6 Banned Books to Celebrate Banned Books Week

Column by Emmanuel Nataf September 24, 2021
This year’s Banned Books Week runs on the theme “Books unite us. Censorship divides us.” These six written works demonstrate exactly why it’s important that we celebrate our right to read.

Dissembling The Loner: 5 Books About Outsiders and Introverts

Column by Leah Dearborn June 2, 2016
Not all loners want to be alone, and that conflict makes them interesting fodder for fiction; they represent the push and pull of the inside and the out.

22 of the Best Single Sentences on Writing

Column by Christopher Shultz April 8, 2016
If good writing is succinct and concise, then shouldn't the same be true of writing advice?
To Kill A Mockingbird

5 Remembrances of Harper Lee

News by Peter Derk February 19, 2016
Harper Lee has left us. Here are 5 remembrances.

Sad Puppies and The Goosebumps Rap: The Best and Worst Things to Happen to Literature in 2015

Column by Max Booth III December 14, 2015
Here are the only important things that happened in 2015.

Is 'Go Set a Watchman' Really THAT Bad? (Spoiler: Kind of, yeah...)

Column by Leah Rhyne
As a lifelong fan of Harper Lee's one-and-previously-only "To Kill a Mockingbird," what did I think of "Go Set A Watchman"? Truth be told, it was kind of painful.

Truman Capote reviews 'Go Set a Watchman'

Column by Cath Murphy
Truman Capote joins us from the Eternal Hereafter to offer his views on his friend Harper Lee's new book, 'Go Set a Watchman.'
Bookstore Offers Refunds For Harper Lee's 'Go Set A Watchman'

Bookstore Offers Refunds For Harper Lee's 'Go Set A Watchman'

News by Peter Derk August 5, 2015
Why is a bookstore offering refunds to purchasers of Harper Lee's 'Go Set A Watchman'?
Harper Lee's Go Set A Watchman

Harper Lee's THIRD Novel?

News by Peter Derk July 13, 2015
Is there a THIRD Harper Lee manuscript out there?
Harper Lee Starts The Mockingbird Company

Harper Lee Starts The Mockingbird Company

News by Raine Winters
The nonprofit will ensure the legacy of To Kill a Mockingbird’s stage performances.

Controversy Be Damned: My High Hopes for Harper Lee's New Novel

Column by Leah Rhyne
Despite the controversy inherent in the release of a novel 60 years in the making, my hopes are high for Harper Lee's second novel, "Go Set a Watchman". Here's why!

Five of the Juiciest Literary Lawsuits

Column by Jessica Meddows March 9, 2015
The literary world is anything but free from lawsuit drama... read on for the most outrageous legal battles in literature.
Harper Lee, News

New Harper Lee Novel Coming Later This Year

News by Rob Hart February 3, 2015
'Go Set a Watchman', which was completed in the mid-1950s—before 'To Kill a Mockingbird', features Scout as an adult. And it's coming out in July.
New Harper Lee Memoir

Update: Marja Mills Did Not Have Harper Lee's Blessing for New Memoir

News by Max Booth III July 15, 2014
In 2001, Chicago Tribune journalist Marja Mills traveled to Monroeville, Alabama in search of something that no other journalist had been able to land: an interview with the reclusive Harper Lee.

Top Ten Best-Worst Lawyers in Fiction

Column by Jessica Meddows October 29, 2013
One of history's oldest professions is also the most despised, yet so popular in historical literature and modern fiction. See if you agree with these ten lawyers rated the best-worst in fiction.
Trademark Sought for ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

Harper Lee Seeks Trademark for ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

News by Dean Fetzer September 23, 2013
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Harper Lee is seeking rights to the title of her book when used on clothing – which is being contested by The Monroe County Heritage Museum in Monroeville, Alabama.
Harper Lee Sues to Reclaim Copyright to 'Mockingbird'

Harper Lee Sues to Reclaim Copyright to 'Mockingbird'

News by Christopher Shultz
The Pulitzer-winning author was allegedly duped by her former agent into signing her legal rights away.

What Makes A Southern Novel?

Column by Meredith Borders December 28, 2012
Quentin Tarantino's slave revenge epic 'Django Unchained' asks, what makes a southern film? We ask the same of books!
Catcher in the Rye dropped in favour of 'informational texts'

UPDATED - US School Curriculum: Classics to be Dropped in Favor of “Informational Texts”

News by Dean Fetzer December 11, 2012
In a move guaranteed to incite criticism, American literature classics will be replaced with non-fiction books to get pupils ready for the workplace.

The Death of the Literary Recluse (And Also, Is The Internet Ruining Us?)

Column by Rob Hart August 21, 2012
With the advent of social media and blogging, can reclusive authors like JD Salinger, Thomas Pynchon, and Harper Lee still thrive? (Probably not).

Book Brawl: To Kill A Mockingbird vs. In Cold Blood

Column by Meredith Borders January 13, 2012
Today we pit childhood friends against each other in a Book Brawl between Truman Capote and Harper Lee!
Rare books fetching top dollar

2011 A Good Year For Rare Books

News by Rob Hart December 28, 2011
Used and rare book retailer AbeBooks.com released a list of their biggest book sales--and topping that list is Karl Marx's 'Das Kapital', a first-edition copy that went for $51,739.
eBook Holdouts

Despite Big Gains in 2011, The eBook Age Still Has Some Major Holdouts

News by Rob Hart December 19, 2011
2011 was a big year for eBooks, though there are still some holdouts--we have yet to see eBook editions of classics like 'To Kill A Mockingbird' and 'The Catcher in the Rye'.