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.
In author Eugene Rogan’s forthcoming book, The Fall of the Ottomans, Rogan writes about a small and relatively unknown prisoner-of-war camp called Halbmondlager, or ‘Half Moon Camp’ that was specifically designed for Muslim captives.
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Why have so many creative minds suffered from mental illness? Nancy Andreasen, Andrew H. Woods Chair of Psychiatry at the University of Iowa, has devoted decades of study to the physical differences in the brains of writers and other highly…
The Arion Press in San Francisco is one of the country’s last fine book printers creating limited edition, handmade books using centuries-old letterpress printing equipment.
Nadine Gordimer has died at the age of 90 at her home in Johannesburg. The Nobel Prize-winning writer and anti-apartheid activist used her pen to write damning indictments of South Africa's racial segregation. We look back at Charlayne Hunter-Gault’s 1987…
By Margaret Myers
Nadine Gordimer, a South African Nobel Prize-winning author who wrote about the oppression in her country during the apartheid era, has died at the age of 90.
The author of one of the world's first bestsellers carved out a distinctive identity for Scotland through his writing, an image that persists 200 years later.
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Young adult and children's author Walter Dean Myers has died at age 76.
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Drawing on a childhood of abuse and segregation, writer and author Maya Angelou moved the nation. Works such as her 1978 poem, “And Still I Rise,” explored the effects of racism and sexism on personal identity, with a voice that…
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