In 2005, the Authors Guild brought a lawsuit against Google for digitally scanning books without permission of the books’ authors. In November 2009, a court approved an amended settlement between the Guild and Google that gives authors the option of opting out.
On a personal quest to bring his father’s work to a broader audience, Carl Kohler’s son Henry (together with his sister Frida) he approached galleries in hopes that someone would embrace the work, but didn’t have any luck.
Most of Jim Harrison’s 32 books have been set in the sparsely populated areas he knows well: Northern Michigan, the Sandhills of Nebraska, the Arizona-Mexico border and in the beautiful “Paradise Valley” near Livingston, Mt., where he now lives much of the year. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading
National Book Award-winning author Annette Gordon-Reed speaks about her book, “The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family” and what sparked her interest in the family’s complex history. Continue reading
John Updike, one of the most prolific and popular American authors of his generation who chronicled the drama of everyday suburban life, died Tuesday, his publisher said. Writer Nicholas Delbanco, a former student of Updike’s, remembers his friend and mentor. Continue reading
Legendary Chicagoan and Pulitzer Prize winner Studs Terkel, renowned as a historian, author and radio broadcaster who excelled at capturing the stories of everyday Americans, died Friday at age 96. The NewsHour remembers Terkel with a clip from a past interview with Ray Suarez. Continue reading
Acclaimed Russian author Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, who wrote extensively about the gulag prison system and won the Nobel literature prize for his books on abuses in the Soviet Union, died Sunday at age 89 after a reclusive life fraught with challenges. Continue reading