Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013
Alice Munro, a Canadian master of the short story revered as a thorough but forgiving documenter of the human spirit, won the Nobel Prize in literature on Thursday, the Swedish Academy said.
Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013
Richard Russo has a complicated relationship with Gloversville.
Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013
Children can see Fabrizio the mouse in Patricia Brady-Danzig’s illustrated paperback book, “Fabrizio’s Fable.” Kids and adults will hear musical interpretations of the Italy-inspired cartoon character next Saturday when “Fabrizio the Musical” will be performed at The College of Saint Rose.
Friday, Sept. 20, 2013
Novelist, National Book Award winner Jonathan Franzen will speak at Skidmore College at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3.
Monday, Sept. 16, 2013
In her quest to become a better writer and a published author, Lisa Potocar left no stone unturned.
Friday, Sept. 13, 2013
Gloversville native and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Russo will make two Capital Region stops this fall.
Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013
Local literary talent will be showcased on the Jay Street pedestrian mall Saturday during the Jay Street Book Festival.
Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013
Known until now as a screenwriter for “Armageddon” and “Savages,” working by day on a sequel to “Avatar,” Shane Salerno has taken on a surprising and newsmaking identity: the latest, and, apparently, greatest seeker of clues about J.D. Salinger.
Monday, Aug. 12, 2013
Let’s say Henry David Thoreau hiked the Northville-Placid Trail and decided to write about that experience, instead of life at Walden Pond. If he had, the result would be an awful lot like “The Allure of Deep Woods.”
Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013
An Amsterdam native who worked in Schenectady for years before recently retiring, Tom Corrado will read his poem at the fifth annual Rensselaerville Festival of Writers next Sunday, Aug. 18, at 2 p.m. at Conkling Hall in Rensselaerville.
Sunday, July 14, 2013
Franklin D. Roosevelt died nearly 70 years ago. His generals and admirals, including George Patton, Fleet Adm. Ernest King, George Marshall, Douglas MacArthur and Dwight D. Eisenhower, have been gone for the past 40 to 70 or so years. Yet, in “Roosevelt’s Centurions,” Joseph Persico describes the president and his military team so vividly that they seem to come alive and rise from the pages.
Sunday, July 14, 2013
Jennifer Sattler spends as much time as she can with children. The 45-year-old Greenfield Center painter and writer also invests hours with her cartoon creations — the hero team of determined yellow chick Chick and good ol’ wonder dog Pug, the colorful flamingo Sylvie and surfing pigs Fergus and Dink from “Pig Kahuna.”
Sunday, June 30, 2013
After reading Joe Layden’s newest book, “The Ghost Horse,” I plan on going back to Saratoga Race Course this summer.
Sunday, June 16, 2013
Wendy Hobday Haugh’s great American novel is coming, slowly but surely. Until it’s done, she’s been very happy producing magazine articles and getting her short stories and poetry published.
Sunday, June 9, 2013
“The River’s Tale” is a suspenseful, highly readable mystery set in the Adirondack High Peaks and the daunting whitewater of the upper Hudson River.