BY ILIA BLINDERMAN AND MYSTERY CORRESPONDENT X “The word ‘poetry,’” wrote John Stuart Mill (“Thoughts on Poetry and Its Varieties”), “imports something quite peculiar in its nature; something which may exist in what is called prose as well as in verse; something which does not even...
In this very special Rumpus interview, Lidia Yuknavitch interviews our beloved Sugar:Dearest sweet peas,I was intrigued when I read in The Rumpus Book Club discussion with Lidia Yuknavitch that some club members thought Lidia was me. Like many of you, I read and loved her amazing book, The Chronology of Water, as well as the [...]
After writing about Brown Dog, aka B.D., for more than twenty years, Jim Harrison has collected six B.D. stories into a collection called Brown Dog (one of our Best Books of the Month for December). These novellas--one of which has....
Albert Uderzo, the co-creator of the beloved comic series “Asterix,” has engaged in a nasty legal battle over the future of the series with his own daughter. Uderzo is suing his daughter and son-in-law for “psychological violence,” claiming that they are exploiting him and inalterably...
Through the Eyes of a Dancer (Wesleyan University Press) is a carefully curated collection of reviews and essays, written by Dance Magazine's editor at large, Wendy Perron. Perron's book flows like a choreographic retrospective. The reader has an opportunity to witness both the writer, and the work, evolve. Show More Summary
Learn how entrepreneur and best-selling author Gary Vaynerchuk sells thousands of books by using social media. Gary discusses his book marketing strategies from his new book called Jab, Jab, Jab Right Hook.
“No, no, no,” I mutter to my former self. “Believe you me, pal, you don’t know shit about not reading. But you’re about to learn. Stick around another few months, then we’ll talk about not reading.”
Nelson Mandela, one of the most iconic figures of our time, has died. He was 95 years old. Mandela had not appeared publicly since 2010 when he attended the World Cup final in Johannesburg, the first held on the African...
Of all the titles that I have not read on the U.S. Department of Labor's ongoing list of Books that Shaped Work in America, there is one I find particularly intriguing. It's called: "Quality, Productivity and Competitive Position." Clearly,...Show More Summary
"Someone who has 500 friends, has no friends." An interview with the Nobel Prize winning author Günter Grass on why he dislikes Facebook, computers and the internet. Writer Günter Grass on why he prefers remaining off line, working the old-fashioned way: "Literature for example -- you can't speed it up, when you work with it. Show More Summary
For those of us who market authors for a living, we know that 2013, more than any other year, saw bigger changes in marketing books. More in fact, than any prior year. The changes are largely due to the number of books that have come online both in print and digital and, in some cases, in digital only. Show More Summary
Picking a creative career like writing would be impossible without blind faith in oneself. I've always worked at being the hero of my own story, someone I would root for in a book, or onscreen, but now the scope of the story is growing and I can't predict the plotline. Show More Summary
Nelson Mandela, who died at 95 on Thursday after a long illness, was among the transformative figures of the 20th century. A moral leader who became a political leader, a prisoner of conscience turned secular saint, he also elegantly...Show More Summary
This week's poll from the Lester & Charlie Institute of Forward Thinking! As if it weren't bad enough that conservatives were busy these days hawking amateur "art" depicting President Obama sniffing magic markers and selling oil paintings...Show More Summary
The novelist Susan Straight is uniquely positioned to write about being mixed race in America, even though she’s not mixed race herself. She had three children with her former husband, who is black. When they were younger, thinking about her daughters' future helped inspire her critically acclaimed novel, "A Million Nightingales."
Writer David Schickler talks about his memoir The Dark Path, the equal pulls of religion and sex, and why having a sense of humor matters.
1. The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton 28-year-old Catton has the world at her feet after winning the 2013 Man Booker Prize. Prices from £38. 2. The Ocean at The End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman One of the year’s bestsellers. A vivid story of memory, magic and survival. Vintage Gaiman. Prices from £35. 3. […]
The A.V. Club has obtained an exclusive excerpt of the McSweeney's mini-book Judy Blume In Conversation With Lena Dunham, which is being offered to 2,000 readers only as part of the subscription package to The Believer magazine. In this...Show More Summary
I first heard about The Gender Book when a friend shared with me a BuzzFeed article announcing its creation earlier this year. "So, what do you think? Is this good? Bad?" she asked, curious as to whether I viewed the project in a positive...Show More Summary
BY: GABRIELLE MOSS -They Told Him that Old Men Couldn’t Go to the Sea. So He Did This Instead. -It was the Best of Times…But You Won’t Believe What Other Kinds of Times It Is, Too. -Think These Are Just Some Boats Beating on Against the Current, Borne Back Ceaselessly Into the Past?...