Updated: Wed, May 8, 2013
Peg Warshaw bent to collect coins that had fallen off the grave of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald. The 71-year-old New Jersey resident carefully replaced them -- along with a pen, some loose stones and a one-ounce bottle of Seagram's 7 whiskey -- atop "The Great Gatsby" author's headstone....
Published: Tue, May 7, 2013
Ahmad's debut novel, a thriller called "The Caretaker" that is the first in a trilogy, will be released on May 21. Ahmad was raised in India and now lives in the District and teaches at the Writer's Center in Bethesda. Could you summarize the basic setup of your novel? It's about an...
Published: Mon, Apr 29, 2013
Morrow is a pediatric anesthetist at Children's National Hospital in the District and a clinical faculty member of Georgetown University who has written a new book for kids called "Dangerous Children." What's the book about? The title is a little bit scary, but it is really a great, fun...
SUSANNE M. SCHAFER
Published: Sun, Apr 28, 2013
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- An intriguing peek into the daily scribbles and life of author F. Scott Fitzgerald is now available online, just weeks before the opening of the movie "The Great Gatsby." Researchers from the University of South Carolina's Thomas Cooper Library put a digital version of...
Published: Sat, Apr 27, 2013
Meltzer is an art teacher at Elsie Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom Public Charter School in the District and is originally from Argentina. She recently published her first children's book, "My Hands," which is written in both English and Spanish. How did you come up with the idea for "My...
Published: Wed, Apr 3, 2013
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Oscar-winning screenwriter and award-winning novelist Ruth Prawer Jhabvala has died. She was 85. Firoza Jhabvala said Wednesday that her mother died in New York after a long illness. Ruth Prawer Jhabvala was a longtime member of Merchant Ivory Productions, writing 22...
Published: Wed, Feb 27, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) -- Novelist Toni Morrison has visited Google's New York offices and shared her vision for how she would turn the search engine leader into a literary character. Like a contraption out of a "Transformers" movie. The 82-year-old Nobel laureate is the latest in a line of famous...
Alicia M. Cohn
Updated: Wed, Feb 20, 2013
Stephenie Meyer will sign books Thursday from noon to 3 p.m. at the Politics and Prose Bookstore. She'll sign your copy of "Twilight," but if you want it personalized, you'll have to pick up a copy of "The Host," the 2008 alien romance novel she helped turn into a movie, which opens March 29....
Published: Wed, Feb 20, 2013
MIAMI (AP) -- Stephenie Meyer's "The Host" doesn't have much in common with her Twilight series, except maybe the potential for a franchise. Meyer is working on a sequel to the 2008 novel she began writing as an escape from the editing of "Eclipse," the third book in the Twilight vampire saga....