Posted on 10/18/2021 at 02:39 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

An author referred to as Spain's Elena Ferrante has been publicly identified. And she's not at all what people thought...

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Posted on 10/12/2021 at 03:16 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

On this day almost sixty years ago, Sylvia Plath wrote her well-known poem “Daddy.” While it wasn’t published until after...

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Posted on 10/11/2021 at 08:38 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Good news this Monday morning: author Sue Grafton will be coming back to life! The creator of beloved sleuth Kinsey...

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Posted on 10/08/2021 at 02:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Writers don’t always reveal crucial parts of their personalities in their fiction. But sometimes they do — and that’s true...

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Posted on 10/04/2021 at 11:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

In just a few weeks, the first Maya Angelou Book Award for poetry will be handed out. The award will...

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Posted on 10/03/2021 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

A lock of hair purportedly from poet Emily Dickinson is for sale on eBay, with an asking price of nearly...

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Posted on 09/20/2021 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

A rare first-edition copy of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein has sold at auction for $1.17 million. That’s well over the expected...

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Posted on 09/09/2021 at 10:40 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Susanna Clarke's debut novel should have put her on the literary map. Instead, the touring in its support caused her...

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Posted on 09/02/2021 at 09:04 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Simone de Beauvoir referred to an unpublished novel in her 1963 memoir, and it’s finally available to English readers. Inseparable,...

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Posted on 08/31/2021 at 09:59 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

On the day after Mary Shelley’s birthday, we hesitate to say it’s a shame that we can’t reanimate authors. So...

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