- 2017 Apr 28
Iowa City, 2018's Literary Capital
Iowa City has been selected to host a meeting of the world’s UNESCO Cities of Literature in 2018.
- 2017 Feb 17
A World of Voices in the Age of Trump
The PEN World Voices Festival will shift its focus this year to gender and power in the age of President Trump.
- 2017 Feb 14
Edinburgh Book Festival May Have To Move
A spokesman says that the annual festival may have to relocate from its usual spot in historic Charlotte Square.
- 2017 Feb 02
Trump Is Not Big Brother
An "alternative-factual" reading of Orwell’s 1984 finds its message badly misunderstood for all these years.
- 2017 Jan 26
A Political Jolt at Jaipur Festival
At this year's Jaipur Literature Festival, far right politics enter a traditionally liberal and leftist space.
- 2016 Dec 19
Contrarian Voices at Bangalore Festival
Eclectic discussions brought disruptive views to one stage at the Bangalore Literature Festival on December 18.
- 2016 Dec 13
An Indigenous Comic Con
Native creators, artists, writers, illustrators, and fans gathered in Albuquerque, N.M. to celebrate contemporary Native nerd culture.
- 2016 Nov 23
Censorship at the Kuwait Book Fair
Many Arab book fairs have been a free space for publishers to sell titles banned in shops, but Kuwait has seen raised levels of censorship.
- 2016 Nov 10
Shining a Light on Caribbean Lit
Highlighting Caribbean literature has long been a goal of Miami Book Fair. But now, the spotlight gets bigger.
- 2016 Nov 01
City Lights Holds Dada World Fair
City Lights Booksellers and Publishers will host a tribute to dadaism in San Francisco during the first two weeks of November.
- 2016 Oct 20
Reed Announces BEA Changes
The annual trade show will be rebilled as simply "BookExpo," and "will be scaled to focus on what booksellers want most."
- 2016 Oct 17
No Memoirs in German
There's still no word for "memoir" in German Publishing, and other tidbits in advance of Frankfurt.
- 2016 Sep 27
A National Book Fest. Recap
Children's highlights of the National Book Festival.
- 2016 Sep 19
Vermin on the Mount
A different breed of reading series wants writers to feel like rock stars.
The 2016 Texas Book Festival
Here's who you'll see in Austin in November, including Don DeLillo, Emma Cline, Yaa Gyasi, and more.
- 2016 Sep 14
Lionel Shriver's Questionable Speech
The author's address on cultural appropriation roils a writers' festival in Australia.
What is Women’s Writing?
A discussion at the Emily Books Symposium dug into the specifics of writing for, and by, women.
- 2016 Sep 13
Twin Cities Book Festival
The schedule for Minnesota's annual book festival is here, and includes Charles Baxter and Francine Prose.
- 2016 Sep 09
Jane Eyre Sees America
Timed to the 200th anniversary of Charlotte Brontë’s birth, an exhibit opens at the Morgan Library and Museum today.
Wordstock's Authors and Presenters
The Portland, Ore.-based literary festival has announced its lineup for 2016.
- 2016 Aug 30
It's the Brooklyn Book Festival
The Brooklyn Book Festival has announced its 2016 schedule and author lineup.
- 2016 Aug 22
The Brooklyn Book Festival Kick-Off
Electric Literature, Catapult, Literary Hub, PEN America, and Tumblr will co-host a festival bookend event on September 12.
- 2016 Aug 10
Chattanooga 'Readers and wRiters Fair'
The City of Chattanooga is holding its first "Readers and wRiters Fair" to celebrate reading, writing, local authors, and storytellers.
- 2016 Jul 22
Literature for the Rest of Us
Griffith, Ind. will host a two day reading, writing, and craft beer-filled festival, Small Prestivus.
- 2016 Jul 20
Why Poetry Can Change the World
'Hamilton' star Daveed Diggs and poet Danez Smith on the Brave New Voices festival.
- 2016 Jun 29
The Palestine Festival of Literature
On the occupation of Palestine and its effects on the celebration of book culture.
- 2016 Jun 02
Ha Noi Children's Book Fest
Ha Noi has its first ever children's book festival.
- 2016 Jun 01
Making The Bay Area Book Festival
When Cherilyn Parsons quit her job to start the Bay Area Book Festival, she had no funding and no experience producing large-scale events.
- 2016 Jan 28
Bolano’s ‘2666’ is Coming to the Stage
The complicated novel by Roberto Bolano is opening at the Goodman Theater starting February 6.
- 2015 Oct 20
USBBY Conference Highlights
A look at the United States Board on Books for Young People conference.
- 2015 Oct 06
'Goosebumps' At Comic Con
A look at 'Goosebumps' events at Comic Con.
- 2015 Jul 23
'Tuck' to Premiere
'Tuck Everlasting' is on its way to being a musical stage production.
- 2015 Jun 04
Inside the 'Girl-Topia' of BookCon
Where authors are rock stars and geek-chic girls rule.
- 2015 May 19
A Look at Teen Lit Con
Readers flock to Teen Lit Con.
LeaLA Attracts Record Numbers
The fourth Los Angeles Spanish-language Book Fair, known as LeaLA, attracted a record 86,700 people over three days.
