September 27, 2013 Also: University of Toronto faculty members disown David Gilmour; a new poem by Helen Mort; Teju Cole remembers Ghanaian poet Kofi Awoonor.
September 26, 2013 Also: George Saunders on his worst story idea; a Canadian professor says he's "not interested in teaching books by women."
September 25, 2013 Also: a new book from Peter Matthiessen; the problem of "likeability" in fiction; A.S. Byatt on the Icelandic poet Sjón.
September 24, 2013 Also: Paul Ryan is writing a book; more Craigslist poetry; Alexander McCall Smith on W.H. Auden.
September 20, 2013 Also: Valerie Plame has reportedly written a spy novel called Blowback; Russian literature as sex education; a poem by Dorothy Wordsworth.
September 19, 2013 Also: The Man Booker Prize goes global; a defense of Jonathan Franzen; Khartoum's fading literary culture; the history of obscenity.
September 18, 2013 Also: Vikram Seth finds a new publisher; Marilynne Robinson on thinking like a writer; Rainbow Rowell on censorship.
September 17, 2013 Also: Former U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates to publish a memoir; changes at the National Book Awards; a new short story by Tessa Hadley.
September 16, 2013 Also: A bookless public library opens in Texas; Joyce Maynard re-evaluates J.D. Salinger; and the best books coming out this week.
September 13, 2013 Also: J.K. Rowling will write a screenplay set in the magical world; Tina Brown is coming out with a memoir.
August 19, 2013 Author Marisha Pessl turned to technology to enrich readers' experience of her new thriller, Night Film — creating found-footage YouTube films, screen shots of hidden websites, and an app that readers can use to access additional content after scanning an illustration in the book.
December 22, 2012 That trademark brew, Budweiser, is known to the world as the "King of Beers," and the Busch family was once considered practically royalty. Their early success led to a reign that lasted 150 years, but the end, when it came, wasn't so glorious.
November 28, 2012 The mapmakers have amassed some 80 maps for Food: An Atlas, ranging from surplus in Northeast Italy to meat production in Maryland. The goal is to spread information about various food systems so they can be adapted locally.
November 22, 2012 According to poet Kevin Young, the best poems are like the best meals — they're made from scratch. Young has edited a new collection of poems that celebrate the pleasures of food, from "butter disappearing into whipped sweet potatoes" to oysters that taste like "starlight."
October 16, 2012 The British writer becomes only the third author to win the prestigious award twice, joining J.M. Coetzee and Peter Carey. She also becomes the first author to win with a sequel. Her novel Wolf Hall won in 2009.