On Monday, 30 finalists were named for the National Book Critics Circle awards. The NewsHour has talked to many of the authors whose works are being considered, including Roz Chast, Hector Tobar, Thomas Piketty and Claudia Rankine. Continue reading
Today, the National Book Award finalist list was cut in half with the announcement of the short lists for awards in fiction, nonfiction, poetry and young people’s literature. The list includes such recognized writers as Pulitzer Prize winner and two-time … Continue reading
Over the summer, The American Scholar published two lists of the 100 best American novels from 1770-1985. We’ve combined the lists and we’re asking: which ones have you read? Which books are missing? And which books published since the mid 80’s would you include? Continue reading
Despite having authored dozens of best-selling titles, James Patterson is very worried about the present and future of books in America, as the publishing world continues to grapple with the tectonic shifts brought about by the advent of ebooks and their major distributor, Amazon. Continue reading
Author Walter Mosley has written more than 40 books. His new mystery novel, “Little Green,” revives one of the best-known, longest-running characters in American literature. Ezekiel “Easy” Rawlins, Mosley’s fictional private eye, was last seen driving off a cliff.
Fifty years ago, Jack Kerouac’s iconic “On the Road” was published. The NewsHour takes a look at the novel’s legacy and reports on some events being held to commemorate the anniversary of its publication. Continue reading