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Valentine's Day Gifts - Living Wills, Advance Directives, DNRs

Joseph Cooper | Posted 04.13.2014 | Books
Joseph Cooper

Two of the most notable books published in the U.S. in 2013 "trouble" readers with medical, ethical, moral, emotional, psychological and legal struggles that arise when a loved one is succumbing to insidious pain and irreversible incapacity.

Interview With Vendela Vida About Always Apprentices

Nicki Richesin | Posted 06.19.2013 | Books
Nicki Richesin

It may come as something of a surprise that Vendela Vida doesn't have access to the internet at her home, but make no mistake, she's very connected.

Ian McEwan: An Overview

William Ambler | Posted 01.27.2013 | Books
William Ambler

The British author has been publishing novels and volumes of stories for 37 years. He's notched multiple bestsellers on both sides of the pond and seen several of his novels adapted for the silver screen. Here's what to read first, and what to avoid.

The Book We're Talking About: 'Sweet Tooth' By Ian McEwan

Posted 11.19.2012 | Books

"Sweet Tooth" by Ian McEwan Nan A. Talese, $26.95 November 13, 2012 What is it about? McEwan's most autobiographical novel to date tells the sto...

Choose The Next HuffPost Book Club Book (VOTE)

Annemarie Dooling | Posted 08.22.2012 | Books

Update: You have spoken! Our next book has been decided and more information will be announced this week in the book club newsletter. We're wrappin...

Reality Bites: Why Are So Many Readers Obsessed With 'Realism'?

Peter Mandel | Posted 09.23.2012 | Books
Peter Mandel

Give us escape-craving readers a break, I say. Since when did fiction -- whether on a screen or in a ream of pages -- hinge on the quality of its imitation?

Ian McShane, Zachary Levi & More: Today's Famous Birthdays

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.29.2011 | Home

In a world with nearly 7 billion people, chances are someone famous is celebrating their birthday today. And indeed: Ian McShane, Zachary Levi, and...

Fifteen of This Millennium's Top Novels

Dave Astor | Posted 10.29.2011 | Books
Dave Astor

These aren't necessarily the best novels of the past 11 years, because there are acclaimed books I've yet to read.

The 10 Best Literary Picnics

The Observer | Kate Kellaway | Posted 08.31.2011 | Books

In a boat, in the nude, with cold chicken, warm bananas, Mr Knightley or Mole…...

Required Reading: Devastatingly Sad Books

flavorwire.com | Posted 07.12.2011 | Books

We’re the first to admit that, sometimes, the best cure for a hard week, a long day or just a rainy weekend is a really sad book....

Looking For Great Books For Your LIbrary? Try 4 Decades Of NBCC Winners (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Zoe Triska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) Awards have been around since the 1970s and the winners over the decades make an impressive recommended readin...

Writers, Writing on Writing: The Best American Essays 2010

Joe Woodward | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Joe Woodward

These 21 essays "defy" rather than "define" the sometimes accused staid genre of the essay -- writing that can be too dry and too full of argument.

Novelist Ian McEwan Criticizes Israel During Acceptance Of Israeli Literary Prize

AP | DANIEL ESTRIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

JERUSALEM — Renowned British novelist Ian McEwan accepted an Israeli literary prize in Jerusalem Sunday with harsh criticism of Jewish settlemen...

Anis Shivani: Why American Reviewers Disliked Ian McEwan's 'Solar'

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

What American reviewers have missed is that satire and history are coming together for the first time in McEwan's career.

Inflation May Be Under Control, But Watch Out for Conflation

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Sigman

As a 22 year-old cub reporter for a music magazine, I freaked when my boss assigned me to interview "'The Strawberries,' a very important group," whic...

Should A Book Pass The "Dead Tree" Test?

Amy Hertz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Amy Hertz

Do you feel strongly enough about the impact of what you have to say that you can live with cutting down trees to make your book?

Booker Longlist Goes Mainstream: 'The Slap' Leads List of Strong Sellers

The Bookseller | Philip Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

This year's Man Booker longlist is the strongest-selling since 2001, with Christos Tsiolkas' The Slap (Tuskar Rock) by the far the most popular of the...

Ian McEwan: Americans Are 'Profoundly Bored' By Climate Change

Telegraph | Anita Singh, Showbusiness Editor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

McEwan blamed American apathy for the negative reviews afforded to Solar, his satire about global warming. The New York Times critic dismissed Solar ...

Ian McEwan Is England's Best Writer. His New Books Disappoint. His First Books Thrill. So Go Back.

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
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Jesse Kornbluth

Atonement was the high point. Saturday was a good idea, but the last half is ludicrous --- a Lifetime movie plot. You'd never know of On Chesil Be...

Most Anticipated Summer Reading 2010

The Millions | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

2010 has already been a strong year for fiction lovers, with new novels by the likes of Joshua Ferris, Don DeLillo, Ian McEwan, Lionel Shriver, Jennif...

Ian McEwan's 'Solar': The Fat Man's Vengeance (New York Review)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Michael Wood The New York Review of Books The Fat Man's Vengeance "Solar" by Ian McEwan Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 287 pp., $26.95 "He had it coming,...

London Book Fair: Hollywood Scouts Crawling, But Are They Buying?

Variety | Adam Dawtrey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The London Book Fair has overtaken its rival in Frankfurt as the destination of choice for Hollywood scouts looking for books to turn into films or TV...

David Shields' Reality Hunger: Kicking Ass and Dropping Names (AUDIO)

Christopher Lydon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Christopher Lydon

David Shields practices what he preaches. Aphorisms in the Nietzsche manner are the coin of the literary realm that surfaces in his manifesto, Reality Hunger.

Are Book To Film Adaptations In Decline?

Variety | Tatiana Siegel, Josh Getlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

As the adult-skewing drama becomes an endangered species at the studios, is there any hope for that venerable subcategory, the literary-book-to-screen...

Ian McEwan's 'Solar'

AP | MONICA RHOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"Solar" (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 287 pages, $26.95), by Ian McEwan: It is hard to like Michael Beard, a physicist whose work exploring the nature of ...