An interview with Lois Lowry reveals that the popular children's novel Number the Stars was based on a true story of resistance to the Nazis.
Author Rachel Kadish tells us about how she used JSTOR to research her fascinating, complex new novel, The Weight of Ink.
Kazuo Ishiguro, an English novelist, won the 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature. His work deals with topics like national identity, memory, and trauma.
In nineteenth-century American women's magazines, Native American women were depicted as attractive, desirable, and pious.
The last week of September is Banned Books Week, when the American Library Association calls our attention to works that have been censored.
King of Horror Stephen King celebrates his 70th birthday. Will he finally get the respect he deserves from academia and the culture industry?
During the Cold War years, the distribution and selection of American books had to change with changing objectives overseas.
One cold morning in 1953, Derek Bentley, a nineteen-year-old youth in the wrong place with the wrong words, was hanged for a murder he did not commit.
Escape is an ancient word, escapism, a modern one, and the designation of a genre—“escape literature”—dates to the 1930s.
Bob Dylan delivered his Nobel Prize lecture on June 4, just days before a deadline that would have ...