Perhaps no other literature festival promises to be as intellectually stimulating and culturally entertaining as the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature in Dubai.
Nigerian novelist and poet Lola Shoneyin was at #BookTalks at Al Rawi Café in Sharjah discussing her multiple award-winning debut novel, The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives, which explores the structure and effects of polygamy in Nigeria.
Something ominous happens in the opening pages of “How Quickly She Disappears” and it’s not immediately clear whether it’s the good kind of ominous.
The fiction writer-anthropologist-folklorist died in a segregated Florida hospital in January 1960, so forgotten and impoverished that her work was out of print and her grave left unmarked.
The book that brought together William Shakespeare's works for the first time will go up for auction in April, Christie's auction house announced on Friday.
Australian writer Thomas Keneally can be a hard sell. Brilliant, visionary and astoundingly prolific, he has written such bestsellers as “Schindler’s List” and “The Daughters of Mars,” as well as more than 40 other books.
Now Calhoun, the author of a memoir, “The Wedding Toasts I’ll Never Give,” and an urban history, “St. Marks Is Dead,” explores the issue in depth in her latest book, “Why We Can’t Sleep: Women’s New Midlife Crisis.”
Here’s a taste of some of the books that we are most looking forward to in the first few months of 2020. And when you finish all of these books — or some of these books — you can look up and realize that yes, it is spring. And there are more books ahead.
There are many lenses through which to look at books in the decade just past. But one thing is certain: Women writers were a powerful force.
President Obama, known as an avid reader, continued his tradition of releasing a list of his favorite books of the year. He also mentioned the collected works of Toni Morrison, to whom he awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2012.