Jacqueline Woodson won the young people's literature prize for her book 'Brown Girl Dreaming,' while Louise Glück was the recipient of the poetry award for her work 'Faithful and Virtuous Night.'
In his book 'Midnight at the Pera Palace,' Charles King considers the rapid transformation of Istanbul – a Muslim stronghold as part of the Ottoman Empire – into one of the most cosmopolitan cities on earth.
Last year, various independent bookstores celebrated Cider Monday as a fun twist on the online retailing bonanza Cyber Monday. This year, some bookstores say they'll be bringing it back.
After a long, contentious battle, the Texas Board of Education has not been able to get the votes it needs to approve a hotly debated new set of textbooks.
Alice Lee was a key figure in Marja Mills's recent bestseller 'The Mockingbird Next Door.'
'Purity,' Jonathan Franzen's fifth novel, will be published in September 2015.
In Florida, the Orange County school board has indicated that it may cease allowing religious groups the chance to distribute literature on high school campuses, cutting off the access of Satanist and Christian groups alike.
'Game' is already earning Oscar buzz for actor Benedict Cumberbatch's portrayal of Alan Turing.
Anne Rice's return to the world of vampires been selling well, but some readers are finding the mythology of the book too complicated.
Lovett's novel follows both 'Pride and Prejudice' writer Jane Austen and contemporary character Sophie, who works in a bookstore.
Groups including the publisher Penguin Random House and the National Book Foundation encourage bibliophiles to read between 12 and 4 p.m. on Jan. 24 and to raise money for the event.