Readers of books love lists. That's why book-review editor J. Peder Zane asked 125 writers – everyone from Norman Mailer to Jonathan Franzen to Margaret Drabble – to pick their very favorite books of all time. Out of all the books in the world, here are the 10 most selected by Zane's illustrious group. (You can see this and other book lists in Zane's book "The Top Ten: Writers Pick Their Favorite Books.")
Is it unseemly for a book blogger to bemoan the loss of a book chain?
Less than 4 years after they were introduced by Amazon, e-books have now overtaken print.
A Booker International Prize judge quits when the award goes to Philip Roth.
What does America's best-known atheist think about the death of Osama bin Laden?
Luca Spaghetti, a character from the mega-bestselling "Eat, Pray, Love," tells a story of his own.
Novelist John Gardner once said that there are only two plots in literature: someone goes on a journey or a stranger comes to town. You're trying to think of exceptions right now, aren't you? Well, while you brainstorm, this month's fiction roundup is packing its bags to join three novels' worth of characters as they set out on life-altering adventures 400 years and thousands of miles apart.
Adam Mansbach's “Go the [expletive deleted] to Sleep” tickles the funny bones of parents – precisely because the struggle to get your child to sleep can be anything but a laughing matter.
Dorian Lynskey, author of "33 Revolutions Per Minute," talks about the history of the protest song and why it seems to have disappeared.
Nearly 20 years after a fatal e. coli outbreak at Jack in the Box restaurants, is our food system any safer?