A Native American author whose writings have highlighted his indigenous culture is this year's winner of a lifetime achievement award celebrating literature's power to foster peace, social justice and global understanding.
By Dan Sewell, Associated Press
"If you think of writing as a job, as just getting the stuff out there, you’ll do a lot better than if you keep waiting for the angel of inspiration to visit," says Mendelsohn.
By Elizabeth Flock
2019 marks the first mass copyright expiration in more than two decades, freeing up works like Robert Frost's "Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening" for academic, creative and commercial use.
By Lora Strum
This Saturday and Sunday, watch live interviews with author John Grisham, young adult novelist Kwame Alexander, novelist Sandra Cisneros, historian Michael Beschloss, commentator Rebecca Traister and more.
By Jill Lawless, Associated Press
Burns won the prestigious honor Tuesday for her vibrant, violent story about men, women, conflict and power set during Northern Ireland's years of Catholic-Protestant violence.
PBS NewsHour's Jeffrey Brown joins Rich Fahle of PBS Books to interview more than a dozen public figures and authors at the National Book Festival. Watch it live here.
By Sylvia Hui, Associated Press
V.S. Naipaul, the Trinidad-born Nobel laureate whose precise and lyrical writing made him one of the world's most admired writers, died at his London home, his family said. He was 85.
The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is bringing more than 500 authors and thousands of fans together for a weekend-long celebration of reading.
By Frankie Thomas
Any modern language offers more practical benefits than Latin. But Latin has all the pleasures of a puzzle, a time capsule, and a secret code.
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