Gabriel Garcia Marquez, considered the Mark Twain or Charles Dickens of Latin America, died Thursday. His works included 'One Hundred Years of Solitude,' and 'Love in the time of Cholera.' Gabriel Garcia Marquez was the best-known practitioner of magical realism.
Mein Kampf lays out Adolf Hitler's vision for a resurgent Germany after World War I along with his racist National Socialist political ideology. While copies of the book "Mein Kampf" are not rare, editions signed by Hitler are scarce.
Kate DiCamillo wins Newbery: The awards, the most prestigious in children's publishing, were announced Monday by the American Library Association. DiCamillo, a popular and acclaimed author, won the Newbery a decade ago for 'The Tales of Despereaux.'
Sue Monk Kidd's "The Invention of Wings" comes out Jan. 7. The novel weaves together the stories of a slave girl and a slave owner's daughter. Like Kidd's best-selling "The Secret Life of Bees," the book is set in South Carolina.
Winner of the Nobel Literature prize and author of more than 55 works of fiction, opera, nonfiction, and poetry, including 'The Golden Notebook,' British author Doris Lessing died Sunday at her home in London.
Sarah Palin will go on tour Nov. 12 to promote her new book "Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas." But Sarah Palin will not tour major metropolitan areas, such as New York, Chicago, or Los Angeles.
Booker Prize winner Eleanor Catton wrote an 832-page murder mystery set in Catton's homeland, New Zealand. This is the last year that the Man Booker Prize will be open only to writers from the former British Empire.
Tom Clancy novels were so real, that after the Cold War thriller "The Hunt for Red October" came out, a military official suspected the author of having access to classified material. Tom Clancy says he didn't. He died Tuesday.
Invisible Man book ban: A mother in North Carolina complained that the Invisible Man was "too much for teenagers." "Invisible Man" is a first-person narrative by a black man who considers himself socially invisible. It was originally published in 1952.
Beetle Bailey's creator, Mort Walker, received birthday accolades from the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff as well as the governor of his home state, the mayor of New York, Dolly Parton, and even Prince Albert II of Monaco.
'Selfie,' the self-portrait taken with a smartphone camera, is now officially part of the Oxford online dictionary. Selfie joins 'twerking,' 'digital detox,' and 'Bitcoin,' as part of the Oxford quarterly lexicon update.