December 17, 2013 There's a theory that the bad guys tend to lose in fantasy novels because they just don't eat well or get out enough. Other news: Romance novelist Janet Daily, who admitted to plagiarism, dies; and boxer Mike Tyson writes about his reading life.
December 16, 2013 Also: The British Library releases more than 1 million images to Flickr; the resistible charms of Alain de Botton; and the earliest prison diary written by a black man or woman.
December 13, 2013 Also: The Dictionary of American Regional English goes digital; Alice Gregory on the literature of anorexia; the censorship policies at Guantánamo Bay.
December 12, 2013 Also: Lila Perl died at 92; David Foster Wallace and grammar; NEA grants awarded.
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.
December 10, 2013 Also: Joan Didion on Martha Stewart; Alice Munro's Nobel interview; the difficulties of judging the National Book Awards.
December 9, 2013 Also: comparing Nora Ephron and Joan Didion; more literary celebrations of Nelson Mandela; the best book coming out this week.
December 6, 2013 Also: Ursula K. Le Guin on being called a "sci-fi writer"; new poems from John Ashbery; Richard Brody on Eichmann in Jerusalem.
December 5, 2013 Also: Queer theorist José Esteban Muñoz has died; Norway is digitizing books written in Norwegian; Gary Shteyngart spices up 19th century British literature.
December 4, 2013 Also: Joyce Carol Oates on Mike Tyson; remembering the Egyptian poet Ahmed Fouad Negm; NPR launches a "Book Concierge."
December 3, 2013 Also: Marina Warner considers sea monsters; Apple gripes about its court-appointed monitor; Ian Rankin on being paid to write.
December 2, 2013 Also: Amazon is testing delivery by drone; Soviet dissident poet Natalya Gorbanevskaya has died; the best books of the week.
November 27, 2013 Also: the finalists for the Costa Awards are announced; authors will volunteer as booksellers on "Small Business Saturday;" Oren Teicher is named Publisher's Weekly "Person of the Year."
November 26, 2013 Also: a new short story from Romesh Gunesekera; Patricia Cornwell on why she might have been an archaeologist.
November 25, 2013 Also: the winners of the American Book Award; Juan Gabriel Vasquez on writing about Colombia; the best books coming out this week.