An English professor takes a critical look at why today’s students are assigned the same books that were assigned decades ago – and why American school curricula are so difficult to change.
Writers seem to be especially vulnerable in polarized times, when the nuances of works are more likely to be overlooked.
These books and poems give the women of the Odyssey a say and other new perspectives on the classic tale.
This Book Week, don’t stress about the costume and don’t worry about what the other mums or dads are sewing or buying. Costumes are fun but what matters is to let your kid read what they enjoy.
A new historical novel, redolent of the masterful writing of Henry James and Charlotte Brontë, explores the themes of loss, alienation and displacement.
A newsletter sends out chronological snippets from the 125-year-old novel ‘Dracula.’ Fans on the internet go wild.
Literary texts are useful for environmental communication and can deal with the complexity of climate change.
Part historical novel, part speculative fiction, A History of Dreams examines the themes of inequality and authoritarianism from the perspective of a coven of witchy young women.
The Nobel Laureate’s new experimental epic is a masterful account of the life of a self-proclaimed Messiah.
In Cold Enough for Snow, the award-winning author’s careful attention to detail, precise language and sympathetic sensibility animate a reflection on intimacy and intergenerational tensions.
Seemingly mild mannered English academics make for thrilling storytelling.
Criminal reads to warm your autumn nights.
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.
Reading fiction can help business managers study sensitive workplace issues in an exploratory way, without the challenges of collecting employee data.
What would happen, the Russian novelist wondered, when people lacking any semblance of ideological or moral convictions rise to power?
Realizing that economics is a lot like fiction helps us better evaluate the claims economists make about the world we all live in.
From reading more to re-reading safe favourites, there are early signs that the COVID-19 has influenced how and what we are reading.
How writers hear their characters in their heads.
The Booker Prize has always struggled with inclusivity.
Eco-fiction to help you rethink your role in the climate crisis.