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RWA 2015: A Sleepy, Non Chronological Wrap Up

It is a truth universally known by introverts that an introvert in the midst of a four-day conference must be in want of an isolation booth. I mean, I was. At a certain point, I reach maximum introvert stimulation levels and my brain stops using words correctly. Show More Summary

SBTB/DA Bestsellers: 14-21 July 2015

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The Globally Personal Depth Of E.L. Doctorow

E.L. Doctorow once said that "writing is like driving at night in the fog. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way." For a writer whose work was often of the historical fashion, Doctorow was...Show More Summary

The Last Pilot: British Writer's Startlingly Authentic America

Benjamin Johncock has written one of the most American novels of the year. The Last Pilot is a historical work of fiction spanning across the defining two decades of the space race from 1947 to 1968. Remarkably, Johncock was not born...Show More Summary

Which is Which

“Two writers guard an archive. One writes Fiction; the other writes Fact. To get past them, you have to figure out which is which.” Recommended reading: The New Yoker‘s Jill Lepore attempts to trace the “long-lost story of the longest book ever written,” Joe Gould‘s The Oral History of Our Time.

RITA and Golden Heart Ceremony Live Chat!

As we do each year, I’ll be hosting a live chat during the RITA and Golden Heart ceremony, which takes place Saturday, 25 July at 8:00 pm ET. In previous years, I’ve typed faster than I’ve ever typed before and transcribed a lot of it. Show More Summary

The One-Sitting Novel

Looking to start (and finish!) a novel in a day? Electric Literature has 17 short novel recommendations, including work from Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Shirley Jackson and Marilynne Robinson.

A Great Resource for Caregivers: The Alzheimer's Reading Room

If you have a loved one with dementia, my first suggestion would be to find the very best doctors possible. My second piece of advice would be to go to the Alzheimer's Reading Room. It's a free blog that focuses on Alzheimer's disease and the art of Alzheimer's caregiving. Show More Summary

Pelican by Emily O’Neill

Gina Vaynshteyn reviews Emily O'Neill's Pelican today in Rumpus Poetry.

Kindle Gold Box Deals: Sarah Morgan & HelenKay Dimon

Two recommended titles are part of today’s Kindle Gold Box Deals. I’m truly not sure what makes these deals different from the Kindle Daily Deal. However, we’ll keep our eyes peeled for any price matching!

Fiberista Club Box

Ads for the Fiberista Club box kept popping up on my Facebook feed and since I have zero impulse control when it comes to yarn I decided to try it–wait, I mean I tried it as a service to our readers. Yeah, that one… Fiberista Club is a monthly subscription box service for fiber enthusiasts. Show More Summary

For Our Consideration: The lonesome death of pop culture icon Pinhead

He was never meant to be famous Clive Barker published The Hellbound Heart in 1986. Coming off the heels of the author’s highly praised short story collections The Books Of Blood, Barker had been anointed the “new face of horror” by no less an authority than Stephen King. Show More Summary

What Novels Teach Us About Life

It was with an unhealthy mix of exasperation and nausea that I learned Kim Kardashian, capitalist par excellence, was putting out a book of nothing but her Instagram selfies. Appropriately entitled Selfish, the sale of otherwise free...Show More Summary

Gandalf, Merlin, or Dumbledore: Who Was the Greatest Wizard?

Who is the greatest wizard: Gandalf, Merlin or Dumbledore?: originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Learn from experts and access insider knowledge. You can follow Quora on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+. Show More Summary

Bookshelf: Bookshelf: Gilded-Age Version of Monopoly in New York

A review of a board game about Manhattan real estate in the early 20th century; an index of exotic foods; the story of the craft spirits boom in New York State; and anecdotes from Elaine’s, the former Upper East Side eatery.

The Autobiography of Oliver Sacks

On the Move is the autobiography of neurologist and writer Oliver Sacks. Many readers might be familiar with his work: Among other things, he wrote Awakenings, from which the movie of the same name was made, starring Robin Williams;Show More Summary

Graphic Novel Friday: Wild West Vacation

V-A-C-A-T-I-O-N! That spells my annual trip into the Canadian wilderness, where regular GNF readers will know that I tend to over-pack comics in fear of running out of things to do while dodging ticks and mosquitoes. This year, I plan...

All Hail the World Fantasy Award Finalists

The World Fantasy Award finalists have been announced. Here are all the nominees in the Novel, Anthology, and Collection categories.

An Interview With Jason Smith, Author of "The Bitter Taste of Dying"

When I reviewed Jason Smith's addiction memoir, The Bitter Taste of Dying, I called it "a gripping, no-holds-barred memoir," "a riveting story of addiction and recovery," and "a story of self-discovery and hope, too." Smith's book is all of those things, and more. Show More Summary

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