Author David Margolick talks about his book "Elizabeth and Hazel" and the long history between Little Rock 9 photo subjects Elizabeth Eckford and Hazel Bryan.
Rin Tin Tin was a magnificent German Shepherd with a great backstory and an unmatched Hollywood career. But more recently he was looking a bit like a fading babyboomer memory. Then, this fall, came the publication of Susan Orlean's book, Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend. Suddenly, Rin Tin Tin is trending on Twitter – and finding a whole new place in our hearts. I recently asked Orlean six questions about her book and its regal subject. Here are excerpts of our conversation.
Swedish poet Tomas Transtromer has been awarded the Nobel Prize for literature with poetry that "gives us fresh access to reality."
'The Corrections,' Jonathan Franzen's 2001 story of a troubled family, will air on HBO with Franzen working with director Noah Baumbach and producer Scott Rudin on the project.
Martha Stewart insists her daughter's book is all in good fun and encourages her viewers to buy it.
The winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature – one of the highest awards a writer can receive – will be announced on Thursday. All across the world, literati are preparing for the big event in a decidedly plebeian way. They’re betting on the frontrunners. British bookmaker Ladbrokes has ranked the contenders’ odds, according to bets it is accepting online from “clued up literary fans.” Here’s a somewhat surprising look at the top four contenders.
In "Shatner Rules," William Shatner dishes on his "Boston Legal" role, his feud with George Takei, and more.
Candice Millard calls assassinated US President James Garfield a "very admirable" person whose death was "a real loss to the nation."
Two big questions for the publishing world: Will the newly freed Amanda Knox write a book – and how much does the public care?
The 2011 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, a notoriously hard-to-predict award, will be announced on Thursday. Here are the winners from the past decade. Some were surprise candidates while others were expected but all – in their own unique styles – caught the attention of the Nobel committee.
Popular children's author Rick Riordan says he wants to bring Thor and Odin and other Norse gods into the modern world.
Too much traffic to the Pottermore site means Harry Potter fans will have to wait for the series e-books.
Thomas Pynchon is the American author closest to top, but still considered a long shot with odds of 16 to 1.