Author Barry Hines, whose novel "A Kestrel For A Knave" captured the spirit of 1960s British working-class youth and was the basis for Ken Loach's award-winning film "Kes," has died, friends said Sunday.
Paul Beatty's "The Sellout," a blunt and satirical novel on race and class, has won the National Book Critics Circle award for fiction.
Fans of beat generation writer Jack Kerouac can celebrate the "On the Road" author's birthday at a series of events in his Massachusetts hometown.
A rare letter written by the poet Walt Whitman for a wounded Civil War soldier has been found in the National Archives.
It could be said that it's where the magic and witchcraft began.
Pat Conroy, the beloved author of "The Great Santini" and "The Prince of Tides" and other best-sellers who drew upon his bruising childhood and the vistas of South Carolina and became one of the country's most compelling and popular storytellers, died Friday evening. He was 70.
"Charlotte Bronte: A Fiery Heart" (Alfred A. Knopf) by Claire Harman.
Nobel laureate Toni Morrison has received an honorary prize named for another Nobel winner, the late Saul Bellow.
"Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship With a Remarkable Man" (Thomas Dunne Books), by William Shatner
"What Remains of Me" (William Morrow), by Alison Gaylin