The job of a leader is not just to communicate, but to translate -- to make the complex accessible, to each and every person, and in simple, straightforward language that moves people.
We live in a time when the physical object of the book is giving way to an apparently immaterial, eternally renewable electronic version. Steve Tomasula's multimedia novel TOC utilizes the same technology that has fostered this shift to create a compelling work about the nature of time.
I talked with Shivani about his latest poetry collection, the state of poetry and the demise of the literary critic.
Athletes once were sportsmen and sportswomen. Today, they've turned into entertainment figures.
Until I was about 9, I didn't really like to read. I preferred picture books and my illustrated children's encyclopedia over "real" books.
Glitter and Glue starts out with the assertion, so familiar to all daughters, that we only understand our mother's influence -- and brilliance, and love -- once we are out of their shadow, and with time.
The sincere, comedic and provocative new novel, Bad Therapist utilizes a Swiftian science fiction conceit as a pretext for a thoughtful meditation on love, shifting cultural mores concerning gender and sexuality and psychotherapy itself.
Reviews throw a spotlight on work we might ignore, and they can embed that work in a context and tradition we might only dimly be aware of. The problem is that reviews also function as commodities.
As an indie author since 2010 (and author consultant since 2011), I've watched indies break down stigma barriers ('vanity publishing' is a term rarely...
Methland: The Death and Life of a Small American Town by Nick Reding is one scary book. It is the only book I'm aware of that understands at a fundamental level that meth isn't a drug problem, it is a symptom of our current societal and economic problems.
My daughter and I decided to write a review of Red Rising from the perspective of a 40-year-old mother and a 14-year-old daughter who don't always see eye to eye in matters of literature. Will we be of the same mind when it comes to Red Rising?
I've been thinking a lot lately about being mean in book reviews, or rather, how to strike a balance between honest and being fair, and if meaningful critique is worth doing in a small book-reviewing world where the de facto style seems to be politeness, encouragement and praise.
Last fall, author Marc Nobleman came up with the idea of "... a variation on a poetry slam at which kidlit/YA authors read aloud their most critical or absurd user reviews (from Amazon or Good Reads) for comic relief/catharsis."
These days, we hear a lot about book discovery. As more and more books hit the market, readers are deluged with choices and authors are struggling to ...
As 2013 comes to a close, here are 13 books (and a bonus e-book) you should investigate if you want to know more about why cities and metros matter, about the magnitude of the challenges that they are taking on, and about how they can do better.
No one person can create a best of the year list covering books. Maybe one type of book, like mystery or sci-fi. Maybe. But so many hundreds of thousands of books come out that covering all of them is nigh on impossible.
by Jeff VanderMeer
Published on September 2nd, 2014
by Katy Simpson Smith
Published on August 26th, 2014
by Stephan Eirik Clark
Published on August 19th, 2014
by Roxane Gay
Published on August 5th, 2014