6 Fascinating Facts About Alice Walker

Learn more about the woman behind influential pieces of literature such as The Color Purple.

F. Scott Fitzgerald's Books, Life and Legacy

The Jazz Age literary icon who couldn't resist living to excess.

How Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Came to Life

A “Modern Prometheus” that left a timeless mark.

10 Modern and Classic Gothic Horror Novels to Get You in a Spooky Mood

With stories old and new, these gothic horror novels have the classic dark mood you love and the modern twists you can't resist.

8 Scariest Vampires in Literature

The horror genre's oldest characters continue to spook, so keep the garlic handy.

Alice Walker Poems That Everyone Needs to Read

"Expect nothing. Live frugally on surprise."

Why You Should Re-Read To Kill a Mockingbird

A look back at a banned book that grapples with racism in the Deep South.

Why the Lost Generation Writers Still Resonate With Us

Almost a century later, hope continues to endure through disillusionment.

Our Favorite Turner Classic Movies Based on Books

From the golden age of Hollywood to Meryl Streep, here are some undoubted classics from the Turner Classic Movies canon.

Celebrating the 120-Year History of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Rediscovering the book series that redefined children's literature.

50 Years of Earth Day History: How Silent Spring Changed the World

Rachel Carson’s New York Times best seller launched a global movement.

Alice Walker Tells Us How We Can Have Peace on Earth

Read an essay from Alice Walker’s book, Living by the Word.

Hello, Old Friends: 17 Classic Children's Books

These characters were there through thick and thin.

Revisiting The Color Purple: A Discussion with Alice Walker

Ms. Walker answers readers' questions about her most famous work.