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The Rumpus Interview with Sarah Tomlinson

Author Sarah Tomlinson talks about ghostwriting, her father and childhood, the tradition of confessional writing, and her new memoir, Good Girl.

Tiny Pretty Things by Sonia Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton

I love ballet stories. I have eight of the 11 Drina books, including two of the really hard to get ones. I have all of the Royal Ballet School diaries, and a bunch of the Satin Slippers series from the 80s (and oh, is it 80s. It’s so bad and the main heroine is so stupid). Show More Summary

How to Write Your Life

Every life has drama: joy, loss, surprise, knowledge, conflict, wisdom -- the stuff of a memoir. Writing yours can be a treasured gift to your children and grandchildren because it tells them something eloquent about who you are and who they are. Show More Summary

13 Dream-Related Stories by H.P. Lovecraft

H.P. Lovecraft (1890-1937) was a prolific American author of poems, short stories and novellas in the horror/fantasy genre. Although he died in poverty and obscurity, he has since been recognized as one of the most influential writers of "weird fiction" since Edgar Allen Poe. Show More Summary

Great Conversations: James Ellroy

I interviewed James Ellroy, the great American noir novelist, at LA's venerable Pacific Dining Car in April 2001. We were there to discuss his latest book, The Cold Six Thousand, but wound up tackling a myriad of subjects over our three hour lunch. Show More Summary

Newswire: Nick Offerman will host this year’s Nebula Awards in Chicago

Now that Parks And Recreation is over, Nick Offerman is finally free to commit to his full-time career of being America’s avuncular, genial dad. While Offerman’s various dad-interests—wood-working, history, sweetly singing funny andShow More Summary

The Maclean’s Bestsellers list: Week of May 26

The hottest titles in fiction and non-fiction The post The Maclean’s Bestsellers list: Week of May 26 appeared first on

Extract: Neither Nowt Nor Summat

Ian McMillan aka The Bard of Barnsley goes in search of the meaning of Yorkshire in his forthcoming Neither Nowt Nor Summat. In this extract he explores his home county as a tourist destination

The random schoolgirl invasion

In this exclusive piece,author of Peace and Parsnips, Lee Watson writes about the time he ended up cooking for 50 schoolgirls – in a hostel in the Himalayas…

Books of The Times: Review: Mat Johnson’s ‘Loving Day’ Takes a Satirical Slant on Racial Identities

The new book from Mr. Johnson, who wrote “Pym,” is about a biracial man who finds out he has a daughter who doesn’t know she is biracial.


Writing a novel together might seem like a recipe for conflict, but Gavin Kovite and Christopher Robinson, who co-wrote War of the Encyclopaedists together, argue the exercise ended up deepening their longtime friendship. At Salon, they explain why.

Why Hemingway

(A letter to my students.) Each year we read several of his short stories. I chose the shorter works not for practical reasons but because Hemingway's gift for economy and insight weakens as his stories lengthen. While there are exceptions,...Show More Summary

Starting with June by Emilie Rose

It’s not often that I find myself loving the heroine in a novel more than I love the hero.  The best scenario is when I love them both equally flaws and all, knowing that they are perfect for each other. While I did feel the h/h gotShow More Summary

Great Job, Internet!: Have hot, sexy sex with dead U.S. Presidents via a new Amazon erotic series

Amazon-based erotica is nothing new, with thousands, if not tens of thousands of pen named scribblers self-publishing everything from sexy short stories to full-length, full frontal novels on the regular. What makes news is when someone takes something decidedly non-sexy and gives it a raunchy redo. Show More Summary

Not the Same

“While we’re sad to discontinue the print edition of Print Lovers Magazine, we’re very excited to see how the advantages of digitizing will benefit our publication. First and foremost, going web-only will bring about a whole new world of ad sales opportunities, making it easier to fund this publication that we cherish so dearly. Additionally, […]

25 Best Personal Finance Books for Your Summer Reading List

By Laura Woods, Contributor While you relax in the sun by the pool this summer, make the most of your free time by checking out 25 of the hottest, newest and best-selling personal finance books. Learn how to catapult yourself to success and better manage your funds so you can have even more time in the future to unwind and enjoy yourself. 1. Show More Summary

Writing As Your Opposite Gender Can Be Successful

Authors love to tweak the imaginations of our readers; we love to provide those who have spent good money on our books with a little something extra; women writing as a male, men writing as a female. While most writers write main characters...Show More Summary

The Great Gatsby in Six Words

"In his blue gardens, men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings, the champagne and the stars." Each year there are many students who voice their disbelief that literature should be discussed, interpreted or written about. Show More Summary

Newswire: Exclusive preview: Fresh Romance #1 revives an underexplored comics genre

Romance is a genre that doesn’t get much play in the comics world anymore. But editor Janelle Asselin is hoping to change that with Rosy Press, a new digital publisher that specializes in “romantic fiction and nonfiction aimed at a diverse...Show More Summary

Still Here

For a man who’s retired, Philip Roth is still oddly present in the literary world. Ever since he announced his intention to quit writing, he’s made a stream of public appearances, including an awards ceremony at Yaddo one week after claiming he’d never appear on stage again. So what gives? In The Baffler, J.C. Hallman […]

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