Spain marks the fourth centenary of the death of its most famous author Miguel de Cervantes this week with hundreds of events ranging from cultural to quirky ... and a bit of controversy.
A plaque was unveiled in central London on Thursday marking the place where William Shakespeare lodged in the city, in time for the 400th anniversary of the playwright's death.
The settling dust from renovations and the banging of tools aren't ideal sights and sounds for a library -- but this is no ordinary library.
Her parents didn't hail from the planet Krypton, and she was never bitten by a radioactive spider, but that hasn't stopped Elizabeth Warren from starring as a comic book hero.
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.