The Boy In The Striped Pajamas author defends work from criticism by Auschwitz memorial

The Boy In The Striped Pajamas author defends work from criticism by Auschwitz memorial

The Auschwitz-Birkenau Holocaust memorial museum has said that John Boyne’s children’s novel The Boy in the Striped Pajamas “should be avoided by anyone who studies or teaches the history of the Holocaust”, after the author criticized the spate of recent novels set in the concentration camp, according to Alison Flood from The Guardian… Support our … Read more

Fact: Reading can help reduce stress

Fact: Reading can help reduce stress

Reading can be a wonderful (and healthy) escape from the stress of everyday life, according to an article published by the University of Minnesota… Support our news coverage by subscribing to our Kindle Nation Daily Digest. Joining is free right now! It is a proven fact that reading can help reduce stress. Many of us … Read more

Jay-Z, Rakim, and Black Mythmaking in America

Jay-Z, Rakim, and Black Mythmaking in America

Two new books trace Jay-Z and Rakim’s storytelling legacies. Tarisai Ngangura reports for LitHub… Support our news coverage by subscribing to our Kindle Nation Daily Digest. Joining is free right now! For over three decades, William Griffin Jr. and Shawn Corey Carter—better known as Rakim the God MC and Jay-Z, respectively—have claimed their spots as … Read more

It’s official: E.L. James has the decade’s biggest book with Fifty Shades of Grey

It’s official: E.L. James has the decade’s biggest book with Fifty Shades of Grey

E.L. James’s irresistibly salacious novel Fifty Shades of Grey, which morphed from web-published fan fiction into a blockbuster book and movie franchise, is the bestselling book in the U.S. book market over the past decade, according to NPD BookScan… Support our news coverage by subscribing to our Kindle Nation Daily Digest. Joining is free right … Read more