Saturday, January 4, 2014
Elizabeth Jane Howard, whose saga of a wealthy English family living in the shadow of war enchanted readers a generation ahead of “Downton Abbey,” died Thursday, her friend and publicist said. She was 90.
Thursday, January 2, 2014
Culture Minister Lung Ying-tai has praised the contributions of renowned Chinese literary critic Hsia Chih-tsing, who died Dec. 29 in New York at the age of 92.
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Well-known Chinese writer Xu Zhiyuan has ended his relationship with Kao Chin Su-mei, a Taiwanese lawmaker, but the two remain “good friends,” according to a friend of Xu.
Monday, December 9, 2013
Children's author and illustrator Tomie dePaola tackled a big stack of his books on the table. A longtime fan plunked them down at the book signing — just a sampling of the nearly 250 he's worked on.
Saturday, November 30, 2013
Three unpublished stories from reclusive U.S. author J.D. Salinger have been leaked online, with the source apparently an unauthorized book that sold on eBay, Internet news source BuzzFeed reported on Thursday.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Doris Lessing emerged from a black cab outside her home in London one day in 2007 and was confronted by a horde of reporters. When told she had won the Nobel Prize, she blinked and retorted “Oh Christ! ... I couldn't care less.”
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Mitch Albom's best-selling memoir, “Tuesdays with Morrie,” gave him the literary chops to try his hand at fiction, so it's fitting that he returns to the book's central theme — the struggle to understand one's own mortality — for his fourth novel.
Saturday, November 9, 2013
Author Donna Tartt's “The Goldfinch,” a novel about a 14-year-old boy surviving in Manhattan after the death of his mother, topped Amazon.com Inc.'s list of 100 best books of 2013.
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Marvel Comics is bringing Ms. Marvel back as a 16-year-old daughter of Pakistani immigrants living in Jersey City named Kamala Khan.
Monday, November 4, 2013
Jung Chang says she does not enjoy arguments, but the latest book from the writer whose works are banned in China is proving to be typically contentious.