The social media culture of “likes” is contributing to our conformity, says novelist and creative writing teacher Charmaine Craig. Instead of trying to empathize with the unfamiliar, we “like” and find refuge only in the things that seem most relatable.
By Elizabeth Flock
Author Tom Perrotta, who wrote "Election," "Little Children" and "The Leftovers," shares his favorite real-life stories about growing up.
Do you have an old children’s book you love? Well, there’s a good chance that it might be racist, says kids’ author Grace Lin. She offers her humble opinion on how you can keep loving your favorite classics while acknowledging…
A genre called urban literature was resurfaced by self-made entrepreneurs, often black women and many from prison.
By Elizabeth Flock
"Green on Blue" is the debut novel by Elliot Ackerman, a journalist and former Marine who served in Iraq and in Afghanistan.
By Larisa Epatko
With Russia so much in the news lately, we decided to take a closer look at Russia itself with the help of two regional experts.
By Dave Berndtson
What outstanding works of literature, television, art, and film captured your attention in 2016? Our arts correspondent, Jeffrey Brown, spoke this week with leading voices in the arts about some of the most compelling contributions in these fields. Now we…
By PBS NewsHour
What were the best books of 2016? Best-selling authors Jacqueline Woodson and Daniel Pink shared their favorites on our show, but we couldn't fit all their picks. Here are 4 more favorites.
The 33rd annual Miami Book Fair, hosted at Miami Dade College, has gathered hundreds of authors and readers for a three-day event that lasts Nov. 18-20.
Jackie Kay is Scotland's first black national poet. Adopted as a child, much of her poetry and prose speaks to her own experience of not feeling entirely welcome in her own country. “I wrote the poems that I wanted to…
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