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The Female Farmer Project

Brad Puet | Posted 11.11.2014 | Women
Brad Puet

The mission of the Female Farmer Project is to document the rise of women in agriculture. I share the images and the stories of women who farm. Some of these women are first generation farmers who come from the corporate world; lawyers, anthropologists, executives, scientists who are bringing a unique skill set to the farm. Some are third or fourth generation farmers but bring a new vision and fresh ideas and are responding to the needs of today's economy by diversifying the farm income.

'The Darkest Hour': A Talk with Tony Schumacher

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 10.13.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Tony Schumacher has written for The Guardian and the Huffington Post. He is also a regular contributor to BBC Radio and London's LBC Radio. His debut novel, The Darkest Hour, reimagines history in a chilling way.

Q&A Session with Award-Winning Author, Sheri Booker

Christina Scribner | Posted 10.19.2014 | Women
Christina Scribner

Sheri Booker is a teacher in Baltimore, spoken word artist, poet, public speaker, and author. Her latest publication, a memoir titled, "NINE YEARS UND...

The Perfect Stranger: A Talk With Wendy Corsi Staub

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 09.27.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

With the release of her 21st thriller, The Perfect Stranger, NY Times bestselling suspense novelist Wendy Corsi Staub will have published more than eighty novels in various genres.

SHORTLISTED: The 2014 PEN Literary Awards

PEN American Center | Posted 08.20.2014 | Books
PEN American Center

Spanning fiction, essays, science writing, biography, sports writing, translation and children's books, the 2014 PEN Literary Awards celebrate the best of literature from around the world.

What Just Happened?!

Katie Schwartz | Posted 05.24.2014 | Comedy
Katie Schwartz

Though friends speculated about the true nature of our relationship, I don't recall a moment when sexual tension or chemistry crept between us. From the day we met, it never occurred to either of us to be more than friends.

'Just Babies': In Praise of Popular Non-Fiction

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 05.17.2014 | College
Greg Lukianoff

"The one year old decided to take justice into his own hands." Thus opens Paul Bloom's Just Babies: The Origins of Good and Evil, an exceedingly enjoy...

In Pursuit of Human Ponies and Other Strange Subcultures of Florida

Lynn Waddell | Posted 04.30.2014 | Weird News
Lynn Waddell

As I thumb through a horse supply catalog, I can't help but think of the pony people I met during the research for my book Fringe Florida. The research forever changed the way I look at the world and the humanity of people who do things many consider weird.

Gladwell and Goliath: When a Great Strength Becomes a Weakness

Rob Brooks | Posted 12.14.2013 | Science
Rob Brooks

Hasn't Malcolm Gladwell had a busy fortnight? His latest book shipped on the first of October. And the deluge of reviews washed out a flood of anti-Gladwell bile. He's an unusually polarising author, Gladwell. And it looks like some of the criticism has stung.

The Writing Life: What's the Process?

Deborah Doucette | Posted 09.16.2013 | Books
Deborah Doucette

My novel, Bad Girls, just launched -- hooray and hallelujah! -- which, among other things, prompted lots of questions from family, friends and co-work...

The Facts About Fiction, the Fiction About Facts

Steven Paul Leiva | Posted 06.19.2013 | Books
Steven Paul Leiva

As a reader I am always reading one non-fiction and one fiction book at the same time.

Are Novelists Obligated To Be Historically Accurate?

James Forrester | Posted 12.11.2012 | Books
James Forrester

One speech particularly sticks in my mind - partly because it was delivered by perhaps our foremost historical novelist, Hilary Mantel, and partly because I found myself disagreeing her.

Jumpstarting the Motor City: Rachel Grady on Detropia

Dan Lybarger | Posted 11.07.2012 | Entertainment
Dan Lybarger

Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady have made documentaries about entire subcultures, but their latest tackles a whole city. Detropia looks unflinchingly at the grim realities of contemporary Detroit, which is where Ewing grew up. The city has changed drastically since then.

9 Great Books To Give This Holiday Season

Angela Flournoy | Posted 02.12.2012 | Black Voices
Angela Flournoy

With time running out until Christmas, we thought we'd share some of our favorite reads from the past year. Great books make great gifts.

A Conversation With Helen Benedict: Writing Fiction and Non-Fiction

Len Hollie | Posted 11.28.2011 | New York
Len Hollie

Helen Benedict has written five novels and five books of non-fiction. I recently spoke with Benedict about the unique undertaking of writing both fiction and non-fiction from the same research material.

Three Cups of Truth?

Terence Clarke | Posted 10.12.2011 | Books
Terence Clarke

There is lucre in writing a book like Three Cups of Tea or in making TV dramas and films that assert they are true, but in fact are being made to titillate the public's wish for celebrity gossip.

Write Better Stories; Go "Inside Story"

Abe Schwartz | Posted 05.30.2011 | Books
Abe Schwartz

It seems everyone's looking to tell better stories these days. Peter Guber's Tell to Win and Seth Godin's All Marketers are Liars are both wildly popu...

Ink-Stained For Life: What Makes A Great Teacher

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

The prescription for a being good teacher may be as simple as it is for a good writer, but that doesn't mean it is readily or frequently achieved.

The Way We Read Now: The Atavist Finds a Publishing Future in Long-Form Nonfiction

Bob Moses | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Bob Moses

The Atavist founders describe their endeavor as "a boutique publishing house producing original nonfiction stories for digital, mobile reading devices."

Apocalypse in Print

Nigel Hamilton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nigel Hamilton

The printed book is dead -- at least, the book as we have known it since Gutenberg. It's going digital not only among the young, but even the ancient.

Confronting Reality (Part One) -- The Utah Motel

Benjamin LeRoy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Benjamin LeRoy

How much of what we read -- even non-fiction -- is meant to be consumed from a distance? The voyeur culture is alive and well in America. Have I hit the outer fringes of it?

7 Books Besides 'Eat Pray Love' About A Year In Somebody's Life

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Elizabeth Gilbert got her book contract to write about a year in her life after leaving her husband, and it turned into megahit 'Eat Pray Love.' Gil...

Celebrity Books: Which Ones Are British Booksellers Counting On For Christmas Business?

The Guardian | Alison Flood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Last year, the book trade bet heavily on a flurry of C-list celebrity memoirs and got badly burned. This autumn, the focus is on quality, with Stephen...

Will Smith's Last Pharaoh vs. Egypt's History by Hollywood

Aladdin Elaasar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Aladdin Elaasar

Will Smith's upcoming movie sheds light on long forgotten Egyptian history. If you want to know the true story of the Last Pharaoh of Egypt, you'd better pay attention to what's going on in Egypt today and in the near future.

Book Expo America 2010: Hot New Fiction, Nonfiction & Cookbooks

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Dr. Ali Binazir

I just returned from my trip to Book Expo America, the largest publishing fair in North America. I visited as many author signings as possible, with the goal of bringing attention to new works.