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Kim Thompson, who spent more than three decades as co-owner and co-publisher of the Seattle-based comics imprint Fantagraphics Books, died Wednesday morning of lung cancer. He was 56.
Robin Benway has something to say to aspiring writers. The author of the young adult novels "Also Known As," "Audrey, Wait?" and "The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May and June" recently spoke to students in the MFA program at UC Riverside's Palm Desert program. Show More Summary
The ubiquitous James Franco, author, actor, etc., etc., is raising funds on the website Indiegogo for a three-film series based on his 2011 short story collection, "Palo Alto."
San Francisco startup Parakweet has gotten $2 million from angel investors to help make BookVibe a going concession. BookVibe is a book recommendation engine that tells users what book they might like to read next.
Near the end of Steven T. Seagle and Teddy Kristiansen’s haunting graphic novel “Genius” (First Second: 126 pp., $17.99 paper), the main character, a physicist named Ted, has an epiphany of a kind.
Kathy Ebel’s debut novel, “Claudia Silver to the Rescue,” chronicles three months in the life of a young woman as she navigates through employment woes, hapless romantic entanglements, and helping out her sister from whom she has been estranged for years. Show More Summary
If you'd like to see Vice's beautifully-lit photograph of a model portraying Sylvia Plath kneeling before an open oven -- in a dress from Chloe Sevigny -- you're too late. That photo appeared in a fashion spread illustrating the suicides of female authors.
Of interest to book lovers and riddle solvers: the Midnight Clock.
For several years, Marie Calloway, 23, has explicitly described her lifestyle and sexual exploits on her blog. Now Calloway (a pseudonym she has used since the age of 19) has published a book, "what purpose did i serve in your life" ( Tyrant Books, $19), said to be an account of her sexual encounters.
Pirated e-book versions of Stephen King's "Joyland" have surfaced online. That's notable because King, to support the print book being published by small indie Hard Case Crime, decided not to issue an e-book of this particular novel...
Ira Silverberg, the high-powered literary agent who left New York to become the director of Literature Programs at the National Endowment for the Arts in Washington, D.C., is returning to his roots.
The bestselling biography "Steve Jobs" is coming out in paperback in September. Publisher Simon & Schuster is not only republishing the book, it is sending Jobs back in time. Instead of the contemporary photograph of Jobs emblazoned across the cover of the hardcover, the paperback will feature a much-younger Jobs, in almost exactly the same pose. Show More Summary
Today is Blumesday --not a typo, as it turns out, but a holiday concocted to celebrate the beloved young-adult author Judy Blume. Bloomsday, which honors James Joyce's "Ulysses," took place on Sunday.
Philipp Meyer offers a tale that spans generations and, in its own way, encapsulates the history of the state itself. "Being a writer and a Texan," Larry McMurtry wrote in the late 1960s, "is an amusing fate." What he was addressingShow More Summary
“The former host of 'Erotica Night' at a Baltimore bookstore will be the first-ever female No. 2 official at the CIA,” Ben Jacobs and Avi Zenilman begin in their piece at the Daily Beast on the youthful reading habits of Avril Danica Haines.
Denise Kiernan’s newest book, “The Girls of Atomic City,” explores the stories of women who worked and lived in Oak Ridge, Tenn., during World War II. These women – secretaries, statisticians, scientists and mothers – were all recruited by the U.S. government to work on the Manhattan Project, without their knowledge, at what became its largest site.
His memoir about life in the country is dominated by his reporting about drug cartels, which sidelines much of the positive news. Journalist Alfredo Corchado has had a front seat to many of the most important events of recent Mexican history. Show More Summary