Exactly 171 years ago, Charles Dickens sat down and wrote "A Christmas Carol." Dickens liked to write stories for Christmas, but "A Christmas Carol," with stingy boss Ebenezer Scrooge, clerk Bob Cratchit, Bob's sweet son Tiny Tim, and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future, has been...
George R.R. Martin will show "The Interview" on Christmas. The "Song of Ice and Fire" series author owns the Jean Cocteau Cinema in Santa Fe, N.M., one of the independent theaters that has decided to screen the controversial comedy starring Seth Rogen and James Franco about the fictional...
When the Nobel Prize in Literature is announced, it's the Swedish Academy's permanent secretary Peter Englund who steps before the cameras with the news. That is, it was Englund; beginning in 2015, it'll be Sara Danius. Danius will be taking over as permanent secretary on June 1.
Talk about a cold audience.
David Oyelowo, with a brand new Golden Globe Award nomination for his performance as Martin Luther King Jr. in "Selma," has signed on to costar in "Americanah," the feature film adaptation of the novel by Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie.
Science fiction writer Neal Stephenson has joined the tech start-up Magic Leap as "chief futurist". The author of "Snow Crash" and "Cryptonomicon," who has also been involved in creating video games, blogs about why he signed on with the company on its website.
James Patterson is giving bookstores another $473,000, he announced Monday. Over the last year, Patterson gave more than $1 million to bookstores around the country.