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Tsunami Anniversary: A Christmas Without War

Adele Barker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Adele Barker

I returned to Sri Lanka for eight months after the tsunami to work on my book about the island Not Quite Paradise. I thought I had finished the book in 2004, but then the wave hit. And everything changed.

Spotted Reading Publicly

Amy Hertz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Amy Hertz

We all have different ways of discovering books, and spotting them being read in public is just one. At Huffington Post, we are very interested in what people are reading around the country.

Cervantes Literary Award Goes To Mexican Pacheco

AP | DANIEL WOOLLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

MADRID — The Mexican writer Jose Emilio Pacheco has won the Cervantes Prize, the Spanish-speaking world's highest literary honor, Spain's Cultur...

Are We Prejudiced Against Books Just When We Need Them Most?

Steve Leveen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Steve Leveen

There is book learning and then there is real world learning, and we tend to think that learning in the real world is more valuable and genuine. I believe this is prejudice of the worst kind.

Will The Lost Symbol Kill Book Publishing?

Bruce Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Bruce Harris

Pundits like to opine that blockbusters are really bad for the book business. I think differently. I don't think that blockbusters kill other books -- I think they nurture them.

Writing "Beyond Blue": Keeping My End of the Bargain

Therese Borchard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Therese Borchard

Here I am. With my mission: to educate folks about mental illness and to offer support to those who, like myself, suffer from mood disorders.

Why We Can't Get Enough of the Tudors

S.J. Parris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
S.J. Parris

Why are we compelled to go on retelling the story of this troubled royal dynasty who lived and loved and fought and shagged and chopped off heads half a millennium ago?

Talk to Me

Wednesday Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Wednesday Martin

Selling a book, to me at least, feels an awful lot like flirting, and also kind of hand-holding, and also like being in an very committed relationship with many, many people at once.

Book Review Round-Up

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Miss some of the weekend's book reviews? We're back again to catch you up with a book review round-up of the newest in fine literature and in... well,...

Best Business Books Of 2009

Miami Herald | RICHARD PACHTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

I didn't -- couldn't -- read every business book published during the past year, but I was still gob-smacked by the number of books that I did read in...

Books are Good for Toothache

Alan Black | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Alan Black

The first pages I stuffed into my tooth were from Crime and Punishment, and once they had reached a soggy end, I rammed in The Idiot. But Dostoevsky failed to dull the pain.

Mercy Corps, Nicholas Kristof Encourage Book Clubs To Fundraise And Get Active

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Nicholas Kristof and his wife and co-author Sheryl WuDunn take on the cause of female inequality in their new book Half The Sky. They argue that signi...

How Romance Novels Take the Romance out of Romance

Alan Elsner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Alan Elsner

I don't do explicit sex in my books because I'm more interested in love -- and love takes place in the mind where it has to fight for its existence against all the other challenges presented by life.

Kirkus May Be Revived

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — Kirkus Reviews, a longtime publishing magazine that was supposed to shut down, may be getting a reprieve. According to a posting Tue...

Blockbuster Book Parodies

The Huffington Post | Amy Hertz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Maybe it's because it's the end of the longest week we've ever had, launching Books on Monday, but we couldn't help it, these parodies just made us la...

Warren Buffett and the Business of Life: Part 3 of 7

Alice Schroeder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Alice Schroeder

Buffett had indeed learned through experience that "when in doubt keep holding"; he said, "I've made most of my money sitting on my ass."

"Bitch Is The New Black": Author Of Upcoming Book On The Struggles Of Young Black Women (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Helena Andrews, author of the upcoming book "Bitch Is the New Black", was profiled today in The Washington Post, which reports that the film rights fo...

10 Books About Marijuana

Los Angeles Times | Carolyn Kellogg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

With the help of Mark Haskell Smith, L.A. Times contributor and author of the forthcoming novel "Baked," we came up with this list of 10 choice books ...

Why Publishers are Like Venture Capitalists

Mark Coker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Mark Coker

I invite you to play the word game. Copy and paste this post into a word processor. Replace "entrepreneurs" with "authors," and "startups" with "books." Now read it again!

Michael Chabon Geeks Out About Genres

io9 | Charlie Jane Anders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Michael Chabon's celebrated science fiction and geeky pop culture, and his latest book Manhood For Amateurs is a love letter to fandom. So when we man...

First Day Of Winter: Great Books To Give And To Curl Up With On Winter Solstice (VIDEO) | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Winter Solstice, the first day of winter, the shortest day of the year. Looking for a good book to curl up with, or perhaps some great last-minute Chr...

Online Branding for Writers

Fauzia Burke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Fauzia Burke

If I were an author in today's competitive market, I would consider the time I spend developing my online platform and building my brand on the Web as an extension of my job as a writer.

Celebrity Memoir 101

Jason Pinter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jason Pinter

A new celebrity memor in the bestselling tradition of Paris Hilton, Bret Michaels, Jodie Sweetin, Jerry O'Connell, Tori Spelling, Dustin Diamond, Maureen McCormick and David Hasselhoff.

Pete Seeger, Peter Yarrow Release New Books

Poughkeepsie Journal | John W. Barry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Two famous folksingers named Peter, who both have deep roots in the Hudson Valley, have released new books with accompanying CDs....

Playlists For Books? How They Could Revolutionize The eBook Market

The Guardian | Akin Ajayi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Let's imagine an online lending service - I'll call it Bookify. On payment of a subscription fee, a reader is given access to what will probably becom...