Memorial Day is meant to give Americans a time to remember the veterans and fallen soldiers of our many wars. The Los Angeles Times’ Book section has chosen these 27 books – novels and nonfiction, some stories absurd, others painful – as essential to understanding the American fighters’ experience....
The Paris Review is launching a new series of video interviews with authors about their work.
Stan Lee, the man behind Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, the Incredible Hulk -- heck, practically the whole Marvel universe -- has been working on a book about his life. Touchstone plans to publish Lee's "Amazing Fantastic Incredible: A Marvelous Memoir" on Oct. 6.
Hungarian writer László Krasznahorkai was awarded the Man Booker International Prize on Tuesday night in London. The prize, awarded every other year, comes with an award of more than $90,000.
The producers behind IFC's "Portlandia" have picked up the option for Lydia Millet's "Mermaids in Paradise." The pair intend to make it into a feature film.
The MacDowell Colony's chairman, Michael Chabon, announced a new literary fellowship Monday night designated to bring diverse voices to the artists' retreat.
Nikki Finke, the founder of Hollywood business website Deadline.com, which she parted from in 2013, has turned a new page. She's going to write, and publish, fiction about Hollywood on the new website HollywoodDementia.com.
In her books, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Willa Cather celebrated the American prairie. Although she ultimately moved to New York, the town of Red Cloud, Neb., where she grew up, was the inspiration for much of her fiction.