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7 Books to Read in the Back of a Tuk-Tuk

Off The Shelf | Posted 10.13.2016 | Books
Off The Shelf

By Amy Hendricks | Off the Shelf I love India so much that I cannot wait to go back. At this very moment, I am struggling against the desire to pack...

Live in Rome for Two Years and Write in Italian!

Joseph Olshan | Posted 05.17.2016 | Books
Joseph Olshan

The word on Jhumpa Lahiri was she had moved to Italy and, after a few years of immersing herself in the language, was going to write in Italian. Had I heard this news about one of my fellow, white American, middle-class novelists, I would've shrugged and said, "Knock yourself out."

We Are All Neoliberals Now: The New Genre of Plastic Realism in American Fiction

Anis Shivani | Posted 06.12.2016 | Books
Anis Shivani

More than a decade after the first strong signals of the collapse (or at least the twilight) of the American empire, there is yet to be a melancholic reckoning with the decline of empire.

The Namesake, by Jhumpa Lahiri: A Book I Should Have Read Sooner -- and Why I'm Glad I Didn't

Cameron Blazer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Cameron Blazer

Her book is about what it means to be a stranger, what it means to long for the familiar, why it is we strain toward uncharted territory, and how it is that the lens of time recasts nearly every moment in our lives in different hues, imbues them with the wisdom of foreshadowing.

What These 21 Amazing Women Were Doing At 25

Posted 09.22.2013 | Women

Author Ann Brashares once wrote: "I look back on my 20s. It’s supposed to be the prime of your life, the most vital, the most beautiful. But you’r...

13 Writers Who Need To Get Writing

Posted 01.25.2013 | Books

Writer's block is a terrible affliction. And yet, we find ourselves with little sympathy when it comes to some of our favorite writers who haven't...

Reading Great Writers' Worst Books

Peter Brown Hoffmeister | Posted 10.28.2012 | Books
Peter Brown Hoffmeister

This summer, I found myself re-reading Alice Walker's The Color Purple, a book that is both wonderful and awful. After finishing, I asked myself, "Why do some books by great authors (or parts of books by great authors) work so well, while others fail?"

Birthing a Book

Kay Goldstein | Posted 06.04.2012 | Books
Kay Goldstein

The words did not merely enter my blood, they grew out of something in me that even I did not fully understand. One of my dear teachers asked me if there was a purpose to my book. My answer is that I don't know. I only know that I found great joy and passion in writing it.

Many Famous Authors Started With 'Novel 101'

Dave Astor | Posted 05.20.2012 | Books
Dave Astor

Creating a novel is tough. Until you get the hang of it, it can be hard to do the Proustian thing.

Fifteen of This Millennium's Top Novels

Dave Astor | Posted 10.29.2011 | Books
Dave Astor

These aren't necessarily the best novels of the past 11 years, because there are acclaimed books I've yet to read.

Forbes: The 10 Most Powerful Women Authors

Forbes | Posted 08.08.2011 | Books

The women selected for this list are powerful because of their ability to influence us through their words and ideas....

12 Women We Love For Their Souls... Not Lingerie

Tom Matlack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Matlack

Who are the men Esquire's talking about? What is it that we love about these women? Their factory-fresh "breasts"? Their naughty smiles? Are those things truly what men at their best love about women?

The Author Photo: Where's My Body Double When I Need Her?

Holly Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Holly Robinson

How much does an author photo really count when it comes to selling the book? Books might not sell better with a gorgeous author, but it couldn't hurt.

The 15 Most Overrated Contemporary American Writers (PHOTOS)

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

Are the writers receiving the major awards and official recognition really the best writers today? Or are they overrated mediocrities with little claim to recognition by posterity?

Indie Bookstores Rising: New York Mag Gets Up Close And Personal With New York City's Independents

The Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

New York Magazine has a great feature in its Books section today celebrating the independent bookstores of New York City. It consists of six different...

Asian Pacific American History Month:

The San Francisco Chronicle | Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In case you have not refreshed your culture-to-month matching skilz, May is Asian Pacific American History month. Much to debate around setting aside...

New York Writers Coalition: Writing Saves Lives

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Andrea Chalupa

The New York Writers Coalition, a Brooklyn-based non-profit, organizes writing workshops for historically underserved communities. But funding for this life-saving program has fallen off a cliff.

Best Books Of The Decade: The Boston Globe Weighs In

Boston Globe | Nicole Lamy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Harry Potter did not make my list. There. I said it. I read every last one of the wizard's adventures, I swear, but now the whole experience is kind o...