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Lev Grossman

Lev Grossman On Why He'll Always Love Print Books

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 08.05.2014 | Books

Brief Interviews is a series in which writers discuss language, literature, and a handful of Proustian personality questions. Lev Grossman is the a...

Writing: A Family Profession

Steven Petite | Posted 03.31.2014 | Books
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?

I Love Windows 8 (and No, My Account Has Not Been Hacked)

Dr. R. Keith Sawyer | Posted 08.13.2013 | Technology
Dr. R. Keith Sawyer

If you don't like Windows 8 because it is "too innovative" or if you don't like Windows Mobile because "it looks weird," at least you'll have to admit that Microsoft has proven itself capable of breakthrough innovation, of not simply copying the others.

EXCERPT: Dave Eggers's Joke Confession

Posted 02.12.2013 | Books

Herman Mildew was a cantankerous, unpleasant book editor who built up enemies throughout publishing. He was gluttonous, odious, insufferable and entir...

Novelist Jonathan Franzen in Discussion With Time's Lev Grossman

Elana Estrin | Posted 12.19.2011 | Books
Elana Estrin

"Almost the definition of a mensch, a good person, is that in their heart of hearts they're rather hard on themselves. And yet, you can't get out of bed in the morning if you don't love yourself. I'm merciless towards myself, so being merciless towards my characters comes naturally."

Your Favorite Book Characters' Cocktails Of Choice

Lev Grossman | Posted 10.18.2011 | Books
Lev Grossman

As a result, a good cocktail is hard to find, at least in books. Whatever the charms of Eliot's "The Cocktail Party," or the cocktail party in "Mrs. Dalloway," no one ever remembers what was drunk there.

Lev Grossman On 'The Magician King'

Posted 10.10.2011 | Home

Lev Grossman loves fantasy. He loves it so much, he writes about loving fantasy within his own fantasy novels. Grossman, who keeps his day job as a bo...

3 Grown-Up Books For The Hogwarts Grad

npr.org | By Lev Grossman | Posted 09.13.2011 | Books

The Harry Potter franchise has its last hurrah on Friday, and fans like me are facing a forcible graduation from the protection of a fictional univers...

Reading Retreats: How To Get Away From Everything But Your Books

salon.com | Drew Grant | Posted 09.11.2011 | Books

I'll be absent from these pages for the next four weeks while I hole up in a cabin far from both the Internet and reliable cell phone reception. Whene...

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 ...

Easy Reader: Jonathan Franzen's Freedom Is Both Close-Up and Distant

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David Finkle

Franzen's Freedom lays forth an extremely convincing portrait of an American family in these fragmented socio-political times.

Columbine and the End of Journalism: A Daily Blog Series, Part IV

Jeff Kass | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jeff Kass

I previously discussed Newsweek's coverage of Columbine's ten-year anniversary. But they were not the only ones who wrote as if they were unaware of the twists and turns in the Columbine story.

The New Yorker's Best Books Of The Year

The New Yorker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Reviewers' favorites from 2009....

Reading In Public: Books We've Spotted And What You Might Want To Read In Bed On New Year's Day (PHOTOS, POLL)

The Huffington Post | Amy Hertz and Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 03.20.2014 | Books

Reading in public says something about a book--that the reader likes it enough to carry it on a subway, an airplane, to a doctor's office or cafe. Eve...