Author Gitta Sereny, a brilliant interviewer who brought three-dimensional insight into even the most sinister subjects, died at age 91 earlier this month in Cambridge, England, and it's worth pausing to honor her lifelong inquiry into the Holocaust.
We had friends over for a casual night of beverages and bites. Barefoot kids swarmed around us, wearing winter hats and wielding Wikki Stix lassos, ri...
So it's been five months. Five months without a lick of booze. And I feel good about this experiment even though it's really really brutal and annoying at times.
There is an old saying that a good father is better than a hundred schoolteachers, so if your father is a famous writer, then it only makes sense for him to impart wisdom from his own journey to his son or daughter who aspires to write.
After a week's reflection on Ray's passing, gratefulness has replaced my stinging tears. The beauty of being a writer is that our thoughts -- the most intimate part of ourselves -- can live on through the ink in our printed words.
Along with the rising popularity of dystopian novels in young adult fiction, Greek mythology retellings are finding their way more and more into teen books. Whether it's about Persephone, Medusa or the Furies, no Olympian or ancient myth is safe from YA novelists.
Why are 90% of the books reviewed by the New York Times Book Review from white authors? What's going on behind the scenes to create such an unrepresentative body of reviews for an increasingly diverse nation of consumers?
I think people have this idea that cancer calls for a type of unattainable, comic-book fearlessness -- the ultimate cognitive dissonance, if you will -- whereas people who are flawed and anti-heroic and who embrace their fears prove to be the most courageous and inspirational of all.
You can't walk two feet at BookExpo America without stumbling on a hot new read showcased at one of the 1,000 booths inside the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.
This question originally appeared on Quora. By Barry Hampe, Published Author, currently working on an eBook, How to Write Almos...
I enjoy reading well-written books where there are earth-shattering secrets, a race against the clock, harrowing twists and turns, lives constantly under threat. But I don't have an itch to create one.
She's a city for the all senses, for artists and writers and musicians and dreamers, for fantasies, for long walks and wine and lovers and, yes, for mysteries.
Have you been published?
What do you write? Oh.
Do you have, like, a real job?
The Atria Mystery Bus tour took off April 12th. I think that what made the strongest impression on me was much we all love books. The authors on the tour. The amazing booksellers who hosted us. And the readers who came out to see us.
The truth is that this dispute is not about saving literature or the sanctity of the literary world, it is about the publishers' business model.
Bridges of Madison County, The Da Vinci Code, The Help and Sarah's Key have very little in common with each other. But they all had that certain indefinable something that appealed to readers.
by Neil Gaiman
Published on June 18th, 2013
by Rebecca Solnit
Published on June 13th, 2013
by Elliott Holt
Published on May 30th, 2013
by Khaled Hosseini