| Mar 15, 2013
| 12:45 PM
Aleksandar Hemon landed in the United States two decades ago, January 1992. He was 27, a young Bosnian journalist from Sarajevo arriving on a one-month visa, arranged through a cultural exchange program sponsored by the State Department. Just after he...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Book lovers in the Baltimore-Washington area should circle September on their calendars, to save dates for a pair of big festivals.
The Library of Congress National Book Festival will be held Sept. 21 and 22 on the mall in Washington. The event always...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 8:58 AM
Thank you, readers,
A year ago, Printers Row started a conversation about books and ideas. It bubbled out of these pages and into auditoriums filled with people like you: people who are passionate about reading. We’ve seen how hungry our readers...
| Jan 19, 2013
Clement Clarke Moore is said to have died bitter that he would be remembered for "The Night Before Christmas," and not his massive scholarly works on religion and the classics. By contrast, Adam Mansbach is delighted to be risking a similar fate....
| Oct 3, 2012
Fiction or nonfiction?
That is the question.
Is it nobler to fill your mind with so-called informational text or to take arms against the sea of facts and say, "Just tell me a good story, dammit"?
Or — to put it without the Shakespearean...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 11:35 PM
Junot Diaz won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 2008 for his debut novel, “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.”
Junot Diaz was awarded a $500,000 McArthur Foundation “genius” grant earlier this month.
Junot Diaz was chosen...
| Nov 11, 2012
Don't try to get Mitchell Kaplan to name just five must-see authors at this year's Miami Book Fair. For the co-founder of the 29-year-old event, it can't be done.
"You can't limit me," says Kaplan, who also serves as the fair's chairman, heads its...
| Nov 10, 2012
Junot — and Yunior — are back.
Junot Diaz is the MacArthur Fellowship-winning writer whose work reflects his Dominican roots and his Jersey youth, and who has dazzled critics and audiences with a virtuosic narrative voice that weaves tales of...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 3:41 PM
We began in January 1997. Our group started after the Mount Prospect Public Library recruited two men to organize a book club that would be directed toward men. But the books selected appealed just as much to women, so our group became coed.
| Sep 5, 2012
| 11:41 AM
September's a big month for bibliophiles, as Baltimore and Washington stage their book festivals. And this year, for the first time in recent years, the festivals don't fall on the same weekend, allowing readers to catch both packed slates of authors...
| Sep 9, 2012
Short stories may be literary stepchildren, but Junot Díaz has done his part to elevate the form to royal family status. His debut collection "Drown" drew critical raves when it appeared 15 years ago. His stories were fresh and original and felt urgent....