- Student receives national writing award for letter Updated: Jul-06-15 11:46 am
CONCORD, New Hampshire - A New Hampshire middle school student has received a National Honor Award in the 2015 "Letters About Literature" competition on her personal letter to a favorite author, one of three recipients in her age group nationwide.
- Review: Holly Brown delivers with 'A Necessary End' Updated: Jul-06-15 10:05 am
"A Necessary End" (William Morrow), by Holly Brown
- Va. Festival of the Book accepting submissions for '16 event Updated: Jul-06-15 2:13 am
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia - The Virginia Festival of the Book is accepting submissions from authors to participate in the 2016 festival.
- SD Historical Society publishes biography on Red Cloud Updated: Jul-05-15 9:13 am
PIERRE, South Dakota - The South Dakota State Historical Society has a new book out and it focuses on the only Native American leader who defeated the U.S. Army in a war.
- Helen poet, 94, has new edition of poetry collection printed Updated: Jul-04-15 1:18 pm
HELEN, Georgia - It was Mildred White's first trip to the principal's office. Mrs. McDonald had called the fourth-grader's mother to tell her that Mildred had turned in a poetry assignment that she simply could not have written. The poem about tulips, her first-ever poem, was too good, too rhythmic and structured.
- EXCHANGE: Freeport historian pens mystery novel Updated: Jul-04-15 9:41 am
FREEPORT, Illinois - Freeport School Board member Edward Finch has published a novel about a female attorney who lives and practices law in Freeport - complete with references to actual businesses and historical sites.
- Who's John Jay? Scholars urge new look at forgotten founder Updated: Jul-03-15 3:28 pm
KATONAH, New York - The inner circle of founders has been set for as long as anyone can remember - Washington, Jefferson, Adams, Franklin, Hamilton and Madison.
- Dispute over Utah comic book convention may go to trial Updated: Jul-03-15 1:17 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A trademark battle between organizers of the biggest comic-book convention in the nation and a Salt Lake City counterpart may end up going to trial soon.
- Sci-fi classic 'Left Hand of Darkness' to be an e-book Updated: Jul-01-15 3:03 pm
NEW YORK - Ursula K. Le Guin's classic science fiction novel "The Left Hand of Darkness" will soon be available as an e-book.
- Report: Nobel winner Vargas Llosa confirms new romantic tie Updated: Jul-01-15 12:41 pm
MADRID - Nobel-winning author Mario Vargas Llosa has reportedly confirmed his romantic involvement with Isabel Preysler, the former wife of singer Julio Iglesias and mother of Enrique Iglesias.
- Pakistani artists look to counter violent extremism Updated: Jul-01-15 2:37 am
LAHORE, Pakistan - At a militant training camp in Pakistan, a new recruit asks his instructor why his comrades are attacking churches and mosques rather than enemy bases. "This world is full of sin. It needs to be bathed in blood," the instructor replies, nurturing seeds of doubt that will eventually lead the young man to turn away from violence.
- US court agrees Apple violated antitrust law in e-book entry Updated: Jun-30-15 5:11 pm
NEW YORK - Apple violated antitrust laws by colluding with publishers to raise electronic book prices when it entered a market in 2010 that had been dominated by Amazon.com, a divided federal appeals court panel said Tuesday.
- David Hackett Fischer wins $100K award for military writing Updated: Jun-30-15 2:38 pm
NEW YORK - Historian David Hackett Fischer has won a $100,000 award for military writing.
- Neighborhoods: London's Bloomsbury has books and much more Updated: Jun-30-15 9:23 am
LONDON - Many visitors to London know Bloomsbury as a neighborhood of books, B&Bs and the British Museum. But it's also a district of elegant architecture, hidden parks and upscale boutiques that's a pleasure to explore on foot.
- Patterson announces first round of grants to schools Updated: Jun-30-15 7:35 am
NEW YORK - James Patterson is announcing the first round of school libraries to receive grants from an initiative he and Scholastic Reading Club launched in March, and he continues to raise the amount of money he will donate.
- Rodgers and Hammerstein bio coming in 2018 Updated: Jun-29-15 10:08 am
NEW YORK - A biography of Rodgers and Hammerstein, written with the cooperation of the late Broadway team's publishing arm, will be come out in 2018.
- First lady, Memphis police deliver books to children Updated: Jun-29-15 5:09 am
MEMPHIS, Tennessee - Children in Memphis are getting some new reading material, thanks to local police and first lady Crissy Haslam.
- Review: Reliving migration that helped settle America's West Updated: Jun-29-15 1:07 am
"The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey" (Simon & Schuster), by Rinker Buck
- Review: 'The Assassins' has fast pace, many twists Updated: Jun-29-15 1:07 am
"The Assassins" (St. Martin's), by Gayle Lynds
- Anthony Doerr wins Carnegie Medal for fiction Updated: Jun-28-15 11:34 am
NEW YORK - Readers and critics love Anthony Doerr's "All the Light We Cannot See." And so do librarians.
- Hassan vetoes bill on parental notice of sexual topics Updated: Jun-26-15 3:25 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - Gov. Maggie Hassan says a bill that would require schools to give parents two weeks' notice before using sexually explicit material in class would make it harder for young people to receive public health education or study important literature.
- 5 concerts chronicle the story of the Grateful Dead Updated: Jun-26-15 2:59 pm
Let the countdown begin: The Grateful Dead's final five shows have arrived.
- Writer's personal story stranger than fiction Updated: Jun-26-15 2:53 pm
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Georgia - As a girl growing up in Voronezh, Russia, Lena Mikado loved the Southern classic novel, "Gone with the Wind." Of course, she was reading it in her native language - Russian.
- Harry Potter coming back, this time on stage in new play Updated: Jun-26-15 10:16 am
LONDON - Harry Potter is going to have a new adventure - one that takes him from page and screen to stage.
- Wyoming included in Japanese food writers' US beef tour Updated: Jun-25-15 2:43 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Food writers from Japan are getting a taste of how beef is raised and eaten in the U.S. as part of a tour that included a 112-year-old Wyoming ranch.