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Paul Beatty Wins Man Booker Prize With ‘The Sellout’

Paul Beatty Wins Man Booker Prize With ‘The Sellout’

Mr. Beatty, the first American to capture the prestigious British award, wrote “The Sellout,” a scathing satire about race in America.
Paul Beatty Wins Man Booker Prize With ‘The Sellout’

Paul Beatty Wins Man Booker Prize With ‘The Sellout’

Mr. Beatty, the first American to capture the prestigious British award, wrote “The Sellout,” a scathing satire about race in America.
Op-Ed Contributor: The Meaning of Bob Dylan’s Silence

Op-Ed Contributor: The Meaning of Bob Dylan’s Silence

Bob Dylan at a concert in London in 2011.
What in the World: On an Island Named for Ice, the Poets Are Just Getting Warmed Up
Turkey’s Crackdown Curiously Spares the Literary World

Turkey’s Crackdown Curiously Spares the Literary World

Signs showing the imprisoned Turkish novelist Asli Erdogan at a protest against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey in November in Cologne, Germany. Ms. Erdogan is facing life in prison not for
Retiring: Telling Their Life Stories, Older Adults Find Peace in Looking Back

Retiring: Telling Their Life Stories, Older Adults Find Peace in Looking Back

Isabella Bick started writing stories about her life about seven years ago as part of a program called Guided Autobiography. Some of her stories involve the pain of being a refugee when she was a
Retiring: Telling Their Life Stories, Older Adults Find Peace in Looking Back

Retiring: Telling Their Life Stories, Older Adults Find Peace in Looking Back

Isabella Bick started writing stories about her life about seven years ago as part of a program called Guided Autobiography. Some of her stories involve the pain of being a refugee when she was a
A. A. Gill, Who Gleefully Skewered Britain’s Restaurants, Dies at 62

A. A. Gill, Who Gleefully Skewered Britain’s Restaurants, Dies at 62

A. A. Gill in 2003. He died of lung cancer, which he described as “a trucker’s gut-buster, gimpy, malevolent, meaty malignancy.”
E. R. Braithwaite, Author of ‘To Sir, With Love,’ Dies at 104

E. R. Braithwaite, Author of ‘To Sir, With Love,’ Dies at 104

The Guyanese writer E.R. Braithwaite, circa 1960. He wrote “To Sir, With Love,” drawing on his experiences as a teacher in the East End of London.
Carrie Fisher’s Fans Find Solace in Her Books

Carrie Fisher’s Fans Find Solace in Her Books

The actress and author Carrie Fisher.
Publishers Encounter Political Storms in Turn to Right

Publishers Encounter Political Storms in Turn to Right

Milo Yiannopoulos, an editor at the conservative news site Breitbart News, received a six-figure publishing contract from Threshold Editions, a conservative imprint at Simon & Schuster. The move
A Rediscovered Mark Twain Fairy Tale Is Coming Soon

A Rediscovered Mark Twain Fairy Tale Is Coming Soon

An illustration by Erin Stead for “The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine,” an expanded version of an unfinished fairy tale by Mark Twain.
A Rediscovered Mark Twain Fairy Tale Is Coming Soon

A Rediscovered Mark Twain Fairy Tale Is Coming Soon

An illustration by Erin Stead for “The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine,” an expanded version of an unfinished fairy tale by Mark Twain.
Jaipur Journal: A Political Jolt at a Literary Festival, but Courtesy Wins Out

Jaipur Journal: A Political Jolt at a Literary Festival, but Courtesy Wins Out

Writers, journalists and publishers at the Penguin Random House India party on the sidelines of the recent Jaipur Literature Festival.
Vicki Lansky, Author of Advice Books for Parents, Dies at 75

Vicki Lansky, Author of Advice Books for Parents, Dies at 75

Vicki Lansky in 1999 with bears that were sold with her books “KoKo Bear’s New Potty” and “It’s Not Your Fault, KoKo Bear.”
Jaipur Journal: A Political Jolt at a Literary Festival, but Courtesy Wins Out

Jaipur Journal: A Political Jolt at a Literary Festival, but Courtesy Wins Out

Writers, journalists and publishers at the Penguin Random House India party on the sidelines of the recent Jaipur Literature Festival.
Tzvetan Todorov, Literary Theorist and Historian of Evil, Dies at 77

Tzvetan Todorov, Literary Theorist and Historian of Evil, Dies at 77

Tzvetan Todorov during an interview at the Washington Square Hotel in New York in April 2001.