In Ms. Gavalda’s book, a woman obsesses about an unkempt man; Mr. Sada writes about twins who delight in confusing people; and Mr. Singleton conjures a backwater town with distinct characters.
“Boys in the Trees” ends in the 1980s, after Ms. Simon divorced James Taylor, but covers her upbringing, the early stages of her singing career and her romances.
"Friday Night Lights" will be turned into a musical starring Scott Porter, who starred on the television show.
Times critics share what they've been listening to lately.
The Wall Street Journal explores the phenomenon of the million-dollar literary debut. Pair with Edan Lepucki’s Millions interview with her agent about publishing a first book.
If you look for a quote on gratitude to spice up an email, tweet, or Facebook post this Thanksgiving season, one of the top ones you'll find is by American novelist and essayist Cynthia Ozick: "We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude." It's everywhere: Goodreads, Tumblr, Pinterest, QuotesRUs -- you name it. Show More Summary
Gender has always been on my mind -- or in my face -- whether I like it or not. As a budding feminist and then a young lesbian with short hair, I was called "Sir" on more than one occasion. I didn't like it, but was happy to have the privileges that being perceived as male brought. Show More Summary
“The last two years have given long overdue visibility to trans / non-binary realities, pushing us to re-imagine what centering the margins truly means. Being intentional, though, is more than a special issue of a literary journal for the ‘marginalized;’ it’s about creating a space for folk to curate, create, and declare their own bodies: […]
It’s long past time to explode some myths about Indigenous Peoples, whites and Thanksgiving. For many of us in the US, Thanksgiving has become a day to reunite with friends and family, watch football and gorge ourselves on an enormous feast.
Rem Koolhaas’s Office for Metropolitan Architecture has won an international competition to design the Factory Manchester, a major new arts center in Manchester, England.
Having publishers on my second and third books, deciding to self-publish my first feminist romantic adventure novel began as a leap of faith. It's nothing like the first time I self-published non-fiction back in 2000 when options were few and the stigma of self-publishing was real. Show More Summary
MCC Theater is presenting Noah Haidle's play.
The singer/songwriter of "Anticipation" and "You're So Vain"--and now the author of her memoir, Boys in the Trees--shares her 2015 favorites. We asked for three, and she gave us four!
We’ve expanded the regular AVQ&A discussion prompts to ask several of our regular contributors (and you) a simple question: What are you currently reading? If you have suggestions for future AVQ&A questions, big or small, email them to us here. Show More Summary
There’s nothing more fascinating than getting a sneak peek into the lives of other people, particularly when those people are famous for one reason or another. We’ve got a selection of the most interesting lives, from a range of fields to satisfy your curiosity.
By Off the Shelf Staff | Off the Shelf Thanksgiving means more than just turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie. Our favorite part of the holiday is spending it with our families. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, here are twelve literary families...Show More Summary
What is it that keeps drawing filmmakers to the fiction of Patricia Highsmith?
“She can write like a man, they said, by which they meant, She can write.” Claire Vaye Watkins writes for Tin House about the problem that has no name. Also check out this Millions piece on sexism in the age of the internet.
by Rachel Thompson How do you plan to market your book(s) for the holidays? Most authors don't do much of anything different and that's cool, if you have low expectations. If however, you'd like to see a good bump in your book sales (and who wouldn't?), here a few easy, practical tips you can do right now! (What follows are only suggestions. Show More Summary
The immersive theater production, created by the theater director Michael Counts, will run Dec. 4-6 at the Meadowlands.