In C Pam Zhang's Booker Prize-longlisted debut, a buried chapter of America's immigrant history comes alive
Infused with magical realism, the haunting vastness of the California landscape and the tragic wanderings of two orphaned siblings, C Pam Zhang's debut novel — How Much of These Hills Is Gold — renders a powerful narrative of the Chinese-American immigrant experience.
Screen or book? Embracing both sides of the digital-analogue reading divide could be beneficial for children
Unless the cognitive skills required for deep reading are similarly developed and nurtured, new generations of readers – distracted by the ready availability of digital information – may not learn to venture beyond the shallows of the reading experience
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Toni Morrison, a giant of American literature, perfected a confluence of lyricism and no-nonsense truthtelling
Beloved, Jazz and 1997’s Paradise form Toni Morrison’s ‘black history’ trilogy, and are basically required reading for students of American literature.
Remembering Toni Morrison: From Beloved to Jazz and The Bluest Eye, a look at the Nobel laureate's best works
Morrison, who died at 88, created a lasting impact on readers as she explored the lives of African-Americans and the complexities of womanhood through her riveting, lyrical prose.
Publisher Alfred A Knopf says Morrison died Monday night at Montefiore Medical Center in New York.
Singer-songwriter Snatam Kaur on her Grammy nomination, surprising Oprah for her birthday, and her Indian influences
Snatam Kaur's latest album Beloved being nominated for the 61st Grammy in the Best New Age Album category.
Jonathan Demme never restricted himself to one genre. He made thrillers like The Silence of the Lambs, socially important films like Philadelphia and The Talking Heads concert film.