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.
Thursday, October 31, 2013
The parents of Taiwanese travel writer Lin Ya-ruo(林亞若), who was killed Sunday by a bus in Australia's Northern Territory, have arrived in Sydney to handle their daughter's funerary arrangements.
Sunday, October 27, 2013
Writer-director Guillermo del Toro has a new book coming out and the title could serve as the first chapter: “Guillermo del Toro Cabinet of Curiosities: My Notebooks, Collections, and Other Obsessions.”
Thursday, October 17, 2013
New Zealand author Eleanor Catton on Tuesday became the youngest winner of the Man Booker Prize for fiction, claiming the award for her novel “The Luminaries.”
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Zimbabwe's NoViolet Bulawayo could make history when the Booker Prize winner is revealed on Tuesday, but the favorite Jim Crace fears the literary contest will have lost some of its character next year.
Monday, October 14, 2013
Nigeria's Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author of the bestseller “Half of a Yellow Sun,” said writing a novel about the civil war that devastated her home region helped people connect with a past that most no longer discussed.