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Tuesday, January 09, 2018
The National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, Gene Luen Yang passed the baton to his successor Jacqueline Woodson on Tuesday. NPR takes a look at where young people's literature is now and where the new ambassador would like to take it in the coming year.
Thursday, January 04, 2018
Fred Bass took over The Strand bookstore in New York City from his father and spent most of his long life working in the store which he built into a literary landmark. He died Wednesday at age 89.
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Naomi Alderman's new novel imagines a world in which women suddenly pose a physical threat to men. Alderman says it was gratifying to imagine how characters might use that power to fight back.
Monday, December 18, 2017
Known as the "queen of suspense," Higgins Clark still publishes two books a year. She says the greatest compliment she gets is when someone tells her, "'I read your darn book till 4 in the morning.'"
Monday, November 27, 2017
Mitch Kaplan runs Books & Books in Miami, and helped start the popular Miami Book Fair. Now, he's making movies based on books, like the new Charles Dickens biopic The Man Who Invented Christmas.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Allegations of sexual harassment interrupted Matthew Weiner's book tour to promote his debut novel, Heather: The Totality. A former writer on Mad Men accused him of a sexually inappropriate remark.
Thursday, November 16, 2017
The National Book Foundation added some star power to its annual awards ceremony. President Bill Clinton and Academy Award winner Anne Hathaway were on hand as presenters.
Monday, November 06, 2017
Matthew Weiner's first novel is Heather, the Totality. It's a character study of a well-to-do New York family — and a violence-prone construction worker who becomes obsessed with their daughter.
Monday, October 16, 2017
In a new memoir, the Joy Luck Club author searches her past for the sources of her creativity. She says, "I certainly think that the bad experiences ... shaped me as a writer."
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Chris Jackson is revitalizing One World, a division of Random House known for publishing black authors. To celebrate, it's releasing Ta-Nehisi Coates' new book, We Were Eight Years in Power.
Thursday, October 05, 2017
The Swedish Academy has chosen Kazuo Ishiguro as the winner of the Nobel Prize in literature Thursday morning. Ishiguro's most well-known work is likely The Remains of the Day, a 1989 novel.
Wednesday, October 04, 2017
Every year, speculation spreads from the literati to the betting houses and every year many of the same names turn up on the list of potential winners.
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Nicole Krauss' new novel, Forest Dark, tells two stories concurrently: a man at the end of a financially successful life searching for meaning, and a younger woman writer searching for meaning as her marriage collapses. The only thing that connects them is a building on the other side of the world.
Thursday, September 07, 2017
Conservative book publisher Regnery has announced that it will no longer use the New York Times best-seller list in its promotional materials. Regnery says it is biased.
Tuesday, September 05, 2017
Former CIA operative Valerie Plame says pop culture doesn't usually get espionage right — but le Carré comes close. His new novel is a kind of prequel to 1963's The Spy Who Came in From the Cold.
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
For fans of Hamilton and history alike, the Library of Congress has put the hippest founding father online by digitizing Alexander Hamilton's papers and making them available on the library's website.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Barnes & Noble is experimenting with food, Amazon is replicating its online business and an indie shop aims to be part of the community. Ultimately, they all want to sell more books.
Thursday, July 06, 2017
Chris Ferrie's board books introduce subjects like rocket science, quantum physics and general relativity to toddlers and babies. What can parents do to make the concepts resonate?
Monday, July 03, 2017
Hilderbrand reigns over the summer book market with her breezy novels, mostly set in Nantucket. Even if you're in a drab office, she says, if you're reading one of her books, you're at the beach.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
The Library of Congress has named Tracy K. Smith as the the country's new poet laureate. She's the author of three collections of poetry and won the Pulitzer Prize in 2012.