"Authors are just notoriously difficult," says the publicity director in Jessica Francis Kane's story "How to Become a Publicist" from her 2002 collection Bending Heaven. While this might be true of some writers, we can't imagine anyone saying it of Kane, who was warm, cheerful, and funny when The V ... More >>
Everyone always complains that "The new generation has no idea how to read blah blah, and they've lost out on a treasured art form blah blah," but it turns out that's not so at all.
According to a new survey, the most likely book readers in America are high school students, college-a ... More >>
Patti Smith, who did actually smile last night. Photo by Nate "Igor" Smith.Patti Smith's memoir Just Kids won the 2010 National Book Award for nonfiction last night at the Cirpirani Ballroom on Wall Street. It was, to say the least, a surprising moment.
The New York Times Book Review for October 17, 2010 features Great House author Nicole Krauss on its cover. The book, her highly anticipated third novel and the follow-up to The History of Love, is reviewed by Rebecca Newberger Goldstein in an article entitled "Hearts Full of Sorrow," teased ... More >>