Few of them are getting rich off their books but the genre is making them more money than it used to.
Vladimir Nabokov merged writing and cinema, bringing the art forms together like no one before or since.
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After learning of Ishiguro's Nobel win, a literature professor recalls her 2006 interview with the writer in a London cafe.
Inuit poet, scholar and writer Norma Dunning shares her experiences of trying to get published in Canada.