Best Opening Lines In Literature

It’s hard to beat the kick-off to “A Tale of Two Cities“: “It was the best … Read more »

But He’s Not Dan “Inferno” Brown!

Contemplating the continuing growth in the popularity of a certain serious author, Robert McCrum observes: ‘Whenever … Read more »

Chinese Writer (Who?) Wins Nobel Lit Prize

Chinese writer Mo Yan (pictured) won the Nobel Prize in literature on Thursday, a somewhat unexpected … Read more »