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Jennifer Weiner Is a Genius at Self-Promotion

Lev Raphael | Posted 03.08.2014 | Books
Lev Raphael

How many authors of commercial fiction do you know who get huge, glowing profiles in the New Yorker? Well, Jennifer Weiner just did, as she continues to ride her successful hobbyhorse about not getting respect.

Biggest Literary Feuds Of 2013

newyorker.com | Posted by Rachel Arons | Posted 12.09.2013 | Books

As 2013 draws to a close, we give you our second-annual look at the scuffles, controversies, and feisty debates that have helped keep the literary wor...

Great Male Protagonists We Wouldn't Want to Be Friends With

Claire Fallon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Claire Fallon

2013-10-04-ScreenShot20131004at6.13.45PM.pngMany male protagonists seem palatable enough at first glance -- unless we hold them to the more exacting friendship standard.

The Year I Stopped Reading Men

Anna Szymanski | Posted 10.29.2013 | Books
Anna Szymanski

It was like when you turn on a TV set after spending a significant period of time streaming television online. Suddenly, you're covering your ears and asking why those Kia hamsters can't play a different song. You never used to notice the commercials, but now they're all you can hear.

Jennifer Weiner's Latest Literary Feud

Lev Raphael | Posted 07.27.2013 | Books
Lev Raphael

Weiner isn't just expert at giving her reading public what it wants, she's a master at creating controversy and making headlines by attacking noted authors in the news. It's a canny strategy guaranteed to boost her already high public profile. Midlist authors, take note.

Midlife and Fantasy at 42 -- Claire Messud's New Novel Resonates

Heidi Legg | Posted 07.02.2013 | Books
Heidi Legg

When I sat down with Claire Messud, the first thing I asked was how she knew exactly how I felt to be turning 42. Her answer? "I've been there."

The Book We're Talking About

Posted 04.29.2013 | Books

The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud Knopf, $25.95 April 30, 2013 What is it about? The book is about a a middle-aged teacher's (Nora's) relation...

7 Highly Anticipated Fiction Reads

Vogue | Posted 05.28.2013 | Books
Vogue

In contemporary Maine, a teenage boy's racially-charged prank prompts his New York attorney uncles to converge on the town of their youth in Elizabeth Strout's latest, The Burgess Boys, but it's the sister who never left who understands alienation best.

Announcing the Death of the Post-9/11 Novel

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

Novelists didn't have to think much in the way of plot. 9/11 happened before, during, or after, to change everything (as Bush and Ashcroft had it, the world changed, nothing was the same after 9/11).

Claire Messud On Iranian Memoir

The New York Review of Books | Claire Messud | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In Emin Prison Claire Messud The New York Review of Books "My Prison, My Home: One Woman's Story of Captivity in Iran" by Haleh Esfandiari. Ecco, ...