Along with the Nancy Drew series, almost all of the thrillers in the popular teenage franchise were produced by ghostwriters, thanks to a business model that proved to be prescient.
The author of the seminal manual On Writing Well died this month at the age of 92.
The process behind our unusual April 2005 cover story
The novelist and editor Anna North discusses the Odyssey’s timeless lesson about leaving the comforts of home.
Herman Wouk deserves more critical acclaim than he’s enjoyed.
Her 448-page book of selfies is mind-numbingly silly. It is also refreshingly honest.
Mark Z. Danielewski discusses how the interplay of words and images can open up new ways of perceiving both literature and the world.
A new book explores the architectural history and classic beauty of one of Los Angeles' most beloved attractions.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Charles Simic discusses the importance of noticing hidden truths—from the horrors of war to the mundane aspects of daily life.
The graphic novel chooses smaller, complex stories over one larger narrative—an approach that fits both the form and the subject.
The Norwegian author, known for the multivolume autobiography My Struggle, finds inspiration in the restraint of the tale of Cain and Abel.
Nearly 20 years after the novel's release, Chuck Palahniuk's Fight Club antagonist is back—in comic-book form.
Toni Morrison's new novel, God Help the Child, mines lyrical power and human strength from childhood suffering.
The prizes have been targeted by voting blocks opposed to progressive efforts to recognize more women and writers of color. But trying to undo change in an increasingly diverse world is futile.
The author of The Harder They Come adheres to an organic, spontaneous finale-writing process ruled only by his desire to leave readers with room for interpretation.
Take a deep breath, everyone.
The English folk singer-songwriter reveals how an appreciation for humanity's history has informed her art.
Seventy-six years after it was first published and sold at the New York World's Fair, Milt Gross' New York is finally seeing the light of day.
Choose the Twitter book club's next read from an array of supernatural thrillers and dystopian futures.
A new book about the novelist's Jamaican retreat, Goldeneye, suggests an indulgent and escapist lifestyle inspired a character who embodied a stubbornly anachronistic ethos.