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When Morrissey’s “Autobiography” hit bookstores in the United Kingdom last year, much of the British literary press went gaga over it. At the Guardian, for example, Terry Eagleton judged the book a masterpiece and speculated the 54-year-old singer might win a Man Booker Prize. Show More Summary
'HRC' by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes is an entertaining, illuminating look at Hillary Rodham Clinton's time as secretary of State. The book shows her as dogged, but also salty, bawdy and funny. Welcome to 2014, which is practically 2016, which in presidential politics means just one thing, with three controversial names: Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Novelist and screenwriter Pamela Ribon's memoir, "Notes to Boys (and Other Things I Shouldn't Share in Public)" publishes Tuesday. As her book trailer (a cut above your average book trailer) explains, Ribon has gone back to her early writings to tell stories that are amusing and embarrassing.
Oscar-nominated actor Jesse Eisenberg, just 30, can add another skill to his resume: writing fiction. Eisenberg will publish a book of short stories with Grove Atlantic in spring 2015, the publisher announced Tuesday.
The Italian novelist Andrea Camilleri accepted the prestigious Pepe Carvalho prize for lifetime work at the BCNegra noir literary festival in Barcelona last week. And he made it clear that, at 88, he’s still got a lot of crime writing left in him [link in Spanish].
A book doesn't have to be a movie tie-in to see the benefit of a film's release. Readers don't need to see a star's face on the book's cover, it turns out: They just need to see the author's name.
I don’t believe in guilty pleasures. Don’t get me wrong: I believe in pleasure, and in guilt, just not the two together. What is guilt-inducing about pleasure? Nothing — except for the realization, perhaps, that someone else is having none.
Congratulations to the five Americans who appear on the first shortlist of the British Folio Prize. The shortlist, announced Monday, is eight authors long. In addition to the Americans, one Canadian and two British-born authors are on the list.
Amazon is good for online shoppers, but is it good for books?
Maxine Kumin, Adrienne Rich, Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton were all approximate contemporaries. With Kumin's death at age 88 on Feb. 6, we have lost the last "member" of this august sisterhood of poets.
Philip Schultz's novel in verse 'The Wherewithal' is about Henryk, who says his life includes the Jedwabne pogrom and the Zodiac killer but whose chronology doesn't line up. Philip Schultz's "The Wherewithal" is a book in which time has come undone. Show More Summary
The 76-year-old writer returns to her heroine Lucky Santangelo for a prequel, 'Lucky: Confessions of a Wild Child.' Author Jackie Collins still has the steam engine chugging. Her newest novel, "Lucky: Confessions of a Wild Child," released...Show More Summary
Maxine Kumin, the Pulitzer Prize-winning New England writer and onetime U.S. poet laureate, began writing poetry in the 1950s. She hated it when early mentors told her they liked her work because “she wrote like a man.” Alongside her friend and collaborator Anne Sexton, she embarked on a career that helped redefine what American poetry could be.
On Feb.. 7, 1964 -- 50 years ago today -- John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr arrived in the United States and in so doing turned Beatlemania worldwide. “It is now 6:30 a.m., Beatle time,” enthused a WMCA radio DJ. “They left London thirty minutes ago. They’re out over the Atlantic Ocean, headed for New York. The temperature is 32 Beatle degrees.”
Charles Dickens was born 202 years ago today in England. Raised mostly in London in circumstances that were alternately comfortable and difficult, Dickens rose to be one of the most-read living writers on both sides of the Atlantic in an age when crossing the Atlantic took some doing. His books are now classics. How well do you know Dickens and his works? Take our quiz.
Joshua Zeitz's 'Lincoln's Boys: John Hay, John Nicolay, and the War for Lincoln's Image' examines the president's secretaries, who wrote a history of him. Sometimes political careers are born of chance.
The 'not quite a memoir' 'Dancing Fish and Ammonites' finds Penelope Lively waxing elegant and poignant about her life. Admirers of Penelope Lively's many fine novels will find the same lucid intelligence at work in her elegantly written...Show More Summary
Rabih Alameddine's new novel, 'An Unnecessary Woman,' is a love letter to literature and the female spirit. Rabih Alameddine's beautiful new novel is ostensibly about an elderly woman living alone in her Beirut apartment. Once married but quickly divorced, Aaliya appears to be, as the title says, "An Unnecessary Woman."
On the day before the Winter Olympics officially open in Russia, more than 200 authors, including several Nobel laureates, have called on President Vladimir Putin to repeal laws that limit freedom of expression and create a climate of fear among writers.
Be careful what you write -- even in fiction.