JSTOR Daily Friday Reads

The Revelatory Rabbits of Watership Down

On Christmas Eve we lost Richard Adams, the British writer whose 1972 novel Watership Down became one of the bestselling children’s books of all time.
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Avi

The beloved and prolific children's literature author Avi was born on December 23, 1937.
Night Before Christmas

10 Classic Christmas Stories

We've gathered up some of our favorite literary takes on Christmas.
a stack of colorful books in a library

Best Books Lists

Who invented the "Best Books" list?
Audiobooks

Is Audio Really the Future of the Book?

The upsurge in audiobooks and podcasts illustrates our heightened interest in digital storytelling, but does listening really count as reading?
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Fyodor Dostoevsky

Fyodor Dostoevsky was born in Moscow on November 11, 1821. While he also wrote short stories and journalism, the politically-active ...
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Paul Beatty, Man Booker Prize Winner

Paul Beatty has become the first American author ever to win the Man Booker Prize. Beatty won the award for his sharp satirical novel The Sellout.
JSTOR Daily Friday Reads

The National Book Awards Shortlist

The National Book Awards Shortlist has been announced and wouldn't you know, many of the authors honored have work in JSTOR. 
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Wuthering Heights

We asked JSTOR Daily readers what books they remembered most from childhood. Here is one of them, plus related ...
Shirley Jackson, The Haunting of Hill House

Shirley Jackson and the Female Gothic

Critic Ruth Franklin has published a new biography on the criminally overlooked novelist, short story writer, and essayist Shirley Jackson.