So few teaching opportunities existed for a young Japan scholar in late 1940s America that a professor suggested he teach Greek instead.
The Holy Bible is now available in the modern Yupik writing style.
A mainland Chinese publisher has recalled the latest Chinese-language translation of a work by Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore, after it drew sharp criticism in India that it is too vulgar and strays too far from the original text.
A brutally honest new graphic novel autobiography by a young Dutch artist is set to make waves as it tells of her struggle growing up with a single-parent mentally-disabled mother.
This is the story of how an injured lamb named Sweet Pea started a war. Well, a bidding war.
A homeless man who begs on one of Paris' glitzy avenues has become an unlikely celebrity after writing a bestselling book about his life on the streets.
Dean Koontz outdoes himself with his latest journey, "Ashley Bell," which solidifies his reputation as one of the best storytellers in the book business.
Timothy Seldes, an editor and literary agent who worked with Anne Tyler and Richard Wright among others and was a member of a prominent journalistic and artistic family, died Saturday at age 88.
Scottish writer William McIlvanney, best known for his detective novel "Laidlaw" -- called the first book of "Tartan Noir" by some -- has died at 79.
A half century after completing a magazine piece that had frustrated and disappointed him, Gay Talese was honored at the 21 Club for his landmark Esquire story on Frank Sinatra.