When he died of a heart attack last year at age 62, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Oscar Hijuelos had been at work for more than a decade on an epic and potentially career-defining novel. It was a fact unknown to all but a few people closest to him.
The judge in the Apple e-book case has given preliminary approval to a proposed $450-million settlement, Reuters reports. Apple was found guilty in 2013 of colluding with five major publishers to fix e-book prices.
"I write lying down ? much like Marcel Proust. The only thing I have in common with him," Chris Weitz says, laughing.
A selection of Ray Johnson's vast output of letters is lovingly documented in 'The Paper Snake' and 'Not Nothing.' They reveal him to be a thoroughly slippery artistic construction.
A love of maps is every true traveler's secret pleasure.
The great achievement of Hampton Sides' unforgettable new book about a group of American Arctic explorers only becomes apparent halfway into its 400-plus pages.