Books

Dracula: Bram Stoker’s Very Anglo-Irish Bloodsucker

When someone mentions Dracula, chances are you picture a dark-haired, black-caped, mysterious gent who hails from Transylvania and sounds like Bela Lugosi. Of course Dracula now belongs to the world, but did you know that he’s really …

Novelist Howard Jacobson: Make ‘Em Laugh

Howard Jacobson says that serious novels should be funny.

“The novel is about making you laugh,” the Man Booker Prize winner told the PBS NewsHour’s Jeffrey Brown on his blog Art Beat. Jacobson is currently promoting the American publication of his 1999 novel, The …