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Kent Nelson, winner of the 2014 Drue Heinz Prize for Literature, gives a free reading Thursday night at the National Aviary.
Hilary Mantel’s new collection of fiction includes one rather controversial story ...
Adam Hochschild, NoViolet Bulawayo, Joshua Marie Wilkinson, Jen Bervin, Jennifer Clement and Peter Hessler will appear this season.
Mr. McEwan’s latest novel, about a judge deciding if a boy must receive medical treatment over his religious parents’ wishes, feels forced.
“The Fall of Gary Hart and the Rise of Tabloid Politics” serves as a reminder of the tricks memory can play on us.
Guitarist George Benson pens an illuminating autobiography rich in Pittsburgh history and music.
Director Martin Scorsese and documentarian David Tedeschi examine 50 years of the New York Review of Books in an HBO documentary.
Released 75 years ago, “Gone With the Wind” drew complaints about decency and racism, but it still was wildly successful.
Pittsburgh native and poet Lucie Brock-Broido will speak Thursday night in the Frick Fine Arts auditorium.
Ever since the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh went digital, its Downtown and Business branch has become a particularly lively destination.
Former Nixon aide John Dean illustrates how the president got caught in the quicksand of the Watergate scandal.
The author’s memories of Catholic high school in Western Pennsylvania were the ideal starting point for his first novel.
James McBride, in his new book “The Good Lord Bird,” shines the spotlight on slavery foe John Brown, who helped shape where we are today.
Free events include “As You Like It” at Schenley Park; a Pittsburgh Symphony Brass concert and an appearance by poet Lucie Brock-Broido.
The Pittsburgh native tells the story of a gang of survivors left after a war destroys most of humanity.
Glennon Doyle Melton, who battled addictions and bulimia and now raises money to assist families in need, will share her life challenges.
Pittsburghers never move and rarely — if ever — throw anything away, the president of Heinz History Center observed Wednesday.
A new writer’s guild is helping authors tap into the personal experience of journaling to benefit their work.
The University of Pittsburgh professor, who also holds a master’s from Pitt, won a National Book Award in 2010. “I’m dumbfounded,” he said.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author, a Pitt grad, sang with The Bats, briefly. One show is part of a local label’s archival releases.
With the dog days of summer behind us, it’s time for shorter days, cooler temperatures, and new books.
Toi Derricotte, Vanessa German kick off a new poetry reading series at the Oakland branch of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh on Saturday.
Authors Ed Davis and Sean Madigan Hoen explore changing musical fortunes in a novel and an autobiography.
Ed Piskor, straight out of Munhall, develops characters he introduced from the early days of hip-hop.
Used to looking at the grand scheme of things, Kissinger grasps global shifts well, but shows blind spots on Africa and Latin America.
Diana Bretherick shows that the catacombs of the Vatican have nothing on Turin’s eerie, winding roads.
Humans create robots that rise up against their creators in this sequel to 2011’s “Robopocalypse.”
Sarah Beth Durst combines sci-fi, mystery, romance and mysticism in her Harlequin romance.
Author Tom McMillan brings Flight 93 into deeper historical focus in new book out Thursday.
Lawyer turned romance novelist Chloe T. Barlow gets love in the ’Burgh right.
Monte Beauchamp arranges a glorious mash-up: 16 contemporary cartoonists telling the stories of 16 groundbreaking cartoonists.
Despite missteps, “Perfida” has a compelling power. It is violent, absurd and often vile, but then, so is America.
O’Neill follows “Netherland” with a journey to the shimmering desert: part thriller, part cultural critique, part philosophical exploration.
Trieste is a lively Italian seaport city where James Joyce spent his formative years in the early 20th century.
Daniel Barr traces the contentious, bloody early history of the region and unearths the roots of resistance to central authority.
Tired of reading about shallow, damsel-in-distress characters, she wrote “Holding On and Letting Go” with "full and dynamic characters."
Arguably the best novelist writing today, Mitchell returns to the literature of mortality like a Babylonian to the epic of Gilgamesh.