UK children’s laureate Malorie Blackman faced racist comments after Sky News misquoted her as saying there were 'too many white faces' in children's literature. Now young adult author James Dawson has stepped into the fray, saying, "Malorie did not say there are too many white faces in children’s books, but I will.... Put that on Sky News.”
The movie adaptation of 'Serena' by Ron Rash stars Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence.
While Mandel doesn't shy away from depicting the difficulties of post-disaster life in her new novel, reviewers are noting that her book, unlike many other apocalyptic tales, presents the survival of art forms like theater and music.
A panel of experts commissioned by a liberal advocacy group found passages that claimed segregated schools weren't all that terrible, while conservatives object to content in the textbooks that they say is anti-American and pro-Muslim.
Works that were nominated include 'The Innovators' by Walter Isaacson and 'Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?' by Roz Chast for the nonfiction prize as well as 'All the Light We Cannot See' by Anthony Doerr and 'Station Eleven' by Emily St. John Mandel for the fiction award.
Author John Curran discusses Christie's writing approach and her never-ending appeal.
The character of Peeta (Josh Hutcherson), who was taken prisoner by the evil Capitol, is the main focus in the new trailer for the 'Hunger Games' film. 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1' stars Jennifer Lawrence, Hutcherson, and Woody Harrelson.
Study participants between the ages of 16 and 29 were more likely to have read a book in the last year than those 30 and older, but young adults are less likely to value the place of a library in a community.
'Olive' stars Frances McDormand and Richard Jenkins.
This week, the town of Northfield, Minn. is honoring the 138th anniversary of the robbery of the Northfield First National Bank, which became the final holdup of the James and Younger gang.
Diane Muldrow's guide to life 'Golden' became a bestseller and there's now an installment for the holidays.
Facebook recently revealed some of the books that users picked most often when participating in a meme about what books 'stayed with you.'
In addition to the American contenders Karen Joy Fowler for 'We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves' and Joshua Ferris of 'To Rise Again at a Decent Hour,' other nominees include Richard Flanagan for 'The Narrow Road to the Deep North' and Ali Smith for 'How to Be Both.'
Those who may have remembered Leo Tolstoy only from high school classes got a new portrait of him in the Oscar-nominated movie 'The Last Station,' starring Christopher Plummer and Helen Mirren.
Through the Future Library project, Atwood's newest work will be hidden for 100 years and finally printed in 2114.
Russell Edwards, author of 'Naming Jack the Ripper,' claims DNA findings confirm who was responsible for the crimes attributed to the serial killer.