Toni Morrison received a lifetime achievement award Thursday night from the PEN American Center, a ceremony of music and words that ended with a special treat from the guest of honor: An excerpt from a novel in progress.
--Paul Beatty has became the first U.S. author to win the Man Booker Prize for his novel "The Sellout," which the novelist said should not be read as a "mono-directional" take on race.
Veronica Roth wants the tour for her sci-fi/fantasy novel "Carve the Mark" to be a little like the book itself, a "sojourn" defined by "exploration and curiosity."
Seventeen plays attributed to William Shakespeare were written in collaboration with other playwrights, according to an edition of his works coming out this month that uses "big data" to reveal the mixed authorship.
Lucia Perillo, an award-winning author and Pulitzer Prize finalist, has died at the age of 58.
A tale of murder and class warfare in the Scottish Highlands by a little-known novelist is one of the favorites to win this year's Booker Prize for literature on Tuesday.
Books come in all sizes, but one 15th-century Quran was so enormous, it's said that a wheelbarrow was needed to carry it.
Thom Jones, an acclaimed short-story writer who drew upon family tragedy and his own painful struggles for "The Pugilist At Rest" and other collections, has died.
Holy TV crossover, Batman!
David McCullough's next book will find him on new ground.