An author's search for an accurate account of the Trail of Tears.
Meet the woman who inspired Virginia Woolf's most fanciful novel.
Just how bad is it to peek at the final pages?
By Nicole Klett
Read an essay from Alice Walker’s book, Living by the Word.
By Alice Walker
Ms. Walker answers readers' questions about her most famous work.
Read an excerpt from Kirk Douglas's 2012 memoir.
Short insights with big impacts.
Who knew a short story could stir up so much rage?
Take a crash course in the page-to-screen history of George R.R. Martin's hit series.
In the wake of the Parkland shooting, a creative writing instructor reflects on the very real fear that bullets have replaced books.
A globe-trotting spy and nobody's "girl," the 1960s heroine is still the epitome of cool.