At the end of Season 3 of "Girls" (apologies if this is a spoiler), Hannah got accepted into the University of Iowa's MFA program. The new trailer for Season 4 shows us a little bit of her Iowa City life after she picks up and moves from New York for the Iowa Writers' Workshop.
Lydie Salvayre has won the Prix Goncourt for her novel "Pas Pluerer" (Don't Cry), about the Spanish Civil War. Salvaire, a psychologist turned author, is the daughter of Spanish Republicans who fled to France. The Prix Goncourt is France's leading literary prize.
Books hand-annotated by Toni Morrison, Patti Smith, Don Delillo, Philip Roth and others are being auctioned at Christie's to benefit PEN American Center in New York.
Subscription-based e-book lending service Scribd is now offering audiobooks, the company announced Thursday. Scribd is one of three top contenders -- alongside Oyster and Amazon's Kindle Unlimited -- in the race to become the leading Netflix-for-books provider.
Netflix has secured the rights to Lemony Snicket's "A Series of Unfortunate Events," according to Deadline, with the bestselling series of books for kids to be adapted as a live-action series for the online streaming network.
Comedian Carol Burnett is working on a book about her television show, she told Rosie O'Donnell before an audience at the 92nd Street Y in New York. The Wall Street Journal reports that Burnett "is writing liner notes about various sketches she performed with cast members" on the show.
This week, Knopf announced it will publish a short story collection by Tom Hanks. It came as a surprise: The Oscar-winning actor has published just one short story, and hasn't been known -- at least, not yet -- for writing fiction.
A book said to be Adolf Hitler's personal copy of "Mein Kampf" has sold at auction in England for only $30,000 -- that's $64,000 less than the estimate.