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John Burningham, who wrote and illustrated scores of books that took generations of young children on fanciful journeys full of surprise and heart, died on Jan. 4 in London. He was 82. His death was announced...

10 of the Most Anticipated Books of 2019 — All by Women Female authors are taking over the world one book release at a time, and 2019 is shaping up to be another exciting year for readers. These 10...

“Becoming,” the memoir by former first lady Michelle Obama, has emerged as the bestselling hardcover book in 2018, with 3.4 million copies sold, despite its November release. According to stats released...

Susan Orlean, the New Yorker writer and book author, is currently on a five-month, North American zigzag to promote “The Library Book,” her newest best-seller. And in between speaking engagements —...

About a year ago, NYC writer Zibby Owens was putting together some of her essays for a possible book project on parenting and motherhood. She had some doubts about whether or not it would fly. “Moms...

The 17 Best Nonfiction Books of 2018 Just to clear up a common misconception: “nonfiction” is not synonymous with “boring.” Nonfiction books are not all tomes on dead presidents...

No doubt, there are tons of books written and released every year. If the author is lucky, their manuscript will rise to the top. While The Cheat Sheet can’t come close to sharing all those favored...

Andrei Bitov, a Russian writer whose work, whether elaborate travelogue or intricate novel, was full of insights into his country’s history and literature, died on Monday in Moscow. He was 81. The Russian...

American traditions like our flag, anthem and holidays are often thought of as ingrained in our history, as if they sprung fully formed on the day of our nation’s birth. But every tradition has a human...

Over the last 13 months, women have found the courage to speak up and be heard, starting with a tsunami of #MeToo accounts of sexual harassment and assault in the workplace and elsewhere. In the midterms...

Fernando del Paso, a Mexican writer of baroque novels who in 2015 won the Miguel de Cervantes Prize, the most prestigious Spanish-language literary award, died on Wednesday in Guadalajara, Mexico. He was...

In December 2014, Melanie “Mel B” Brown attempted to die by suicide during an especially low point in her life, she reportedly reveals in her new book. In an excerpt published by U.K. outlet The Sun...

Early man was a total mean girl. Gossipy, cliquey, exclusionary — these are some of the traits our human ancestors developed to thrive over the last 6 million years, argues psychology professor William...

People of color were heavily represented at the 2018 National Book awards, making it one of the most diverse award years ever for the prestigious black-tie gala in downtown Manhattan on Wednesday night. The...

Reading a Book by a Nigerian Author Changed My Life — Here Are 6 Others That Might Change Yours The first time I picked up a book by a Nigerian author, I was in college, sifting through my understanding...

The highly anticipated movie adaptation of Angie Thomas’s 2017 YA bestseller, The Hate U Give, arrived in theaters nationwide on Oct. 19, and it’s not one to miss. The film features a star-studded...