Our fascination with crime and mystery – most recently seen with the new TV adaptation of J.K. Rowling's 'Cormoran Strike' novels – reflects our cultural anxieties and desires, say experts.
When the United Nations was created in 1945, only eight countries had abolished capital punishment. Today, that number stands at more than 100. In nearly another 40 countries where the death penalty is still legal, the practice has been reduced.
It's good news for the Neapolitan novelist's fans, some of whom feared they would never hear from her again.
What's America reading? Politics, advice, and anything with a movie tie-in.
Critics note that the new book is dark, but most agree that it's 'a stunning achievement.'
Librarian of Congress Daniel J. Boorstin once described Wilbur as 'a poet for us all, whose elegant words brim with wit and paradox.'
The Nobel judges described Ishiguro as a mix of Jane Austen and Franz Kafka, with 'a little bit of Marcel Proust.'
This year, the main reason for objection to books was sex and gender issues.
Clinton's new book is a personal memoir about her campaign as well as a 'cautionary tale' about Russian interference in the election.
Aldiss helped shape and elevate the science fiction genre, but he recognized its mutability.
A new study finds a 'dramatic' increase in swear words in American literature over the last 60 years.
Recently a number of children’s books tackling the global refugee crisis have hit the market, helping to humanize the conflict, as well as educate, empower, and build empathy in young readers.
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Do you know the difference between jihad and a fatwa? What about attacks carried out by so-called Islamic State militants? Take the quiz to find out how much you know about Islam and violence.
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll sees David Brooks's 'The Road to Character' as a game-changer in the way he coaches, speaks to, and sets goals for his players.
Christian publisher Kingstone recently released a 2,000-page graphic novel adaptation of the Old and New Testaments, which it claims is the world's longest graphic novel.
Is your motto "live free"? How do you feel about laissez-faire economics? Take the quiz to see how much you know about the Libertarian Party.
A pair of researchers suggests political foes may find reconciliation in books.
Michael Bloomberg was cited in a Wikileaks email as a possible Secretary of State if Hillary Clinton wins. Who else might fill the top posts in a Clinton administration?
Barbershop Books hopes to make good use of time spent in the barber's chair to connect young boys to books.
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