US publishing world gathers for book conventions
US publishing world gathers for book conventions

Diversity will get an extra push at this week's BookCon and BookExpo America. Last year, a virtually all-white lineup of…

Crime caper kingpin Dashiell Hammett papers find a home
Crime caper kingpin Dashiell Hammett papers find a home

A major collection of letters, photos and publications of the late crime fiction author Dashiell Hammett has been acquired…

Unpublished Orson Welles draft memoir obtained by university
Unpublished Orson Welles draft memoir obtained by university

A "very raw draft" of an unpublished Orson Welles memoir has joined the University of Michigan's archives on the trailblazing…

Books: Satisfaction in meaty characters
Books: Satisfaction in meaty characters

Six of the best in stories starring oddballs and good sorts.

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Books: Powerful debut set in seedy Irish underworld
Books: Powerful debut set in seedy Irish underworld

Meet the first novel by a Galway writer who blogs about life on a council estate under a name so forceful…

Books: Constellations of light in tale of tragedy

In her new novel we encounter Julian in a state of profound grief for his lover, Julia, and their daughter, Mira.

Books: Many strands weave intriguing yarn

Felicito Yanaque is a self-made man. He lives in the city of Piura, and is the owner of a small transport company that he…

'Horror and pity' for Gen Rent

"Horror and pity" have greeted one renting Auckland couple but they want to change attitudes to tenants, regarded as taking…

F. Scott Fitzgerald's former home for sale
F. Scott Fitzgerald's former home for sale

The suburban New York home where F. Scott Fitzgerald is believed to have written The Great Gatsby …

Chelsea Clinton book 'It's Your World' coming

Another Clinton is becoming an author. Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of former President Bill Clinton and current presidential…

Hungarian writer Krasznahorkai wins Man Booker International Prize

Acclaimed Hungarian writer Laszlo Krasznahorkai has been awarded the 2015 Man Booker International Prize in a ceremony at…

Barbra Streisand memoir scheduled for 2017

Barbra Streisand is set to publish her long-discussed and long-promised memoir. The legendary singer-actress-filmmaker…

Delivering clever advice wrapped in humor

In his compilation of articles from his Wall Street Journal column, "Ask Ariely," Dan Ariely wraps in a clever bow all…

Empire of Deception con man rivals Madoff, Ponzi
Empire of Deception con man rivals Madoff, Ponzi

A new book, Empire of Deception , argues that Leo Koretz belongs with Charles Ponzi and Bernie Madoff…

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Fiction Addiction: What book would you most like your kids to read?
Fiction Addiction: What book would you most like your kids to read?

Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol is the book that most people want to pass on to their children, according to a survey…

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