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By PBS NewsHour
Young adult literature has become a booming business and one of the fastest growing book categories for publishers in recent years, with more than 715 million books sold in 2013 -- mostly to adults. NewsHour Weekend's Tracy Wholf reports.
Peter Matthiessen was a co-founder of The Paris Review, an author of more than 30 books, and winner of the National Book Award in both fiction and non-fiction. He succumbed to leukemia at the age of 86, just days before…
Author John Banville has been reading Raymond Chandler novels since he was in his early teens. When Banville turned 60, he invented a pseudonym for his crime fiction. As Benjamin Black, the writer has just come out with a new…
James McBride talks about the National Book Award winner in fiction, "The Good Lord Bird."…
Author James McBride talks about slavery and humor in "The Good Lord Bird."…
Ann Patchett reflects on her new book with chief arts correspondent Jeffrey Brown.
What if the glass bubble top on the car in which President John F. Kennedy was riding in Dallas had not been removed by a Secret Service agent? The NewsHour's own Jim Lehrer explores that idea in "Top Down: A…
In 'Someone,' Alice McDermott tells 'ordinary' woman's tale…
Edwidge Danticat Reads an Excerpt from ‘Claire of the Sea Light’…
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