Washington novelists ponder Obama.

Filipino author Miguel Syjuco wins 2008 Man Asian Literary Prize.

Miami Book Fair and Comix Galaxy collide!

The Ezra Pound collection being given to the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin includes more than 700 letters, some photographs, a scrapbook and two chess sets. And on that note, U.S. collector John Wolfson has pledged his library of 450 early Shakespeare texts to the Globe Theater.

Though dead, Nabokov's still got one left in him.

Penguin and author Khaled Husseini have built a school in Afghanistan.

2008 Costa Book Awards' shortlist is announced!

Congratulations to Patrick Ness for winning the Book Trust Prize!

Four women writers meditate on how their age influences their writing.

Erica Heller, daughter of Catch-22's author, meditates on the book deals thrown at Palin and Joe the Plumber.

Sue Grafton and James Lee Burke will be this year's recipients of the Grand Master Award, presented by the Mystery Writers of America.