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Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett and Holly Baxter of The Vagenda, writing for #onthepage

"We believe that the future for women is bright, especially if we continue to harness the power of the internet." The Vagenda talk social media and women's blogs for #onthepage....

No Talking

Writing a sci-fi novel? Need some quick ideas for your fictional hellscape? Then you need Randomized Dystopia, a tool which suggests basic liberties that your imaginary dictators can suppress.

Common Will Not Give Commencement Speech, Kean University Says

The university had announced that the rapper and actor would speak at its graduation ceremony, but said it was "pursuing other speaker options" after criticism from the police.

Magical Realism and MFA Programs: A Conversation with Author Andrea Lochen

Andrea Lochen is the author of The Repeat Year (Berkley, 2013) and Imaginary Things (Astor + Blue Editions, 2015). She attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison for her Bachelor's degree in English and the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor for her MFA in Creative Writing. Show More Summary

Invisible Airplane, Meet Glass Ceiling

Nerds of the nation, fair warning: Jill Lepore’s The Secret History of Wonder Woman is not a straight-ahead history of the confounding, contradictory character of the comics, that Amazing Amazon in star-spangled hot pants who fancies herself a warrior for peace. Show More Summary

Interview: Xiaolu Guo, author of I Am China

Xiaolu Guo is a writer and filmmaker whose latest novel, I Am China, charts the journey of two lovers separated by countries and political protest. In an interview with Vintage, the author talks about her inspiration and writing process.

Les Mosquees

Recommended Reading: Adam Shatz on Michel Houellebecq’s novel Submission.

Mark Wahlberg to Help Produce Film on Boston Marathon Bombing

The thriller, about the five-day manhunt after the Boston Marathon bombing, is the second announced project on the case.

Dutch Royal Family Acts Quickly After Looted Painting Is Found

The Dutch royal family will return a painting looted by the Nazis to the descendants of its owner.

Down and Out

Throughout the 1980s and early ’90s, Denis Johnson sent a half-dozen tortured protagonists careening through lower class Arizona, post-apocalyptic southern Florida, Sandinista-controlled Nicaragua, soggy Provincetown, and the heroin-rattled Pacific Northwest. Show More Summary

The Ness Files

It’s a catchy idea: two rich Philadelphians, shut out of their family fortune, decide to gain new wealth by proving the existence of the Loch Ness monster. It’s the plot of At the Water’s Edge, the new book by Water for Elephants author Sara Gruen. Robert J. Wiersema reviewed the book in The Globe and […]

Inside Traditional Publishing: Good Agents Geek Out About Contracts

I recently watched a video of a panel discussion from the Backspace Writers Conference video archives in which Kristin Nelson of Nelson Literary Agency, Scott Hoffman of Folio Literary Management, Suzie Townsend (then of Fineprint Literary...Show More Summary

Review: Marvel’s Star Wars: Kanan – The Last Padawan No. 1

The opening issue of Marvel’s third "Star Wars" series reveals the early days of the "Rebels" hero.

T.C. Boyle addresses gun violence in ‘The Harder They Come’

T.C. Boyle weaves two news stories into a masterful tale of a father, a son and a history of violence.

Interview: Tania James on The Tusk That Did the Damage

Tania James' new novel, The Tusk That Did the Damage, explores the fine line between corruption and conservation in a Keralan wildlife park. Writing exclusively for Women On The Page, the author shares her inspiration behind the boo...

The Books I Haven't Read

I recently posted a trailer for The Dovekeepers on Facebook and a friend asked what I thought about the book. I was honest. I said I hadn't read it. Not only that, I had never even heard of it, even though I admire Alice Hoffman. There are lots of possible reasons why I missed it. Show More Summary

Tate Britain Director to Move to Portuguese Museum

Penelope Curtis, who drew a mix of praise and pointed criticism for exhibitions she oversaw during her five-year tenure, will move to the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum in Lisbon this summer.

Habitation: Collected Poems by Sam Hamill

Linda Ashok reviews Sam Hamill's Habitation today in Rumpus Poetry.

Happy Days

In the late fifties, an old flame of Samuel Beckett, Ethna MacCarthy, fell ill and died of throat cancer in Dublin. Around this time, female voices began to enter Beckett’s work, which up until that point had featured almost exclusively male characters. Was there a connection? In a review of a new edition of Beckett’s […]

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