Jonathan Tel emerged as this year's winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize for his work "The Human Phonograph," which stood out from a briny of nearly 4,000 entries submitted by writers from 53 Commonwealth countries.
"The Enemy Within" by Gary Knott takes readers to a thrilling adventure sought after by the young protagonists in it. Set in the year 1975, the mystery tale follows a group of youngsters whose goal is to have the best school holiday ever.
Alexandra Burt's "Little Girl Gone" has arrived and its publisher Avon touts the new tome as "Gone Girl Meets the Girl on the Train." Peddled as the next must-have, the psychological thriller explores the unexplained disappearance of baby Mia Paradise, an incident that mom Estelle did not bother to report to the authorities.
At the start of the month of September, the literary world was greeted by Jonathan Franzen's new book "Purity." The tome is an encapsulation of mirth, the search for order in chaos, unforgettable characters, familial dysfunction, blatant animosity towards technology and a declaration of love for Charles Dickens.
The award-winning young adult novel "Into the River" by Ted Dawe is temporarily banned from being marketed in his hometown New Zealand by the Film and Literature Board of Review after conservative lobby group Family First called out its use of sexually explicit content, depiction of drug use and offensive language.
Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava 2015: Laura Carlin Wins With 'The Iron Man' & 'A World of Your Own'
Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava (BIB for short), the prime award-giving body for children's books, has chosen U.K. illustrator Laura Carlin as the overall winner for this year. Her illustrated books "The Iron Man" written by Ted Hughes and "A World of Your Own" ultimately won her the prize.
The master of horror Stephen King will be awarded the National Medal of Arts tomorrow. US president Barack Obama himself will personally bestow the prestigious accolade to the acclaimed author of the most notable and celebrated horror fiction titles the likes of "It" and "Carrie" in the White House.
The famed literary genius behind "Norwegian Wood" and other iconic novels like "1Q84" and "Kafka on the Shore" Haruki Murakami has read tons of books. But just like every bookworm out there, he has his favorites that fans should take note of.
Award-winning author Lauren Groff is back with another page-turner and this time, she takes a shot at racing into the whirlpool that is marriage by playing with creativity, perception and Shakespeare. Her latest work titled "Fates and Furies" is described by the writer's website as "exhilarating" and that is promised to exceed expectations.
"My Struggle" by Karl Ove Knausgaard is the biggest literary breakthrough in Scandinavia for this decade, according to The Guardian. In fact, it has made its way to the US, with every region it stopped by left in awe as they started to acclaim the Norwegian author.
The knowledge and wisdom embedded in politics books transcends time.
Two books dominated the charts: Paula Hawkins' "The Girl on the Train" and Harper Lee's "Go Set a Watchman".
Imagining the dark, thrilling scenes through print can be even more terrifying than watching them.
"Why Not Me?" is a collection of personal essays, which comes as a follow-up to the previous book. In the memoir, Kaling shares her journey to finding excitement and fulfillment in her adult life.
Most of sci-fi films this season are film adaptation of famous books.