Los Angeles has glorious beaches, stunning cityscapes and more than its share of highly photogenic human beings. And though it may not be known for its bookstores, they too are out of this world.
The bestselling erotic novel "Fifty Shades of Grey" has taken another step toward its screen debut with a second full-length trailer. It features a breathless Anastasia, a brooding Christian and a lot of smoldering looks.
Hachette and Amazon have reached a deal over e-books and print sales, the two companies announced Thursday. They have been locked in an unusually public dispute over pricing since May.
Thomas Eric Duncan was the first victim of Ebola to die in America. Feeling unwell, the Liberian immigrant went to a Dallas hospital that at first sent him away with antibiotics. After Duncan returned, he was diagnosed with Ebola but did not survive.
The PEN Center USA literary awards, as always, honored excellent writing and celebrated heroes of free speech on Tuesday. And host Aisha Tyler exercised it with a high-energy, highly profane commentary that kicked the event's energy up a notch.
Haruki Murakami's "Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage" was one of the most hotly anticipated novels of the year. Now it's in the running for the most dreaded prize in fiction.
Bouchercon, like many conferences that bring together creators and fans, has panel discussions, signings and an awards dinner. But the 44-year-old crime fiction convention also offers activities unlikely to be found elsewhere, such as cadaver dog demonstrations and a walk-through crime scene...
Isabel Allende will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, President Obama announced Tuesday. Allende, whose best-known book is "The House of the Spirits," is the only novelist among the 19 recipients of the nation's highest civilian honor.