Tracy K. Smith, the poet laureate and author of the forthcoming “Wade in the Water,” wrote a college application essay about Thoreau: “I was an aspiring Transcendentalist from a young age.”
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In “The Gospel of Trees,” Apricot Irving recounts the formative years she spent in Haiti while her father was devoted to reforestation efforts there.
After I rejected a married male supervisor, my dream job disappeared, but Updike, chronicler of adultery, remained a beacon of propriety and hope.
I wish McKenney’s life had been as joyous and carefree as her effervescent memoirs. But I rejoice that her books are still available at my hometown library.
Sloane Crosley, whose new essay collection is “Look Alive Out There,” says “any woman who has to take an author photo where she looks the just-right amount of appealing is a literary hero.”
The federal suit says that Aaron Sorkin’s script for the play, set this fall for Broadway, deviates too much from “To Kill a Mockingbird.”
More than 10 years in the making, Markus Zusak’s “Bridge of Clay” Hits Stores in October.
His books are wildly popular among young readers in Australia, Europe and the United States, where a new one hits stores March 13.
Her new documentary for HBO confronts the complicated legacy of Arthur Miller, who wrote “Death of a Salesman” and married Marilyn Monroe.
Will Mackin on his experiences in the U.S. Navy and turning them into fiction in his debut collection, “Bring Out the Dog.”