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Karl Ove Knausgård Interview: Writing After 'My Struggle'

This open-hearted talk with Karl Ove Knausgård is the first and - according to the writer - last about his new project. And about fame and writing from a "total inferno," the text being the flashlight pointing towards a mountain, leaving...Show More Summary

Remembering the Gotham Book Mart

"That's our trouble," said my friend Roger, "everything used to be something else." I had just told him about meeting my brothers and their families for the third Chanukah candle, 13 relatives in all, at a glatt kosher restaurant called Taam Tov in the Diamond District, on the very site of the legendary Gotham Book Mart. Show More Summary

That's why I'm writing

"When I sit down to write a book, I do not say to myself, 'I am going to produce a work of art.' I write it because there is some lie that I want to expose, some fact to which I want to draw attention, and my initial concern is to get...Show More Summary

The Indomitable Tarryn Fisher

Tarryn Fisher is the New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of the Love Me With Lies series and Mud Vein as well as various other genre-bending novels. She runs the lifestyle-fashion blog, Guise of a Villain. A native of South Africa, Tarryn now resides in the Pacific Northwest with her two children and fiancé. Show More Summary

A Great Read For a New Year

Kerry Egan has written a book that only she could write, combining her study at Harvard Divinity School, her years of experience as a hospice chaplain, and several unfortunate years prior, during which her life was hijacked by post-partum psychosis, caused by a reaction to anesthesia used during an emergency C-section. Show More Summary

Goal Setting For Freelance Writers

Goal setting by the numbers A few years back, for the first time, the bulk of my income came from content marketing--but I didn't realize it until I broke out earnings by client type at the end of the year. I had several anchor clients...Show More Summary

10 Notable Books Of 2016 On Black Women's History

The field of black women's history has grown in leaps and bounds. In recent years, we have witnessed a significant growth in the publication of history books that explore the diversity and complexity of black women's lives. Here is a list of ten notable books on black women's history in the United States and other parts of the globe. Show More Summary

"Publishers are Scum!" Is This Really News?

The Internet is filled with outrage over the $250,000 advance from Simon and Schuster to alt-right writer Milo Yiannopolous for a book titled Dangerous. The complaints seem to fall into two categories: his views are repellent and shouldn't...Show More Summary

THE GUESTS ON SOUTH BATTERY Is a Return Visit To Karen White's TRADD STREET Series

Book Review - Jackie K Cooper THE GUESTS ON SOUTH BATTERY by Karen White When you turn to the first page of Karen White's latest novel THE GUESTS ON SOUTH BATTERY it is like turning a doorknob and entering a stately home in Charleston, South Carolina. Show More Summary

A Little Life: A Big impact

I have always loved to read. Every night of my childhood for as long as I can remember, I fell asleep reading a book. I loved nothing more than getting engrossed in the characters, the nuances of their relationships and their stories. Show More Summary

Live, Love, Explore: The latest book from Leon Logothetis

If you're reading this during your lunch break, I'm sure you'll have had this thought: wouldn't it be grand to just walk out of your job and travel the world? See new places, cultures and meet people from all walks of life? I know I have, but I'm one of the millions who didn't act. Show More Summary

What Is It About David Copperfield?

I read David Copperfield as a student in 1970, and until recently the single detail that I remembered from it was that of Uriah Heep's handshake. Heep is a law clerk working for a kindly attorney named Wickfield, who has just taken over the very young David's care. Show More Summary

Best Teen Fantasy of 2016

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Self-Publishing: An Insult to the Written Word

NOTE: I AM SUBMITTING THIS TO THE BOOKS SECTION As a published author, people often ask me why I don't self-publish. "Surely you'd make more money if you got to keep most of the profits rather than the publisher," they say. I'd rather...Show More Summary

Mara White's Top Ten Reads of 2016

I read a lot of books. Mostly romance and its various sub-genres. I'm also drawn to suspense and I pepper in some literary fiction too. I love novels that can pull me into the pages so completely that I forget about my surroundings, my responsibilities, politics--the real world. Show More Summary

12 Criminally Overlooked Books from 2016

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'Reagan: American Icon,' by Iwan Morgan (I.B. Tauris, 2016)

Are we still in the "Age of Reagan"? The election of Barack Obama 20 years after Reagan left office appeared to have closed that chapter in American politics. The American people, and the Electoral College for that matter, in that election...Show More Summary

Top 10 Books About Muslims And Islam

Media stereotypes and misinformation about Muslims are nothing new. In a post-election world, Muslims are finding more allies who often want to help but don't know much about us. More and more of our fellow Americans have questions and...Show More Summary

A Gift From The Characters: The 11-Song Soundtrack For THIS IS THE PART WHERE YOU LAUGH

Art inspires art, and characters become real. Here are the eleven songs the characters in THIS IS THE PART WHERE YOU LAUGH are recommending to readers: Because Natalie's got swagger, let's start with her favorite four (the recs are all in her own words) - Song One: You won't have heard of this, but it's too good. Show More Summary

Epic Fantasy Meets Ancient Rome: An Interview with Michael Livingston, Author of "The Shards of Heaven" and "The Gates of Hell"

What happens when a historian brings his love of the fantasy genre to crafting a trilogy? In the case of Michael Livingston's adrenaline-pumping Shards novels, what you get resembles a cross between HBO's Rome and Game of Thrones. Set...Show More Summary

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