This year's fair, which runs from March 8 to March 11, contains some gorgeous and unusual examples of children's books, from handmade one-offs to pristine first editions.Read more
Jones, whose novel "An American Marriage" is Oprah's latest book club pick, recalls the first time she read Delores Phillips's 2004 debut, "The Darkest Child."
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
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
"At certain point, I put this novel down, and I just felt that I couldn’t finish it. I was scrapping it, basically. Then all of a sudden, I don’t know if it was just getting older, I’m not sure what it was, but all of a sudden, I said 'No, this is who I am and I’m just going to keep showing up. I’m a writer and I’m going to keep going.' "
‘When I was first reading Vincent’s letters to Theo I just kept thinking, “Why did Theo put up with him?” And I asked one of my sons and he said, “Why? Because they were brothers.” ’Read more
"What mattered most to her was writing; was using writing to make sense out of life.... It was something she had to do, whether she was going to be published or not, whether she was going to find the success that she wanted or not. It was something she had to do."Read more
The novelist discusses the challenges of writing about race in America, how she got up the courage to become a writer, and how a love triangle is "almost like a three-legged stool."Read more
Every so often, you read a first-time novelist’s work and think, how did she keep that voice bottled up until now?Read more
In an interview with the Amazon Book Review, author Caroline Fraser discusses her discoveries about Wilder's father, Charles Ingalls; the sources of Laura's ecstatic relationship to landscape; and the much-debated question of how much Wilder's daughter, Rose, contributed to the writing of the books that made Wilder so beloved to generations of children.Read more