Khaled Hosseini’s Book Bag
The author of ‘The Kite Runner’ picks his favorite short-story collections. His new book is ‘And the Mountains Echoed.’
Dear Abby For Down Under
A new book traces the remarkable life and retro advice—including how to stay happily married—of a 96-year-old Tasmanian domestic diva.
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Gatsby in Chengdu
What can F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel tell us about present-day China? Matt Lombardi teaches the American classic in the city of Chengdu.
Reviewing the Reviewers
Ben Greenman critiques the practice of criticism—and admits to having written reviews about books he didn’t care about.
The Essential Balzac
It’s the French novelist’s birthday. Ronald K. Fried picks three of his best novels that speak to the current moment.
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Noah Charney finds 10 mistakes and oversimplifications in Dan Brown’s new book ‘Inferno.’
The author of Whitey’s Payback: and Other Stories on what you need to know about the downfall of the notorious Boston gangster. From Open Road Media.
Like a Rolling Stone
Dylan Inducted Into Arts Academy
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CHRISTIAN GREY TRANSLATES
‘50 Shades’: Contraband Hit in China
Pirated copies are sneaking in. More
Repeat the Past
Luhrmann Wants Leo for ‘Hamlet’
Tells The Hollywood Reporter it's "just a dream."More
Harper Lee Sues Agent
For rights to 'Mockingbird'More
Philip Roth Honored at PEN Gala
Receives Literary Service Award for helping persecuted writers.More
DeLillo Wins Inaugural Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction
Will speak at National Book Festival ceremony in September.More