Remembering Philip Roth: A Great American Novelist

On May 22, 2018, author Philip Roth died at age 85. Read an enlightening conversation between Roth and writer Milan Kundera in Roth's collection of essays and interviews, Shop Talk. 

5 Must-Read Carson McCullers Books

Throughout her career, the author of The Heart is a Lonely Hunter showed a deep empathy for, and understanding of, the outsider.

PBS Reveals America's 100 Favorite Novels

The list was chosen for The Great American Read, a new series that celebrates the joy of reading.

E.R. Braithwaite Wrangles Unruly High School Students in To Sir, With Love

By treating his students as equals, a schoolteacher creates a unique bond with his class.

The Life and Genius of Graham Greene

The author of The Quiet American and The End of the Affair was an unforgettable voice of the 20th century.

11 Madeleine L'Engle Books You May Have Missed

Look beyond A Wrinkle in Time, and discover the true breadth of the Newbery winner's talent.

6 Must-Read Historical Fiction Books by Rumer Godden

The prolific British author deserves a place on your bookshelf.

In Conversation with Alice Walker

The author of The Color Purple reads three of her poems and answers reader questions about her work, life, and views on society.

Celebrating Author Muriel Spark

On the centennial of her birth, we’re looking back at the writer's exceptional life and work.

New A Wrinkle in Time Trailer Is Meg-nificent

The latest preview for the adaptation of Madeleine L'Engle's classic story doesn't disappoint.

Now Trending: Could New J.D. Salinger Books Be on the Horizon?

Sources say the author planned for new book releases between 2015 and 2020—but is it only a myth?

PBS's Buried Alive Unmasks the Truth About Edgar Allan Poe

The new TV special debunks the crazy mysteries surrounding the horror icon's death.

Biloxi Blues: School District in Mississippi Bans To Kill a Mockingbird

In light of the recent ban on Harper Lee's classic, one writer reflects on the history of racism and "To Kill a Mockingbird" in the South.

The Reluctantly Famous: 5 Authors Who Stayed Out of the Public Eye

J.D. Salinger and Harper Lee were among the clan of writers who eschewed fame for solitude.

Still Winning at 50!: Longevity in Literature and Film

These books and their film adaptations still captivate audiences today.

16 Relatable Jack Kerouac Quotes

Words of wisdom for the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, and mad to be saved.

Pride and Prejudice Gets a Modern Makeover in ABC’s Eligible

The TV network has announced its upcoming adaptation of Curtis Sittenfeld’s New York Times bestseller.