The 26th Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, Stories & Ideas released its lineup Tuesday for the literary celebration’s second pandemic edition. The virtual event, running April 17-23, will feature more authors (about 150) and more online events (more than 30) than October’s monthlong virtual event. Authors, moderators and guests […]

For over a year, I’ve been on a quest to find the best books to read in quarantine. An unexpected byproduct of lockdown, for me, was feeling overwhelmed by the amount of TV shows and movies available, so instead I morphed into the cliché tableau of a woman hunched over […]

Dr. Seuss is one of the most popular producers of children’s books of all time. With his unique style of writing, millions of readers have been taught valuable lessons in every book he created. Today, we rounded up some of the best books written by Dr. Seuss (real name Theodor […]

Children’s book publishers have come a long way in addressing disparities in representation, but kid lit still remains disproportionately white. Estimates suggest, for example, that only about 30% of books for young children published in the last two decades or so feature Black characters. Fortunately, there has been a flowering […]

Erotic fiction gets a bad reputation, and it’s frankly unfair. Just because a work of literature can be a sexual turn-on does not inherently make it less than. Even “smutty” shouldn’t have such a negative connotation. Don’t let the bad eggs like Fifty Shades of Grey, despite its rampant popularity, […]

The Telegraph Stella Tennant wasn’t just another ‘fashion casualty’ The world of fashion is filled with beautiful people draped in luxurious clothes, photographed in desirable settings. Should you pass through the golden gates, you will live an especially feted life, millions of miles from the ordinary and mundane existence most […]

Writing a list of the best books of the year is always a bit of a fool’s errand; for a single person to read all of the contenders, with due care, is nearly impossible, and then there are the confounding factors of taste and bias and simply having an off […]

Four of the year’s best picture books have waterways—real, metaphorical, man-made—that wind through them, taking young readers on empathetic journeys of imagination. In “Birrarung Wilam” (Candlewick, 40 pages, $17.99), the waterway is a real one, Australia’s Yarra River, which gathers itself from tributaries far inland and runs through the city […]

By David S. Reynolds | Penguin Press Antebellum America was a rough-and-tumble proposition, with the dangerous and uncouth life of the frontier reflected in a fractious political scene in which violent language often crossed over into fistfights and worse. In this revelatory work of cultural biography, Abraham Lincoln emerges as […]

A thick stack of envelopes is tottering on my desk as I write this, filled with entries for The Telegraph’s lockdown poetry competition. Many of our readers have written in to say that they started writing poetry this year; sometimes as a way to deal with feelings of loneliness or […]

A day after the National Book Foundation announced the 2020 National Book Award winners, Amazon has released its own list of the best books of 2020, as chosen by Amazon Books editors. The list includes top options spanning common categories like fiction and nonfiction, children’s and young adult, mysteries and […]

A writer who is good for you “No other author goes with such casual intimacy as [Austen] … into the vulnerable spot where society touches the root of self. And few authors are at the same time so quietly fearsome and so intensely consoling.” 📚 Pride and Prejudice, by Jane […]

Nova McBee, Wise Wolf Book’s lead author “When it comes to our first release, we want to make a big splash,” Del Grosso says, “and I strongly believe that Calculated will do just that. Nova McBee has a smart, fresh, new voice that will serve her well in the YA […]

CLOSE Comedians Desus and Mero chat with USA TODAY’s Rasha Ali about their new book, “God-Level Knowledge Darts: Life Lessons from the Bronx.” USA TODAY Books bring balance to writer and blogger Jenny Lawson’s life. Lawson, also know as The Bloggess, has created a legion of fans with her quirky, […]

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Four years ago, I realised that my interest in writing about varied subjects could be fulfilled only by being a freelancer. Since then, I have been writing regularly for various publications on subjects ranging from elections to features on travel and cinema. But just as I was settling into a […]