Someone discovered a handful of previously unpublished letters written by Mary Shelley, stashed in private house in a small English village.
As a society becomes increasingly unstable, linguistic innovation happens more rapidly.
George Saunders' trademark dark humor is especially on display in this "deleted scene" from the novella Pastoralia, available for free here.
A new book is getting a lot of attention in the literary world right now…although its author died ...
The bombing of Dresden, Germany, which began February 13, 1945, was once viewed as a historical footnote. Until Slaughterhouse-Five was published.
Edgar Allan Poe knew that readers would add their visual image of the author to his work to create a personality that informed their reading.
Ever since the publication of White Teeth, Zadie Smith has made a career of writing about the actual experiences behind topics like race and immigration.
This Black History Month, we remember Toni Morrison, the first African American writer to win the Nobel Prize ...
James Joyce remains a novelist whose characters are imbued with a Catholic world view, despite declaring himself to be a freethinking heretic.
George Orwell's dystopian novel 1984 finds itself at the top of the best-seller lists this week, the first of Trump's presidency.