Apple is making a leap into illustrated books today, adding more than 100 children’s book, photo, and cookbook titles to its iBookstore.
The best thing about annual literary prizes is the way they alert us to authors and books we otherwise might have missed. The Man Asian Literary Prize ($30,000 awarded to the author of the best novel by an Asian author written in or translated into English) is no exception. The 2010 Man Asian Literary Prize will be awarded in March. The longlist for the award – announced this week – features the writers below.
Looking for that just-right holiday present? A photo book is one of those gifts that keeps on giving. It can be enjoyed over and again for years to come and never really goes out of style. Here are three particularly good picks recommended by our Monitor staff photographers from among the 2010 releases .
But is the knowledge that comes from Nielsen bookscan numbers more likely to harm or help?
“Rise of a Dynasty" revealed things about the Russell-Cousy-Auerbach Celtics that I didn’t know.
"Brute" tells the story of a fiery, diminutive US Marine officer who dared to speak some hard truths about the Vietnam War.
Food science expert Harold McGee shares his kitchen philosophy with a Cambridge, Mass. audience.
Figment.com gives teen writers a place to strut their stuff (and maybe even find an agent).
Plagiarism charges regularly plague the book world, often resulting in tarnished reputations. For those accused, the allegations are humiliating, while the writers plagiarized often feel themselves to be the victims of a theft for which they are never fully compensated. In recent cases, plagiarism charges have swirled around a variety of different kinds of publications: an award-wining French novel, a 2006 congressional report, the memoir of former President George W. Bush, and the "Harry Potter" series.
"Cleopatra" biographer Stacy Schiff talks about the real face of one of the most powerful women ever to live.