Florida literature has a longer history than you may think.
"Literary" is probably not the first adjective that comes to mind when you think of Florida.
Early in The Redeemers, it sounds as if Ace Atkins' crime fiction series about Quinn Colson, sheriff of Tibbehah County, Miss., might be about to veer off in another direction. Colson, a former Army Ranger, is packing up his office and contemplating job hunting, maybe even returning to Afghanistan: "You …
For Christmas in 2013, President Vladimir Putin sent three books to every regional governor and other senior officials in Russia. One of them was Our Tasks by Ivan Ilyin, an early 20th century Russian philosopher who disdained Western-style democracy and argued for an authoritarian, though not …
Portraits of the artists
Fans of historical fiction featuring real-life artists and writers will enjoy these new novels.
In his witty — albeit dark — memoir, The Speechwriter: A Brief Education in Politics, Swaim shares his work experiences as a communications staffer for a top U.S. politician. Although he never names him in the book, from 2007 to 2010 Swaim was the …
Laura White (Alice and the Victorian Culture Wars), a professor at University of Nebraska/Lincoln, will speak on "Lewis Carroll's Library" at 9 a.m. Aug. 9 at Cathedral Church of St. Peter, 140 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. Free; continental breakfast available.
Few journalists are lucky enough to stumble into stories that grab the national consciousness for decades. And when they do, even fewer are lucky enough to know their subjects intimately enough before the news breaks to offer readers not just a scoop, but a kind of dual biography.
"I just don't like my world disturbed without some warning."
From 1957 to 1964 Robert Francis Kennedy, first as lead counsel of the Senate Rackets Committee and then as Attorney General of the United States, relentlessly pursued the gruff, charismatic and thoroughly corrupt president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, James Riddle Hoffa. Through an endless series of …