Mar 10, 2014 — A new biography traces Carmichael's evolution from civil rights activist to an early proponent of the black power movement and international human rights advocate.
Mar 10, 2014 — Also: Ukrainian poet Serhiy Zhadan injured; Adam Johnson on imagining North Korea; the best books coming out this week.
Mar 8, 2014 — Dinaw Mengestu is known for writing about the immigrant experience, but his latest novel takes a slightly different tack: It's about love born out of loneliness and need, and complicated by war.
Mar 7, 2014 — Also: The longlist is announced for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction; Anna Holmes on Scout Finch and Harriet the Spy; Teju Cole on reading.
Mar 7, 2014 — With the release of her fifth novel, Boy, Snow, Bird, Helen Oyeyemi is growing out of the literary wunderkind label and into something richer and stranger. Annalisa Quinn has a profile.
Mar 7, 2014 — Goodnight Songs is a compilation of formerly unpublished lullabies and poems by the author of Goodnight Moon, Margaret Wise Brown. Linda Wertheimer talks to Amy Gary, who discovered the new material.
Mar 6, 2014 — Also: finalists for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction announced; testing the Hemingway App; warfare and rocket cats.
Mar 6, 2014 — In the early 1960s, a young couple in Boston set out to make audio recordings of relatively young, up-and-coming writers — like James Baldwin, Philip Roth and John Updike — reading their own works.
Mar 5, 2014 — Also: Novelist Kamila Shamsie writes about the process of becoming a British citizen; Lena Dunham to write for Archie Comics; John le Carré on government surveillance.
Mar 4, 2014 — Also: Ansel Elkins wins the Yale Younger Poets Prize; What Is a Cat? author Bill Adler dies; the possible secret life of W.H. Auden.