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World Book Day: From Books Deserts to Reading Oases

The leaders of three innovative charities bringing books to children worldwide talk to the Amazon Book Review about improving lives through literacy

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The Books That Made Them Writers

As World Book Day approaches, we’re thinking about the significance of giving books as gifts. The Amazon Book Review spoke to five talented writers about how gift books helped them find their voices.

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PEN America Literary Awards: Books Across Borders

Last night, PEN America staff were turning away latecomers to the literary awards ceremony in the New School’s John L. Tishman auditorium. There simply weren’t enough seats for everyone who wanted to attend. This year’s event was a special one. Its theme of “Books Across Borders” addressed timely issues of...

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The PEN Literary Awards

"...In a world where coverage of the arts is an endangered species, this is vital.”

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The Book We've Been Waiting For...Philip Pullman's "The Book of Dust"

This is not a drill. Philip Pullman has a new book coming in the fall and it's the one we've been waiting for...

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2017 IACP Cookbook Award Finalists

Last night the International Association of Culinary Professionals announced the nominees for the 2017 awards...

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Bharati Mukherjee (1940 - 2017)

Bharati Mukherjee, the author of several acclaimed short stories and novels, including Desirable Daughters and Jasmine, has died at the age of 76.

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2017 Children's Book Award Winners

The winners of the biggest awards in children's books have been announced. See which books took home the medals and honors for 2017.

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2017 PEN America Literary Awards Finalists

PEN America "champions the freedom to write, recognizing the power of the word to transform the world"...

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National Book Critics Circle Announces 2016 Finalists

On Tuesday, January 17, the National Book Critics Circle listed the finalists for their award for outstanding books published in 2016. The finalists are in six categories: autobiography, biography, criticism, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. The awards will be given to the winners on March 16, 2017, in New York City....

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