What with climate talks sounding scarier and scarier, it would be nice to know what's going to happen years in the future. Well, this chart might provide some clues, at least if you trust the predictive minds of its authors.
We honor the 33 books that mattered to us in this year's breakout literary genre, with a little help from some writerly and book-loving folks, including authors Eliot Schrefer, Ally Condie, Ruta Supetys, Andrea Cremer, R.L. Stine, and others.
E.L. James's series was never even in contention for this year's Bad Sex in Fiction Award, since it's shelved under erotica, apparently. Can you tell the difference between these Fifty Shades excerpts and this year's nominees?
North Koreans are a mystery. And that's perhaps why whenever we see brief glimpses of their wacky roller coasters or their version of "Gangnam Style," we immediately add those details to our still-developing profiles of these mystery people. We're still digesting the news today that North Koreans really love Gone with the Wind.
Mo Yan, a Chinese author known for "hallucinatory realism" has been awarded the 2012 Nobel Prize in Literature.
Jane Austen fans are hardly wilting wallflowers but instead an avid array of people who dress up in period costumes and talk passionately about favorite books and miscellany from their beloved author despite it being nearly 200 years after her death.
We're already gearing up for the year's big literary/gambling hybrid: The 2012 Nobel prize for literature! Will our laureate be Bob Dylan? Haruki Murakami? Mo Yan or Cees Nooteboom? The speculation has begun.
According to a new study from Bowker Market Research, adults make up the majority of people buying young adult fiction, and most of those grownups are buying the teen-targeted books for themselves. This doesn't surprise me—after all, I write a column called Y.A. for Grownups.
The union of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan has brought us many wonderful things ranging from fashion editors waxing about their sartorial choices to the wonky Medicare debate, but this beautiful relationship has also spawned something far weirder: erotic fan fiction.
When the crimes of journalism are caught so quickly and punishments dealt soon after, are those transgressions forgiven more easily, too?
Kids are getting into the world of book reviews, offering up commentary and criticism on the Y.A. and children's books intended for them. Makes you wonder why this didn't happen sooner, right?
We asked some of our favorite Y.A. book authors for the titles that would have been on their ideal summer reading lists, and why.
Everyone's busily putting forth what, exactly, you should be reading this summer, so we won't bother you with that. Instead, we're supplying you with the information you need to choose the right book all by yourself.
Today in books: 50 Shades is read in the North but loved in the South; Bob Woodward's new book is about the Obama economy; authors are not reading their elders.
Look, I'm not afraid to say it: 50 Shades of Grey is a terrible book. I know this because I have started reading it. It didn't take long to figure out.
Have you heard of 50 Shades of Grey? Have you maybe confused it for one of those other "Grey" or "Gray" books out there on the market? If you have, you are not alone.
Today in publishing and literature: Foul-mouthed Y.A. characters are everywhere nowadays, pregnancy books have changed, George Bush is writing a book about economic growth, and Twitter book clubs are a thing.
Yao Ming's memoir is going to a very limited edition, John Updike's fixer-upper of a boyhood home will be turned into a museum, and the truth about book blurbs.
Today in books: Multivolume biographies aren't what they used to be, Amazon has some big Harry Potter news, and the 2012 election will result in a quickie Ann Coulter book.
Today in books and publishing: Glenn Beck is reworking a series of technothrillers to appeal to his fans, the founder of Perseus Books has died, and SNL gets around to making fun of Fifty Shades of Grey.
Today in books: Buzz Bissinger returns to Odessa, how to fix the Pulitzer voting process, and the 'S--- Girls Say' meme is declared book-deal worthy.
Today in books: Lady Gaga's Book Club is a sleeping giant, Apple and Macmillan will not negotiate, and the James Joyce-Kool Keith quote game is hard, but fair.
Today in books: Richard Russo is putting his money where his dislike of e-books is, another filmmaker lands a deal to write a filmable series of YA books, and 2012 has been a good year for fans of baseball books.
Today in books: Former Goldman Sachs executive Greg Smith is shopping a book proposal, more fallout about the role of the ghostwriter, and Chuck Palahniuk was in a scary car accident.
Today in books: the flawed logic behind Jonathan Franzen's Twitter unease, another Next Harry Potter is crowned, and Michelle Obama's gardening book is now coming out May 29.
Today in books: Amazon shows the Los Angeles Review of Books its generous side with a $25,000 grant, an argument against investigating publishers for collusion, and the grubby life of a celebrity chef's ghostwriter.
Today in publishing and literature: Salman Rushdie is returning to India for a speech later this week, Mario Puzo's estate countersues Paramount over an upcoming sequel to The Godfather, and a history of Encyclopaedia Britannica.
