Michael Lewis' latest book, Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt, was released Monday.
March 31, 2014 Also: HarperCollins editor Barry Harbaugh on editing; the best books coming out this week.
Hattie McDaniel played Mammy alongside Vivien Leigh's Scarlett in Gone with the Wind.
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March 28, 2014 Also: George R.R. Martin releases a new chapter of The Winds of Winter; Brad Leithauser writes about the enduring charm of P.G. Wodehouse's Jeeves and Wooster.
Ian Fleming, best-selling British author and creator of James Bond, is seen in this 1962 photo.
March 27, 2014 Also: Meg Wolitzer on the origins of her inspiration; journalist and author Jonathan Schell has died.
Playwright Tennessee Williams sits at his typewriter on Nov. 11, 1940, in New York.
March 26, 2014 Also: Canada's Alice Munro gets a silver coin; a quiz based on Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded.
Philip Pullman, pictured in 2007, says of the U.K. prison restrictions: "Words nearly fail me on this."
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March 25, 2014 Louise Erdrich has a new short story; The New York Public Library has launched a book recommending tool that uses an algorithm to suggest titles.
Adolf Hitler, pictured delivering a speech circa 1936.
March 24, 2014 New rules in the U.K. ban people from sending books to prisoners; the best books coming out this week.
Khushwant Singh, pictured in 2010, sits in his house in New Delhi, India.
March 21, 2014 Also: Miss Manners on what to do if you are accused of a literary conspiracy; the shortlist for the Stella Prize is announced; the winner of the Diagram Prize for oddest title.
Meg Wolitzer's novel Belzhar is scheduled for release on Sept. 30.
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March 20, 2014 Also: A Q&A with Wolitzer; author behind the @GSElevator account gets a new book deal; Matt Seidel mocks the writerly trope of beginning essays with "There are two kinds of novelists ..."
Author and infomercial pitchman Kevin Trudeau.
March 19, 2014 Also: HarperCollins has bought the rights to JRR Tolkien's translation of Beowulf; Zadie Smith writes about the small losses from climate change; poet Bill Knott dies for the final time.
An artist's rendering circa 750 A.D. of an Anglo-Saxon king and his armor bearer preparing for battle.
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March 18, 2014 Also: NoViolet Bulawayo wins the PEN/ Hemingway award for her novel We Need New Names; the Authors Guild elects a new leader; Guernica's stellar special issue on the American South.
Poets Lawrence Ferlinghetti (left) and Allen Ginsberg chat in 1988 during the dedication of public art dedicated to Jack Kerouac in Lowell, Mass.
March 17, 2014 Also: A new story from J.K. Rowling; Nigella Lawson on why she became a cookbook writer; Walter Dean Myers reacts to a study's findings on the number of children's books about black people.
Kim Jong Il (right) and his father, Kim Il Sung, are pictured on what is believed to be Paekdoo San, a mountain located along the Sino-North Korean border in this image released by the North Korean news agency in 1994.
March 14, 2014 Also: Winners of the National Book Critics Circle Award are announced; Martha Woodruff decodes the confusing world of book auctions.
March 13, 2014 Also: adding a word to the Scrabble dictionary; a new Oprah Winfrey book; T Magazine visits The Ginger Man author J. P. Donleavy.
Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones performs in May 2013 in Los Angeles.
March 12, 2014 Also: The Twitter Fiction Festival launches; Mindy Kaling is writing a second book; the creators of HBO's Game of Thrones series say they know how George R.R. Martin's series will end.
Joe McGinniss, who wrote a book about former Gov. Sarah Palin, poses for a photograph at the home he rented next to Palin's house in Wasilla, Alaska.
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March 11, 2014 Also: George Saunders' story collection Tenth of December has won yet another major literary award; a poem from Kevin Prufer; audiobook narrator Simon Vance speaks to Slate.
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