If you’re looking for the best book of 2018, pick up a copy of The Great Believers (Viking, 2018), the new novel by Rebecca Makkai.
As only the third author ever authorized by Raymond Chandler's estate to write a Philip Marlowe novel, Lawrence Osborne declares, in his postscript to Only to Sleep, that the task was "perilous."
Two new children's books will add pictures to the words of John Lennon and Paul McCartney.
Lin-Manuel Miranda is working on a picture book that he hopes will inspire young people.
The original hand-drawn map of Winnie-the-Pooh's Hundred Acre Woods has sold at auction for 430,000 pounds ($571,000), a record price for a book illustration.
New biographies explore with unusual depth the private lives of Bruce Lee and Sterling Hayden, whose screen legacies rely on just a handful of films.
A little more than 24 hours after Unit 4 at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant exploded and caught fire in April 1986, three men gathered in front of a pile of sand at a construction site a few miles away. With shovels, they started filling sandbags that the authorities planned to drop from h…
Playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda, author Roxane Gay and Olympic skater Michelle Kwan are among those contributing essays to an anthology about navigating between cultures.
A new study finds that few of the top literary publications are giving equal time to women authors and reviewers.
The Butch Lesbians of the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s Coloring Book proved so popular a second edition is due just two months after the first print run.
E. Annie Proulx wants her characters to join her in accepting the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction when the award is presented Sept. 1 at the National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
When television’s longest-running cartoon show first hit the airwaves, most of its writers and producers gave it six weeks at best. The one optimist in the crew figured it might last 13 weeks.
When I heard Bianca Del Rio wrote a book, in true Bianca Del Rio fashion, I thought, “Wrote a book? I didn’t even know she could read a book!”
Picture it: Former Vice President Joe Biden is puttering around his Delaware manse one fine day when he is thrust into a murder mystery.
Stephen King’s new novel, The Outsider, opens with witness interviews in a typewriter font, laying out the details of a grisly crime and setting the scene for a detective story.
Tom Wolfe, the white-suited wizard of “New Journalism” who exuberantly chronicled American culture from the Merry Pranksters through the space race before turning his satiric wit to such novels as The Bonfire of the Vanitiesand A Man in Full, has died. He was 88.
The Death and Life of the Great Lakes, written by a two-time Pulitzer-Prize finalist and reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, is the 2018-19 Go Big Read selection.
The American Library Association has issued its list of “challenged” books from 2017 — those books most objected to by parents and other community members.
Around the same time To Kill a Mockingbirdmade Harper Lee a best-selling author and Pulitzer Prize winner, she was still fighting for creative control.
When Miguel de Cervantes wrote Don Quixote in the 17th century, he couldn’t have imagined that the novel would be used as a weapon in a modern battle over freedom of speech in Spain.
John Oliver's spoof of a new picture book by the wife and daughter of Vice President Mike Pence was No. 1 on Amazon.com and out of stock as of midday Monday.
Dodging and Burning, a riveting debut by John Copenhaver, tackles a story that’s seldom explored in mysteries — life for gay men and lesbians during America’s post-World War II era.
A National Geographic book called the Atlas of Beer surveys beer across six continents, from banana beer in Tanzania to beer aged in wine barrels in Argentina.
Michelle Obama tweeted that her next book, to come out a week after the 2018 midterm elections, is called Becoming. The night of that tweet, her memoir was in the top 20 on Amazon.com.
Few mystery writers can examine issues of race — how it divides and binds people — as clearly and unflinchingly as Walter Mosley, who returns to this theme in his stand-alone novel Down the River Unto the Sea.
Several high-profile authors of special interest to the LGBT community are appearing at Boswell and Outwords books over the next six weeks, including Andre Aciman, who penned the novel Call My by Your Name. Check out the schedule below.
The Philosopher’s Flight is the debut novel from Tom Miller, an emergency room doctor from Madison, and he’s woven a fanciful tale set against the historic backdrop of post-World War I America.
Doris Kearns Goodwin hopes her new book will remind readers that career politicians can become great presidents.
Gloria Stoll Karn nearly trashed her high school artwork back in the 1940s, figuring her art career was over before it even started. But thanks to a janitor with an artistic eye, she ended up smashing gender barriers instead.
Tayari Jones, whose novel An American Marriage has been chosen for Oprah Winfrey’s book club, will always remember that phone call from last October.
Wanda Sykes, Gabourey Sidibe and Danny Glover are among the readers for an audio edition of speeches and essays by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
Stephen King says he wants to help a Maine bookstore owner who lost thousands of dollars' worth of rare books — including original King manuscripts — after flood caused by a broken pipe.
Shell-shocked White House aides scrambled to control the fallout of Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House this week as excerpts were published ahead of the book’s scheduled Jan. 9 release.
Jay-Z, Harry Styles, Kendrick Lamar, U2 and Chris Stapleton were just some of the artists responsible for Barack Obama’s favorite songs of the year.
If there's any justice in bookselling, The Immortalists will find the massive audience it so deserves.
A Univision journalist who famously clashed with then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in 2015 has a book coming out about Trump and immigration.
Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld is working on a book about his years in former President Gerald Ford’s administration.
American author Christopher Bollen has won the dreaded Bad Sex in Fiction Prize for his novel The Destroyers.
Bill McKibben, whose 1989 book The End of Nature is considered the first book for general audiences about climate change, has turned those musings into his first novel, Radio Free Vermont: A Fable of the Resistance.
Susan Sontag is best known for her essays, but she also wrote novels, a play and short stories. A new book out this fall, Debriefing, brings together all of her shorter fiction in an uneven, intermittently engaging collection.