Without the First Folio, Half of Shakespeare's Plays Would Have Been Lost to History
The 400-year-old text presented the Bard's plays as serious literature, muddling the boundaries between popular culture and high art
You Can Now Buy the Estate Where Jane Austen Wrote 'Pride and Prejudice'
The writer spent more than half her life on the property, where she drafted some of her most famous novels
The Making of Emily Brontë
A new film imagines the events that inspired the notoriously private author to write "Wuthering Heights"
In Salman Rushdie's New Book, Stories Outlive Tyrants
'Victory City' comes just six months after the author survived a violent attack at a speaking event
Man Who Tried to Steal Over 1,000 Unpublished Manuscripts Pleads Guilty
A former Simon & Schuster employee used his industry knowledge to impersonate publishing professions
Our Top Ten Stories of 2022
From a teen inventor to invasive fish to lost cities of the Amazon, these were our most-read articles of the year
Two People Showed Up to Her Book Signing. Then, Margaret Atwood and Stephen King Commiserated
Famous writers around the world offered support to debut author Chelsea Banning
Agatha Christie's 'The Mousetrap' Is Coming to Broadway
After 70 years in London, the beloved murder mystery is finally heading to the Great White Way
The Forgotten Sisters Who Pioneered the Historical Novel
Jane and Anna Maria Porter ruled Britain's literary scene—until male imitators wrote them out of the story
Twelve Writers Bring Back Agatha Christie's Miss Marple
In a new collection of short stories, contemporary authors take on the much-loved detective
Charles Dickens Was a Busy Man and a 'Mild Diva'
Eleven never-before-seen letters go on display at the Charles Dickens Museum
Was King Arthur a Real Person?
The story of Camelot and the Knights of the Round Table has captivated us for a thousand years. But is there any truth behind the tales?
As Salman Rushdie Recovers, Renowned Writers Read Aloud From His Work
Paul Auster, Jeffrey Eugenides and others championed free speech at the New York Public Library
The Secrets of a Long-Overlooked Cipher Linked to Catherine of Aragon
Henry VIII's first wife may have commissioned the design as an act of defiance during the Tudor king's attempt to divorce her
Why Are Regency-Era Shows Like 'Bridgerton' So Popular?
An Austen expert and a period drama TV critic reflect on the enduring appeal of romance series set in turn-of-the-19th-century England
Leap Into the Surprising, Art-Filled Life of Beatrix Potter in a New Exhibition
The beloved author of "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" also wrote diaries in code, sketched fungi and raised prize-winning sheep
Rarely Seen Paintings by J.R.R. Tolkien Portray a Lush 'Lord of the Rings' Landscape
The Tolkien Estate recently published a trove of rare, unpublished art by the famed fantasy author on its website
A Century Ago, American Reporters Foresaw the Rise of Authoritarianism in Europe
A new book tells the stories of four interwar writers who laid the groundwork for modern journalism
How Agatha Christie's Love of Archaeology Influenced 'Death on the Nile'
In the 1930s, the mystery writer accompanied her archaeologist husband on annual digs in the Middle East
See Fantastical Maps From 'Game of Thrones,' 'Lord of the Rings' and More
In honor of the centennial of James Joyce's 'Ulysses,' a San Marino, California exhibition takes museumgoers on a literary journey