Barbara Taylor Bradford, the Publishing guru, has slammed the popular erotic novel ' Fifty Shades of Grey' and called it an "awful book".
It's not the iconic portrait of a turtle-necked, close-cropped, bearded Steve Jobs that adorns the cover of Walter Isaacson's paperback biography.
Six awarding-winning writers including India's Amitav Ghosh are among a group of 12 poets, authors and academics vying for the 2013 Warwick Prize for Writing with themes ranging from the Australian war effort in France to opium sellers in 19th century India.
Scientists have discovered a new language in northern Australia which contains rare grammatical innovations and a unique combination of elements from other languages.
Albert White Hat, who was instrumental in teaching and preserving the American Indian language and translated the Hollywood film "Dances with Wolves" into Lakota for its actors, died last week surrounded by loved ones at a South Dakota hospital.
A new festival in the city turns the spotlight on non-fiction writing and books. Festival director Kumar Bagrodia says, “I think it is important that we stay grounded in reality. This festival will inspire people to do so.”
A New Zealand author claims in a new book that her grandmother was former British prime minister Benjamin Disraeli's love child, whose existence was hidden to prevent a scandal in Victorian high society.
Malaysian author Tan Twan Eng has won the Walter Scott Prize, which honors historical fiction writers, for his post-World War Two novel, "The Garden of Evening Mists."
"Tweet", "dad dancing" and "geekery" are three of more than 1,200 new or revised words in the latest version of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) released on Friday.
British-Indian writer Salman Rushdie, author of "Midnight's Children," has been announced winner of the 2014 Hans Christian Andersen Litteraturpris, an award given every two years to writers recognized for sharing Andersen's "love of the narrative art of the fairytale."
Penguin Books India has launched its 'summer reads' campaign which provides a hand-picked selection of some of its popular books.
Focussing on genres like business, management, leadership, health, fitness, politics, media and cinema, India's first non-fiction festival will be held in Mumbai June 21 to 23.
A major auction of manuscripts and letters of American writer William Faulkner, a Nobel laureate, drew an underwhelming public response at auction in New York Tuesday, with the most important lots finding no buyer.
Big brother is watching -- sales of George Orwell's dystopian novel "1984" have skyrocketed in the wake of revelations of US government surveillance.
Ringo Starr is turning an old Beatles favorite into a children's book.