I often wonder, in what esteem do countries all over the world hold their writers, books, and book culture. Do they give their authors the recognition they deserve? Are books seen as valuable gifts to the heart and soul or things to simply pass the time away?
We all know Samuel Langhorne Clemens (a.k.a Mark Twain) for his historical and all-American novels. They're pretty much a part of every required reading list, so, of course, you would think you've heard it all about this literary and historical figure, right? Think again.
Many would say the year they were born is the year a legend was born. Ain't that the truth, right?
We've all heard of the mysterious and dangerous accounts of the Mafia, right?
Jeremy Tiang, an author from the island nation of Singapore, found his government-sourced grant withdrawn after sending in a first draft about t
Alternate takes on history have been making news lately with the recent announcement that the minds behind Game of Thrones will be tackling a series centered around a victoriou