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For many, Thanksgiving will be the first holiday where family gathers since the start of the pandemic. We offer some cookbooks that aim to keep meal prep easy, so there's more time for loved ones.
Bly won a National Book Award and was a tireless advocate for poetry. But he knew he could rub people the wrong way. "I do remember people wanting to kill me," he said, "but that's not unusual."
There are many paths to fame. You can read several this fall, as there are a number of celebrity memoirs hitting shelves — books from Mel Brooks and Jamie Foxx to Will Smith and Drew Barrymore.
For over 60 years, poet and activist Sonia Sanchez has helped redefine American culture, politics and education. She is this year's winner of the Gish Prize, a $250,000 lifetime achievement honor.
The South African novelist has been shortlisted for the award twice before.
Republican Matt Krause is asking schools for an accounting of any book that "might make students feel discomfort, guilt, anguish, or any other form of psychological distress."
The dictionary added 455 new words and definitions to the dictionary for October to keep up with the evolving English language, including pandemic terms and online shortcuts.
November is looking crowded with some highly anticipated books. Here are a handful we are excited to read.
The Caldecott Medal winner died of a heart attack on Wednesday. He was known for illustrating over 100 books for readers of all ages, including The Lion and the Mouse and Their Eyes Were Watching God.
Gary Paulsen — whose wilderness adventure Hatchet taught generations of kids to survive in the forest — worked as a farmhand, truck driver and satellite technician before turning to writing.
One of the world's most famous hospitals also houses a respected literary magazine focused on health and healing. The Bellevue Literary Review has seen an uptick of submissions during the pandemic.
DC Comics announced that Superman's teenage son will be romantically involved with a male friend in a comic to be published in November. It's a growing trend.
The Zanzibar-born novelist is known for his postcolonial works, examining refugee life in England and the effects of empire. He is the first Black person awarded the prize since Toni Morrison in 1993
A new, nonfiction book series for kids ages 9 to 12 is written by young people who've experienced trauma, including living through Hurricane Maria and facing discrimination and arrest after 9/11.