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.
The Guggenheim Foundation on Thursday announced its 2015 fellows, with a total of 175 writers, artists, scientists and scholars from the U.S. and Canada selected from more than 3,100 applications.
Ivan Doig, the author known for his stories of the American West, died Thursday at home in Seattle of multiple myeloma, his publisher Riverhead Books announced. He was 75.
Toward the back of LeVar Burton's L.A. office there's a room filled with people testing software, including some, in teeny chairs, who are about 6 years old. Welcome to Reading Rainbow, the former PBS television show turned iPad app that's poised to roll out its next iteration on the Web.
Oyster, the online company that's made a (non-exclusive) bid to be the Netflix for e-books, has made a move to become more like iTunes for e-books. Starting Wednesday, consumers can also buy e-books from its storefront.
The longlist for the Best Translated Book Awards was announced Tuesday. Twenty-five fiction titles and 17 poetry collections are in the running for the prizes, which will award $5,000 each to the author and translator in both categories.