If you’re looking for a charming picture book for children — or for adults — try the wonderful Professional Crocodile by author Giovanna Zoboli and illustrator Mariachiara di Giorgio. The wordless …..
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Just because we like it, we’re re-upping this portrait of author Kurt Vonnegut by our own Mr. Paul Hehn. This sketch was originally done for a post about Kurt Vonnegut’s marital contract …..
Book review: The Enthusiast By Josh Fruhlinger 312 pages If Jane Austen sat down to write a Philip K. Dick novel, the result might look a little like The Enthusiast, the …..
The celebrated mystery author has died “peacefully at her home in Oxford.”
If you haven’t heard of her yet, you will. Her novel Gone Girl is being filmed by David Fincher and stars Ben Affleck.
Do you like looking at book collections? At creative gifs of old photos and miniature oddities?
She wrote Mary Poppins and hated the movie version. Now she’s the central character in a big new Disney movie starring Tom Hanks as Walt Disney.
Vulture.com catches up (sort of) with mysterious author Thomas Pynchon, whose new novel is Bleeding Edge.
Writer Charles Bukowski was born in Germany on 16 August 1920. He was drunk by 17 August 1920.
The powerful Silicon Valley businesswoman is in the news with her new book, Lean In.
The popular writer has a new book and an old haircut.
There’s a good feature in Vanity Fair about writer and high society gossipmonger Gore Vidal.
Outside of France, not so many people know about George Sand, a woman whose 19th century celebrity sounds like something right out of this year’s gossip pages.
Author China Miéville’s was born 6 September 1972. Happy birthday, China!
There will be no statue of George Orwell at the headquarters of the BBC. Because he was too far left?
A photo gallery of books by Philip K. Dick, most of which most people aren’t familiar with. In other words, books that aren’t Blade Runner.
Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez is suffering from advanced dementia, says his brother. But the director of the Márquez Foundation says, naw…Gabo’s just old and has a bad memory.
The author of 50 Shades of Grey is making money handcuffs over fist.
Author Ray Bradbury has died at the age of 91.
Six authors who made a bundle — after they were buried.
Professor Simon Critchley thinks the sci-fi author was a self-taught genius.
The beloved illustrator and author of Where The Wild Things Are has died at age 83. But Wild Things wasn’t his only great work.
Comic book writer Neil Gaiman has a long conversation with tons-of-books writer Stephen King.
Hard-boiled author Raymond Chandler used some idiosyncratic methods to write his “most ambitious” mystery novel.
American Masters from PBS presents ‘Harper Lee: Hey, Boo’ on April 2nd.
Good old Dr. Seuss did tend to write “message” books in his later years. What if he’d put the messages right on the cover?
What do they have in common? Crazy old Camden Town.
I recently saw this photo by Ted Palumbo of writer Jack Kerouac. It reminded me of another writer.
What tricks did Arthur Conan Doyle use to bring blood to the veins of his famous detective?
Author Anne Rice is 70 years old today. She’s the one who gave us the vampire Lestat, introduced in her 1976 novel Interview with a Vampire. If you don’t know that book, uh… it’s like Twilight for grown-ups. Grown-ups who like to read pages and pages of flowery prose.
“Every time I read ‘Pride and Prejudice,’ I want to dig her up and hit her over the skull with her own shin-bone.”Mark Twain on Jane Austen, from The 30 Harshest Author-on-Author Insults in History.
The Millions has a good little feature they call “He Was Water: Kenyon Grads Remember David Foster Wallace’s Commencement Speech”.
Here’s a video/audio excerpt:
The death of Simon Raven, at the age of 73 after suffering a stroke, is proof that the devil looks after his own. He ought, by rights, to have died of shame at 30, or of drink at 50.British author Simon Raven was born on this day in 1927 and died in 2001, prompting one of the more colorful obituaries of the decade.