Her 1982 tale of a lonely woman who falls in love with a sea creature had a revival, dovetailing with the release of the 2017 film “The Shape of Water.”
Her detective hero, who loved pancakes and his dog, Sludge, helped children learn how to read — and how to sleuth.
Ms. Iglauer, an American, came to Canada to portray it for the rest of the world. But she made it her home and wrote with an insider’s perspective.
Mr. Merwin, one of the world’s most decorated poets, sang of silence and nature with an oracular voice. Later in life he became an ardent conservationist.
From George Eliot and Mary Shelley to Joan of Arc and Coco Chanel, female icons from centuries past take the spotlight in three new books.
Bias and harassment are systemic on show staffs, according to a new study of writers who were female, people of color, disabled or L.G.B.T.
The author, most recently, of the memoir “Shout” doesn’t shun any genres: “That’s like avoiding colors or parts of the flavor spectrum. I want all kinds of stories on my plate.”
One auction, in May, will include works by Amedeo Modigliani, Pierre Bonnard and Henri Matisse; an auction in June will center on the decorative arts.
The crime writer, whose latest Guido Brunetti mystery is “Unto Us a Son Is Given,” says Charles Dickens “will teach any writer how to plot and can turn a sentence into an incantation.”