Lifting Up the Legacy of Longfellow

This June Nicholas Basbanes published a definitive study of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow called Cross of Snow.

Author, Historian Tony Horwitz Dies

The West Tisbury author and historian Tony Horwitz died suddenly in Washington, D.C., on Monday. Mr. Horwitz was 60.

The Long Arc of Social Change

Activism is what inspires Mr. Raskin and what motivated Vineyard author Alexandra Styron to write a handbook for young people on protest and engagement.

Looking Forward to the Next Chapter

Sisters-in-law Betsy Banks Epstein and Elinor Svenson, edited a book called Still Becoming: Conversations With People in Their Sixties.

Yiddish, Jive and the Joy of Discovery

Island author and linguist Herbert Foster's new book Ghetto to Ghetto: Yiddish & Jive in Everyday Life.

When Freedom Is Never Assured

It’s hard to hang up on someone in a satisfying way with a cell phone. That’s why Tayari Jones, author of An American Marriage, has an old rotary phone at her house.

Close Observation Fuels Life and Art

Nafissa Thompson-Spires will discuss her debut book of short stories, Heads of the Colored People, on July 29 at the Chilmark Community Center as part of this summer's Martha's Vineyard Author Series.

A Literary Turn to the Soul

What is important right now is that Mr. Weinstein is currently on his own literary journey.

Bringing the Great Depression to Life for Young Adult Readers

For two years, West Tisbury resident Marc Favreau combed through images and countless other sources to create his first book, Crash: A History of the Great Depression and the Fall and Rise of America, a work of young adult nonfiction.

Healing With Herbs, a Natural Conclusion

Herbalist and author Holly Bellebuono published her sixth book last month, An Herbalist’s Guide to Formulary. She will give a talk on Wednesday, Jan. 10, at the Chilmark Library.