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Your Favorite Book Characters Are As Real As You Feel They Are

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 02.17.2017 | Arts

For readers who really dive into a book, it can be difficult to accept that the characters within are mere constructs of ink on paper. Perhaps you’v...

Sensitivity Readers Are A New Front Line In Helping Authors

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 02.16.2017 | Arts

What’s a well-meaning contemporary author seeking to portray a diverse world in her fiction to do? Several recent articles suggest a surprising answ...

WILD WEST NO.1

Elijah Sevier | Posted 02.16.2017 | Arts
Elijah Sevier

S- get something out onto the paper, your spit maybe, or the rancid longing that has become a situational hazard, and a worm in the rose kind of virtu...

CITY SLICKER NO.1

Elijah Sevier | Posted 02.16.2017 | Arts
Elijah Sevier

E, I don't know what the desert has done to you really, but I find it like a breath of fresh air compared to the "it's all well and in good-order" ty...

12 Books That Will Make You Happy To Be Single

Kirkus | Posted 02.20.2017 | Home
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1. Homesick for Another World by Ottessa Moshfegh “A smartly turned and admirably consistent collection about love and its many discontents.” Dysf...

Fake News has a Real Audience

Nigel Barber | Posted 02.15.2017 | Politics
Nigel Barber

In a golden age of fake news (i. e., propaganda) we are becoming more accustomed to politicians spouting self-serving lies. We are also beginning to ...

How Today's Heartland Fiction Can Break Us Out Of Our Bubbles

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 02.13.2017 | Arts

As the results of the 2016 presidential election trickled in on Nov. 8, 2016, all eyes were suddenly glued to the center of the electoral map: Ohio, M...

13 Memorable Love Stories

Kirkus | Posted 02.10.2017 | Home
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Behold The First 'Historically Accurate' Portrait Of Mr. Darcy

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 02.13.2017 | Arts

For a novel originally titled First Impressions, Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice spends little time describing what one of its principal characters,...

A Marriage Unravels In This Thrilling Domestic Noir

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 02.08.2017 | Arts

When the nameless narrator of Katie Kitamura’s smart, spare book A Separation finds out that her husband is missing, she’s relatively nonplussed. ...

Marvel’s ‘America’ Is A Queer ‘Foxy, Badass, Hard Femme Latina’

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 02.07.2017 | Latino Voices

America Chavez, Marvel’s queer Latina superhero, is here to rescue you from your Trump fatigue. That’s mostly because the comic book’s writer, G...

Creativity Frozen? How to Start Writing Again After a Long Hiatus

Holly Robinson | Posted 02.07.2017 | Home
Holly Robinson

A confession: I stopped writing fiction for two months recently--the first time I have ever stumbled to a complete halt. Why? The usual reasons: 1....

Margaret Atwood's Chilling Misogynist Dystopia Tops Amazon Book Sales

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 02.08.2017 | Arts

Another day, another politically charged book claiming the top spot on Amazon’s hourly updated best-seller list. In the horse race of literary sales...

The First Of Many Upcoming Zelda Fitzgerald Retrospectives Has Arrived

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 02.03.2017 | Entertainment

Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald has become a poster child for the women history overlooked. Two film projects in the works highlight the so-called “first fla...

An Adaptation Of George Orwell's '1984' Is Coming To Broadway

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 02.03.2017 | Arts

A play based on George Orwell’s 1984 is headed to Broadway. If you prefer your dystopian narratives with uncanny resemblances to present-day politic...

When Humans Are Homesick For A Nonexistent World, Nothing Good Happens

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 02.03.2017 | Arts

The protagonist of “Malibu,” the third short story in Ottessa Moshfegh’s new collection, spends his time making up job applications so he can co...

12 Excellent Reads For February

Kirkus | Posted 02.02.2017 | Home
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Amazon Is Running Out Of Dystopian Books That Eerily Reflect Our Reality

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 01.30.2017 | Arts

George Orwell’s Animal Farm and 1984. Sinclair Lewis’s It Can’t Happen Here. Hannah Arendt’s The Origins of Totalitarianism. One by one, clas...

'1984' Sales Have Skyrocketed. Here’s What To Read Next.

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 02.02.2017 | Arts

Last week, after Kellyanne Conway gave an interview describing falsehoods as “alternative facts,” sales of George Orwell’s decades-old classic 1...

Turning To Harry Potter During The Trump Regime

Brittany Mancuso | Posted 02.11.2017 | Home
Brittany Mancuso

George Orwell’s 1984 has garnered a lot of attention this past week for quickly becoming one of Amazon’s best-selling books. Other notable titles ...

The Orwell Essay That's Even More Pertinent Than '1984' Right Now

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 01.25.2017 | Arts

In the three days since Kellyanne Conway described White House press secretary Sean Spicer’s lies as “alternative facts” on NBC’s “Meet The ...

10 Series That Will Get You Hooked

Kirkus | Posted 01.25.2017 | Home
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Prepare To Fall In Love With The Gay Romance 'Call Me By Your Name'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 01.25.2017 | Entertainment

In the small canon of queer literature, “Call Me By Your Name” is tantamount to a religious text. André Aciman’s 2007 novel has become known fo...

9 Fast Reads You Can Finish in a Weekend

Kirkus | Posted 01.24.2017 | Home
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You’ll Want To Read This Scorching Satire Of 'American Values'

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 01.24.2017 | Arts

SUVs, red meat, Jesus. If a dissenter’s view of Middle America were turned into a Bingo card, Kate Zambreno’s debut novel O Fallen Angel ― recen...