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Indra Devi Was Not Just a Nice Old Lady

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 06.17.2015 | Los Angeles
Lionel Rolfe

Michelle has written well and honestly about Indra and the cast of characters who make up the Yogas in the East and the West. She describes how Indra could be variously charming, sympathetic and warm, but also ambitious and ruthless.

Review: 'I am Sorry to Think I Have Raised a Timid Son' by Kent Russell

Bart Motes | Posted 05.24.2015 | Books
Bart Motes

Kent Russell is a hell of a good writer. His first book, I am Sorry to Think I Have Raised a Timid Son (Knopf, $24.95), a collection of essays published earlier this month, is the most compelling and engaging book you'll read this year.

Q&A With Rufi Thorpe About Her Novel "The Girls from Corona del Mar"

Mary Pauline Lowry | Posted 09.27.2014 | Books
Mary Pauline Lowry

Rufi Thorpe's powerful debut novel, The Girls from Corona del Mar (Knopf), tells the story of the 20-year friendship between Mia and Lorrie Ann, two girls who grow up together in the eponymous Orange County beach town.

'The Cricket in Times Square': A Manhattan Children's Book Tour

Peter Mandel | Posted 07.07.2014 | Books
Peter Mandel

Maybe it's because the authors lived here, but dozens of classic books for kids are set in the center of New York. Crickets in their pages hang out, not in cornfields, but in Midtown. Mice don't run down country lanes: They sail boats in Central Park.

Cheryl Strayed: 'Wild' and Beautiful

Ru Freeman | Posted 09.10.2012 | Books
Ru Freeman

Cheryl Strayed turned her back on a world of experiences that had left her bereft and began to walk, in solitude, to learn how to survive alone. It took her a novel and two decades to make sense of that decision.

Unleashing An Onslaught Of Zombies, Vampires And Ghosts | By ALEXANDRA ALTER | Posted 07.27.2011 | Books

As he devours a young man alive, the protagonist of Glen Duncan's forthcoming novel, "The Last Werewolf," thinks of Alfred Tennyson's poem "Mariana." ...

Top 10 Lists Of Literary Gifts For Mom

GalleyCat | Jason Boog on May 5, 2011 4:54 PM | Posted 07.06.2011 | Books

Have you picked out your Mother’s Day gift yet? Instead of building our own list of Mother’s Day gift books ideas, we’ve compiled a meta-list...

Pulitzer Prize Winning Book To Be Adapted For TV | Posted 06.21.2011 | Books

It has been some week for Brooklyn-based author Jennifer Egan. Her novel A Visit From The Goon Squad won the Pulitzer Prize, and she cited the HBO ser...

Trymaine Lee

Former Prisoner Receives Polk Award | Trymaine Lee | Posted 06.15.2011 | Media

At a podium inside the Roosevelt Hotel last week, Wilbert Rideau, 69, stood before an audience of academics and journalists, as he prepared to deliver...

Kafka Gets A Makeover

Creative Review | Mark Sinclair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Peter Mendelsund is a book cover designer at Alfred A Knopf in New York and recently became the art director of Knopf imprint, Pantheon. He documents ...

Highly Anticipated Haruki Murakami Novel Gets October Release Date

GalleyCat | Jason Boog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Knopf publicity director Paul Bogaards revealed that Haruki Murakami's highly anticipated three-volume novel will come out October 25 in a single volu...

Publisher Pays $2.5 Million Advance... | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The deals are popping this week, and publishing is not immune. On the basis of a 4-page proposal, Alfred Knopf's Sonny Mehta has paid $2.5 million for...

Does Twitter Sell Books? Publishers Say Yes.

Fauzia Burke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Fauzia Burke

I decided to look for concrete examples of social media success in book publishing. I interviewed two different publishers to get their take on how engaging on Twitter has benefited them.

Barack Obama Biography 'The Bridge' By New Yorker Editor David Remnick Due Out In April

The Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Barack Obama's life and political evolution will be detailed in a new biography of the president called "The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama...

"Who Shot Rock And Roll" Opens at the Brooklyn Museum

Ben Eagle | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ben Eagle

The rock photography exhibit "Who Shot Rock" explores intimacy, passion and the countless other reasons we all love rock and roll in the first place.

A Poet's Christmas List

John Lundberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Lundberg

David Starkey of the Santa Barbara Independent listed ten poetry books he finds fit for giving this season. The new Wallace Stevens collection stands out for me.

How Many Books Do You Read a Week?

Carole Baron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Carole Baron

My only regret sometimes is that I read so many unpublished works that are submitted to me as an editor, that I don't have time to read all the published books that interest me. But I try, how I try...

"The First Tycoon": A Good News Publishing Backstory

Bruce Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Bruce Harris

Alfred A Knopf is probably looking down from book heaven, stroking his luxuriant mustaches and smiling with delight at yet another Knopf prize winner.

Chuck Todd Writing How Obama Won Paperback Book For Knopf

New York Observer | Leon Neyfakh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NBC Political Director and on-air analyst Chuck Todd and his colleague, the polling expert Sheldon Gawiser, are rushing to put together How Obama Won,...

Once in Love with Laurie (Always in Love with Laurie)

Elissa Altman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elissa Altman

Day after day, night after night, I schlepped along Laurie Colwin's Home Cookin in my bag, and if I found myself stuck on the Number 6 Local, I'd take it out, read it, and laugh.

Knopf To Publish Blair Memoir

Publisher's Weekly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The life and times of former British PM Tony Blair are headed to print, with Knopf set to publish in the U.S.and Canada. The book, which will be publi...