Column by Leah Dearborn
How writers choose to describe prostitution and those who engage in it can reveal a lot about gender dynamics and cultural attitudes towards sex.
Column by Ed Sikov May 7, 2015
A brief survey of that peculiar and rare literary character: the good mother.
Column by Brian McGackin August 8, 2014
Sifting through history, one classic at a time.
Column by Richard Thomas May 6, 2014
Death in fiction — who, what, when, where and why.
News by Christopher Shultz
In honor of John Steinback's novel— which turns 75 next year— Penguin plans to trek across Route 66, following the same path the Joads travel.
News by Dean Fetzer July 5, 2013
As the 75th anniversary of the John Steinbeck novel approaches, it looks like the director has pulled the rights out from under everyone else.
Column by Kimberly Turner June 7, 2013
These characters will dazzle you with wit and charm, then destroy you without remorse. Meet literature's ten most disturbing sociopaths...
News by Dean Fetzer January 7, 2013
Opening of the Swedish Academy archives suggests John Steinbeck’s 1962 Nobel Prize went to “the best of a bad lot”.