The finalists for the 2011 Best Translated Book Award – sponsored by the Three Percent weblog – were announced last week. The winning works of fiction selected were translated from German, Spanish, Afrikaans, Czech, French and Swedish. To read these books is to travel the globe in extraordinary style.
Stieg Larsson died before the overwhelming global success of his "Millennium" novels – but not before sharing a few details about the fourth book in the series.
Award-winning children's author Maurice Sendak will release a new book this fall, the first he has both written and illustrated in 30 years.
How did Jon Raymond, who adapted noir classic "Mildred Pierce" for HBO's new miniseries, get past the memory of Joan Crawford's iconic 1945 performance?
Contributors to the "My Parents Were Awesome" blog celebrate the lives their parents had before they were born.
"Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" author Ian Fleming's family have authorized three sequels to the popular children's book.
Much talent, many marriages, and great beauty. Such is the legend of Elizabeth Taylor, who died today at the age of 79. Taylor – indisputably one of the great actresses of Hollywood's golden era – attracted prodigious amounts of press coverage throughout her lengthy career. Here are a handful of the best books that chronicle her life.