Books And Literature

National Book Awards list for translation has global reach

Sep 17, 2019

Authors from Asia, Europe and South America are among those on the National Book Awards longlist for translated literature, a category started last year.

Best-selling Southern author Anne Rivers Siddons dies at 83

Sep 13, 2019

Anne Rivers Siddons, a best-selling Southern author known for novels "Heartbreak Hotel" and "Peachtree Road" has died

Groundbreaking photographer Robert Frank dies at age 94

Sep 10, 2019

Influential 20th-century photographer Robert Frank, author of 1959's 'The Americans', has died at age 94

Susan Kamil, longtime publisher and editor, dead at 69

Sep 10, 2019

Susan Kamil, the publisher of Salman Rushdie, Ta-Nehisi Coates and other prominent writers, has died at age 69

Billy Crudup among readers for tribute to DeLillo classic

Sep 9, 2019

One of the classic works of literary baseball writing, Don DeLillo's "Pafko at the Wall," will get a celebrity reading next month at the 92nd Street Y in New York City

Former US poet laureate Rita Dove wins $100,000 prize

Sep 5, 2019

Former U.S. poet laureate Rita Dove has received a $100,000 prize for lifetime achievement

Harry Potter removed from Tennessee Catholic school library

Sep 2, 2019

A Catholic school in Tennessee has removed the Harry Potter series from its library after the school's priest decided the books could cause a reader to conjure evil spirits.

Justice Ginsburg reports she's on way to 'well' after cancer

Sep 1, 2019

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says she's 'alive' and on her way to being 'very well' following radiation treatment for cancer

WNBA's Alexander writes and illustrates children's book

Aug 29, 2019

Kayla Alexander loved to draw since she was a child, when she was inspired by a patient teacher

The places it'll go: Dr. Seuss exhibition hitting the road

Aug 28, 2019

Dr. Seuss is hitting the road this fall with a massive interactive exhibit that will immerse visitors in some of the children's author's most iconic books

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