literature

These Classic Books Are Surprisingly Fresh – And They’re Free

These Classic Books Are Surprisingly Fresh – And They’re Free

There’s a real musty feeling to some old books, where the writing is as caked in dust as an ancient hardcover. But some old books still feel new. I asked well-known literary figures and critics to recommend one surprisingly fresh classic book — a book that’s lively, accessible, or relevant…

I’m National Book Foundation Executive Director Lisa Lucas, And This Is How I Work

Since 1950 the National Book Foundation has awarded the National Book Award to authors such as Colson Whitehead, William Faulkner, Beverly Cleary, and Jesmyn Ward. The Foundation also runs several programs for readers and writers, including the BookUp after-school reading program. In March 2016 the Foundation hired Guernica publisher Lisa…

Use Google To ‘Talk’ To Books 

If you’ve ever wanted to have a deeper conversation with the printed page – or scan a library of literature for answers to your many questions – Google’s Talk to Books tool is a fun little way to do just that. It isn’t a Google search for books, but it…