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Writing: A Family Profession

Steven Petite | Posted 03.31.2014 | Home
Steven Petite

You aren't born a writer, you become a writer. Some families have multiple doctors, lawyers, construction workers, teachers, etc. But how many families have multiple, successful writers?

Does Famous Author Hate Brooklyn Hipsters?

Posted 05.06.2013 | Home

Martin Amis is a big name in literary circles. Shortlisted twice for the Booker Prize, his books London Fields, Time's Arrow and The Information have ...

Easy Reader: Salman Rushdie's Joseph Anton a Hitman-Target Hit

David Finkle | Posted 12.15.2012 | Home
David Finkle

Although I've been reading and reviewing books for several decades, not until Salman Rushdie's memoir, Joseph Anton, have I realized how some part of me continues to look at books through callow eyes, to assess them naively.

Martin Amis' Lionel Asbo to Meet Mad Men's Matthew Weiner in Los Angeles

Andrea Grossman | Posted 09.17.2012 | Los Angeles
Andrea Grossman

One of America's great storytellers, Matthew Weiner, creator of Mad Men, will chat with novelist Martin Amis, author of the critically acclaimed novel Lionel Asbo: State of England, in Los Angeles on Friday, September 21.

The Book We're Talking About This Week

Posted 08.27.2012 | Home

"Lionel Asbo: State of England" by Martin Amis Knopf, $25.95 August 21, 2012 What is it about? Thematically similar to Amis's "Money," this book...

Famous Authors’ Bizarre Obsessions

Posted 02.21.2012 | Home

By Emily Temple for Flavorwire: We tend to put our favorite authors on a pedestal, and in some ways when we do that, we turn them into characters t...

The 5 Most Frequently Stolen Books From Bookstores | Posted 09.14.2011 | Home

Yesterday, historian and author Barry H. Landau was arrested on charges of stealing historical documents, including ones signed by Abraham Lincoln, fr...

The 10 Best Literary Picnics

The Observer | Kate Kellaway | Posted 08.31.2011 | Home

In a boat, in the nude, with cold chicken, warm bananas, Mr Knightley or Mole…...

PHOTOS: 10 Writers’ Unruly, Manly Manes | Posted 07.10.2011 | Home

We were a little bit late in reading Jorian Polis Schutz’s analysis of manly manes in the last issue of Cabinet, titled “Barbers and Barbarians,...

On Hitchens

Ashley Rindsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ashley Rindsberg

What idea of Hitchens' could a man possibly grapple with? What new perspective has he introduced that can be pondered, analyzed, defeated or accepted?

Why I Write for Children: A Response to Martin Amis

Charles London | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Charles London

I am often asked why I write for children. What, people wonder, could have possessed me to bring myself down to the level of a ten year old?

On Offer At Frankfurt Book Fair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Agents are heading off to this year's book fair with a host of titles from the likes of Martin Amis, Eoin Colfer and David Bowie. In the second of The...

Christopher Hitchens: 'I'm Dying'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Christopher Hitchens sat down with The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg for a frank and fascinating conversation on his cancer and his religious beliefs. ...

Martin Amis And Agent Andrew Wylie Force Cancellation Of Biography

The Australian | Richard Brooks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

MARTIN Amis has bared his teeth and chewed up a book that threatened to intrude on certain aspects of his private life. Small independent publisher...

A Terrorist And His Cat

Amitava Kumar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Amitava Kumar

Daisy Rockwell has painted portraits of Osama bin Laden and Mullah Omar, but what she is especially good at is painting those one would call ordinary terrorists.

Martin Amis's 'The Pregnant Widow' Is A 'Strange, Sparkling Novel' (New York Review)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

More Lad Than Bad Edmund White The New York Review of Books "The Pregnant Widow" by Martin Amis Knopf, 370 pp., $26.95 "The Pregnant Widow" begins ...

'Hitch-22': 6 Juicy Celebrity Bites From Christopher Hitchens's New Memoir (PHOTOS, POLL)

Huffington Post | Gideon Pine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In recent years, Christopher Hitchens's personality has almost always overshadowed his prose. So, it seems fitting that the 61-year-old rhetorical pug...

Christopher Hitchens Takes Aim At Himself

Alex Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Alex Palmer

Over his long and prolific writing career, Christopher Hitchens has targeted Bill Clinton, Mother Teresa, Princess Diana and God, but on Friday he tac...

Martin Amis: Awards Only Go To Boring Books

Telegraph | Stephen Adams, Arts Correspondent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Amis, 60, has never won a major literary award such as the Man Booker or Costa, despite his popular appeal. The closest he got was when his novel Time...

Zadie Smith, Nadine Gordimer On Guardian Hay Festival Lineup

The Guardian | Mark Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Bill Clinton called it the "Woodstock of the mind" while Joseph Heller said it was like a cross between "an international conference and a country wed...

Bang-Up Books for Summer Reading

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nina Sankovitch

There are many great and good books out this summer and I will be reviewing all summer long, but for the start of the season I have six books to recommend for summer reading.

'Writing On The Edge' Excerpt: Paradise Lost In Armenia

The Huffington Post | DBC Pierre | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In the collection "Writing On the Edge," fourteen esteemed writers chronicle their travels with MSF teams through countries in crisis. Accompanied by ...

Book Review Roundup

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

If you missed the weekend's big book reviews, no need to fear: you can catch up with the highlights below! "Innocent," Scott Turow The New York Times...

Martin Amis And Christopher Hitchens Both Write About Their Friendship In New Books

The Wall Street Journal | ALEXANDRA ALTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Martin Amis says his new novel, "The Pregnant Widow," isn't remotely autobiographical, but members of his circle will instantly recognize Nicholas, th...

Michiko Kakutani Rips Martin Amis's New Book: 'The Pregnant Widow' Is 'Remarkably Tedious,' Says NYT Reviewer

The New York Times | MICHIKO KAKUTANI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

This remarkably tedious new novel by Martin Amis is a sort of messy improvisation on Boccaccio's 14th-century collection of tales known as "The Decame...