Sunday, May 11, 2014
One of the oldest black-owned bookstores in the nation has been evicted from its longtime home in a historic San Francisco neighborhood.
Thursday, May 1, 2014
A pair of recently discovered early stories by prize-winning science fiction author Octavia Butler will be coming out as an e-book in June.
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel-winning Colombian author whose “magical realism” told epic stories of love, family and dictatorship in Latin America, died Thursday at the age of 87.
Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez met Fidel Castro after the Cuban leader grabbed power in the 1959 revolution — the beginning of a decades-long and controversial friendship.
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Mary Cheever, an accomplished author and poet best known as the enduring spouse and widow of John Cheever, has died, surviving by decades a husband who used their lonely, but lasting, marriage as an inspiration for some of his most memorable stories. She was 95.
British author Sue Townsend, whose books about awkward teenage diarist Adrian Mole sold tens of millions of copies worldwide, has died at the age of 68, her publishers said Friday.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
After writing a best-selling book about a superstar of the digital age, Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson is working on a tribute to teamwork.
Monday, April 7, 2014
A leading French sinologist said the first Tang Prize in Sinology should go to someone “who has done profound and highly scholarly” research on the history of ideas, including the history of Chinese philosophy and political history, “but with a global perspective regarding the future of China.”