Wolf Hall

Winner of the 2009 Man Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. More

The Inklings

Clive Staples Lewis (better known as C. S. Lewis) loved nothing more than sitting in the back room of his favorite pub, The Eagle and Child, surrounded by his closest literary friends, including J. R. R. Tolkien. More

Michael Chabon

The first writer that I really fell in love with was Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, in particular his Sherlock Holmes stories, and the first story that I ever wrote was a Sherlock Holmes story. More

Peace with God

First book from Billy Graham, said to be the most influential Christian voice of this century. More

Herman Melville and Moby-Dick

Harper & Brothers turned down Herman Melville’s first book, Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life, and it was released to strong sales by another publisher. More

A Game of Thrones

First volume in the internationally bestselling series that has sold upward of 70 million copies. More

Protectors Of Authors’ Rights

In the early 1800s, American publishers were notorious for reprinting titles from overseas at a fraction of the price, and without payment to authors. More

The Giving Tree

Poignant, game-changing picture book for readers of all ages that has been a favorite for generations. More

Sounder

Newbery Award–winning book that became an influential children’s work on race and class. More