Literary sleuth Susanna Ashton reveals author of SC slave narrative

It was a mystery that had stumped scholars for years: Who was Sam Aleckson?

Thriller author John Hart dishes on ‘The Hush,’ his unexpected sequel

John Hart has never been drawn to writing sequels, but he’s made…

Spotlights: Steven Scott Young Exhibit, Mystery Author panel, and more

Must-do events this week

Historian Carolyn Day explores one of the strangest fashion trends in history

While pursuing her postgraduate history degree, Dr. Carolyn A. Day kept finding references to tuberculosis as “an easy and beautiful way to die,” which was not in keeping with her understanding of the disease from a medical perspective. 

YA author Kwame Alexander finds the poetry in sports

Alexander will present the closing keynote address at Read Up, Greenville, a daylong festival that celebrates middle-grade and young adult books, authors, and readers.

Calendar Spotlights: Pumpkintown Pumpkin Festival, Wiley Cash, and Music on Sunday

One of the region’s beloved fall traditions returns this weekend.

Clemson grad Dan Leach dishes on debut short story collection

The collection has garnered praise from Southern fiction writer George Singleton, who described “Floods and Fires” as “beautifully written” and “soul-shaking.” Other reviewers have favorably compared Leach’s writing to that of Ron Rash and the late Larry Brown.

‘The Gatekeeper’ sheds new light on the most powerful woman in FDR’s White House

For most, Marguerite “Missy” LeHand isn’t a well-recognized name from American history.

That ’70s Game

Era of Borg and Connors is the backdrop for Judy Fogarty’s debut novel “Breaking and Holding”

Greenville bookstores to conjure up magic with ‘Harry Potter’ release

Fans still waiting for a Hogwarts acceptance letter to arrive in the mail can experience the magic of “Harry Potter” once again.

Austen’s powers

Curtis Sittenfeld reboots “Pride and Prejudice” for the 21st century in “Eligible” — and joins a growing genre of Jane Austen revisionism

Books for dads

He’s got enough ties, so try one of these great reads for Father’s Day

Critter lit

The Community Journals staff picks their favorite books about pets and other wildlife

Matthew Quick’s novel “Every Exquisite Thing” charts a pivotal moment

The book that changes everything

Poetry that hits home

Jacqueline Woodson’s book of poems brings yesterday’s Greenville to life