| May 23, 2014
| 2:45 PM
In less than four weeks, J.K. Rowling's next book will be published -- but readers hoping to pre-order it on Amazon will be disappointed. Although it had been available to pre-order for months, "The Silkworm," written under Rowling's pseudonym Robert...
| May 9, 2014
| 1:00 PM
For more than a year, a portion of my apartment complex in Beijing has been a construction zone; squat, old buildings have been razed, and new towers are sprouting in their stead. The area is blocked off by walls covered with large, professionally printed...
| May 12, 2014
| 8:51 AM
In her book "Misha: A Mémoire of the Holocaust Years," Misha Defonseca wrote of her experience of being a young Jewish girl on her own during World War II, fleeing into the woods where she was adopted by wolves, and killing a Nazi soldier.
None of it...
| May 28, 2014
| 3:49 PM
England has the Man Booker ($83,000) and the Folio Fiction Prize ($66,000). American poets have the Kingsley Tufts Award ($100,000) and the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize ($100,000). English-language writers worldwide, working in any genre, are eligible for...
| May 6, 2014
| 5:50 AM
Fort Lauderdale’s FAT Village, the Lake Worth Community Redevelopment Agency and a Broward County poetry “Super Bowl” by the Jason Taylor Foundation are among the finalists announced Tuesday morning for a Knight Arts Challenge grant in...
| May 7, 2014
| 11:57 AM
Author Farley Mowat has died at 92, the Toronto Star reports. The Canadian naturalist, best known for his book "Never Cry Wolf," was a memoirist and environmental advocate.
Mowat was born in Ontario, Canada, in 1921 and served in World War II. Upon...
| May 8, 2014
| 6:33 AM
Could it be a conspiracy?
More like fandom. Today is Thomas Pynchon's birthday -- his 77th -- and to celebrate the author's work, a faithful reader has dubbed May 8 Pynchon in Public Day.
It's not an attempt to draw the famously reclusive writer out...
| May 13, 2014
| 1:14 PM
Legenday wit Oscar Wilde spent two unpleasant years in prison in England for "gross indecency" -- how officials in 1895 chose to describe homosexual activity. The socialite playwright, whose comedy "The Importance of Being Earnest" had debuted earlier...
| May 13, 2014
| 8:42 AM
In a new memoir, "The Most Dangerous Animal of All," Gary L. Stewart claims that the infamous Zodiac killer was his father. The book was kept under wraps by publisher HarperCollins until its release Tuesday.
Authorities say the Zodiac killer murdered at...
| May 14, 2014
| 12:23 PM
George R.R. Martin has created -- and killed -- beloved characters in his books and on screen. And he's done it all running a computer program that's older than many of his fans.
Martin appeared on "Conan" on Tuesday night to talk about "Game of...
| May 9, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy — one of L.A.'s most famous literary couples — met on a beach in 1952, when the former was 49 and the latter 18. From the beginning, they had a complex, passionate, non-monogamous relationship, unequal in...