with Bob Barnett
The former White House press secretary and the Washington lawyer, who represents many politicians in book negotiations, seek a TV deal.
- 2017 Aug 03
Why Serials are Better Than Books
Molly Barton, the co-founder of the new serialized reading program Serial Box, on why original fiction is best digested in episodes.
- 2017 Aug 02
How Parents Can Raise Writers
A professor and researcher distills his knowledge on how young people learn to write and how their parents can help them.
- 2017 Jul 31
A Lawsuit Against Iowa Writers' Workshop
A Wisconsin man, rejected from the highly ranked creative writing program, alleges age discrimination.
The Buildings Behind Fictional Houses
From Pemberley to Howards End, rounding up the little known locations that inspired the most famous homes in literature.
- 2017 Jul 27
Seven Books to Read in August
Find a list of nonfiction and fiction titles slated to publish soon, including ‘My Absolute Darling’ by Gabriel Tallent.
- 2017 Jul 26
Literary Lessons Learned from Memoir
The genre can offer more than just wisdom and self-knowledge, according to several recent books.
Top Female Detectives in Crime Fiction
Check out a list of 10 crime novels written from the point of view of a female detective.
- 2017 Jul 24
15 Books to Read for Self-Improvement
Check out a list of titles aimed at helping readers improve both themselves and their business practices.
- 2017 Jul 20
A Parthenon Made of Banned Books
Over 1,000 banned books make up an art exhibit behind the Fridericianum museum in Kassel, Germany.
Top 10 Opening Scenes in Books
Check out the most gripping openers in books from 'A Pale View of Hills' to 'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.'
- 2017 Jul 18
Chicken Soup for the Soul Launches IPO
The media company affiliated with the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series has launched an IPO to raise up to $30 million.
- 2017 Jul 13
Scholastic Summer Road Trip
The Scholastic RV is inspiring summer reading.
- 2017 Jul 10
USC, 'LARB' Launch Publishing Workshop
The 'L.A. Review of Books' and USC have launched a summer program to help people break into the book industry.
- 2017 Jul 07
The Resistance Is Book Club Ladies
Books hold the power to undermine poisonous norms—and women’s book clubs, in particular, have a subversive history.
- 2017 Jul 06
An early look at the sequel to "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them."
A Need for African Lit
African countries need to support their literature, says 2017 Caine prize winner Bushra Al Fadhil.
- 2017 Jul 03
The Books That Bind Colleges
Many college orientations include discussion of a common reading assignment, which are almost always tied to current events.
- 2017 Jun 30
Closing the Book On Screening Rumors
Must passengers remove books from carry-on bags prior to sending them through the X-ray? No, the TSA confirms.
The Librotraficantes Head to Arizona
Latino activists are trafficking banned books to call attention to an Arizona Supreme Court case on ethnic studies in state schools.
- 2017 Jun 29
On Watching 'Anne With An E'
A writer praises the new "Anne of Green Gables" adaptation.
An 18th Century Adult Coloring Book
A scientist found 'The Florist,' a coloring book printed in 1760, in the library of the Missouri Botanical Garden.
- 2017 Jun 27
TSA Mulls Stringent Book Carry-On Policy
New safety procedures could require airline passengers to remove books from bags while going through security.
Oprah Picks 'Behold the Dreamers'
Oprah Winfrey has selected Imbolo Mbue's novel about an immigrant family in New York during the 2008 recession for her book club.
- 2017 Jun 26
...and 20 Years of L.G.B.T.Q. Lit
Picking 25 recent works that have shaped the L.G.B.T.Q. literary genre over the last two decades.
One Direction Fanfic Hits Publishing
A convergence between publishing trends and One Direction fandom has brought boy band fanfiction into the mainstream.
- 2017 Jun 23
The Invisibility of the Translator
How a translation can affect the meaning of a text, and a "sliding scale" between author, text, and reader.
- 2017 Jun 21
Amazon Bites Off More Monopoly Power
Antitrust officials would be naïve to view the Amazon-Whole Foods deal as simply about groceries, Lina M. Khan writes.
75 Agents to Follow on Twitter
A list of the most active and insightful literary agents to add to your feed for upcoming pub dates, reading recommendations, and more.
How 'Ms.' Made Wonder Woman Feminist
Nearly 45 years after Wonder Woman graced the cover of 'Ms.' magazine's first issue, those behind the decision look back.
- 2017 Jun 20
Typos in Famous Books
A look at literary misprints.
Why Publishing Seeks A.I.
On the potential for artificial intelligence in the book publishing world—especially in marketing and book discovery.
- 2017 Jun 19
U.K. Book World Helps Grenfell Victims
Authors, together with agents and editors, are coming together for an online auction to help those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.
- 2017 Jun 16
Amazon to Acquire Whole Foods
The $13.7 billion deal marks the biggest transaction ever for the e-commerce giant as it pushes deeper into groceries.
- 2017 Jun 05
A New Life for 'Sewanee'
The 125-year-old literary journal 'The Sewanee Review' had fallen into irrelevance. Its new editor is changing that.
- 2017 May 31
Albee Estate Fears a Black 'Woolf'
The Edward Albee estate has denied a theater in Portland, Ore., the rights to his most famous play after its decision to cast a black actor.
- 2017 May 22
The Dangers of Reading in Bed
In 18th-century Europe, the practice was considered a menace to life and property, but mostly to morals.
- 2017 May 17
News on the 'Game of Thrones' Spinoffs
George R.R. Martin says the four announced spinoffs of the popular HBO show will all be prequels, and announces a fifth.
- 2017 May 15
American Writers Museum Opens May 17
Seven years in the making, the museum purports to tell the story of centuries of American language.
- 2017 May 12
Editor Axed Over 'Appropriation' Piece
The Writers Union of Canada has apologized for a 'Write' magazine editorial defending cultural appropriation. Its author has resigned.
Burglars Purloin Potter Prequel
An untitled story set before the boy wizard’s birth and handwritten by J.K. Rowling on a postcard has been stolen from property in Birmingham.
- 2017 May 09
Digitizing a Mammoth Atlas
Archives and libraries often digitize old books. But how do you scan a 357-year-old atlas that's nearly six feet tall?
Colonel Sanders, Romance Novel Casanova
KFC has published a raunchy and bizarre romance novella starring a seductive Colonel Sanders.