Monday, September 7, 2015
Actress Sally Field and author Stephen King are among the luminaries set to receive a National Medal of Arts or a National Humanities Medal from U.S. President Barack Obama.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
A second-grade education has not stopped garbage collector Jose Gutierrez from bringing the gift of reading to thousands of Colombian children.
The first prose piece by "Lord of the Rings" author J.R.R. Tolkien is to be published in the United Kingdom on Thursday, a version of an epic Finnish poem that experts describe as "undeniably his darkest work."
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Thurber Prize judges have made it official: Women are funny, too. Nearly 20 years after its founding, the all-male winners' circle for the Thurber Prize for American Humor is finally changing.
Monday, August 24, 2015
John Grisham says being on the losing side of a Mississippi political fight gave him plenty of time to write big chunks of his first two legal thrillers, "A Time to Kill" and "The Firm."
Saturday, August 15, 2015
As U.S. President Barack Obama lounged with his family on a Massachusetts beach Thursday, the White House released a list of six books that he took on vacation.
Friday, August 14, 2015
An Idaho house where Ernest Hemingway wrote his last works before killing himself in the main entryway in 1961 has been listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Al Roker's new book, "The Storm of the Century," reads like a blockbuster movie script, but the "Today" show weatherman said the drama, heartache and strife of the Great Hurricane of 1900 that hit Galveston, Texas, is all too real.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
"A Brief Stop on the Road From Auschwitz" (Other Press), by Goran Rosenberg.
Monday, August 10, 2015