Pilot flying an airplane enjoying the view.

The Poetry Up There: An Interview With Skyfaring Author and Pilot Mark Vanhoenacker

Mark Vanhoenacker, pilot and onetime PhD candidate in East African history speaks about Skyfaring, his debut book about aviation.
King James Bible

How the King James Bible Influenced American Literature

The King James Bible, the most popular version read worldwide, had a lasting influence on the American literary canon.

Penguin Books at 80

The beloved Penguin Books is 80 years old.

Off With Their Heads! Alice In Wonderland Turns 150

How Alice in Wonderland changed how we look at time and space.
Gunter Grass

Gruppe 47: The Group That Made Günter Grass

How did Günter Grass go from child soldier to literary titan? Part of the answer lies in the history of literary group Gruppe 47.

The Other Winston Churchill

Do you know about Winston Churchill, the American novelist? Now you do.

The First English Books

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

Melville Reborn, Again and Again

A scholar traces Herman Melville's reputation in American and British literary circles.

Maya Angelou Has Died

Maya Angelou has died.