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Russell Banks On Literary Heroes, The Word He Hates

Posted 11.11.2013 | Books

Brief Interviews is a new series in which writers discuss language, literature, and a handful of Proustian personality questions. Russell Banks is ...

How Miami Pedophiles Inspired A Literature Award

Posted 02.23.2012 | Miami

Russell Banks, a writer, poet and part-time Miami resident, is a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner award for his recent novel Lost Memory of Skin. The...

The Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2011

Anis Shivani | Posted 12.11.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

As usual, fall is when the big guns come out. Exciting novels by major writers like Ha Jin, Haruki Murakami, Umberto Eco, Jeffrey Eugenides and Russell Banks.

Seattle Can Do It, So Can Chicago: Why Can't Boston Pick A Book To Read?

Boston Globe | Sam Allis | Posted 12.08.2011 | Books

Chicago has one. So do Malibu and San Diego, Denver and Poughkeepsie, Seattle and Philadelphia. Somerville does too. What they share, along with hu...

Calabash Celebrates Ten Years of Words by the Sea

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

Memorial Day is coming and one of the most exciting places to be for the Memorial Day weekend is at the Calabash International Literary Festival, now in its tenth year.

Margaret Atwood, Anne Rice, Kazuo Ishiguro And Others Share Their Writing Secrets

Wall Street Journal | ALEXANDRA ALTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Richard Powers lounges in bed all day and speaks his novels aloud to a laptop computer with voice-recognition software. Junot Diaz, author of the Puli...