George Saunders

Book News: 'Fatal Vision' Author Joe McGinniss Dies

Mar 11, 2014

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

Book News: George Saunders Wins The Story Prize

Mar 6, 2014

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

Book News: Argentine Poet Juan Gelman Dies At 83

Jan 15, 2014

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

This post is for everyone who passes right by the poetry section; all the bookish types who haven't read a short story since graduation. We know you're out there — and you're not alone.

James McBride won the National Book Award for fiction Wednesday for The Good Lord Bird, about a young slave in the 1850s who meets and travels with abolitionist John Brown.

The annual awards, presented by the National Book Foundation, honor American authors for works published over the past year in fiction, nonfiction, poetry and young people's literature.

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.