Donald Hall on meeting Dylan Thomas and a chipmunk

In the winter issue of the American Scholar, the former US Poet Laureate reflects on his long, eventful life.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s Writing: From Ferguson to Amy Adams’s Blouse Tape

A sample of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's writing

‘The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying-Up’ vs. Ben Franklin

Marie Kondo says you can declutter your life. Franklin discovered that was a vexation.

Why were we mesmerized by llama chase? The author of ‘Llama Llama Red Pajama’ knows why.

The author of “Llama Llama Red Pajama” was reading to kids just a few miles away.

Will your city get Shakespeare’s First Folio?

The Folger Library has chosen which cities across the U.S. will get to host a free, four-week display of one of the world's most valuable books.

How a long-lost manuscript changed one writer’s life

Memoirist Mimi Baird’s father disappeared when she was a child. Decades later, she’s published a memoir about rediscovering him through the shocking diary he left behind.

Toni Morrison and Rita Dove to attend NBCC Awards

More than two dozen finalists and award winners will be on hand for the annual ceremony in New York on March 12.

Laura van den Berg on ‘Find Me’

Van den Berg talks about her new dystopian novel, alligator hotlines and ghosts in Key West.

Mark Zuckerberg’s latest book club pick is all about fear of vaccines

On Wednesday, the Facebook founder announced that his latest book club pick is "On Immunity: An Inoculation," a book by essayist Eula Biss that investigates why people fear vaccination.

How ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ came to be: More Evidence

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