Congratulations to Anna Burns, winner of one of literature's most prestigious awards.
This month: An outstanding debut collection of unusual and original essays; an exploration of courage and curiosity from bestselling author Brené Brown; a deep-dive into the disaster that ended the era of supersonic air travel; and two books about books, including the latest from The Orchid Thief author Susan Orlean.Read more
If the Clash and the Sex Pistols were considered rebels for infusing rock with sharp political commentary, imagine the guts it took to do it under the eye of the Stasi. Tim Mohr talks about the East German secret police, psychological terror, and Burning Down the Haus, his chronicle of punk rock and the fall of the Berlin Wall.Read more
Charlaine Harris--author of the books that HBO's hugely popular True Blood was based on--launched a new series this month featuring a gun for hire in the former United States, a pair of Russians wizards, and a secret that lives within a very powerful bloodline. Read on for our interview with Harris about An Easy Death.Read more
Five fantastic choices for Young People's Literature.
Elliot Reed, the author of A Key to Treehouse Living, channels his main character in a charming glossary-style essay...Read more
The longlist has been whittled down to five.Read more
In her engaging new book, Hannah Fry demystifies algorithms and machine learning and explores the benefits and drawbacks to their ever-growing power over our daily lives.Read more
Here is the shortlist for the National Book Award in Fiction.Read more
The Amazon Books Editors' selections for the best new biographies and memoirs of October include an informative look into the life and work of Frederick Douglass, an emotional (and uplifting?) story of a family that will "destroy each other... destroy themselves," and The Greatest Love Story Ever Told, as told by two people who absolutely believe it.Read more