Beyond the adventures of Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-tail, and Peter, author Beatrix Potter had a most peculiar and later, vibrant life worth spinning a tale (or tail?) over.
To celebrate what would have been Ernest Hemingway's 118th birthday on July 21st, here are 5 fascinating facts about the literary legend's life.
Harriet Beecher Stowe was born on this day in 1811. Katherine Kane, Executive Director of the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, explores how Stowe's anti-slavery novel 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' helped change the course of American history and catapulted her to worldwide fame.
As a new star-studded Jungle Book hits movie screens today, here's a look at the original classic and its creator.
As author Beverly Cleary turns one century old today, we're celebrating her remarkable life and the beloved characters she created including Henry, Beezus, Ramona and more.
Here's our interview with the best-selling author in the world.
Today, as Harper Lee's much-anticipated second novel Go Set a Watchman is released, we gathered some interesting facts from the life story of the iconic author.
Master of the epic love story Nicholas Sparks talks about his best-selling career and offers up some tips on how to write the perfect love letter.
On this day in 1953, Ian Fleming’s first novel 'Casino Royal' is published. It introduces the world to fictional spy James Bond.
Tennessee Williams was born today in 1911. To celebrate the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival, which is currently underway, we’re touring some of his favorite spots in the city he called "his spiritual home."
Sixty years ago today, the movie adaptation of John Steinbeck's novel "East of Eden," directed by Elia Kazan and starring James Dean, opened in theaters. To celebrate Steinbeck's enduring storytelling, Susan Shillinglaw, Scholar-in-Residence at the National Steinbeck Center, takes a look at the author's life and the creative process that led to his literary epic.
Whether you know him as Daniel Handler or his literary alter ego Lemony Snicket, the author is busy spinning best-sellers for all ages. We caught up with the witty wordsmith upon the release of his new novel "We Are Pirates."
Scout all grown up? Pulitzer Prize-winning author Harper Lee is set to release a sequel to her classic novel in July.
With two wildly popular bestsellers-turned-blockbuster movies, Laura Hillenbrand is achieving her author’s dream: to make her readers live the stories she writes right along with her.