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Who’s John Jay? Forgotten founder may surprise you

Overshadowed by Hamilton, Jefferson, but no less important

Franzen talks around his new novel, Purity

Book will be released this fall

New McCullough book celebrates the Wright Brothers

NEW YORK – David McCullough’s latest work of history followed a spontaneous path, from a book about many Americans in Paris in the 20th century to the biography of just two. “Amon...

Bearded Colbert reads O’Connor story

NEW YORK – Stephen Colbert looked out upon a sold out house, flashed his familiar comic grin, and then began the serious (and funny) business he was there for. Reading a story by ...

Ellen Conford, popular children’s author, dead at 73

NEW YORK – Ellen Conford, an award-winning children’s writer whose comic tales about everything from the travails of high school to a girl’s summer camp crush made her a favorite for at leas...

Rare Tennessee Williams story published for first time

NEW YORK – As she takes in the despair of her in-laws’ one-room apartment in “A Streetcar Named Desire,” Blanche Dubois exclaims: “Only Poe! Only Mr. Edgar Allan Poe could do it justice!” ...

Second Harper Lee novel to be published in July

NEW YORK – “To Kill a Mockingbird” will not be Harper Lee’s only published book after all. Publisher Harper announced Tuesday that “Go Set a Watchman,” a novel the Pulitzer Prize-...

Alec Baldwin memoir to be published in fall 2016

NEW YORK – Alec Baldwin is writing a memoir, and, yes, it will be candid. The award-winning actor has a deal with Harper for Nevertheless, scheduled for the fall of 2016. Harper, ...

Novelist Robert Stone, known for Dog Soldiers dies at 77

NEW YORK – Robert Stone, the award-winning novelist who spun out tales worldwide of seekers, frauds and other misbegotten American dreamers in such works as A Flag for Sunrise and Dog Soldie...

‘The Interview’ everybody wants to see

Hundreds of theaters open up their doors to the much-maligned satire

Drama leaps off the page and into the news

Amazon-Hachette feud dominated book news this year

Mark Strand, prize-winning poet, dies in NYC at 80

NEW YORK – Mark Strand, a Pulitzer Prize winner and former U.S. poet laureate widely praised for his concentrated, elegiac verse and graceful command of both humor and despair, has died. He ...