The centennial of Williams' birth was honored in a three-part series at the Museum of Arts and Design called The Kindness of Strangeness.
Now that so many people read books on screens, the designers at IDEO's New York office have been wondering how they might enhance the experience beyond what's available on Kindles, Nooks and iPads.
This Selected Shorts program features two stories about remarkable couples, each featuring a pretty impressive male in an encounter with an even more impressive female counterpart.
Dave Eggers and Amiri Baraka are among more than a dozen winners of the 31st annual American Book Awards, which were announced on Thursday. The awards, first established by the Before Columbus Foundation in 1978, are given for literary works that cover "the entire spectrum of America's diverse literary community."
"Quagmire!" "Flabbergasted!" “ Doldrums!"
When flipping open a favorite book, it's easy to skip over the small "translated by" line.
But, in reality, translating is as much of an art form as writing an original work. The history of translation is as old as the history of printing and publishing itself, and it will always be an important component of writing and of literature.
A new biography of the writer gets us digging for a rare interview from WNYC.
A work of fiction, a work of non-fiction, and a collection of short stories that you shouldn't miss.
"It’s an apocalyptic summer,” Jason Boog says about the publishing industry. Boog, the publishing editor of mediabistro.com, is referring to the fact that this is the first summer e-books have impacted the market in a big way. With three e-reader devices — the Kindle, Nook, and now the iPad — becoming ubiquitous, publishers are taking this new market very seriously.
Our selection of road trip–themed stories, books, and shows to get you started on your own soul-searching adventure.
Summer is a perfect time to stay inside and get lost in a novel. Just kidding.
Get out into the sunshine, and take those bookworm tendancies to an area book fair or literary festival. Here are a few we recommend to get you mingling with other well-read folks.
David Davidar's resignation from his post as Penguin Canada's CEO two weeks ago has kicked off a conversation among women in the publishing industry about their own stories about sexual harassment in the office.
A recovering skinhead, a girl who can taste her mother's emotions, and the grammatical mistakes that drive one woman crazy.
James Joyces' Ulysses chronicles the wanderings of Leopold Bloom through Dublin during an ordinary day: Thursday, June 16, 1904. The 16th has become known as Bloomsday, and literary types and fans of Joyce celebrate the occaision with pub crawls, readings, and re-enactments.
It only took a few hours for Susan Orlean to find out from thousands of people the books that changed their world. And she didn't even ask. Due to the magic of twitter, she just mentioned that Ron Hansen's book, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford had changed her world and within minutes people were responding with what books had changed theirs.
Author David Goodwillie organizes his books the way he sees New York: “My books are not organized at all, which is kind of how I like it. Classics mixed in with pop culture mixed in with non fiction and it’s kind of a big mess”.
You may still not know who Tèa Obreht is, but by now you may have heard of the list that will supposedly make her a household name: The New Yorker's 20 writers under 40 list, which was featured in the recent fiction double issue. The New Yorker claims that "these twenty men and women dazzlingly represent the multiple strands of inventiveness and vitality that characterize the best fiction being written in this country today."
The author of Don't Cry and Veronica visits Brooklyn's Powerhouse Books with Stacked Up TV. Watch the video.
Patti Smith spoke with Jonathan Lethem about writing, CBGB, and New York nostalgia for the PEN World Voice Festival. Listen to their conversation and Smith's song about William Blake.