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2 Hot Authors Reveal Their Summer Beach Reads

msn.com | Jennifer Weiner and Harlan Coben | Posted 09.06.2011 | Books

Now that summer's in full swing, it's the perfect time to hit the beach and crack the binding on a brand new book. We asked "Live Wire" author Harlan ...

Your Summer Reading List

latimes.com | Posted 07.23.2011 | Books

What novels and biographies are coming? What's quirky? What should the kids be reading? Let our special reading guide of new and forthcoming titles he...

Funstyle: A Conversation With Liz Phair, Plus Ozzy Gets Boxed

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"Just the feeling of having that all-female environment was just like nirvana because it's so rough out there for a woman that you have to toughen up. There's a lot of burrito eating, and fart jokes."

Why Book Review Equality Matters

Randy Susan Meyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Randy Susan Meyers

If women's books aren't reviewed, when women's books are declared "less literary, and when women's books on family are declared women's fiction, while men's domestic books are declared brave and eye-opening, it adds many pounds to the micro-inequality pile.

Is Oprah Sexist? Should Authors Say Less and Write More?

Lev Raphael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Lev Raphael

So Oprah picked Jonathan Franzen's new novel for her Book Club, despite the hullabaloo about the amount of "sexist" press coverage his new novel was getting. Does that make Oprah sexist?

An Apology for Women's Literature

Carol Muske-Dukes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Carol Muske-Dukes

Sisters, let's be honest. We write books. But if you look at the fact that so many more works by men are reviewed in major journals, our "books" are not what the establishment deems noteworthy.

Lit Versus Commercial Fiction: Writer Wars?

Randy Susan Meyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Randy Susan Meyers

It saddens me seeing writers buy into a class war. In today's market, lit looks down on commercial, which look down on genre, which eschew whatever is lower on the literary food chain.

The Making of a Novel: What Constitutes Success?

Jennie Nash | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jennie Nash

The fracas surrounding Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Weiner's comments about favoritism in the New York Times Book Review is hard to read for a midlist wr...

When Is a Literary Feud NOT a Literary Feud?

Lisa Solod | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Lisa Solod

For all those tired of debating who is a "real" American and to whom Constitutional rights apply, and don't, the feud between literary star Jonathan Franzen and bestselling novelists Jennifer Weiner and Jodi Picoult is a welcome distraction.

FIRST TIME ANYWHERE: Jodi Picoult, Jennifer Weiner Speak Out Together

Jason Pinter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jason Pinter

Controversy broke out online over whether Franzen's star treatment was indicative of the literary establishment's alleged shoddy treatment of what is commonly referred to as 'women's fiction.'

Weiner Escalates Feud With Franzen Coverage

The Guardian | Alison Flood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Dubbing the pre-publication furore "Franzenfrenzy", Weiner put out a call to her 15,000 Twitter follows "for non-Franzen novels about love, identity, ...

Is The New York Times Biased Toward White Guys From Brooklyn?

The Atlantic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Weiner, two writers whose work is often referred to as "chick lit," have been tweeting and commenting in the press about Mic...

Backstabber, Shrew ... Best Friend?

Peter Steinberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Peter Steinberg

Where is that line, by the way, between friend and friend-fatale? Like pornography, it's hard to define, but we think these novels -- a healthy mix of classics and worthwhile chick lit -- will make it as clear as a sharp knife in the back.

How Eliot Spitzer Inspired Jennifer Weiner's New Book

USA Today | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Jennifer Weiner could hardly conjure up a hotter gossip topic for her new novel than the cheated-on political wife. Her book, Fly Away Home, enters US...

Jennifer Weiner To Join Author Rock Band 'Rock Bottom Remainders' For New Tour

The Wall Street Journal | Dawn Fallik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Jennifer Weiner may have hit the top of the book lists with her best-selling novels, including "Good In Bed" and "In Her Shoes." But she's trading in...

Hot Summer Books From USA Today

USA Today | Deirdre Donahue, Jocelyn McClurg, Carol Memmott, Bob Minzesheimer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

What's summer without a good book to get you through those lazy days? Whether it's the season's hottest chick lit, memoir, beach read or celebrity tit...

Best Friends Forever? Authors and Their Readers on Twitter and Facebook

Joanne Rendell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joanne Rendell

A new kind of promotional strategy is emerging -- one where authors are getting online and personal.