Sarah Rees Brennan’s latest novel features magic, a strong female lead and other compelling characters.
'Jane Doe January': A Pittsburgh rape victim recounts her search for justice that spanned two decades
Mystery writer Emily Winslow pens a frank account of her rape in her Shadyside apartment in 1992 when she was a student at CMU.
Justin Cronin has pulled off a remarkable feat with the final chapter of his trilogy.
Scottish crime novelist Malcolm Mackay delves his characters’ psyches, making these blokes relatable, even when their behavior is abhorrent.
Jeremy Berg, a chemistry professor, will serve a 5-year term as head of editorial content with the 136-year old science journal.
Fred Kaplan shows how the U.S. and its enemies are engaged in wars over cyber networks.
Paul Hertneky reminisces about his childhood in Ambridge during a more bucolic time before the steel mills closed.
'Why Are They Angry With Us?': Larry E. Davis takes a look at racial resentment from Jim Crow to Obama
The distinguished Pitt professor charts the boundaries of America’s racial conflict.
Music historian Philip Norman narrates the life of Paul McCartney in a biography that spans more than 800 pages.
Bart D. Ehrman asks whether the oral tradition that transmitted the earliest narratives about Jesus were dramatically embellished.
Written in the best tradition of the social novel, her new work contributes to the debate over fracking and its human consequences.
His fourth full-length novel is about a viral plague of spontaneous human combustion that spreads across the planet.
'The Noise of Time': Julian Barnes imagines how Shostakovich made great music under Stalin's tyranny
The great British novelist captures the mood of fear under which Shostakovich worked, and creates a tribute to the struggle of all artists.
British author Chris Cleave researched his maternal grandparents’s wartime experiences for his fourth novel, “Everyone Brave Is Forgiven.”
'The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu and Their Race to Save the World’s Most Precious Manuscripts': A true tale of protecting humanity's legacy
Joshua Hammer chronicles a scholar from Timbuktu who conspired to protect his nation’s most precious documents from Islamic insurgents.
A meditation on mortality and cataclysm: Cryogenic technology is one way to cheat death, but it will involve being frozen even before dead.
The exhibit “Captain America: 75 Years of the Sentinel of Liberty” runs through Aug. 14 and features rare pages from top comic-book artists.
Non-fiction writers read aloud and recount their struggles with mental illness in an effort to shatter the stigma surrounding disorders.
Richard Russo returns to the fictional North Bath in New York, where we find many of the characters are older, but not necessarily wiser.
Local author Siobhan Vivian’s YA novel introduces a likeable protagonist named Keely who is bemused, bewildered, bothered and brave.
The prolific novelist, a Pittsburgh native, explores the complexities of the political situation in Palestine in the late 1940s.
Chloe T. Barlow returns with the third installment of her ”A Gateway to Love” series of romance novels.
Pittsburgh entrepreneur and venture capitalist Sean Ammirati explains the earliest phases of successful entrepreneurship.
Here’s Shakespeare by the numbers and the words and local events on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of his death.
As long as you’re taking the time to bond with your baby while building early literacy skills, why not choose books with targeted appeal?
Rosalie Knecht’s novel is an atmospheric evocation of life in a place like her hometown (steel town Coatesville) during a police lockdown.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author’s latest follows a Pennsylvanian’s journey from girlhood to grandmotherhood.
'Ku-Klux: The Birth of the Klan During Reconstruction': A Duquesne University scholar's comprehensive history
Elaine Frantz Parsons explores the twisted roots of one of America’s oldest terrorist organizations — the Ku Klux Klan.
The Steel City Con, organist Cameron Carpenter, Dawn of Midi and more are coming to town this weekend.
.Headlining the event are Scott WIlson, who played Hershel Greene on “The Walking Dead,” Anthony Daniels and Drea De Matteo.
The Pittsburgh diocese has released book on Archbishop Donald Wuerl’s life.
Eric Fair served in the era marked by Abu Ghraib. In his soul-searching memoir, he balances the information gleaned against the cruelty.
Opera, jazz, desert blues and poetry populate the schedule for the coming week.
“Illuminae: The Illuminae Files _01,” jointly written by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, is the first book of an intended trilogy.
Ms. Clare returns to a world of angels, demons, faeries and warlocks begun in “The Mortal Instruments.”
Since “Girl With a Pearl Earring,” Ms. Chevalier has specialized in intensely focusing on a particular activity while spinning human drama.
Kennedy native Beth Geisler guides visitors and locals alike on where to eat and drink, play and peruse and shop.
Patti Smith, two scientists, a presidential historian and two journalists will speak at 2016-17 Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures series.
Anthony Doerr spent 10 years researching and writing “All the Light We Cannot See,” a World War II novel set in France.
A new documentary shows a Sewickley man’s complementary skills as an angler, book binder and collector.
Barney Hoskyns chronicles how Dylan and pals helped to transform the idyllic town in upstate New York in the late 1960s.
The micro stories and flash fiction in the Pittsburgh writer’s new book illustrate the tensions just beneath the surface of ordinary life.
Edna O’Brien’s first novel in a decade provides words for the images that once flooded our screens about the Bosnian genocide.
When it comes to bad literature, this Juniata College professor makes sure his students take a look at best-sellers as well as classics
Jazz, concert bands and three tenors who can’t sing populate the schedule for the coming week.
The liberal talk show host weighs in on why many progressives consider President Barack Obama’s presidency mostly disappointing.
PG music critic Rich Kienzle pens a refreshing take on the life of George Jones, country music’s greatest — and most troubled — singer.
'The Other Side of Silence': Philip Kerr's German detective returns for postwar blackmail and intrigue on the Riviera
Ex-Nazi homicide detective Bernie Gunther becomes entangled in a blackmail plot involving novelist W. Somerset Maugham.
The author of “Look Me in the Eye” shares his experience with experimental brain therapy called TMS and how it changed his life.
African-American poets gather at the Frick Fine Arts Auditorium tonight to discuss poetry as a way of understanding race in America.