Americans make the mistake of imagining that earthquakes are a West Coast problem, says Miles.
Anna Zielińska-Elliott is now translating her 12th Murakami novel from Japanese into Polish, as she has done for 30 years. She is a professor of Japanese literature at Boston University.
White, also the author of the bestselling "A. Lincoln," is receiving the Civil War Forum of New York’s 2017 award for Excellence in Civil War biography.
The bestselling British author and screenwriter is making his own bid for detective story immortality with an astonishing Golden Age-style mystery novel.
The new book by Washington Post reporter Monica Hesse is one of the year's best and most unusual true-crime books.
I didn't take much to Thoreau the first time I read him. He's been proving me wrong ever since.
A new study finds a 'dramatic' increase in swear words in American literature over the last 60 years.
Historian Arnie Bernstein talks about the hometown roots of fascism in the US.
Speaking to the Monitor about his new book 'The Biggest Prison on Earth,' historian Ilan Pappe says that – ultimately – he is 'confident of a peaceful scenario.'
Baron's book remembers when figures including Thomas Edison and astronomer Maria Mitchell converged on the Rocky Mountain region to observe the 1878 eclipse.
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.
Esther Schor, biographer of Emma Lazarus, talks about what she means today.
A new PBS program explores America's favorite books, culminating in an election.
A rare white moose is seen in Gunnarskog, Varmland, Sweden.
Stevenson offers another possibility for reading that seems worth exploring in this season of our political discontent.
Al Franken's humor is back at full strength in his new book, which is a memoir of the former 'Saturday Night Live' writer's journey to the NBC institution and his more recent time in politics.
Historian Robert Caro shares some important lessons learned in his new audio project 'On Power.'
It was largely women who led the drive to get their communities to embrace Civil War monuments.
A new book by a Library of Congress historian unearths once-forgotten tidbits of history related to the Great War.
The Bank of England hopes to make their reports more understandable by imitating the famed children's book author's concise, simple writing style.
'Sting Like a Bee' author Leigh Montville explains how the fabled boxer vanquished the Vietnam draft.
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is coauthor of 'Climate of Hope,' a solution-oriented book about what individuals and governments can and should be doing about climate change.
Despite struggle in other genres, religious books aimed at children have seen an impressive and steady increase in sales over the past decade.
In his new book, 'Where the Water Goes,' journalist David Owen takes readers inside the topsy-turvy world of Western water.