Germany has purchased the Californian property where writer Thomas Mann lived for a decade in exile from Nazi rule and hosted other cultural workers persecuted by the regime, the foreign ministry said Friday.
The second part of the sale of fashion magnate Pierre Berge's famous library -- one of the most valuable in private hands -- raised nearly five million euros (ï¿¡5.5 million) Wednesday when it went under the hammer in Paris.
A page of original comic strip drawings from one of the best Tintin adventures, "Explorers on the Moon", is expected to sell for up to $1 million when it goes under the hammer later this month.
Stephen King is launching his latest work, "Hearts in Suspension," with a reading of the book at his alma mater, the University of Maine.
Morocco-born writer Leila Slimani has won France's most prestigious literary prize, becoming only the 12th woman to be awarded the Prix Goncourt in 113 years.
Natalie Babbitt, the author of the beloved children's novel "Tuck Everlasting," has died after battling cancer.
Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami warned against excluding outsiders and rewriting history as he accepted the Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award.
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."