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Ayelet Waldman's New Book Is More Than a Holocaust Novel

Dora Levy Mossanen | Posted 11.12.2014 | Books
Dora Levy Mossanen

It would be a mistake to call Love and Treasure a Holocaust novel, although it is that, too. More than anything, this is a tale of hope and the unbreakable spirit of a people, the transformative power of love and the miracle of the birth of Eretz Israel.

WATCH: Mystical Publishing Miracle -- Gibran's Enduring Legacy

David Tereshchuk | Posted 09.11.2013 | Books
David Tereshchuk

A global publishing phenomenon has long fascinated me. Ranking number three among the world's best-selling poets -- after Shakespeare and Lao Tsu -- is Kahlil Gibran

The (Un)Romantic Path of Literary Fiction: Alfred A. Knopf (Part IV)

Rex Pickett | Posted 07.09.2012 | Books
Rex Pickett

When you're contracted to write a novel for a traditional publisher you are not covered by any union. None, to my knowledge, exists. There is a standard clause in every contract with a publisher that terrifyingly says, "Upon acceptance of manuscript."

The (Un)Romantic Path of Literary Fiction: Alfred A. Knopf (Part III)

Rex Pickett | Posted 06.20.2012 | Books
Rex Pickett

With money running out, and galvanized by getting the unofficial go-ahead from Strone, I started writing the Sideways sequel with renewed hope; hell, renewed fervor. Little did I know that Pavlin/Knopf were apparently already plotting behind my back.

The (Un)Romantic Path of Literary Fiction: Alfred A. Knopf (Part II)

Rex Pickett | Posted 05.26.2012 | Books
Rex Pickett

I had never experienced "writer's block" in my entire life. If an idea -- screenplay or novel -- wasn't working, I just abandoned it and started on something else.

The (Un)Romantic Path of Literary Fiction: Alfred A. Knopf (Part I)

Rex Pickett | Posted 05.20.2012 | Books
Rex Pickett

I have made a couple horrible, irremediable decisions in my life, but this decision to accept the writing of The Road Back for Knopf would go down as the worst I have ever made.

Sideways Publishing Saga -- The St. Martin's Press Nightmare (Part III)

Rex Pickett | Posted 05.05.2012 | Books
Rex Pickett

When people meet me and learn that I wrote Sideways they're shocked to find out I'm not a multimillionaire. Not even close, I inform them. In fact I'm...

The Sideways Publishing Saga -- Part III: Whiplash; Dismay!

Rex Pickett | Posted 04.09.2012 | Books
Rex Pickett

The Academy Awards hold a special place in my heart. I'm somehow miraculously behind two Oscars: the Best Adapted Screenplay for Sideways (based on my novel of the same title) and the writer of the 2000 Oscar for Best Live Action Short.

The Sideways Publishing Saga -- Part II: Exultation

Rex Pickett | Posted 04.04.2012 | Books
Rex Pickett

A year after Sideways had been pulled for submission, and the film industry had turned a deaf ear to two guys who go wine tasting in then little known Santa Ynez Valley, my life was in tatters.

Easy Reader: In Death Comes to Pemberley P. D. James Takes on Jane Austen, Sort Of

David Finkle | Posted 02.19.2012 | Books
David Finkle

Maybe in declaring my dissatisfaction with the 81-year-old James's newest work, I'm committing a not uncommon reviewer's sin: reviewing the book I think ought to have been written.

Fearful Julian Assange Changes Mind On Memoirs

The Guardian | Esther Addley | Posted 09.06.2011 | Books

The million-pound book deal signed by Julian Assange to write his memoirs has collapsed, the Guardian has learned, after the WikiLeaks founder became ...

33 Literary Twitter Feeds To Follow

Poets & Writers | By Staff | Posted 08.16.2011 | Books

There is a seemingly endless number of feeds and folks to follow on Twitter, but if you're interested in engaging, entertaining tweets that will keep ...

Sonny Mehta To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

The Bookseller | Katie Allen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Sonny Mehta, editor-in-chief of Alfred A Knopf, is to be awarded the eighth Lifetime Achievement Award in International Publishing by London Book Fair...