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The author of a new Bill Cosby biography is apologizing for not pursuing allegations that the comedian had drugged and sexually assaulted numerous women.

Sylvia Day vows to protect her fans' favorite moments when her "Crossfire" erotic romance novels are adapted for television.

Chris Colfer is planning many return trips to the Land of Stories.

A teacher at Casey Elementary School in Jackson has raised hundreds of dollars to buy children's books featuring diverse characters.

It's been called the letter that launched a literary genre — 16,000 amphetamine-fueled, stream-of-consciousness words written by Neal Cassady to his friend Jack Kerouac in 1950.

Unthinkable: Iran, the Bomb, and American Strategy, by Kenneth M. Pollack. (Simon & Schuster) Pollack, a Mideast expert and former CIA analyst, scrupulously assesses America’s options in its intractable clash with Iran – from negotiations and sanctions to military strikes and nuclear containment – and comes to a sobering conclusion: “Going to war with Iran to try to prevent it from obtaining a nuclear arsenal would be a worse course of action than containing Iran, even a nuclear Iran.”

Western Carolina University prof Ron Rash’s just-released “Something Rich and Strange” includes 34 stories, all set in Appalachia.

Daniel Handler apologized again for racial comments he made while hosting the National Book Awards and promised to back up his words with his wallet.

Mike Love, a founding member of the Beach Boys and lead singer on such hits as "Surfin' U.S.A." and "Little Deuce Coupe," has a book deal.

Phil Klay's "Redeployment," a debut collection of searching, satiric and often agonized stories by an Iraq war veteran, has won the National Book Award for fiction.

Louise Gluck, Yale Daily NewsIn a late 2013 interview with the Yale Herald, poet Louise Gluck, wh...

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