In third grade, I spent a lot of time in the school library, sitting cross-legged on the ground beside the ...
Feminist libraries are flourishing around the world, from Beirut to Sydney to Glasgow, Scotland.
A 2017 Facebook post in which Anne Rice declares her refusal to be edited is making its viral way around Twitter. But does any novelist really have a "solo voice"?
Five fun African book podcasts in English coming to you from Kenya (x2), Nigeria, Cameroon, and Morocco (plus a grant opportunity for potential podcasters!)
Last November, Ursula Lindsey and I launched a podcast called "Bulaq," about contemporary writing from and about the Middle East and North Africa. Eleven episodes later, I've learned a lot.
April is both "Arab-American Heritage Month" and the US's "National Poetry Month." At the intersection of these two spaces, we find some exceptional writing.
Ursula K Le Guin (1929-2018) died this January after gifting the world dozens of wide, lyric, deep, and densely imagined ...
AMISOBIBLIMIA. XENOBIBLIEGRA. ANTIPOEMIA. Do you suffer from one of these literary illnesses, all caused by bookish malnutrition?
Up your reading game with some highly recommended Palestinian literature in translation.
In 2013, The Guardian suggested reading aloud was coming back into fashion. That might be an overstatement. But, in our family's life, it fills an emotional and entertainment niche that nothing else does.
A new study suggests books with "named characters" are better for infants' brain development. Should you let scientists choose your baby's books?
Get to know the four women who were nominated for the 1967 Nobel.
A reclusive Syrian -- born in Libya -- writing epic novels about the colonial history of Libya, in award-winning Italian? Get interested.
Searches for "Iraq + novel" turn up dozens of lists full of US soldiers' and journalists' stories. Books written by Iraqis are much harder to find.
Looking for a gift for that young person in your life who's both cat-lover and bibilophile, and who wants to read the world? We've got 17 suggestions.