The fiction shortlist for the National Book Awards will be announced Oct. 15.
September 18, 2014 Also: A Jane Austen Festival sets a new record; Terrance Hayes on winning a MacArthur.
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.
Poet Billy Collins is pictured in February 2013 in New York City.
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January 21, 2014 Also: Greg Mortenson to appear on the Today Show; Renata Adler's 1965 report from the march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala.; Nick Laird on poetry.
December 11, 2013 Also: Jennifer Szalai on the problem with "guilty pleasures"; Mike Tyson denied entry into the U.K.; portrait of Jane Austen sold at auction.
The governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, displays the concept design for the new 10-pound banknote featuring author Jane Austen.
October 31, 2013 Also: Attica Locke wins the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence; Neil Gaiman on the job of an author; Zadie Smith on British and American takeout.
September 24, 2013 Also: Paul Ryan is writing a book; more Craigslist poetry; Alexander McCall Smith on W.H. Auden.
Kelly Clarkson bought a ring once owned by Jane Austen at auction, but the U.K. is trying to keep it in the country.
August 13, 2013 Also: Thomas Pynchon's "Bugs Bunny" teeth; N.Y. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's book deal; and The New York Review of Books' lady problem.
Actress Jennifer Lawrence plays Katniss Everdeen in the movie version of The Hunger Games.
August 7, 2013 Also: A new short story by Stieg Larsson; Sherman Alexie's mullet; Rebecca Mead on Jane Austen.
Parliament member Stella Creasy (second from right) and activist Caroline Criado-Perez (right) pose with a mock-up of the new 10-pound banknote featuring Jane Austen.
July 30, 2013 Also: Gary Shteyngart tests out Google Glass; Fifty Shades of Grey and the rise in handcuff accidents.
July 25, 2013 Also: the history of blurbs; Buzzfeed launches a book section.
The Google logo.
July 3, 2013 Also: Infiltrating Jane Austen summer camp; Cengage files for bankruptcy; Stephen Fry reads Oscar Wilde.
People stand and read books during a silent protest last week at Istanbul's Taksim Square.
June 26, 2013 Also: John Quincy Adams' ode to the Eurasian Bull finch; Jane Austen may be the new face on the £10 note; Barnes & Noble struggles.
Jonah Lehrer attends a panel discussion in conjunction with the World Science Festival in 2008.
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March 4, 2013 Also: The best books coming out this week; Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, the movie; and cakes that look like classic works of literature.
February 22, 2013 Also: The U.K. issues Jane Austen postage stamps; in the U.S., biographer Paula Broadwell's promotion in the Army Reserves is suspended; it's Edward Gorey's birthday; and an anti-bullying poem goes viral.
Sean Connery during the making of the James Bond film "Never Say Never Again."
February 19, 2013 Also: What the royal family and panda bears have in common; Ben Percy dons a pregnancy suit; and classicist Mary Beard wards off online attackers.
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