| Aug 5, 2012
Henry Holt: 307 pp., $26
I've always been a little suspicious of Benjamin Black. Or, more precisely, of the "nudge, nudge, wink, wink" aspect of his identity. Black, after...
| May 29, 2013
| 12:34 PM
Bestselling horror writer Stephen King appeared on the NPR program "Fresh Air" on Tuesday night to talk about his new book, "Joyland." While he got to answer some questions about the book, a supernatural riff on classic noir set in a small amusement park,...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 12:17 PM
Author Stephen King and his wife, Tabitha, have pledged to donate $3 million to their library in Bangor, Maine.
The pledge is contingent upon the library raising $6 million from other sources. Let's hope there are other willing donors in the region --...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 9:53 AM
If you'd like to see Vice's beautifully-lit photograph of a model portraying Sylvia Plath kneeling before an open oven -- in a dress from Chloe Sevigny -- you're too late. That photo appeared in a fashion spread illustrating the suicides of female...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 1:06 PM
Fans of pulpy British horror novels were dismayed to learn that James Herbert, author of books including "The Rats," "Magic Cottage" and "Haunted," had died at his home Wednesday. The 69-year-old died peacefully in his sleep, according to publisher Pan...
| May 30, 2013
| 12:58 PM
David Iserson is used to writing for TV, with credits that include "United States of Tara," "Up All Night" and currently "New Girl"-- so he's become accustomed to all the ribbing that's built into the comedy environment.
That's why the 35-year-old...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 1:22 PM
Pirated e-book versions of Stephen King's "Joyland" have surfaced online. That's notable because King, to support the print book being published by small indie Hard Case Crime, decided not to issue an e-book of this particular novel.
It's not notable,...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 1:13 PM
When it comes to "Fifty Shades of Grey," people in publishing tend to be of two minds: On the one hand, E.J. James' book is horribly written; on the other, it sold like crack-laced hotcakes. So it would make sense if there were some ambivalence this...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 1:30 PM
If you bought a copy of "Fifty Shades of Grey" for your e-reader, you are not alone -- not by a long shot. E.L. James' sexy novel about innocent college student Anastasia Steele and her love affair with handcuff-inclined billionaire Christian Grey was the...
| May 13, 2013
| 4:00 AM
NEW YORK — This week, the streets of midtown Manhattan will once again swarm with TV executives trying to woo ad buyers to their upcoming fall lineups with splashy presentations, star-packed cocktail parties and plentiful swag.
But there's an...
| May 3, 2013
| 11:11 AM
Just when you thought literary awards season was over, there were not one but two occasions to get dressed up and applaud great writers and their publications Thursday. They both took place in New York -- meaning we didn't have to hit the dry cleaner --...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 4:57 PM
When writers Christina Lynch and Meg Howrey decided to collaborate on the new novel "City of Dark Magic," they chose a pseudonym as fantastical as the novel itself: Magnus Flyte.
Howrey is a novelist whose two previous books have veered closer to...