Scene of a parade from the 2014 movie Annie.

Our Obsession with Orphans: A Short History from Jane Eyre to Annie

Little Orphan Annie is the latest in a sequence of pop culture foundlings, but America’s orphans of the Great Depression weren’t endearing at all.

Gabriel García Márquez’s Papers Go to University of Texas at Austin

The archive of Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez, will go to the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin

Poet Claudia Emerson dies at 57

Poet Claudia Emerson has died of cancer at age 57.

New Typeface for Dyslexic Readers

A 33-year old Dutch designer, Christian Boer, has created the Dyslexie typeface to help dyslexic readers

Louise Glück Wins National Book Award for Poetry

Louise Glück has won the 2014 National Book Award for Poetry for her latest book, Faithful and Virtuous Night.

The First English Books

In the rare book world, the earliest printed books are known as incunables or incunabula.

St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves Will Be a New TV Series

Karen Russell St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves, a short story collection by Karen Russell, will be turned into an ABC show

Hermathena

Selected items from Hermathena, a scholarly journal of classics from Trinity College, Dublin.

A New Flannery O’Connor Archive Goes to Emory

Flannery O'Connor's archive is now available to students and scholars—along with 30 boxes filled with letters, journals, drafts, juvenilia, and other personal effects at Emory University's Rare Book Library (MARBL).

Poet Charles Bernstein’s Papers go to Yale

Charles Bernstein, co-founder of the Language Poetry movement, has announced the gift of his papers to the Beinecke Library at Yale University.