As part of an initiative to support European culture, the EU Prize for Literature awards 12 authors with 5,000 euros and a chance to receive translation funding.
Crime Fiction Academy founder Jonathan Santlofer on teaching writers to not just think of crime fiction as guilty pleasure, but as great literature as well.
Silvia Hartmann is writing her new novel The Dragon Lords on a publicly accessible Google Doc, allowing readers to watch and comment.
HarperCollins’ SF and fantasy imprint, Harper Voyager, has announced that it will accept complete and unagented manuscripts for a two week period in October.
Philip Roth turned to the New Yorker to protest a Wikipedia Entry on Human Stain that incorrectly asserted the book was based on Anatole Broyard.
Author Alan Goldsher has launched a new interactive online talk show called Book It that will allow participants to interact online with authors and celebrities.
No surprise, Fifty Shades of Grey is a bestseller in South Korea, but the reasons why might have as much to do with the culture and translator as the kink.
‘Ki te marae, tēnā koe,’ the traditional Maori greeting, welcomed guests in NYC to celebrate New Zealand as Guest of Honour at this fall’s Frankfurt Book Fair.
NPR asked “What are the best-ever teen novels?” and 75,000 listeners responded. The Harry Potter series, at #1, is no surprise; John Green, with 5 titles on the list, is.
Gore Vidal was our contemporary Montaigne, our Wilde, our Edmund Wilson. Many of his books will last, with the essays being among the most vital.