Contemplating the way women's and men's time is valued and the uneven burden taken by women writers in literary citizenship.
Glorified for its creative benefits, the pastime has become yet another goal-driven pursuit.
"The Little Mermaid" was Hans Christian Anderson's attempt to translate his frustrated queer desires into the language of a fantastical story, into a fragment of dream.
The New Age author was drawn to an esoteric kind of bible as an aimless young woman in the 1970s. It has made her a self-help megastar. And now it has entered the political mainstream.
I wrote a novel about a woman who rekindles old friendships with some strict rules. Then I tried to follow them myself.
An interactive map of over 5,000 book covers, organized by machine learning.
A 1963 book purported to prove that the siblings were murderous bakers.
To write his new novel, "Red Moon," the sci-fi author became an expert on lunar colony tech. He has some predictions about where the first moon base will be located — and who will build it.
Here are our picks for worthwhile books to read during each year of life, from one to 100, along with some of the age-appropriate wisdom they impart.
The New York Times’s book critics select the most outstanding memoirs published since 1969.
It's officially summer and you're looking for your next read. But you don't want to read what everyone else is reading. So we (programmatically) sifted through over 100 million checkout records from the Seattle Public Library to find fiction books that haven't been checked out in over a decade.
The scope of counterfeiting across Amazon goes far beyond books. E-commerce has taken counterfeit goods from flea markets to the mainstream, and Amazon is by far the e-commerce heavyweight. But books offer a way to see the depths of the issue.
The Monterey Cypress was estimated to be about 80 to 100 years old, a city spokesman said.
I was offered ten thousand dollars as part of a new award funded by the chairman of Barnes & Noble. But I was not supposed to tell anyone about it.
Mary Robinette Kowal’s The Calculating Stars took home the top honor
The "Silence of the Lambs" author Thomas Harris, overshadowed by the cannibal he invented, has kept a low profile for over 40 years.
Before HBO came along, there was Roy Dotrice, an actor who created hundreds of voices for the audiobooks of George R.R. Martin's novels, bringing Westeros to life for millions of listeners.
The author works a 20-hour shift, lives on chocolate bars and writes best in her cashmere nightgown.
In the first of BBC Culture's new series on fiction that predicted the future, Hephzibah Anderson looks at the work of John Brunner, whose vision of 2010 was eerily accurate.
“Considering how common illness is, how tremendous the spiritual change that it brings, how astonishing, when the lights of health go down, the undiscovered countries that are then disclosed&…
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