- 2015 May 06
'Charlie Hebdo' Editors Get Standing O
Writers celebrated a controversial award to the magazine with unabashed fervor on Tuesday night, even as some of their most famous peers boycotted the black-tie event.
- 2015 Apr 27
Writers Withdraw from PEN Gala
Michael Ondaatje, Francine Prose and at least four other writers have withdrawn from next month's PEN American Center gala, citing objections to the literary and human rights organization's honoring the French satirical magazine 'Charlie Hebdo.'
- 2015 Apr 21
Race, Wit, and Mansplaining
Trying to address the literary world’s reputation as an old boys’ club, the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books included a number of panels in which women discussed humor, race, and their own writing.
- 2015 Apr 01
A Library Made Entirely of Books
FLUX Foundation, a nonprofit group devoted to designing public art as a way to spark education, collaboration, and empowerment, will create a library made entirely out of books at the inaugural Bay Area Book Festival this June.
- 2014 Nov 19
Can the Book World Create Its Art Basel?
If you happen to be in Miami this week and run into a crowd of thousands thronging varicolored tents, please be advised that Art Basel has not arrived two weeks early—it’s the Miami Book Fair International.
- 2014 Oct 16
The Enduring Impact of 'Madeline'
An article about the current "Madeline" exhibition at the New York Historical Society and the eponymous heroine.
- 2014 Sep 23
Scenes from the Brooklyn Book Festival
This year's participants included Roz Chast, Jeffery Renard Allen and Roxane Gay.
- 2014 Jul 28
Large Crowds Spend Little at Comic-Con
The persistent problem of those who would sell products to the 130,000 or so fans who gather in San Diego annually: These costumed folk have far more enthusiasm than buying power.
- 2014 Jul 10
Potter Fans Explore Emotions
Visitors to the Diagon Alley opening at Universal Studios express their feelings.
- 2014 Jun 24
Classic Lit. That's Really YA
In wake of debate over adults reading YA, a look at classic books that are YA at the core.
- 2014 Apr 04
WBN Maps Author Events
World Book Night U.S. has finalized 23 author appearances at venues nationwide for the kickoff of its 2014 day of giving.
- 2014 Mar 27
Poehler to Host WBN 2014
The comedian Amy Poehler has already sharpened her hosting chops at this year’s Golden Globes, and we can expect some big laughs on April 23 when the star joins a coalition of publishers, bookseller, librarians and 25,000 volunteers to give away 500,000 books as a part of World Book Night U.S.
- 2014 Jan 28
'Little Prince' Exhibit Opens
The Morgan Library is housing an exhibit about 'The Little Prince' and Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's time in New York.
- 2013 Nov 19
Brown On the Texas Book Festival
Monica Brown writes an op-ed piece on what she loves about the Texas Book Festival.
Flying High in Shanghai
The Shanghai Children's International Book Fair highlights.
- 2013 Oct 16
The Problem with Literary Festivals
Most have big money sponsors but fail to pay authors - splurging on comedians and celebrity politicians instead.
- 2013 Sep 11
Texas Book Festival Lineup Set
The annual Austin literary event will host over 200 authors this year.
- 2013 Aug 08
Come One, Come All to 'Bronycon!'
On the eve of Baltimore's BronyCon festival, a defense of adult My Little Pony fans.
- 2013 Apr 23
YA Authors at L.A. Book Fest
Ransom Riggs, Melissa de la Cruz, Maureen Johnson, Katherine Marsh, and Lisa McMann discuss YA themes at L.A. Book Fest.
Handler and Klassen Take L.A. Book Stage
David Handler and Jon Klassen share The Dark at the L.A. Times Festival of Books.
'Matilda' First Week Earnings
Matilda the Musical earns $1.13 million in its first week.
- 2013 Apr 19
A Celebration of All Things Books
Inside the L.A. Times Festival of Books.
- 2013 Apr 02
On a Roll
Highlights from the White House Easter Egg Roll include President Obama reading Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.
- 2013 Feb 26
Where the Toys Are
A Toy Fair 2013 attendee looks for original toy concepts.
- 2013 Jan 09
Wisconsin Book Festival in Jeopardy
Madison Public Library director Greg Mickells expects that by the end of the week the library's foundation will decide whether it can supply the funds to take over the city's long-running book festival, formerly run by the Wisconsin Humanities Council.
- 2012 Sep 17
Brooklyn Book Festival & Small Presses
Johnny Temple of Akashic: "There’s a certain scrappiness and desperation and thirst and hunger that leads to the most exciting books."
- 2012 Sep 11
BEA Bean Returns
The source of BEA news has returned.
- 2012 Sep 04
E-books Debut at Delhi Book Fair
The 18-year-old fair sees its first e-books.
- 2012 Jul 17
Why I Hated Comic-Con
Seth Stevenson at Slate has a bone to pick.
- 2012 Jul 12
'The Host' Comic-Con Surprise
Stephenie Meyer is planning something dramatic planned for the upcoming film's appearance at Comic-Con.
- 2012 Jul 11
'Twilight' fan struck and killed by car outside convention center.
- 2012 Mar 28
BEA 2012 Editors Buzz Line Up
Check out this year's line up.