| Feb 7, 2013
| 8:59 AM
Jane Austen has been dead for close to 200 years, but it's hard to imagine she's gotten much rest in her grave in Westminster Abbey, what with all the rewrites, updates and zombifications of her work. We get it: her books are much beloved, and readers...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 9:17 AM
The head of Turkey’s biggest publishing house is a 32-year-old, Istanbul-raised, Boston-educated sociologist with a smart nose for business and the good sense to steer clear of politics — until now.
Can Oz runs the publishing house Can...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 12:35 PM
Susan Choi's fourth novel, "My Education," is a tricky book to categorize. On the one hand, it's a campus novel, narrated by Regina Gottlieb, a graduate student in literature who falls under the sway of a charismatic professor and his wife at a university...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 3:27 PM
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The California Institute of the Arts launched its literary journal Black Clock in 2004 with pieces by some of the best writers of the moment: David Foster Wallace, Jonathan Lethem, Aimee Bender...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 1:57 PM
The Super Bowl-bound Baltimore Ravens get their name from the poem "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe, making them the most literary NFL team. They can thank the people of Baltimore, who chose the name during a poll conducted by the Baltimore Sun.
| Nov 18, 2012
Richard Robbins, the composer who created memorable scores for such films as "A Room With a View," "Howards End" and "The Remains of the Day" during a quarter-century collaboration with director James Ivory and producer Ismail Merchant, has died. He was...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 1:35 PM
When Jane Austen wrote "Pride and Prejudice," she didn't imagine a sexy Mr. Darcy emerging from a pond in a dripping-wet white shirt. Yet thanks to the filmmakers behind the 1995 miniseries of the novel, viewers got to see Colin Firth, as Darcy, do...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 1:25 PM
For years, people who read Ruth Prawer Jhabvala's novels assumed she was born in India. She wrote about swamis, social climbers, duplicitous landlords and other characters from the Indian bourgeoisie who inevitably found themselves colliding with...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 11:34 AM
A quick perusal of the popular hashtag #IWishICouldMeet on Twitter led to a couple of conclusions. First, more than anything, people want to meet Justin Bieber, although Jesus is a close second. And a lot of people would like to be able to be another...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 7:18 AM
It was only yesterday that I asked my editor when Comic-Con begins, because the comics-related announcements seemed to be ramping up.
Sure enough, Tuesday morning Amazon Publishing announced a new comics and graphic novel imprint, Jet City Comics. It...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 4:24 PM
William Lynch, the chief executive of Barnes & Noble, resigned Monday. The news was announced late in the day Eastern time, effective immediately. Lynch had been CEO since 2010.
Should we blame the Nook? Barnes & Noble's efforts to battle the Amazon...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 6:49 PM
A train operating on high-speed tracks in Spain derailed and crashed late Wednesday, and news reports put the death toll as high as 60. It was the second serious train derailment in Europe this month.
The train was en route from Madrid to the...