The Middle-earth author spent some imaginary time in the North Pole for an audience of just four people: his children.
While the club initially formed as a social group for writers of detective fiction, it did have an official purpose: to uphold a rigid set of standards for crime fiction, and weed out any potential members who wouldn’t agree to meet them.
A very, very specific set of standards can keep books from falling apart. But it's usually too expensive for consumers.
From James Baldwin to Gertrude Stein and beyond, literature’s most celebrated authors have faced stinging and ruthless rejections.
Penguin Books commissioned the work in 1965, but the "A Clockwork Orange" author only completed several hundred entries before discarding the project.
‘Little Women’ author Louisa May Alcott was also an early suffragette who fought against slavery and registered women to vote.
Here’s how to pepper your next argument with Shakespearean insults.
When Octavia E. Butler wrote her science fiction novel ‘The Parable of the Sower,’ she vowed to include only things that could actually happen.
You might be surprised to see how these movies end, even if you’ve read the books.
TheLibraryMap organizes 100,000 book titles in a way that’s visually pleasing and easy to navigate.
Novelists have used everything from real killers to newsworthy hostage situations to literal white whales to craft their fiction.
It’s never a bad time to talk about the baseball scene in ‘Twilight.’
If you want to expand your horror reading beyond Stephen King, look no further than this list, which features everyone from Mariana Enriquez to Stephen Graham Jones and beyond.
Some, like Harriet Beecher Stowe and Victor Hugo, believed they had communicated with spirits directly; others, like Nathaniel Hawthorne and Thomas Hardy, had ghostly encounters they couldn’t explain.
The true facts surrounding the classic work are as mysterious and intriguing as the novel itself.
This all-new translation of the Homer epic is six years in the making.
Parents and politicians are trying to pull books off shelves at a record-setting pace.
In true undead style, Dracula holds up well: He’s as creepy today as he was when Bram Stoker invented him in 1897.
Each year, The American Library Association complies a list of books that are challenged and banned. There are some books that get banned because of insensitive material; however, others get banned for completely ludicrous reasons.
As is often the case when you look back into history, there’s more than one possible answer. But one of the leading contenders has a fairly predictable culprit: the Puritans.
From famous authors to a Roman emperor, these spirits sure had a lot to share.
The Dollar Baby contract is Stephen King’s way of helping film students adapt his stories without financial barriers.