Bob Dylan was been awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition."
The National Book Awards Shortlist has been announced and wouldn't you know, many of the authors honored have work in JSTOR.
Happy 50th birthday to novelist, poet, and filmmaker Sherman Alexie. Learn about “one of the major lyric voices of our time" through his work.
Etymology is a funny thing. Even if you're not a word nerd, you might have wondered why so many English idioms we use are Just. So. Weird.
An essay from poet Dorothea Lasky on poetry, ghosts, and the shared imagination.
The critically acclaimed novelist Gloria Naylor has died at age 66.
Ten years after her death, the writing of Octavia E. Butler has a persistent influence—one that spans well outside of the science fiction genre.
We asked JSTOR Daily readers what books they remembered most from childhood. Here is one of them, plus related ...
Critic Ruth Franklin has published a new biography on the criminally overlooked novelist, short story writer, and essayist Shirley Jackson.
Selections from the F. Scott Fitzgerald Review