It’s almost impossible to sand down Susan Sontag or even to come up with a consistent through-line for her life. She is always so completely alive on the page: feisty, vulnerable, brilliant, contradictory.
THE REALITY GAME: How the Next Wave of Technology Will Break the Truth. By Samuel Woolley. PublicAffairs. 272 pages. $28.
The Charleston County Public Library is joining a growing national effort to pressure a major book publisher to rescind a recent policy change regarding ebooks.
Those who loved Zadie Smith's first novel “White Teeth” will welcome the sock of energy that is “Grand Union,” Smith’s first collection of short fiction.
THE POWER WORSHIPPERS: Inside the Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism. By Katherine Stewart. Bloomsbury. 326 pages. $28.
Charleston writer R.G. Bruneau has published "The Craftsman's Crucible," an autobiographical novel about a young boy's coming-of-age journey in a family with a domineering father and emotionally detached mother. It intertwines memories of the past with current circumstances, expressing a mes…
In the words of her publisher: "I will miss the hurricane named Dottie. And I will remember her whenever I see a Palmetto tree bend at the mercy of the wind. Or a woman wearing three strands of pearls."
Famed poet, activist and educator Nikki Giovanni will be the keynote speaker at the Black Ink book festival slated for 2 p.m. Oct. 5.
BEN ROBERTSON: South Carolina Journalist and Author. By Jodie M. Peeler. University of South Carolina Press. 224 pages. $30.
Photographer Callie Shell has released her photo book, “Hope, Never Fear: A Personal Portrait of the Obamas.”
The action of "When the Plums Are Ripe" is propelled by a rich cast of Cameroonian characters caught up in this usually overlooked theater of the war.
Author Kathryn Smith first heard about Gertrude Sanford Legendre from a friend who was gathering information online about Medway Plantation. Smith has now written a book about the heiress, explorer, socialite and spy.
Over most of a decade, Bill Fitzpatrick drove tens of thousands of miles to photograph South Carolina's sacred places.
French journalist and travel writer Bernard Ollivier trained his sights on the most ambitious hike of his career: from Istanbul, on foot, along the ancient caravan route through Turkey and Iran to China.
Author Mary Helen Hensley returns to Charleston to talk about her experiences and how understanding can lead to healing.