Writing is like 'running a marathon with a constantly shifting finish line': Cynthia Bond
Atticus Lish’s debut novel “Preparation for the Next Life,” was something of an underdog: It was published by small independent Tyrant Books, set in the unloveliest corners of New York and focuses on two marginal characters rarely seen in American fiction. But Zou Lei, the tough Chinese immigrant,...
In 1993, Tavis Smiley was an ambitious yet unworldly former aide to Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley. Maya Angelou was, among other things, a bestselling author and groundbreaking poet who had recently become the first African American and first woman to read at a presidential inauguration. Traveling...
The good news: There are a couple of novelists in the Time 100, the magazine's annual list of the most influential people in the world.
"In the beginning, people weren't sure what to expect. Who's going to come to a book festival in Los Angeles?" novelist Paula Woods recalls asking. "They don't read books in L.A. They watch movies."
To express her love to Judy Blume, a 1970s tween would have had to write a letter. These days, a young reader enchanted by YA books — by, say, author Rainbow Rowell — can make nail art that matches a book cover and share it on Tumblr, where the author herself might see and share it with her followers.
The Bailey's Women's Prize for Fiction has announced its 2015 shortlist. While the names may be not entirely familiar to casual American readers, some are very high-profile in the UK, where the prize is based. One is not.
Eduardo Galeano, the journalist and author who was born in Uruguay and wrote powerfully about the plight of Latin American peoples, died Monday. The 74-year-old had cancer.