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Meet Author Dr.Laurie Hollman - Interview by Novelist, Lu Ann Dill

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 02.05.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. is a psychoanalyst with specialized clinical training in infant-parent, child, adolescent, and adult psychotherapy. She has bee...

Can a Woman Writing Romance Be Taken Seriously?

Taylor Marsh | Posted 02.02.2016 | Women
Taylor Marsh

What it took to sell romance novels is, however, instructive because of what a brutal marketing world, from traditional to social media and Facebook, you'll have to traverse to succeed today.

If the Character Is an A-Hole, Is the Author One Also?

Phil Fragasso | Posted 02.02.2016 | Books
Phil Fragasso

The thing is I'm okay with all of this as long as readers don't feel the same about me. That's where it gets complicated. Is Millay's "public eye" viewing me with my pants actually down or only imagining my pants being down?

On the Impossibility of Teaching Creative Writing

Tara Skurtu | Posted 02.01.2016 | Arts
Tara Skurtu

Have you ever heard of a tipperau? This is the first thing I ask my composition and creative writing students when I walk into a classroom on day on...

David Fincher: The Best Director of Our Time?

Ashton Chan | Posted 02.01.2016 | Entertainment
Ashton Chan

David Fincher will tell you with a straight face that he began thinking seriously about directing movies when he was eight years old. When he got olde...

Novelist Carolina De Robertis wins a Stonewall Award for her historical treatment of queer and transgender identity in THE GODS OF TANGO

Aya de Leon | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Aya de Leon

Internationally bestselling novelist Carolina De Robertis is one of the winners of the 2016 Stonewall Book Awards, which were announced earlier this m...

The Words After War Interview with Victoria Kelly by Matt Gallagher

Words After War | Posted 02.01.2016 | Books
Words After War

Victoria Kelly's poetry collection When the Men Go Off to War received widespread critical acclaim since being published in September 2015 by the Nava...

Author of the Best Selling "Magicians" Trilogy Talks About His Writing Process

Quora | Posted 01.29.2016 | Books
Quora

These Questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. ...

A Love Letter to New York City Amid Gentrification

David Chiu | Posted 01.28.2016 | Books
David Chiu

In this edited interview, Ed Hamilton talks about the inspiration behind some of the stories in The Chintz Age and his thoughts on the future of New York City and gentrification.

How to Kill a Main Character Without Murdering Your Book

Holly Robinson | Posted 01.28.2016 | Books
Holly Robinson

One of the worst mistakes I ever made as a green novelist was to ignore the advice of editors and friends who told me certain manuscripts needed overhauling.

A Fiction Reading List to Help You Understand the World Around You

The Conversation Africa | Posted 01.28.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

The real world is often overwhelmingly complicated. Literature can help. This is true at universities too: courses in comparative literature offer students new insights into their chosen disciplines by unlocking new, varied perspectives.

Platinum Doll: A Conversation with Anne Girard

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 01.25.2016 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

Long before Marilyn Monroe, another blonde bombshell glittered from the silver screen. Jean Harlow captivated audiences during the Golden Age of Hol...

Review: An Ultra High-Energy Novel About the 1999 Seattle Anti-World Trade Organization Protests

The National Book Review | Posted 01.14.2016 | Books
The National Book Review

The story begins in the morning, when Victor, a young, biracial vagrant wakes up and decides to sell weed to protestors in order to buy a plane ticket. When he fails at this task, he becomes involved in the protest itself.

Complex Legacies of War, Abuse, and Immigration: Nayomi Munaweera's Island of a Thousand Mirrors and What Lies Between Us

Sezin Koehler | Posted 01.13.2016 | Books
Sezin Koehler

From 1983 to 2006 the tropical island paradise of Sri Lanka was enmeshed in one of the bloodiest civil wars of modern years, but one whose events fl...

What I Learned Writing Historical Fiction

Kermit Roosevelt | Posted 01.23.2016 | Books
Kermit Roosevelt

Stories help us make sense of the world. Life is messy and chaotic; if there's a point to it all, that point is sometimes very hard to see. We try to impose meaning on our lives by placing experience within a narrative frame. And if we're lucky, there's a big theme that gets developed as the story goes on.

A Bit About Elizabeth Strout

Meg Waite Clayton | Posted 01.07.2016 | Books
Meg Waite Clayton

Elizabeth Strout's new novel, My Name is Lucie Barton, returns to the mother-daughter turf of her debut, Amy and Isabelle, published a decade and a half ago.

How We Pass As Human

Elan Barnehama | Posted 01.05.2016 | Books
Elan Barnehama

A talk with Nic Kelman, author of HOW TO PASS AS HUMAN I recently sat down with Nic Kelman to discuss his new book, HOW TO PASS AS HUMAN, Illustrat...

Fiction vs. Non-Fiction: Which Do You Prefer?

Kristen Houghton | Posted 01.05.2016 | Books
Kristen Houghton

New year, time to review what you're going to be writing in the coming months. Maybe like me you have a project or two already in the works from the previous year and you're working hard to reach a book launch deadline.

5 Hot Books: A New Take on Prohibition, Writings of an Internet Activist Who Died Tragically

The National Book Review | Posted 01.05.2016 | Books
The National Book Review

Instead of the familiar story of flappers, jazz clubs and gangsters, Harvard historian McGirr argues that Prohibition's greatest legacy was an expansion of government crime fighting. She sees in Prohibition the roots of an expanded prison system, a more aggressive F.B.I. and a more powerful state.

An Electrifying Modern Classic About Growing Up and Growing Apart

Off The Shelf | Posted 01.04.2016 | Books
Off The Shelf

I finally took heed of the rave reviews and found myself instantly dazzled by Ferrante's heartbreakingly honest narrative. This book isn't flashy or presumptuous; it doesn't need to be.

Why Guinevere Matters Now

Nicole Evelina | Posted 01.04.2016 | Books
Nicole Evelina

On January 1, my debut novel, Daughter of Destiny was published. It's the first book in an Arthurian legend historical fantasy trilogy which tells Guinevere's life story from her point of view, beginning at age 11 and continuing into her 50s.

These Scientific Studies Will Make You Rethink Your Favorite Fictional Stories

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 12.31.2015 | Science

While Cinderella would have been able to stand in those sparkling glass slippers, she would have almost certainly ended up with a sliced foot the mome...

5 Hot Books: A Harvard Business School Professor on How Your Bad Posture May Be Sabotaging You, Hitler Using Cocaine & More

The National Book Review | Posted 12.30.2015 | Books
The National Book Review

Five books people are talking about this week -- or should be.

Three and a Half Novels

Joseph A. Domino | Posted 12.29.2015 | Books
Joseph A. Domino

If one does not receive fame and fortune, then ultimately writers do it for themselves. The cliche that writing, especially fiction, is a journey of discovery really is true. Along the way you even discover things you didn't know about yourself.

'Homes' for the Holidays

Christina Oxenberg | Posted 12.23.2015 | Comedy
Christina Oxenberg

Three lives with no reason to overlap, nearly impossible odds for these three souls to cross paths. Honeybelle not from here, Joe also from somewhere else, running that track, and the young strolling gentleman quite possibly the only native.