| Oct 25, 2013
| 3:35 PM
The Tucson Unified School District has voted to rescind its ban on seven books, including several canonical works of Chicano history, that were ordered removed from classrooms last year as part of a conservative-led backlash against the teaching of ethnic...
| 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...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 10:13 AM
Richard Ford and Timothy Egan were named winners of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence at the American Library Assn.'s national conference on Sunday night. This is the second year of the awards.
The fiction citation went to Ford for his novel...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 7:12 AM
Rap Genius is a deceptively simple idea started by three friends from Yale: a website where users could make their own pop-up annotations to the lyrics of their favorite rap songs, with the most popular crowd-sourced explanations rising to the top. For...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 11:45 AM
Every rejected and unpublished novelist harbors a secret and implausible fantasy: One day, not only will she (or he) be published, but the sleeping literary world will also awaken and recognize her (or his) genius and pile accolades and prizes upon her...
| 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...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 1:25 PM
Near the end of Reza Aslan's strange, 10-minute television exchange with Fox News, the author of "Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth," gives voice to a thought that’s entered the mind of many an author while being interviewed: “I&...
| Feb 11, 2011
| 1:50 PM
One thing to know about our book club: Our book club includes nine women and four men. We like the fact that our group has members of both sexes because it brings different perspectives to our discussions.
We call ourselves the Gammy Birds, which is...
| May 20, 2011
| 1:58 PM
"Work, as you will see, is imagined broadly in these stories - as labor, as chores, as business, as duty, as habit, as memory, as art, and as priestly avocation," writes Richard Ford in his introduction to this wonderful anthology of stories about work,...
| Jan 14, 2011
| 3:06 PM
One thing to know about our club: The Harbor Country book club has been meeting monthly at the Harbor Grand Hotel in New Buffalo, Mich., since 1999. Our group is made up mostly of "transplants," people who have moved here from all over the country,...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 9:43 AM
As promised, here's the continuation of Rosalia Scalia's thoughtful Q&A with Indian novelist Amandeep Sandhu. He touches on inspirations, the challenge of writing in another language, and the role that emotion plays in great writing.
RS: You said that in...