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Love Stories: Esther Freud, Author Of 'Hideous Kinky' Picks 10 Favorite

The Guardian | Esther Freud | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"The love stories that have stayed with me are the ones that broke my heart. Novels that managed to create the unbearable longing of two people to be ...

What Obama's Reading: Are The Books Influencing Policy?

The Washington Post | Tevi Troy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

As the battle over health-care reform crescendoed last month, President Obama let slip that he was still making time for some side reading. "We've bee...

Huffington Post Readers' Picks: 13 Great Overlooked Books By Famous Authors (PHOTOS, POLL)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Last week, we posted a list of 12 great books by famous authors that are often overlooked by popular culture, and we were happy to see that HuffPost r...

Russia Forgets Tolstoy?

Telegraph UK | Andrew Osborn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Tolstoy is better appreciated in the West, academics claim, even though Western readers discovered classics such as War and Peace a good century after...

Sophia Tolstoy: Not the Woman You Thought She Was

Alexandra Popoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Alexandra Popoff

Sophia's life has been long misinterpreted, so my goal was to provide accurate information and tell her true story.

Influences: Angelic and Demonic

Barbara Probst Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Barbara Probst Solomon

Salinger gave my generation a permission to write about our lives, our very ordinary adolescent times. He gave us our voice, our right to be serious in our own postwar, perhaps over-privileged, tones.

The Susan Boyle Story And Why We Love Rags-To-Riches Authors

The Millions | Tat Jana Soli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

It has come to my attention that a favorite interview question for authors, especially debut authors, is what you did before you were a published. The...

Back to Basics on Valentine's Day

Daniel Bruno Sanz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Daniel Bruno Sanz

I...can turn a gray sky blue. I can make it rain... whenever I want it to. I can build a castle from a single grain of sand; I can make a ship sail.....

Movie Review: The Last Station

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The Last Station is the movie equivalent of what passes for serious drama on Broadway these days: a lot of big-name stars clustered together in a prod...

Tolstoy's Stories

Richard Pevear | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Richard Pevear

Tolstoy has been better served by translators than other Russian writers, but there is still the challenge of coming closer to the original, of catching more of its specific stylistic qualities than previous translations have done.

Be an Ex-President Without Being President First!

Dave Astor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dave Astor

There's the Star Trek solution of changing the time-space continuum, but I'm hesitant to recommend that because of the damage it might do to the Obamas' new White House vegetable garden.

Publishing Is Dead [Part 2]: Can We Make It About Writers For A Change?

Richard Laermer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Richard Laermer

Write your masterpiece, put it on Amazon or in the back of your van, take it to the willing with spare cash at a state fair. If it's good it'll sell. You just got to make them open it up.