July 23, 2014 Also: a new short story by Zadie Smith; mermaid mythology.
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.
February 4, 2014 Also: a new Zadie Smith story; Stephen King will publish a new book; two poems written by David Foster Wallace as a child.
November 15, 2013 Also: Derek Jeter is going into publishing; and researchers make some unsexy discoveries about copies of Fifty Shades of Grey in Belgium.
Author Elmore Leonard poses during a portrait session on May 24, 2007 at Book Soup in Los Angeles, California.
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August 6, 2013 Also: A new short story by Zadie Smith; Tom Hanks on typewriters; and the unexpected resurgence of Borders.
American writer Ernest Hemingway.
July 17, 2013 Also: Jonathan Franzen answers an odd accusation; Zadie Smith's next book will be a "science-fiction romp."
Mary Ingalls, the sister of Laura Ingalls Wilder, went blind from illness at age 14.
February 5, 2013 Also: Scandal-mongering author Kitty Kelley turns her gaze on women in Congress; Goodreads makes some unexpected new rules; and Mark Athitakis explains why Barnes & Noble brought literary culture to the suburbs.
February 12, 2009 A wonderful lecture by Zadie Smith resurfaces. Against her advice, listen to it!
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