| Oct 16, 2013
| 8:49 AM
The Man Booker Prize was awarded to 28-year-old New Zealander Eleanor Catton for her novel "The Luminaries."
Catton's novel -- only her second -- beat works from literary heavyweights such as Colm Tóibín ("The Testament of Mary") and Jhumpa Lahiri ("The...
| Mar 9, 2013
Taiye Selasi's debut novel has been in publication for less than a week. But even before a single copy was sold, the glamorous 33-year-old was being hailed as the newest star of the literary world.
Selasi's publisher, The Penguin Group, is promoting...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Cult director Roy Andersson was sitting at his kitchen table in Stockholm, struggling to come up with an idea for a script, when he noticed a pigeon on his window sill.
“Immediately I thought. ‘Does he have problems too? Maybe he also is...
| Sep 10, 2014
North Carroll Senior and Community Center is located at 2328 Hanover Pike, Greenmount. The center's phone number is 410-386-3900. Schedules are subject to change. Lunch served at noon.
Available daily: Exercise Equipment, Billiards,...
| Sep 5, 2014
"So, how do you decide what to read?"
Out of the mouth of a new acquaintance, this sounded more like an accusation than a question. I had described my work as The Biblioracle, and this person wanted to know where I get off telling others what to read...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 1:59 PM
1. "A Perfect Life" by Danielle Steel (Delacorte, $28). News anchor Blaise McCarthy's perfect world is turned upside down when her blind daughter returns home from boarding school. Last week: 1
2. "Tom Clancy Support and Defend" by...
| Jun 20, 2014
The best part about working at a college is that I'm pretty much the dumbest person around.
It's not that I think I'm particularly dumb, it's just that I'm surrounded by people who know a lot of really interesting stuff.
It is simultaneously...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 12:38 PM
He published Allen Ginsberg and gave the Beat Generation a literary home, won a landmark anti-censorship case and still runs an independent bookstore in San Francisco. Happy 95th birthday, Lawrence Ferlinghetti!
Ferlinghetti was born on March 24, 1919....
| Jun 5, 2014
| 7:59 AM
Newcomer Eimar McBride won the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction on Wednesday, over the heavily favored veteran Donna Tartt. The prize came with a bronze statue, the Bessie, and $50,000.
McBride's debut novel "A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing" was selected...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 12:15 PM
The six-book shortlist for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction was announced Monday. The U.K.-based prize, which comes with an award of about $50,000, is the most significant dedicated solely to fiction written by women.
The Baileys Women's Prize...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 1:55 PM
WASHINGTON -- President Obama stocked up on more than 20 books Saturday in a rare stop at a local bookstore, part of an effort to support small businesses.
The president's visit the day after Black Friday to Politics & Prose, a Washington landmark,...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 4:00 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — To get to one of the spiritual centers of San Francisco — a perfect microcosm of the city of evergreen revolutions — turn left after the high-rising office buildings downtown, saunter past Francis Ford Coppola's emerald-...