In Alan Furst's new novel, "A Hero of France," the setting is German-occupied France in 1941. The proud tricolor nation had fallen to the Nazi invasion the previous year and a fledgling resistance had begun to foment as the action of the story begins.
"The View from the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfiction" (William Morrow), by Neil Gaiman
Two words no one ever expected Captain America to say? "Hail Hydra."
Tess comes to New York in the summer of 2006, 22 and aching for adventure. Things seem to fall into place when she aces an interview at a famous restaurant in Union Square -- unnamed, but bearing quite a bit of resemblance to Danny Meyer's famed Union Square Cafe, where the author actually worked -- and enters the world of fine dining that's equal parts glamour and drudgery.
South Korean author Han Kang met the media en masse Tuesday for the first time since winning a top literary award -- and said she just wants to continue writing "as if nothing had happened".
The ashes of Nobel literature laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez were laid to rest Sunday in Cartagena, the jewel of colonial architecture on Colombia's Caribbean coast, following a tribute to the author.
For a time, Steve Hamilton felt like an escaped convict, like a character in one of his novels.
South Korean author Han Kang won the Man Booker International Prize on Monday, sharing the ￡50,000 (US$72,000, 63,500 euros) award with her translator -- who had only taught herself Korean three years before.
South Korean writer Han Kang's Booker prize marks a major victory for a decade-long effort to drag one of Asia's oldest but, until recently, least-known literary traditions into the global market.
LONDON -- South Korean author Han Kang has won the Man Booker International Prize for fiction with "The Vegetarian," an unsettling novel about a woman whose decision to stop eating meat has devastating consequences.