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.
Today in books: Christopher Hitchens final memoir will be published simultaneously in the U.K. and U.S., a modest proposal to help authors make more money, and the "Jefferson Bible" will be back in print next month.
Today in books: Elmore Leonard's new book comes out Tuesday, NPR picks the one poetry collection you need to buy this year, and Bill O'Reilly's Killing Lincoln is going to be a National Geographic documentary.
Today in books: The bidding for a rare copy of John James Audubon's Birds of North America is expected to top $10 million, National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward signs a deal for a new novel, and director Chris Columbus is getting into the young adult literature game.
Today in books: old books have seized America's menswear departments, and why Americans don't "get" Tintin comics.
Today in books: Stieg Larsson's longtime girlfriend isn't a fan of Rooney Mara or H&M's The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo clothes, season's greetings from The Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library, and David Foster Wallace's vocabulary sheet from 1997.
Today in books: Maya Angelou isn't happy about the way Common used an original poem she contributed to his upcoming album, Tim Tebow's success extends to the bestseller charts, and The Wall Street Journal asks 50 different notables about the best book they read in 2011.
Today in books: Oscar Wilde's Tomb has had its last kiss, the British lose an undiscovered Charlotte Bronte manuscript to the French, and picking the year's most overrated books.
Today in books: Amazon's disappearing gold badges, the messy scrawl of Charles Dickens, and Jeff Bezos is testing the patience of America's independent booksellers once more.
Nearly 50 years ago, a sixteen-year-old high school student sent out a thoughtful questionnaire about symbolism to 150 famous authors, and the replies he received offer a handy way to compare the writers' personalities.
Today in books: Marco Rubio secures a well-timed book deal, a possible new image of Jane Austen has been discovered, and Byliner enters the short story publishing game.
Today in books: The market factors that helped Ray Bradbury get over his digital publishing skepticism, another Quentin Rowan apology, and Gabriel Garcia Marquez's 17-year-long legal fight over A Death Foretold is over.
Today in publishing and literature: the 2009 Man Booker winner is getting a sequel, Quentin Rowan explains his plagiarized spy novel, and Bill O'Reilly says his Killing Lincoln only has two major historical inaccuracies.
Today in books: the Los Angeles Times enters the e-book business, Hoguhton Mifflin Harcourt prepares to restructure, and a new theory on what killed Jane Austen.
Deval Patrick wants publishers to give him a second book deal, Errol Morris tells Stephen King what 11/22/63 is really about, and the pros and cons of rereadiing
Bill Clinton's new book airs old grievances, John Hodgman is not such a fan of Cormac McCarthy's The Road, Stephen King options Rose Madder, and 13 letters written by reclusive author Harper Lee are up for sale.
Today in publishing: Barnes & Noble floorplan changes will lead to fewer books in its bookstores, the upside to botching the words to poems, and James Garner's new memoir is catty, grouchy, and drug-filled.
Players: Adam Mansbach, author of Go the F**k to Sleep and for the moment, the patron saint of frustrated parents; Eric Metaxes, author of It's Time To Sleep, My Love, and the uncredited inspiration for the profane children's book bestseller.
Prior to the arrival of her new book, Blue Nights, Joan Didion's nephew filmed her reading excerpts from her book in a clip that shows off the author's narrative voice.
A searing essay about the tsunami's surprising survivor; a long talk with Murakami
Plus: There's an unlimited supply of goodwill for Anna Faris
Also in books: Jonathan Franzen's next book, the pun of Murkami's "1Q84"
Plus: How to bet on the Nobel Prize in Literature
Plus: Only Jay Gatsby could afford a first edition 'Great Gatsby' dust jacket
Plus: Where the Borders business model lost its way
Also in literary news: Short stories on Twitter hopefully will save short stories on the radio
Plus: John Irving gives some new details about his next novel
Also, in book news: Time lists the 100 best non-fiction books ever
Apparently footnotes in Alex Prud'homme's new book won't suffice
Plus: Coco Chanel was a German spy, according to a new biography
Plus: Amazon Publishing lands its first big author,
A new study suggests that spoiled stories allow readers to focus on the writing
Newly-published letter gently critiques her nephew's poetry
The 'Up in the Air' author is blogging through a long list of complaints
The 68-page manuscript just sold at a London auction house
An unearthed note confirms: the author's writing struggles were worse than ours
But be warned: there's not a beach read in the bunch
A reader posits that most poets probably don't read poetry, either
The American novelist tells an interviewer history and biography interest him now
The Scottish crime author gets to the bottom of a real-life mystery involving his mail
We picked from the advice Wired writer Steve Silberman solicited from 22 authors
This fictional daughter of a New York mayor is quite recognizable
Drawings done by the English artist in 1970 were found in a publisher's desk
Some think a memoir on spousal grief ought to note a second marriage
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