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The Banning of Harry Potter

Deji Olukotun | Posted 11.07.2012 | Books
Deji Olukotun

Harry Potter is now the most banned book in America, according to the American Library Association. But these books have taught children to read, to think, to write and to criticize, all hallmarks of free expression.

Kin: A Conversation With Rodney Crowell

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.13.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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A Bold New Literary Festival in Haiti

Deji Olukotun | Posted 06.30.2012 | World
Deji Olukotun

Two years after Georges Anglade's death, PEN Haiti announced its re-emergence on the international literary scene with full fanfare last weekend.

Mary Karr, Fearless Web Warrior

Laura Baudo Sillerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Laura Baudo Sillerman

The paperback edition of her searing, beautifully reviewed memoir, Lit, has hit the shelves, and Karr is striking out to stoke the sales buzz for a book that should be flying out the door all on its own.

Francine Prose On Mary Karr's 'Lit'

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

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...

'Devotion', 'Lit' and 'Commitment': Memoirs as the New Neighbor

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

Memoirs allow us to get intimate with another person, to discover secrets and learn from that person's own discussion of her life issues.

The New York Times' 10 Best Books of 2009

The New York Times | The NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

After so many years, and so many lists, you might think the task of choosing the 10 Best Books would get easier. If only. The sublime story collection...

Mary Karr Speaks To HuffPost About "Lit"

The Huffington Post | Steve Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The brouhaha that flared last week when "Publishers Weekly" announced its list of Top Ten Books of the Year, a list that garnered probably unwanted bu...

Miami Book Fair Going Strong This Week

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

All this week, Miami is celebrating the world of literature with its annual Book Fair. Running from November 8 - 15 and open to the public for a small...

Mary Karr Interview: "Lit" Part II

Huffington Post | Steve Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The following is a continuation of a Huffington Post interview with author Mary Karr on her new memoir, "Lit." You can read the first part here. Hu...

Book Review Round-Up

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

This week, the book review round-up includes some reviews from insider journals Publishers Weekly, Kirkus and Booklist, which often get the scoop on n...

The New Yorker's Best Books Of The Year

The New Yorker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Reviewers' favorites from 2009....

Mary Karr Traded Alcohol For Jesus: 'Talking About This Is Like Doing Card Tricks On The Radio'

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

For a writer of memoirs, Mary Karr has had a charmed life. That is, a lot has happened, almost all of it colorful, much of it painful.

Great Author Interviews (AUDIO)

npr.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NPR has a host of great author interviews every week, and we thought we'd bring you the best of the recent ones. Listen below for three really great o...