Intrigued by Lovecraft's tales but dismayed by the bigoted beliefs of the author himself? These eight novels bring their own innovative spin—and sometimes stand Lovecraft on his head—as they offer a different taste of the dark magic lingering in Lovecraft's tales.
At last night's ceremony, Edna O'Brien, Edmund White, and Dave Kindred were honored with lifetime-achievement awards. Among other major prize winners: books by poet Layli Long Soldier and Jenny Zhang, whose short-story collection, "Sour Heart" won the debut fiction prize.Read more
The author of "The Immortalists" is not yet 30 years old, but her writing and wisdom suggest that she has many more years of experience as a reader and a novelist than her age indicates. We asked her which authors had taught her the most about her craft, that this is what she told us.Read more
Thematically, Checked is a departure for Kadohata, who won the Newbery Medal for Kira-Kira and a National Book Award for The Thing About Luck. Whereas her earlier books took on subjects like the Japanese-American immigrant experience and international adoption, Checked is about one boy's passionate love of sports.Read more
Why did a successful rock and roll photographer go in search of some of the 20th century's most celebrated mountaineers? Because they're (still) there.
For readers gripped by cover love, the question is: Why? What is it about that particular combination of color, image, and texture that makes us think that this – this one book among thousands -- is the book we want to read?Read more