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Amid A Hubbub At The Hugos, 'Puppies' See Little Success

Sunday, August 23, 2015

At science fiction's Hugo Awards, voters largely rejected a slate of nominees pushed by a group called the Sad Puppies. In an unusual end to the controversy, a few categories didn't even get a winner.


Alan Cheuse, Novelist And Longtime NPR Contributor, Dies At 75

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."


'Booker Dozen' Stirs In A Hefty Batch Of American Authors

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.


In 'Lovers,' There's A Lot To Like — And Plenty Of Self-Pity To Go Around

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.


Nintendo Chief Satoru Iwata Dies At 55

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.


In Harper Lee's Return, First Chapter Swings From Homecoming To Heartbreak

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.


Caine Prize Winner: Literature Is Not A Competitive Sport

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.


Police Capture Prison Escapee David Sweat, Ending Weeks-Long Manhunt

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.


After Verses Turn To Versus, Poet Emerges With Renowned Oxford Post

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.


Merry Bloomsday! For Communion With Joyce, Raise A Sacramental Guinness

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.


EU Launches Antitrust Probe Of Amazon's E-Book Business

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.


Juan Felipe Herrera Named U.S. Poet Laureate

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.

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Hogwarts Hops The Pond: Rowling Reveals U.S. Version Of Wizards' School

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.


'Trigger Mortis': New Bond Novel Brings Back Pussy Galore

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.


'Gutshot' Is Gloriously Grand Guignol

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.


USPS Picks Perfect Line For Maya Angelou Stamp — If Only It Were Hers

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.


The 'Netflix Of Books' Hopes To Open Up The E-Book Market

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.


From 'Dragon Tattoo' To The 'Spider's Web': Stieg Larsson's Heroine Returns

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.


App That Aims To Make Books 'Squeaky Clean' Draws Ire From Edited Writers

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.


A Shimmy Into English Shakes The Dirt Off This Irish Classic

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.