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Cookbooks Are More Relevant Than Ever. Here's Why.

The Huffington Post | Julie R. Thomson | Posted 01.19.2017 | Taste

What do you do when you need to find a recipe for dinner? We’re willing to bet you don’t pull a book off your shelf and flip through the pages in ...

Kjell Askildsen : The Resistance Came to Stay

Louisiana Channel | Posted 01.18.2017 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

When Kjell Askildsen sent his first collection of short stories to his father, a central member of the Christian community in his small Norwegian town...

Obama, Possible Aspiring-Novelist-In-Chief, Once Wrote Short Fiction

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 01.16.2017 | Arts

President Barack Obama’s bookishness is the worst-kept, most endearing non-secret in Washington, D.C. As we, and many other outlets, have previously...

9 Suspenseful Novels You Won't Soon Forget

Kirkus | Posted 01.12.2017 | Books
Kirkus

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For Eight Glorious Years, Our President Was A Bookworm

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 01.11.2017 | Arts

The presidency of Barack Obama has meant many profound things to many Americans. When he quoted Harper Lee’s classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird dur...

Mark Twain's Personal Library Is Open For You To Write Your Novel

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 01.11.2017 | Arts

Writers searching for some inspiration may want to head to Mark Twain’s home in Hartford, Connecticut, this year. The Mark Twain House & Museum is ...

Giving Birth to a New Book

T.A. Barron | Posted 01.10.2017 | Books
T.A. Barron

The very first time I hold a new book that I've written, I gently give it a loving hug...just as if it were a newborn baby. And maybe, in a way, it i...

Chilling Book About Parental Love Is A Ghost Story For The Modern Age

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 01.12.2017 | Arts

Imagine: You’re on vacation. A retreat to a small town. You’re hoping to lounge around, and maybe go swimming with your daughter, an energetic you...

10 Books About the Civil War for the History Buff in All of Us

HuffPost Partner Studio | Posted 01.17.2017 | Entertainment

If your idea of good reading involves stories about the Union and the Confederacy, then you’ll want to add these page-turners to your bookshelf or K...

27 Nonfiction Books By Women Everyone Should Read This Year

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 01.10.2017 | Arts

New year, new books. At least, that’s what we wrote back in December, when we were just starting to add titles to our 2017 reading lists. Now that w...

There’s A Reason Why Indie Bookstores Are Thriving

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 01.05.2017 | Arts

At the tail end of last year, the New York book community was hit with unsettling news. BookCourt, the independently run store serving Carroll Gardens...

Famous Writers Plan 'Literary Protest' On NY Public Library Steps

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 01.05.2017 | Arts

PEN America, an organization built around a desire to defend open expression in the U.S., is preparing a “literary protest” in the most likely of ...

The Most Anticipated Books of 2017 Thus Far

Kirkus | Posted 01.04.2017 | Books
Kirkus

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Five British Poets to Watch in 2017

Robert Peake | Posted 01.02.2017 | Books
Robert Peake

Lovers of poetry have this consolation at least: when times get tough, the poetry gets better. Stalinism gave us Anna Akhmatova; The Troubles in North...

Critics Vow Boycott Of Simon & Schuster After Milo Yiannopoulos Book Deal

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 12.30.2016 | Arts

After Milo Yiannopoulos, former Twitter creep and current editor at the notorious alt-right news platform Breitbart that is favored by white nationali...

The Invaluable Lessons Of 'Watership Down,' A Dark Classic Every Kid Should Read

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 12.28.2016 | Arts

“I do not believe in talking down to children,” Richard Adams explained in an interview with The Guardian last year. This, coming from an author w...

You Should Remember Carrie Fisher As A Brilliant Author

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 12.27.2016 | Arts

Immortalized as a fierce and lovely space princess in the classic film saga “Star Wars,” Carrie Fisher could easily have gone the way of many one-...

Amber Tamblyn Is Working On A Novel About Rape Culture

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 12.27.2016 | Arts

Amber Tamblyn ― of “Joan of Arcadia” and “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” fame ― is taking a stand against rape culture. Earlier t...

Classic Sci-Fi Story About Race And Gender In The South Gets An Update

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 12.27.2016 | Arts

Way before the Hugo Awards were hijacked by the so-called Sad Puppies ― a group of mostly white men aiming to return to what they think of as the go...

Yiyun Li On Choosing To Be 'Orphaned' From Her Native Language

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 12.27.2016 | Arts

Launching a career as a novelist seems like an impossible dream to many ― let alone doing so in a second or third language. But that’s exactly wha...

35 Over 35 Honors Authors Who Found Success Later In Life

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 01.30.2017 | Arts

The celebration of youth is everywhere, not just in beauty magazines. Literary organizations also champion the hip and emerging, by recognizing the pr...

The 33 New Books You'll Want To Add To Your Shelf Next Year

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 12.29.2016 | Arts

2017, ahoy! These are the books ― among others! ― that we can’t wait to read. January The Man Who Shot My Eye Out Is Dead by Chanelle Benz A d...

"The Zezimas' 2016 Christmas Letter"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 12.20.2016 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima Since I am in the holiday spirit (and, having just consumed a mug of hot toddy, a glass of eggnog and a nip of cheer, the holiday spi...

This Book Designer Just Redesigned The Bible As A Novel

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 12.16.2016 | Religion

After two years of production delays and an assortment of other challenges he never expected to face, a California-based book designer’s quest to pr...

Imbolo Mbue: Everybody Has a Story

Louisiana Channel | Posted 12.15.2016 | Books
Louisiana Channel

"The challenges of being black and working-class in America - my characters didn't understand that and I didn't either." Meet Imbolo Mbue, author of '...