Tom Hanks Stars in First 'A Hologram for the King' Trailer

First 'A Hologram for the King' Trailer Arrives

News by Joshua Chaplinsky March 16, 2016
Starring Tom Hanks, directed by Tom Tykwer, based on the novel by Dave Eggers — that's a lot of pedigree.

8 Literary Charities That Need Your Help

Column by Leah Dearborn
'Tis the season for selfless gestures. If you find yourself sitting bored by the fireside this winter, consider lending a hand somewhere.

Engineering the Perfect Campfire Tale

Column by Leah Dearborn August 27, 2014
Wherever humans gather around food and a fire, there are guaranteed to be tales of monsters and heroic deeds of faraway lands and strange cultures.

The 2013 Author Awards

Column by Cath Murphy
Unlike actors and musicians, writers don't get Oscars or Grammys. It's time to put that straight with the first annual Author Awards.
How Can Eggers Have Plagiarized a Book He’s Never Read?

How Can Eggers Have Plagiarized a Book He’s Never Read?

News by Dean Fetzer October 4, 2013
Dave Eggers, founder of McSweeney’s, says he’s never read ‘The Boy Kings’ by Kate Losse — who’s accused him of plagiarism in his new book, ‘The Circle’.

Life-Changers and Soul-Crushers: 3 Books I Feel Blessed to Have Read & 3 I Wish I Could Obliterate from My Memory

Column by Taylor Houston April 26, 2013
Let the debates begin! Three books that made me want to be a better writer and better person, and three books that made me want to gouge my eyes out.
2012 National Book Awards Finalists

Finalists Announced For 2012 National Book Awards

News by Rob Hart October 11, 2012
Check out the books up for this year's National Book Award. Tell us if you've read any of these, and whether any of them deserve it!

The 10 Most Bizarre Pieces Of Literary Merch

Column by Kimberly Turner July 6, 2012
It's not a stretch to assume that if you like the book or author, you'll buy the T-shirt, coffee mug, or bookmark. But what about the panties, shower curtain, and Ouija board?

New Release Roundup: Recommendations for June 2012

Column by John Jarzemsky June 4, 2012
A look at what's dropping on the shelves in the month of June.
Dave Eggers Gunter Grass

Dave Eggers Will Not Attend Gunter Grass Foundation Award Ceremony

News by John Jarzemsky April 19, 2012
Author Dave Eggers has declined an invitation from the Gunter Grass Foundation to attend an awards ceremony honoring his novel 'Zeitoun,' citing Grass' recent controversial poem.

The Period Part 2 - Dot Dearth: Postponing The Period On Purpose

Column by Taylor Houston February 1, 2012
A continuation of last month's discussion of short sentence lengths. This month we'll explore the merits of the very long sentences.

That’s So Meta: Writing A Story About Writing A Story

Column by Taylor Houston December 20, 2011
When narrators escape--a discussion of metafiction.