War-torn Angola and Naples are among the settings for the six books shortlisted for the Man International Prize for literature on Thursday.
As she turns 100, the feisty and witty author Beverly Cleary remembers the Oregon childhood that inspired the likes of characters Ramona and Beezus Quimby and Henry Huggins in the children's books that sold millions and enthralled generations of youngsters.
"You won't have my hatred" -- the defiant words of a Paris attacks widower that won sympathy around the world -- are the title of his poignant new book, already translated into 18 languages.
A book that promotes "negative energy" has topped an Eslite Bookstore bestseller list just two weeks after its publication, the bookstore said.
Australian author, journalist and speech writer for the center-left Labor Party Bob Ellis died at his Sydney home of liver cancer on Sunday, his son said. He was 73 years old.
Imre Kertesz, the Hungarian writer who won the 2002 Nobel Prize for Literature for a body of fiction largely drawn from his experience as a teenage prisoner in Nazi concentration camps, died Thursday. He was 86.
A new study of literary publications finds that men remain the majority of book reviewers and authors reviewed, but the gap is narrowing.
Harper Lee, one of America's most celebrated novelists who died in February, thought Donald Trump's infamous Taj Mahal casino was hell on Earth, a stash of her private correspondence revealed Monday.
A few years ago, journalist Peggy Orenstein wrote a book called "Cinderella Ate My Daughter." In it she examined the ultra-feminine values of "girlie girl" culture and wondered what impact the "princess industrial complex" would have on her daughter. As her daughter got older, Orenstein realized that it was time to investigate what was ahead for her as she approached puberty.
When the Buenos Aires subway closes at night, Enrique Ferrari goes underground to mop the platforms -- and to polish his next thriller.