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Swamplandia

VOTE: The Hufflitzer - A Prize With A Winner!

Posted 04.20.2012 | Books

UPDATE: We have a winner! With more than 40% of the vote, Karen Russell's Swamplandia! is the inaugural (and hopefully only) Hufflitzer prize winner. ...

Why Did The Pulitzer Snub "Swamplandia!" Author?

The Huffington Post | Amanda McCorquodale | Posted 06.16.2012 | Miami

Coral Gables native Karen Russell and her book about South Florida, "Swamplandia!," were snubbed for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction this year. In fact...

Another Great Book Gets A TV Show

Posted 12.20.2011 | Home

HBO is adapting another book! This time it's "Swamplandia!" by Karen Russell. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Scott Rudin is on board to adapt...

Unusual Literary Halloween Costumes

Madeleine Crum | Posted 12.14.2011 | Books

It’s cooling off and coffee shops are finally re-introducing pumpkin-flavored lattes. This means just one thing: the season for costume shopping has...

Literary Characters Who Would Be Best Friends

Kathleen Massara | Posted 11.17.2011 | Books

From Flavorwire: Last month, we ran a post on TV characters who would likely befriend each other in real life. Today we thought we’d try out th...

10 Decidedly Highbrow But Still Beach-Appropriate Summer Reads

flavorwire.com | Posted 09.10.2011 | Books

We get it. If you're a literary snob, choosing beach reading is hard. You want something that's going to keep you entertained and happy while you work...

Top 55 Best Read List

fridayreads.com | Erin | Best Read | Posted 08.17.2011 | Books

Based on the FridayReads posts on June 10, 2011, here’s the Best Read List: ...

Spreading the Love: Book Reviews, Good and Bad

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

I've received a number of emails and comments lately, with various undertones of censure, stating that I only write good reviews. "Don't you have anything bad to say?" is the implied question.

Obama's Family History And A Humphrey Bogart Biography

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore" by Benjamin Hale New York Times Every first-person narrator creates himself out of words, but this process is pa...

Karen Russell on the Persistence of the Novelist

Brian Gresko | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Brian Gresko

Karen Russell -- a rising star in the literary world -- speaks about her writing process and the trials and tribulations she encountered when writing her debut novel Swamplandia!