Colin Dwyer appears in the following:
Friday, July 31, 2015
The author and critic died Friday of injuries sustained in a car accident. For years, he was the voice of NPR's literature commentary — and, for many, the "guide to a very exciting world."
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Thirteen novels are in the hunt for the Man Booker Prize, the U.K.'s biggest literary award. The Booker is open to Americans for only the second year, and this year's list pits rookies against titans.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
It took nearly 15 years, but Juan Gabriel Vasquez's Lovers on All Saints' Day has gotten an English translation. The collection, awash as it is in woe, is a portrait of the writer finding his footing.
Sunday, July 12, 2015
The company announced Iwata's death in a brief statement Sunday night. As president of the video game publisher since 2002, he oversaw the successful releases of the Nintendo DS and Wii consoles.
Friday, July 10, 2015
The opening chapter of Go Set A Watchman, Lee's first novel in 55 years, is out. Reactions ran from joy to shock — as readers coped with a plot twist and lingering doubts on the timing of its release.
Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Namwali Serpell promised to split the award's winnings with her fellow nominees. For the Zambian writer, it's one step toward changing the structure of the prestigious prize for African authors.
Sunday, June 28, 2015
Police say the convicted murderer who escaped from a prison in New York earlier this month, has been shot but captured alive. Just days ago, his accomplice, Richard Matt, was fatally shot by police.
Friday, June 19, 2015
If you didn't know better, you might mistake the hubbub for American politics. But amid the fickle endorsements and dust-ups, poet Simon Armitage won election as the newest Oxford professor of poetry.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
To honor the day that James Joyce's character Leopold Bloom wandered the streets in Ulysses, fans the world over have found fitting ways to celebrate — boisterously, and often reverent with obscenity.
Thursday, June 11, 2015
The European Union's executive arm announced Thursday that it will investigate the e-tailing giant's contracts with publishers. At issue are a few key clauses that might give Amazon an unfair edge.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Already California's poet laureate, the prolific Chicano writer bears an enduring fascination for his native state — and a passion for teaching that's likely to shape his time in the new role.
Tuesday, June 09, 2015
In a series of tweets with fans, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling confirmed that Americans will (eventually) have their own fictional version of the legendary school of witchcraft and wizardry.
Thursday, May 28, 2015
For author Anthony Horowitz, the book is a return to the "true" James Bond. This means an unpublished scene from Ian Fleming himself — and a long-delayed reunion with a franchise favorite.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Amelia Gray's new story collection is brimming with gore, guts, madness and deviance. Reviewer Colin Dwyer says Gray is reclaiming a place in literature for our bloody, clumsy, inconvenient bodies.
Wednesday, April 08, 2015
A limited-edition stamp from the U.S. Postal Service, which was intended to honor the late poet, bears a quote that was actually written by a different author.
Wednesday, April 08, 2015
Oyster, the subscription e-book service, says it is opening up a retail component and has the Big Five publishers on board. The move sets up Oyster to challenge Amazon.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
The late novelist's Millennium series is getting an addition, The Girl in the Spider's Web. The book, written by David Lagercrantz, just got its title and a U.S. release date: Sept. 1.
Friday, March 27, 2015
Clean Reader — an app designed to find, block and replace profanity in books — has drawn considerable criticism from authors. This week, makers of the app announced they would no longer sell e-books.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
In Máirtín Ó Cadhain's The Dirty Dust, the dead don't just talk. They won't shut up. Yet this inventive novel, first written in Irish, has long been sealed from English-speaking readers — until now.
Thursday, March 12, 2015
The Discworld series author had for years struggled with a rare form of early-onset Alzheimer's disease. Pratchett amassed a devoted following over four decades of writing — and dozens of novels.