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So You Want to Be a (Successful) Writer?

Carrie La Seur | Posted 06.10.2014 | Books
Carrie La Seur

Aren't there authors who stay outside the mainstream and are better for it? To satisfy myself, I concocted a version of objective analysis sufficiently rigorous to help a fiction writer relax. Scientists, shut your eyes.

PEN/Faulkner Award Winner Announced

AP | Posted 04.03.2014 | Books

NEW YORK (AP) — A novel about a 1970s Midwestern family with a most unusual sibling, Karen Fowler's "We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves," has wo...

5 Books You Might Have Missed in 2013 (But You Should Really Read in 2014)

Catherine McKenzie | Posted 03.07.2014 | Books
Catherine McKenzie

As some of you know, I've spent the last year reading a bestseller a week. I'm still trying to digest what, if anything, I've learned from my year of reading bestsellers. But one thing I do know is that some of the books that stayed with me the most last year weren't on the list at all.

I Know What Books You Should Be Asking for This Christmas/Hanukkah etc.

Catherine McKenzie | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Catherine McKenzie

I've also read a lot of good books, and a couple of superior ones. And so, here are my top 10 books I'd be asking for this holiday season (or buying for myself) if I hadn't already read them.

52 Books in 52 Weeks, Week 29B: Joyland

Catherine McKenzie | Posted 09.25.2013 | Books
Catherine McKenzie

Joyland is the story of Devin Jones, who finds summer work in a carnival that has a gory and mysterious past (a young woman was murdered on one of the rides several years before, and her ghost is said to haunt it.)

52 Books in 52 Weeks, Week 29A: Everything's Coming Up Rosie

Catherine McKenzie | Posted 09.20.2013 | Books
Catherine McKenzie

The Rosie Project is about Don Tillman, a 39-year-old genetics professor who is clearly positioned somewhere along the autism spectrum -- Asperger's seems the likely diagnosis -- who sets himself a project: find a wife.