Arts & Entertainment

George RR Martin working on next ‘Song of Ice and Fire’

NEW YORK – George RR Martin says the next “Song of Ice and Fire” book has a real chance of coming out in 2018. But don’t count on it yet. In a weekend posting on his website, Martin wrote that he’s...

DATE: July 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

Sherman Alexie to speak Friday in Santa Fe

SANTA FE – Native American writer Sherman Alexie is scheduled to speak in Santa Fe after announcing he was canceling a book tour from his new intense memoir about his mother. The Seattle poet and...

DATE: July 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

Toni Morrison, Joan Didion among those in PEN online archive

NEW YORK – Toni Morrison moderating a discussion about writing in the Soviet Union. Joan Didion defending Salman Rushdie against an Iranian death decree. Pablo Neruda explaining the role of the...

DATE: July 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

2 new Harry Potter books set to be published in October

LONDON – Two new books from the Harry Potter universe are set to be released as part of a British exhibition that celebrates the 20th anniversary of the launch of the series. The British Library’s...

DATE: July 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

Book World: The pain, and weirdness, of Sherman Alexie’s mother’s life and death

In May 2015, author Sherman Alexie’s mother, Lillian, was rushed to the hospital from her home on the Spokane Indian Reservation after she found it difficult to breathe. One month later, his mother...

DATE: July 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

Brooke Williams’ new book more than a memoir

Brooke Williams’ most recent book, Open Midnight: Where Ancestors & Wilderness Meet, is classified as a memoir. But it is more. Williams has been an active conservationist working for the...

DATE: July 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

Oprah picks debut novel Behold the Dreamers for book club

NEW YORK – Imbolo Mbue, whose debut novel Behold the Dreamers is Oprah Winfrey’s latest selection, owes her career in part to the talk-show host. “Years ago, I went to the library one day in Falls...

DATE: July 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

Paddington bear creator Michael Bond dies at 91

LONDON – It was a last-minute Christmas gift for his wife that inspired Michael Bond to create Paddington bear, the marmalade-loving teddy in a duffel coat and floppy hat. Bond would go on to see...

DATE: June 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

In the stars: New John Green novel coming in October

NEW YORK – John Green fans, mark your calendar. The author of the million-selling The Fault in Our Stars has a new novel coming Oct. 10, Dutton Books announced Thursday. The book is called Turtles...

DATE: June 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

Ed Victor, literary agent for Clapton, Richards, dead at 77

NEW YORK – Ed Victor, an A-list literary agent whose colorful personality was well-matched by such clients as Keith Richards, Eric Clapton and Andrew Lloyd Webber, has died. Victor died Wednesday...

DATE: June 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

H.G. Wells was ahead of his time – about bicycles

During the first half of his writing career, H.G. Wells (1866-1946) imagined a machine that would travel through time, the fearsome tripods of Martian invaders, a moon rocket powered by Cavorite,...

DATE: June 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

Vulgar Tongues pimped out with dopest research

English slang is a field rich for tillage, as Max Décharné proves in Vulgar Tongues, a triumph of philological research and mordant social commentary. To grok it righteously, though, we must...

DATE: June 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books