Amazon's revenues from downloads are estimated at $1.12 million, defending Jonathan Franzen's tough talk on Twitter and e-books, and a Courtney Love tell-all is being shopped
Today in publishing and literature: The much delayed Harry Potter Web site now plans to launch in early April, the Harry Ransom Center acquires T.C. Boyle's papers, and what a possible settlement in the e-book pricing antitrust case means for readers.
Today in publishing and literature: Slate's new book review section goes live, The Day of the Triffids is getting the Sam Raimi treatment, and Japan's publishers set a lofty and impractical goal for e-book production.
Today in publishing and literature: Comedy Central's new publishing imprint, bestselling self-published e-book writer Kerry Wilkinson scores a three book deal, and Thursday is World Book Day.
Today in books and publishing: Cee Lo Green promises his memoir will help you "discover crazy," Jackie Collins is rewriting an old stand-by and republishing it as an e-book, and familiarity helps make book trailers watchable
Today in publishing and literature: Joyce Carol Oates discusses the "genre writer" label, Courtney Love's former bandmate is trying his hand at a Kurt Cobain memoir, and we're one step closer to getting e-book editions of the Harry Potter books.
In a sad development for those who grew up with her ubiquitous children's books, Jan Berenstain, co-creator of The Berenstain Bears, died on Friday at age 88 after suffering a severe stroke the day before, reports the Associated Press.
Today in publishing and literature: Zadie Smith's first novel in seven years is also arriving in September, more tributes to Grove Press founder Barney Rosset, and new data about print book sales.
Today in publishing and literature: A beautiful children's book by Saul Bass is finally back in print, why J.K. Rowling's new book might be a mystery, and Victor Cruz is the first member of the Giants to land a post-Super Bowl book deal.
Today in publishing and literature: Paramount is suing to prevent the publication of the newest sequel to The Godfather, municipal bond market doomsayer Meredith Whitney lands a book deal, and former Grove Press owner Barney Rosset has died.
Today in publishing and literature: Cormac McCarthy has been living a double life, don't tell Justin Bieber the publishing industry is struggling, and the hastily-written Jeremy Lin e-books are here.
Today in publishing and literature: HarperCollins shelled out "close to $4 million) for the former exchange student's jailhouse diaries, a Toronto library thinks it has a lost piece of correspondence from Jorge Luis Borges, and the origins of a very specific Cormac McCarthy word choice.
Today in publishing and literature: A close read of the esteemed novelist's 1982 ode to arcade games, Bill O'Reilly is writing another book about a presidential assasination, and Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell faces legal action (again) from a former manager.
Today in books: Booker Prize winner Ben Okri is fighting with a former editor who claims to have rewritten portions of his work, a Brussels court rules Tintin in the Congo is not racist, and the perils of buying Amanda Knox's memoir.
Today in publishing in literature: The Visit from the Goon Squad author explains why she hates her iPad but doesn't fear e-books, a video guide to book sizes, and a new Salman Rushdie story is available for download with a full orchestral score.
Today in publishing and literature: The company is rumored to be opening a "small boutique" store in Seattle later this year, Jonathan Franzen praises The House of Mirth author in a very long New Yorker essay, and more hand-wringing about the popularity of "genre fiction" on e-readers.
Also: Paul Auster is fighting with the prime minister of Turkey, a comprehensive guide to the best literary Tumblrs, and Billy Ray Cyrus is the latest celebrity to benefit from Amazon Publishing's largesse.
Also: The high costs of publishing literature in translation, Deval Patrick scores another book deal, and James Joyce's 130th birthday is his first with work in the public domain.
Nobody wins when readers battle over e-books and print, another juicy memoir from basketball coach Phil Jackson is in the offing, and the 'S--- Girls Say' parodies have crossed over into the realm of publishing.
The former British prime minister is writing a book about life in the year 2025, how Barnes & Noble is holding back the "post-apocalyptic world of publishing," and the fake Cormac McCarthy Twitter account has been suspended.
The co-chair of the Jaipur Literature Festival explains the decision to cancel Salman Rushdie's video speech, War Horse is a bestseller 30 years in the making, and the high cost of owning a Nook.
Salman Rushdie has canceled a planned appearance at a major literary festival in India after receiving a tip that his life may be in danger.
Horsemanship -- not bugs -- was a top worry for The Great Gatsby author, the 'Poe Toaster' once again failed to show ln Baltimore last night, and Salman Rushdie's panel at the Jaipur literary festival in India has been cancelled following "intense pressure" for him to withdraw.
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