Featuring Charles McGrath on Stieg Larsson; and Garret Keizer on his book “The Unwanted Sound of Everything We Want.”
Some German researchers say creative writing reveals with surprising accuracy how open and “agreeable” the author is.
The 2010 Moby Awards for book trailers were handed out last night.
Even among poets there seems to be a nervous consensus that poetry isn’t relevant.
The writers on The London Review of Books’s panel “The Author in the Age of the Internet” this past Saturday might have been divided into two categories: those who know how to operate a portable electronic gadget, and those who don’t.
The eclipse of scribal manuscripts by the printed book coincided with – and arguably contributed to – tremendous changes in society. Could the possible eclipse of print by digital communications also lead to an epochal societal shift?
Featuring Tatjana Soli on her novel, “The Lotus Eaters”; Sebastian Junger on Karl Marlantes’s “Matterhorn”; and the Book Review’s Julie Just on bad parents in young adult fiction.
You don’t need a Kindle to hide what you’re really reading. Thanks to these stylishly plain brown paper wrappers from the Brooklyn-based outfit Book City Jackets, everyone can pretend to be reading “Ulysses” or “Moby-Dick.”
José Saramago’s latest effort, “The Notebook,” collects a series of blog posts that Saramago, the Portuguese Nobelist, wrote from September 2008 to August 2009 at the urging of his wife and friends.
Charlotte Bronte somehow survived on $1,838 a year, adjusted for inflation, working as a Yorkshire governess. (Lapham’s Quarterly has put together a chart showing what great writers earned in their day jobs.)
Forget the death of the book. It turns out we have an even bigger problem: the death of the bookplate.