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On Dialect, Dialogue and Good Books

Angela Flournoy | Posted 11.06.2011 | Black Voices
Angela Flournoy

A recent conversation about Ebonics got me to thinking about Faulkner and James Baldwin, and the way certain dialects in this country get no respect.

Hymns, Harrows, Harvests & More: Chatting with John Hiatt, Gillian Welch and Umphrey's McGee's Joel Cummins

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.02.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

John Hiatt's new album Dirty Jeans And Mudslide Hymns kicks off with a pretty universally themed song, "Damn This Town." It's true, no matter what town you grow up in, every kid can't wait to get out of it.

Fortune Teller Miracle Fish: The Short Story Is Back

Jenny Block | Posted 09.20.2011 | Books
Jenny Block

If you are new to the short story, if you think them above or beneath you, if you've never given them a second thought, think of this as an invitation to a genre that will certainly surprise you.

The Weirdest Writing Habits Of Famous Authors

Posted 09.12.2011 | Books

From Flavorwire: It's an old topic but it always manages to be interesting -- what did the authors we love do in order to write what they did? Beyo...

Mighty Movie Podcast: Michael Tully on Septien

Dan Persons | Posted 09.07.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

The tale of three brothers travels a strange, twisted, and ultimately fascinating route. Septien essentially delights in its own impertinence -- fortunately, it's charming enough to get away with it.

Flannery O'Connor: You May Know Her Prose, But Have You Seen Her Cartoons?

guardian.co.uk | Posted 09.05.2011 | Books

Flannery O'Connor is best remembered for her potent fictions, and to a lesser extent for her unfortunate life (she eked out the last decade and a half...

250 Books By Women All Men Should Read

Joyland | Posted 08.01.2011 | Books

Esquire reposted a slide show of 75 books all men should read. The books are mostly fantastic and the headline phrasing didn't much bug us. After all,...

10 Best Short Stories Of All Time

flavorwire.com | Posted 07.27.2011 | Books

As a fitting finale to National Short Story Month, we asked the talented crew over at One Story to name their ten favorite epigrammatic tales. Tanya R...

10 Novels That Will Disturb Even The Coldest Of Hearts

flavorwire.com | Posted 07.18.2011 | Books

Jezebel-writer Anna North’s debut novel, America Pacifica, is out today. The story centers around an impoverished teenage girl who is struggling to ...

Reading In Public

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

It's been too long since we've shared with you the pulse of the people. It's a little segment we like to call Reading In Public! Here's how it works:...

Short Stories

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

A short story is like a toothache and you must drill it and fill it. A novel is more like bridgework.

Flannery O'Connor for Congress

Joe Woodward | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Joe Woodward

When you find yourself agreeing with one of those Sunday morning talking heads, remember, it's like carnival food -- it tastes good, but it isn't good for you.

An Apology for Women's Literature

Carol Muske-Dukes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Carol Muske-Dukes

Sisters, let's be honest. We write books. But if you look at the fact that so many more works by men are reviewed in major journals, our "books" are not what the establishment deems noteworthy.

What Makes Art "Christian?": Flannery O'Connor, Sufjan Stevens, and Vocation

Christopher Cocca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Christopher Cocca

The questions ought to be: does this song make us stop? Does this book make us think? Does this art feel like the suffering we know and the hope we hope for anyway?

Iowa Writers' Workshop Graduate Spills It All: Interview with John McNally, Author of "After the Workshop"

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

I thought McNally, because he has experienced the Iowa Writers' Workshop firsthand--and lived to tell the funniest tale ever written about it--would be an ideal subject to interview about a lot of concerns in the writing and publishing industries.

'Lost' Reading List: Literary Influences From Stephen King To Flannery O'Connor

Los Angeles Times | Liesl Bradner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Ever since Sawyer was shown reading "Watership Down" in Season One of "Lost," an abundance of carefully placed works of literature have been featured...

Sick of Sarah Palin's Book? Let's Talk About Writing And The Writers' Writer

The Huffington Post | Amy Hertz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

These last two weeks seem to be all about books by non-writers and we felt it was time to change the conversation. We asked writers--colleagues and fr...