Dec 9, 2013 — Also: comparing Nora Ephron and Joan Didion; more literary celebrations of Nelson Mandela; the best book coming out this week.
Nov 21, 2013 — A visibly shocked James McBride picked up the fiction prize for his novel The Good Lord Bird about a young slave who joins up with abolitionist John Brown. The nonfiction award was won by George Packer for The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America.
Oct 23, 2013 — Also: Shakespeare manuscripts going digital; authors protest standardized testing; and "The 8 Habits of Highly Successful Young-Adult Fiction Authors."
Sep 4, 2013 — Also: Lemony Snicket on poetry and playground slides; tiny secret paintings on the sides of books; Lorin Stein on John Hollander.
Apr 25, 2013 — Also: Sexism on Wikipedia?; a defense of Oprah's Book Club; and Gary Shteyngart is coming out with a memoir next year.
Apr 11, 2013 — Also: A new T.C. Boyle short story; the problem with the "death" of print; and Maya Angelou speaks with The Daily Beast.