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SHORTLISTED: The 2014 PEN Literary Awards

PEN American Center | Posted 08.20.2014 | Books
PEN American Center

Spanning fiction, essays, science writing, biography, sports writing, translation and children's books, the 2014 PEN Literary Awards celebrate the best of literature from around the world.

Don't Judge a Book by Its Cover

Allison Hill | Posted 07.13.2014 | Books
Allison Hill

I've found that many booksellers, when faced with the sometimes daunting task of deciding what to read next, have developed their own idiosyncratic "strategies." Often secret, until now.

Is There Such Thing As A 'Gay Voice'?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 04.30.2014 | Gay Voices

A compelling new documentary is bringing together some of the biggest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) celebrities to discuss a question ...

Find Your Writer's Voice in 2014

Theo Pauline Nestor | Posted 02.26.2014 | Books
Theo Pauline Nestor

The scholarly and professional styles that earned you good grades and your way up the ladder won't win the hearts of readers of fiction or memoir. These readers are looking for the real deal. These readers want the feral you, the wild you that answers to no one.

'Witnessing Majesty' With Dopey, Lovesick Sea Turtles (PHOTOS)

Posted 10.10.2013 | Green

David Sedaris once wrote in The New Yorker about his encounter with a gigantic sea turtle in Maui: As gentle as a cow she was, and with a cow's d...

Movie Review: C.O.G.

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.18.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Coming-of-age stories tend to be about innocents who have the veil pulled from their eyes. Which sort of describes C.O.G. - except for the innocent part.

'C.O.G.' Brings David Sedaris Story To Big Screen

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 08.15.2013 | Entertainment

A David Sedaris story is getting the movie treatment for the first time, and the new trailer for "C.O.G." provides insight into the popular author's l...

David Sedaris: The Secret To Getting Along With Your Family

Posted 06.03.2013 | OWN

O's books editor, Leigh Haber, talks to the funniest writer in America about his father, guest rooms and his new book, Let's Explore Diabetes with Owl...

WATCH: David Sedaris Makes Jon Stewart Lose It

Posted 05.10.2013 | Books

David Sedaris's writing makes us laugh, but rarely quite as much as Jon Stewart's reaction to the author on last night's The Daily Show. Sedaris's new...

PHOTO: David Sedaris Reveals New Book Cover

Posted 04.02.2013 | Books

David Sedaris just revealed the cover of his next book on Facebook. His new series of essays, Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls, comes out on April...

Most Wanted Books Of 2013

Posted 12.21.2012 | Books

What are the best books of 2013? We've stepped out of our time machine (hint: talk to that person next to you on the airplane, don't try the veal) to ...

Advice From David Sedaris

Alina Kulesh | Posted 01.30.2013 | Books
Alina Kulesh

Sedaris had everyone in the entire theatre shaking in their seats and rapidly dying of uncontrollable laughter. I could see it then, a headline reading "American Humor Writer Kills Palm Desert Retirees."

5 Books Every High School Student Should Read

By Marissa Page Marissa Page is a junior at University of Chicago Lab. She’s a student reporter for The Mash, a weekly teen publication distribut...

David Sedaris At Strathmore: HuffPost DC Top 5 For October 23

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 10.23.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23 1. A Night With David Sedaris At Strathmore Everyone's favorite "This American Life" author will read from a book. I...

TONIGHT: Zombies Take Over H Street

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 10.18.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18 1. H Street Zombie Takeover At 906 H Street NE Halloween is two weekends away. So what? Start your costuming early ...

Why Lena Dunham's Advance Is Not as Crazy as It Seems (Or: The Earn-Out Fallacy)

Jason Pinter | Posted 12.10.2012 | Books
Jason Pinter

Without question, $3.5+ million is a lot of money. But that doesn't mean it's necessarily a bad business deal. Let's examine why, with a simplified version of the way publishing economics work.

The Best Late Night Clips Of The Week

Matt Wilstein | Posted 05.19.2012 | Comedy
Matt Wilstein

Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert were on vacation, but Conan O'Brien in particular picked up the slack, not only having a great week on his own show, but also popping up in New York on Letterman to lay into Jay Leno in a way he hasn't done since everything went down more than two years ago.

Mike Daisey Outraged Over New NPR Scrutiny

Posted 05.15.2012 | Media

Mike Daisey is outraged over the latest debate about fact-checking humorist David Sedaris in the wake of his own journalistic transgressions at "This ...

The Opening of the Smith Center

Michael Kaiser | Posted 06.02.2012 | Home
Michael Kaiser

What is especially exciting is that the rationale for the Center has little to do with the millions of people who travel to Las Vegas every year to enjoy the hotels, gambling and shows for which Las Vegas has become famous.

LiePad: Why Nonfiction Writers Must Never Change the Facts

Brandt Goldstein | Posted 05.21.2012 | Media
Brandt Goldstein

Can a writer working in the realm of nonfiction ever change the facts because he's Making Art or Delivering an Important Message? The view of basically every respected journalist is Hell No. But a new book takes the opposite view.

Idiot's Guide to Belly Laughing

Anastasia Rubis | Posted 04.04.2012 | Comedy
Anastasia Rubis

Imagine sipping a latte at your local coffee shop, and some crazy dude in the rest room throws open the door and hollers for more toilet paper. He's perched on the bowl, hairy legs spread apart. What would you do?

Miami Events This Weekend

Posted 12.22.2011 | Miami

Wallets are tapped, bellies are full, and families are annoying. It must be the holidays. But whether you're curling up under the Christmas tree in a ...

What To Do This Weekend In New York

Posted 12.12.2011 | New York

WORD: Holiday Open House Where: WORD, 126 Franklin Street, Brooklyn; (718) 383-0096 When: Saturday, 11AM-9PM Price: Donations suggested Greenpoint...

Literary Seductions

Allison Hill | Posted 11.29.2011 | Books
Allison Hill

I once slept with a man because he gave me a copy of Murakami's The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle. Before you judge me, read the book. It's lyrical and seductive and changes the way you think about reality, about life.

The Wicked Art of Memoir Making

Peter Brown Hoffmeister | Posted 01.08.2012 | Books
Peter Brown Hoffmeister

Memoirs are often written by the spurned lover, the abused child, the disenfranchised group member. Some memoir writers haven't dealt with their pasts, using the print medium to get even.