Boris Strugatsky, Russian Sci-Fi Writer, Dies At 79
November 20 2012 12:38 PM
Russian sci-fi writer Boris Strugatsky died on Monday at 79.
Housewife Raised By Monkeys: Marina Chapman Claims She Was Kidnapped And Reared By Capuchins
October 22 2012 12:06 PM
British housewife Marina Chapman said she was raised by monkeys in the jungle as a child before being sold to a brothel in a new book.
Hilary Mantel Can Thank 'Downtown Abbey's' Matthew Crawley For Booker Prize
October 16 2012 5:08 PM
"Downton Abbey" star Dan Stevens was in London on Tuesday to help announce the winner of the 2012 Man Booker Prize. The award went to Hilary Mantel for "Bring up the Bodies."
Lena Dunham's Multimillion Dollar Book Deal Puts Her In Good Company
October 11 2012 11:57 AM
Chinese Author Mo Yan Wins Nobel Prize For Literature
October 11 2012 7:54 AM
The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2012 was awarded to Chinese author Mo Yan, who in his dozens of stories and novels uses magic realism to merge folk tales, China’s history and the contemporary, the Swedish Academy announced Thursday.
Sarah Palin Weight Loss And New Hairstyle, Promotion For Her New Fitness Book?
October 10 2012 2:31 PM
The new and improved Sarah Palin has a new hairstyle and is sporting some major weight loss. Could it be for her new fitness book?
Norway Massacre Can Happen Again, Says Norwegian Author
October 08 2012 5:16 AM
Can a country as famously tolerant, integrated and prosperous as Norway feel safe again, now that Anders Behring Breivik, the perpetrator of the misfortune that hit Norway July 22 last year in the form of two sequential lone wolf terrorist attacks, is behind bars serving his 21-year sentence? Maybe not. “There is a real chance that 7/22 can happen again,” Kjetil Stormark the Norwegian author of the recently released book, “The Oslo Killer Files: Private emails of a mass murderer,” told the International Business Times in an email interview.
Jeet Thayil: ‘Narcopolis’ Is Not A Reflection Of My Life
October 04 2012 1:07 AM
“Narcopolis,” the debut novel by Jeet Thayil which has been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, is perceived to be a reflection of the life of the author since the experience of the protagonist, who is drawn to Mumbai’s underworld, is said to have some similarity with that of the novelist. But in an exclusive interview with the International Business Times, Thayil categorically denies that the novel is a reflection of his life.
Banned Books Week: The Most Challenged Books
September 30 2012 11:17 PM
Banned Books Week -- an annual observance sponsored by the American Library Association and other groups to fight censorship -- begins Sunday and ends Oct. 6. Banned Books Week events will be held across the nation and online in a celebration of literature. So, to fight censorship and celebrate the week yourself, why not learn more about the most challenged books of 2011?
JK Rowling Has Doubts About Reception Of New Book 'The Casual Vacancy'
September 22 2012 7:44 PM
J.K. Rowling, author of the very popular “Harry Potter” books, is finally ready to release her first novel set outside Hogwarts, “The Casual Vacancy.”
Stephen King Reveals 'Shining' Sequel Publication Date; Sneak Peek Of 'Doctor Sleep'
September 21 2012 3:56 PM
Stephen King announced the release date this week for his “Doctor Sleep,” the long-awaited sequel to “The Shining.” “Doctor Sleep” will be published Sept. 24, 2013, almost 40 years after horror fans first read about Jack Torrance and his family going crazy while stuck at the Overlook Hotel.
'Fifty Shades Of Chicken' Cookbook Spoofs 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'
September 20 2012 12:25 PM
To be released Nov. 3, “Fifty Shades of Chicken: A Parody in a Cookbook,” penned under the pseudonym FL Fowler (a take on “Fifty Shades of Grey” author EL James,) is already ranked No. 1 on Amazon’s poultry cookbook list.
Better Late Than Never For A Monica Lewinsky Tell-All Book
September 20 2012 11:43 AM
Almost 15 years after a sex scandal that not only jilted the White House but international policy during the Clinton administration, former White House intern Monica Lewinsky is reportedly planning to release a tell-all book documenting her alleged affair with former President Bill Clinton in a revenge attempt.
How Will Monica Lewinsky's Tell-All Affect Clinton's Reputation?
September 19 2012 9:13 PM
Monica Lewinsky is reportedly going to rake in nearly $12 million for a tell-all about her life and will probably contain information about her affair that she had with former President Bill Clinton.
President Obama Is Glad Readers Are 'Entertained' By 'Fifty Shades of Grey'
September 13 2012 1:29 PM
The "Fifty Shades of Grey" phenomenon has taken the world by storm. In a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, President Barack Obama was asked to offer his take on the raunchy novel. Though the book was just bumped from the top spot of the bestseller list by "No Easy Day," the hype surrounding the book isn't expected to fade anytime soon. The highly anticipated film version of the E.L. James shocker continues to have many buzzing.
Jimmer Fredette News: Details of the Former BYU Star's Book About his Journey to the NBA
September 12 2012 5:15 PM
The book highlights the guard's intense focus on playing in the NBA.
‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer’ Comics Adds Gay Male Vampire Slayer To Season 9
September 12 2012 10:23 AM
When "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" ended its television run in 2003 after seven seasons, creator Joss Whedon moved the spunky blonde and her Scooby gang in a different direction...comic books! Now onto its ninth season in the graphic novel world, the "Buffy" comic series is breaking grounds by adding a gay male vampire slayer -- Billy!
African Elephant, White Rhino Conservation Efforts Continue, More Help Needed
September 10 2012 5:01 AM
The late South African conservationist Lawrence Anthony, who earned the reputation of calming distressed, wild elephants near his home in Zululand, South Africa, has inspired others including companies to pursue the uneasy path towards life preservation and ecological balance.
Technology Focus: Amazon’s Bezos Disrupts Again, Devises Apple Challenge
September 09 2012 10:17 AM
Chances are there few personalities as creative, disruptive and rich in the technology sector as Jeff Bezos, the founding CEO of Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN), the No. 1 e-retailer. He's put Borders Books out of business and could even put Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) in its place.
The Middle-Class And The Death Of Culture
September 07 2012 11:10 AM
Culture in America is dead, largely because the middle-class does not care about such things.