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Even Jews Can Ignore Jewish Suffering?

Lev Raphael | Posted 05.01.2016 | Home
Lev Raphael

Why didn't they demand inclusive language or refuse to sign? What did they have to lose? I don't belong to PEN -- but if I did, I'd be ashamed to sign a letter that ignored the plight of French Jews.

PEN Group Blacklists Charlie Hebdo

Francis Levy | Posted 05.01.2016 | Home
Francis Levy

An attack on free expression has come from one of the most unlikely places.

The Two Goldfinches

Francis Levy | Posted 03.19.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

The Goldfinch--both the Donna Tartt novel and the 17th century masterpiece by Fabritius--is much in the news lately, the former on the bestseller list...

Prize Prose

Greg Olear | Posted 01.22.2013 | Home
Greg Olear

Flavor-of-the-month novelists strut and fret their moment upon the literary stage and are heard no more, while Francine Prose relentlessly churns out quiet masterpieces year after year. I talked with Prose about life, literature, feminism and the pursuit of guilty pleasures.

The Importance of Reading for All of Us

Anna Leahy | Posted 08.24.2012 | Home
Anna Leahy

Many other animals make tools. Dolphins recognize themselves in mirrors. Elephants mourn their dead. But what other creatures share stories -- and share them with people they don't even know?

These Are the 99 Percent Of The Literary World

New York Magazine | Posted 12.17.2011 | Fifty

A group of writers has started a website called Occupy Writers in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street protests....

She Got It Right: Francine Prose On Why Women Writers Aren't Taken Seriously

Harper's | Posted 08.12.2011 | Women

I’m still asked surprisingly often about “Scent of a Woman’s Ink,” which Harper’s Magazine published more than a decade ago — an essay in ...

On Our Radar: Upcoming Books You Should Know About (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Amy Hertz | Posted 06.15.2011 | Home

Books on our radar: what's just come out or about to come out that we think you should know about. Some have buzz, some will fly too low, but we wante...

Authors Auction Character Names For Charity

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Bestselling mystery writer Thomas Perry is just one of the dozens of authors who will name characters in their books after you -- if you are the highe...

Saveur's 25 Greatest Meals Ever

Saveur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home


Francine Prose On Mary Karr's 'Lit'

The New York Review of Books | Francine Prose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Francine Prose The New York Review of Books A Knife at the Door "Lit: A Memoir" by Mary Karr Harper, 386 pp., $25.99 In an introduction to the tent...

7 Books To Give For Hanukkah

Huffington Post | Jonathan Kirsch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Jonathan Kirsch Author and book editor of The Jewish Journal It's no accident that November is Jewish Book Month, because the "People of the Book" ...