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A copy of the first book printed in the Americas, worth an estimated $15 million to $30 million, will be auctioned by Sotheby's later this month. But first, it gets a showing at USC.
PEN American Center’s report “Chilling Effects,” officially released Tuesday morning, offers some disturbing data about the effect of government surveillance on free expression and self-censorship in the literary world. Of more thanShow More Summary
Viral video sensation "The Fox" by Ylvis will be published as a picture book by Simon & Schuster. It will be available in time for Christmas.
Sometimes a week goes by and the Los Angeles literary landscape is as barren and desolate as the Salton Sea. This is not one of those weeks.
It sounds like an art project that could swiftly go awry: A dozen writer-directors -- NYU students -- collaborate to turn a book of poems into a feature film. What could make it be a success? James Franco, of course.
The writer, editor and critic Ilan Stavans is a polyglot master of many literary trades: His works include an authoritative anthology of Latino literature for Norton, a legendary Spanglish translation of the opening pages of “Don Quixote,” and a recent graphic novel “ El Iluminado ” (with Steve Sheinkin) which takes up themes inspired by Stavans’ Mexican-Jewish heritage.
Malala Yousafzai has become an international celebrity. In her book "I Am Malala," the Pakistani teen who survived being shot in the head by a member of the Taliban tells her story. Growing up in her father's school, she was a staunch advocate and public voice for girls' education -- a voice that has been heard worldwide since the publication of her book.
The writer-cartoonist jumps on the bus to give his young readers an up-close look at his new book 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck.' The first time through middle school was bad for Jeff Kinney. But the second time? Golden.
Author-poet Erica Jong dishes on her landmark novel, its film adaptation, feminism today and the loss of romance and dating. Author-poet Erica Jong reflected on "Fear of Flying," her landmark novel that helped fuel the sexual revolution, on the occasion of its 40th anniversary, marked recently with a commemorative reissue.
One of the great cultural jewels of the West is back, with a wonderful new polish.
Nicola Griffith's radical departure from her previous fiction results in the 7th century epic 'Hild.' Author Nicola Griffith is as unpredictable and fascinating as one of her heroines. Her first two novels, "Ammonite" and "Slow River" (which won a Nebula Award), were science fiction. Show More Summary
Camiliano “Cam” Juarez knocked on more than 37,000 doors in his fight to bring certain books and ideas back into the classrooms of Tucson.
Hilton Als' 'White Girls' is a magnificent collection of essays that mixes criticism and memoir, fiction and nonfiction. Hilton Als' "White Girls" is as much about white girls as the author's previous effort "The Women" was about femininity — which is to say quite a lot and not at all. Show More Summary
Long-dead folk hero Woody Guthrie leads the contenders for the 2013 Bad Sex in Fiction prize. The shortlist was announced by the Literary Review, a London literary journal that endeavors -- through embarrassment, mostly -- to coax novelists to do a better job writing about sex.
California-born Claire Vaye Watkins has won the Wales-based Dylan Thomas Prize for "Battleborn." The international prize is designed to recognize a young author, is presented every other year and comes with a substantial award -- this year, more than $48,000.
When it comes to famous drinkers of 20th century literature, Dorothy Parker was the leading lady. The poet, screenwriter and quick wit held court with the others at the Algonquin Round Table and drank in New York’s speakeasies. The new book, “Under the Table: A Dorothy Parker Cocktail Guide” by Kevin C. Show More Summary
New titles include Vivian Maier's 'Self-Portraits,' Elinor Carucci's 'Mother,' Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin's 'Pretty Much Everything,' Tyler Shields' 'The Dirty Side of Glamour' and the retrospective 'Gregory Crewdson.' No tradition in photography is more eagerly awaited than the year-end avalanche of books from artists old and new. Show More Summary
'The Most of Nora Ephron' is a dizzying final act of control, to be the heroine of her own death. Amid the tributes that poured out after Nora Ephron's 2012 death, one anecdote was repeated often. It was about Phoebe Ephron, Nora's hard-driving...Show More Summary
I first met Albert Camus in the fall of 1980, when I was a freshman at the University of Pennsylvania. I say met because it felt that personal to me. His 1942 provocation “The Myth of Sisyphus” was the lead-off text in a course I was...Show More Summary
Ilie and Deborah were children in Vienna when, 75 years ago this weekend, there was a terrifying night of violence against Jewish people and property. That night is now known as Kristallnacht, and the siblings -- Ilie Wacs and Deborah Strobin -- will be at the Simon Wiesenthal Center to mark the anniversary. And they're asking for your help.