Robert Albrecht
Robert Albrecht
Jan. 3, 2013

David Sedaris, Stephen King, and Colum McCann All Have New Books in 2013

2012 brought us new titles by Junot Diaz and JK Rowling. In 2013 we'll get David Sedaris and Stephen King. Here's a rundown of the five most anticipated fiction and nonfiction titles of 2013.

Dec. 10, 2012

Nobel Prize 2012: Why Literature Winner Mo Yan Thinks Censorship is Necessary

Mo Yan, the Chinese author whose pen name means "Don't speak," defended his country's government's right to censorship in a press conference last week in Stockholm.
Dec. 5, 2012

Bad Sex Award Winner: Nancy Huston Wins for the Worst Literary Sex Scene of 2012

'Infrared' author Nancy Huston nabs the Literary Review's 2012 Bad Sex Award, literature's most dreaded prize. Huston beat out the likes of Tom Wolfe and J.K. Rowling.
Nov. 22, 2012

E Readers vs Books: How Smartphones Have Changed the Way We Read

Hardbacks and paperbacks have been replaced by smartphones, iPods, and Kindles. We may be shifting the way we read, but people today are reading just as much, if not more, than ever before.
Nov. 22, 2012

Nate Silver Book Review: The Signal and the Noise Offers a Sober Analysis of Prediction

Statistician and forecaster Nate Silver (best known for his fivethirtyeight blog) shines in his breakout first book, "The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail — but Some Don't."
Nov. 17, 2012

National Book Awards: Louise Erdrich and Katherine Boo Top List, Show Women Writers Excel

Louise Erdrich and Katherine Boo beat out star-studded fields to take the National Book Awards' big prizes in Fiction and Nonfiction, respectively.

Nov. 13, 2012

National Book Award 2012: Colum McCan, Jesmyn Ward and Five Years of Fiction Winners

The National Book Award is one of the most highly coveted literary prizes in America; the 2012 winners will be announced on Wednesday. A look back at the five most recent fiction winners.
Nov. 4, 2012

Tom Wolfe New Book Review: Back to Blood Sizzles in the Shallows

Tom Wolfe's anticipated immigration novel, "Back to Blood," fails to live up to its lofty promise.