Gérard de Villiers may be the most famous French writer you've never heard of. What's interesting is that a number of his terrorist and espionage plot twists have actually happened in real life -- well after they appeared in book form.
In Shakespeare's "Richard III," the king was described as a hunchback with a withered arm, who murdered his own nephews in his climb to the throne. Now new questions are emerging about the king and his true nature.
The World's Leo Hornak reports on a new Chinese translation of James Joyce's notoriously difficult novel "Finnegans Wake." The book has become a sensation in Chinese literary circles, the first print run selling out in weeks.
Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Nigerian-American author Teju Cole, about a series of literary-inspired short stories about drones that Cole posted recently on Twitter aimed at bridging what Cole terms our empathy gap.
Maya Angelou was the first African-American to write a poem for a presidential inauguration in 1993. On Monday it was the turn of Richard Blanco, the first openly gay poet and the first Cuban-American to receive the honor.
Kevin Powers debut novel about the Iraq war, The Yellow Birds was one of the most notable works of fiction in 2012. Powers talks with host Marco Werman about a soldier's experience sorting through the brutality of the Iraq war.