Howard Jacobson is awarded the Man Booker Prize for his darkly comic novel "The Finkler Question."
Obama had a book thrown at him during this past weekend's rally in Philadelphia.
NOMA – now famed after being named the best restaurant in the world – produces a cookbook.
Author Mark Feldstein tells of a real-life assassination plot that he says topped off an epic feud between columnist Jack Anderson and President Richard Nixon.
Mario Vargas Llosa, who was awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize for Literature, was interviewed by the MONITOR in 1977. Llosa spoke about literature and politics in the Latin America region. He criticized US politics, called Fidel Castro's Cuban revolution "a great deception," and said he found Latin American writers to be socially and politically committed than those in the US.
Mario Vargas Llosa, one of Latin America's most politically engaged and influential writers, will be awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature.
There have been plenty of political titles this year – from the left and the right. But which were best?
These books may be out of print – but they still have plenty of readers.