Children will love this comic book on Albert Einstein — a kid with awesome hair who dared to see things differently.
On second thought, Oscar Pistorius is NOT going to write about the night he fatally shot his girlfriend.
I went to Fordham University at Lincoln Center in Manhattan because I had heard about a young, amazing creative writing teacher there. It was the smartest decision of my life. I took every course she taught, writing or literature, and...Show More Summary
In August 1988, I boarded Singapore Airlines flight from India to Los Angles to start my graduate work at the University of Southern California. I arrived at USC, an eager teaching assistant, and I was immediately blown away by the California...Show More Summary
The 1,100 member group Authors United posted a letter of direct appeal to Amazon’s board of directors—urging them to end their book-pricing
How many writers actually know how a word processor functions? Chances are the answer is: not many. At Page-Turner, our own Mark O’Connell examines this odd state of affairs, which he became more cognizant of after reading Vikram Chandra’s new book, Geek Sublime.
Recently, a friend asked if I had any foolproof strategies for marketing ebooks. My first response was less than quotable: "Um, no. I just try everything." But, as I looked back at the past year and dug a little deeper into the various marketing strategies I used, I realized that I did, in fact, discover some things that worked better than others. Show More Summary
I scare my friends with my knowledge of Breaking Bad. I'm always on the lookout for different takes on the series. To this end, I recently sat down with Blake Atwood, author of The Gospel According to Breaking Bad. Here are some excerpts. PS: Breaking Bad and the Christian gospel seem diametrically opposed to each other. Show More Summary
A couple weeks ago, Brian Ted Jones reviewed The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell, which “takes place on the margins of a grand, cosmic struggle.” Not long afterwards, at The Rumpus, Woody Brown offered a somewhat negative take on the book, arguing that Mitchell makes it too difficult for the reader to suspend her disbelief. […]
"It's outrageous and it's far worse than what we had in our dictatorships back then," says German writer Herta Müller about Vladimir Putin and Russia's interference in Ukraine. "I imagine that I am in their country. I would have risked...Show More Summary
It's not easy to endear yourself to readers when you write a book called "People I Want to Punch in the Throat," yet somehow author Jen Mann manages to do just that in her new hilarious memoir.
NEW YORK — Carl Hiassen, Laurie Halse Anderson and Jacqueline Woodson are among the 10 authors on the National Book Awards' longlist for young people's literature.
Have you ever considered what would happen if the United States was really invaded? 9/11 was a terrorist attack but there was no follow up. In The Man in the High Castle Philip K. Dick imagined what the United States would have beenShow More Summary
I’ve written before about By Heart, a series at The Atlantic in which authors write short pieces about their favorite passages in literature. This week, our own Edan Lepucki — whose new novel you may have heard about thanks to Stephen Colbert — writes about the metaphors in Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale. (FYI, Margaret […]
"Let us tell an old story anew and see how well you know it..." With these words, Maleficent -- Disney's recent remake of Sleeping Beauty -- begins. And as we watch Angelina Jolie soar on her magnificent black wings above that fairyShow More Summary
The 10 titles on the longlist of the National Book Foundation's 2014 Award for Young People's Literature underscore the diversity of subject matter in this area of publishing.
Designing Your Own Room Alexander 1977 I can appreciate having a teen book focusing on decorating and design. Art, craft and design books are usually a hit at most public libraries. This one is NOT that book. I am not even sure it was that book in 1977. As a teenager in the 1970s, I […]
But in the absence of conclusive evidence, sleep’s utility—like that of fiction—is still in doubt. How much, in the end, does either one matter?
Teach your Monster to Read has been built by the Usborne Foundation and it aims to do just that, teach more »
Through their series of best-selling books--including Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot and Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever--Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard have revisited the sudden, unexpected deaths of several of history's most significant figures, and...