| Jul 29, 2013
| 8:15 AM
Think of it as "Beetlejuice" meets "The Legend of Zelda" meets "Arsenic and Old Lace."
Neil Gaiman is an author who can do just about anything: spooky tales for kids and adults (the Newbery Award-winning "The Graveyard Book," the recent "The Ocean at...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 12:10 PM
It's a big day for prize announcements: The Literature Prize announced its formation and sponsor Wednesday at a news conference at the British Library in London. The idea for the prize came into being when a group of British intellectuals took umbrage...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 8:40 AM
"This is it, this is what I wanted," says Nancy Sullivan, owner of the new BookBar in Denver. The American Booksellers' Assn. checked in with the bookseller-slash-bar maven to see how things were going two months after her launch.
The BookBar's physical...
| Jan 19, 2013
Clement Clarke Moore is said to have died bitter that he would be remembered for "The Night Before Christmas," and not his massive scholarly works on religion and the classics. By contrast, Adam Mansbach is delighted to be risking a similar fate....
| Apr 22, 2013
| 12:55 PM
Anthony Madrid lives in Chicago. His poems have appeared in Boston Review, Gulf Coast, The Iowa Review, Poetry and Web Conjunctions. His first book is “I Am Your Slave Now Do What I Say.”
Rebecca Makkai is...
| Nov 16, 2012
It's not even the weekend, and the Miami Book Fair International has so far delivered a who's who of celebrated authors in Tom Wolfe, Junot Diaz, Sandra Cisneros and others. Literary giants though they are, consider them a palate cleanser to what really...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 4:13 PM
If you're a regular attendee at the author appearances at the Enoch Pratt Free Library, you've seen a fair share of geniuses. Junot Diaz and Dinaw Mengestu -- who today received "genius" grants from the MacArthur Foundation -- have appeared in recent...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 12:45 PM
Aleksandar Hemon landed in the United States two decades ago, January 1992. He was 27, a young Bosnian journalist from Sarajevo arriving on a one-month visa, arranged through a cultural exchange program sponsored by the State Department. Just after he...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Book lovers in the Baltimore-Washington area should circle September on their calendars, to save dates for a pair of big festivals.
The Library of Congress National Book Festival will be held Sept. 21 and 22 on the mall in Washington. The event always...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 8:58 AM
Thank you, readers,
A year ago, Printers Row started a conversation about books and ideas. It bubbled out of these pages and into auditoriums filled with people like you: people who are passionate about reading. We’ve seen how hungry our readers...
| Nov 11, 2012
Don't try to get Mitchell Kaplan to name just five must-see authors at this year's Miami Book Fair. For the co-founder of the 29-year-old event, it can't be done.
"You can't limit me," says Kaplan, who also serves as the fair's chairman, heads its...