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How Will Ebooks Change the Author Experience?

Jason Pinter | Posted 07.10.2011 | Books
Jason Pinter

In the end, the act of writing a book will not change. Yet as the publishing world changes, as do the ways in which readers digest books, many of the most meaningful moments in an author's career will be lost or different in a way to make them unrecognizable.

How Literary Death Match Crowdsourced Its Way Around The World

bookmachine.org | Posted 07.06.2011 | Books

Literary Death Match is a competitive literary night which began in New York and has spread to 33 cities worldwide, including London, Cardiff, Dublin ...

PHOTOS: Mark Twain Classic Reinterpreted

Posted 06.28.2011 | Arts

Tim Rollins and K.O.S portray a visual investigation of three important pieces of classic literature by bringing forward their contemporary message. F...

The Island Of Herman Melville, The State Of Cormac McCarthy: Literary Map Of America

Posted 06.22.2011 | Books

Would you rather live in the state of Black Elk or Maya Angelou instead of Montana or Arkansas? The island of Melville looks a little cold, so instead...

An Open Letter to Donald Trump: You Are Not A Good Writer

Jason Pinter | Posted 06.13.2011 | Books
Jason Pinter

Dear Mr. Trump, after reading your letter to the New York Times regarding Gail Collins's article about you, I had to clarify one thing: you are not a good writer.

Unearthly Voices: Beyond Black by Hilary Mantel

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 06.08.2011 | Books
Ilana Teitelbaum

One of the persistent motifs of Beyond Black is the triviality that pervades the spirit world: the idea that the dead are just as preoccupied with the temporal as they were in life.

The Translator Takes Center Stage

Nataly Kelly | Posted 05.29.2011 | Business
Nataly Kelly

"We labor in obscurity." These are the words of a literary translator who contacted Nina Sankovitch recently, as reported in her excellent post, "Foun...

Literature Leaps into the 22nd Century, Lands Awkwardly

John Lundberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Lundberg

As scientists improve their ability to manipulate the genome, will a market might emerge for people who want to imprint quotes into their own DNA, or even their children's, as a sort of genetic tattoo?

Ten Literary Lines To Raise Your Glass To

Alex Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Alex Palmer

Many great writers have also been great drinkers and their advice around this habit will either want to make you keep going or will stop you forever. But do try not to spit out your scotch laughing at the wit.

Seeing Red -- "Look, Jack, It's Over!!"

Claudia Ricci | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Claudia Ricci

Jack turns to face her. "So, what happened? You think...Jesús ditched you?" The question feels like a punch to her gut. She sets the turkey pan on the granite counter.

Found in Translation: Honoring Literary Translators

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

I recently received an email from a reader who admonished me for not recognizing just who made it possible for me to read all those wonderful books from around the world: the literary translators.

Uma Thurman Joins Ralph Lauren, Under the Guise of Literacy, to Sell Rich Kids Clothes (VIDEO)

Rocco Staino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Rocco Staino

We have Uma Thurman narrating a story that is billed as literature whose primary purpose is to sell $39.50 Blake Pig Pony Oxfords or $395 cowboy boots.

How A 73-Year-Old Author Became A Hero Of Young Readers

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

NEW YORK — It began as a competition between sixth-grader Jailen Swinney and a friend: Who could read a book faster? But after finishing Walter...

The Faithful Shopper: Buy Books in New York

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

A number of notable independent bookshops in New York are bucking the trend, providing a place to browse and find the unexpected tome or meet an author.

As Iraq War Memory Fades, the Art Endures

Gail Vida Hamburg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Gail Vida Hamburg

If all media deleted their archives of news about the Iraq War, and only these artworks survived, we would still be able to remember the things we believed about ourselves during the march to war.

Tel Aviv Stories

Ashley Rindsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Ashley Rindsberg

At the end of the writing, editing, considering and worrying that makes a book, I have to think that every writer is left with a question: why did I write this?

Dirty Old (Literary) Men: Writing's Filthiest Perverted Geniuses

flavorwire.com | Nina MacLaughlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

There has been a lot of talk about books and sex in this space lately, and it's not just because of yesterday's holiday. Anyone who has taken English ...

Your Favorite Star-Crossed Lovers In Literature: Expect The Unexpected, Not Romeo And Juliet (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Zoe Triska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Though Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet are the classic star-crossed lovers in books, and the play from which the phrase originates, we decided to add s...

Ten Sexy Literary Innuendos

Alex Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Alex Palmer

Anyone composing a steamy note or text message for their valentine this year could learn from what the greats have written about sex -- and what they haven't.

A Celebration of the Pen Over the Sword

Dilara Hafiz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Dilara Hafiz

Is there any space for intellectual discussion in Karachi, Pakistan? At the Karachi Literature Festival, the answer is a resounding "Yes!"

Upstairs, Downstairs at The New Yorker: An 86th Anniversary Appreciation

Brenda Peterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Brenda Peterson

When I showed up for my first day of work at The New Yorker magazine in 1972, I was greeted by my theatrically busy boss, "Quick, quick, we've got three deadlines today!"

Cashing In on an Author's Death (18th Century Edition)

Stephen J. Gertz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Stephen J. Gertz

When a famous author dies, an industry of postmortem exploitation begins. All, of course, with the very best of intentions.

Beloved Mentor: A Tribute to Brian Jacques

Jason Pinter | Posted 06.16.2011 | Books
Jason Pinter

I eagerly devoured the entire Redwall series, exploring the world Brian Jacques created, learning the histories of its characters, reaching out to know everything about this creation that had passed from Jacques's mind into my own.

The Pen Name Is Mightier Than the Sword Name

Jeff Klima | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jeff Klima

Congratulations, you've decided to completely devote yourself to the endless, droning monotony that is professional writing. On the world's s...

Life of Bro: A Chronology

Gregory Beyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Gregory Beyer

Topher Smith is recognized as one of the United States' foremost "bros." The following chronology accompanies The Library of America's recently-published volume of Smith's collected writings.