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A Previously Unknown Walt Whitman Work Was Discovered. It's Not Great.

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 02.22.2017 | Home

Many great writers are haunted by mediocre or pulpy works of fiction from their early years, and Walt Whitman is no exception. Thanks to his poetry, m...

Tom Hanks Is Publishing A Short Story Collection

The Huffington Post | Jenna Amatulli | Posted 02.22.2017 | Home

Tom Hanks is probably one of the most likable actors to ever exist. So it was only a matter of time before the Oscar-winner brought that quality to an...

The One Book You Need To Read To Understand The Plight Of Refugees

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 02.21.2017 | Home

The Refugees, Viet Thanh Nguyen’s fiction follow-up to his acclaimed debut novel, The Sympathizer, would be critically praised at any historical mom...

What Happens When A President Doesn't Like To Read? We're Already Finding Out.

Houston Barber | Posted 02.17.2017 | Home
Houston Barber

Back what seems like years ago, when former President of the United States Barack Obama surprised Joe Biden with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, he...

Sensitivity Readers Are A New Front Line In Helping Authors

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 02.16.2017 | Home

What’s a well-meaning contemporary author seeking to portray a diverse world in her fiction to do? Several recent articles suggest a surprising answ...

A Plea For Compassion And Cultural Literacy

George Heymont | Posted 02.15.2017 | Home
George Heymont

Long before Anthony Bourdain and a host of celebrity chefs made the pursuit of exotic foods an armchair adventure, American tourists had a strange rep...

One Day U: Going Back to College for One Day

Renee Fisher | Posted 02.13.2017 | Home
Renee Fisher

You cannot make decisions about the future, without an understanding of the past. Our country is now stuck in the present moment, with no understandin...

How Today's Heartland Fiction Can Break Us Out Of Our Bubbles

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 02.13.2017 | Home

As the results of the 2016 presidential election trickled in on Nov. 8, 2016, all eyes were suddenly glued to the center of the electoral map: Ohio, M...

Artists Honor The Arabic Women Poets Who Used Erotica To Resist

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 02.14.2017 | Home

For HuffPost’s #LoveTakesAction series, we’re telling stories of how people are standing up to hate and supporting those most threatened. What wil...

Jonathan Safran Foer On Donald Trump

Louisiana Channel | Posted 02.07.2017 | Home
Louisiana Channel

We met Jonathan Safran Foer, a star of American literature, who offers interesting perspectives on America's new president and the consequences Donald...

Sjón: Advice to the Young

Louisiana Channel | Posted 02.06.2017 | Home
Louisiana Channel

Remember what excited you when you were a child, and carry that enthusiasm onwards. Award-winning writer Sjón here advises young writers not to be em...

COLUMN: An Illustrated History of Love and Sex Among the Literati

The National Book Review | Posted 02.05.2017 | Home
The National Book Review

This article first appeared in The National Book Review COLUMN: THE BIBLIOPHILE The Art of the Affair: An Illustrated History of Love, Sex, and A...

When Humans Are Homesick For A Nonexistent World, Nothing Good Happens

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 02.03.2017 | Home

The protagonist of “Malibu,” the third short story in Ottessa Moshfegh’s new collection, spends his time making up job applications so he can co...

The Highs and Lows of Being a Professional Author

Quora | Posted 02.01.2017 | Home

How can authors and aspiring authors deal with the lows that come with writing as a career? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share...

Jane Austen: She Wrote Novels And Left Behind Mysteries

Michael Levin | Posted 02.01.2017 | Home
Michael Levin

It sounds like the plot of a Jane Austen novel. A young woman living in the English countryside of the early 19th century falls in love with a young ...

Publisher's Response To Trump's Muslim Ban Provides Necessary Hope

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 01.31.2017 | Home

Days after President Donald Trump issued an executive order preventing refugees, immigrants and visitors from seven Muslim-majority countries from ent...

Alaa al-Aswany: How I Helped My Novel Character

Louisiana Channel | Posted 01.31.2017 | Home
Louisiana Channel

"At some point I feel that the characters do exist... they become independent." Watch the praised Egyptian novelist Alaa al-Aswany in this short and h...

Clemens Setz: Thomas Mann and Peter

Louisiana Channel | Posted 01.31.2017 | Home
Louisiana Channel

The work of your favourite writers is like "a galaxy you keep coming back to". Hear Clemens Setz, one of Austria's most successful young authors, shar...

'1984' Sales Have Skyrocketed. Here’s What To Read Next.

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 02.02.2017 | Home

Last week, after Kellyanne Conway gave an interview describing falsehoods as “alternative facts,” sales of George Orwell’s decades-old classic 1...

The Orwell Essay That's Even More Pertinent Than '1984' Right Now

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 01.25.2017 | Home

In the three days since Kellyanne Conway described White House press secretary Sean Spicer’s lies as “alternative facts” on NBC’s “Meet The ...

Discovering Deafness Through Children's Literature

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 01.24.2017 | Home
Lydia L. Callis

Books that feature deaf/ hard of hearing characters or protagonists should be added to every child's collection! Whether you are the parent of a deaf child or the parent of a hearing child, introducing developing young minds to deafness can help cultivate an appreciation for human diversity.

Subscription Services Provide Book And Toy Options To Parents Of Brown Kids

The Huffington Post | Emily McCombs | Posted 01.24.2017 | Home

As the white mother to a black son, I am constantly searching for media and products that promote representation. I want my son to see himself reflect...

You’ll Want To Read This Scorching Satire Of 'American Values'

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 01.24.2017 | Home

SUVs, red meat, Jesus. If a dissenter’s view of Middle America were turned into a Bingo card, Kate Zambreno’s debut novel O Fallen Angel ― recen...

Get Janet Mock's And Issa Rae's Books For Free In Honor Of Women's Marches

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 01.20.2017 | Home

Attention, everyone in the continental U.S.! Atria Books announced on Friday that it would be offering seven eBooks as free downloads during the weeke...

A Vengeful Arch-Nemesis Taught You Fake News About Edgar Allan Poe

The Huffington Post | Todd Van Luling | Posted 01.19.2017 | Home

This is a true story about fabrications that improbably became common knowledge. The protagonist is a poet whose name you’ll recognize, but whose li...