The Trojan Women is a genocide narrative. In this play, the great Athenian dramatist Euripides explores the enslavement of women, human sacrifice, rape and infanticide.
A story about male violence and a damsel in distress, it is based on a true crime
Traditional publishing needs to be more open to new voices.
We interviewed booksellers about their experience of the pandemic and their customers.
Remembered for his flowery designs, many forget that William Morris was also a very successful and skilled poet.
Criminal reads to warm your autumn nights.
This separation or segregation of women’s writing should be understood as part of the patriarchal control of what and who matters – and, historically, women have not.
Listening-as-reading is a growing segment of the publishing market. Audiobooks revive ancient ways of storytelling and might get more people excited about books.
There’s something disturbing about a story tracking a character’s mental decline for thrills. Happily, Paula Hawkins’ new novel, A Slow Fire Burning, joins a genre of books bucking this trend.
The White Lotus is a tense, new drama about the lives of the rich and privileged, set in a Hawaiian resort. But the protagonists are not lying around reading airport novels.
Headed off to college? A librarian shares four tips for college students ready to hit the books.
New research shows how reading books can help young people escape from their sources of stress, find role models in characters and develop empathy.
The books Goodreads users read more often than are assigned in university tend to be by women writers and to feature strong female protagonists.
Confronted with centuries of exploitation by their country’s ruling class and foreign powers, Haitian writers warn against the impulse to seek solace in outside intervention or cynical humor.
Amanda Lohrey’s novel about a woman who isolates herself yet finds connection has won the 2021 Miles Franklin Literary Award.
It’s no coincidence that more books about trees are popping up. There is an air of desperation in new books by Peter Wohllben, Janine Burke and others.
Both men and women play a role in perpetuating attitudes toward sex that are hypocritical and logically inconsistent.
Palm oil is responsible for widespread deforestation and labor abuses, but it’s also cheap and incredibly useful. That’s why many advocates call for reforming the industry, not replacing it.
While teachers are under increased pressure to tread carefully in the classroom on issues of race, books that deal with themes of racism can offer a way forward.
Eric Carle’s famous book about a caterpillar was originally about a book worm.