10 Charles Dickens Books Everyone Should Read

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, and Charles Dickens was there to write it all down.

Sylvia Plath's Lost Short Story, "Mary Ventura and the Ninth Kingdom"

The story behind her work that went unpublished for almost six decades.

The Best Novellas Every Book Lover Should Read

Get to know this underappreciated form of storytelling from the best it has to offer.

10 Things You Didn't Know About Virginia Woolf

She's even more interesting than you thought.

Mark Twain Books That Everyone Should Read

See which of his books belong on your TBR list.

O, Canada: 9 Books by Canadian Authors

The Great White North is home to some of our favorite writers.

6 Fascinating Biographies on Ernest Hemingway

Celebrate the life of one of the most iconic American writers to date.

9 Essential Ursula K. Le Guin Books

The late author was among the greatest writers of her generation in any genre. 

Rediscover Mary Renault, Queen of Ancient Historical Fiction

Renault set a high standard for accuracy and feeling in historical fiction.

Alice Hoffman Discusses Her New Book Club

Read an interview with the bestselling author.

6 Fascinating Facts About Alice Walker

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

Remembering Barry Lopez, National Book Award Winner, 1945-2020

“Everything is held together with stories. That is all that is holding us together, stories and compassion.”―Barry Lopez

Remembering Alison Lurie, Writer and Scholar, 1926-2020

“With a pencil and paper I could revise the world.”—Alison Lurie

Anton Chekhov: The Master of the Short Story

A look at the life and works of a literary innovator.

9 Wonderful Movies About Famous Writers

Discover a new side of your favorite authors and poets.

10 Captivating Writer Biographies

See these talented authors in a whole new light.