July 5, 2011
At 7,500 words strong and encompassing 66 titles, this is the only second-half of 2011 book preview you will ever need.
June 24, 2011
More writers from Egypt made the longlist for the $50,000, 2011 International Arabic Prize for Fiction (IPAF) than writers from any other country. And now it was Egypt’s Arab Spring. Where was the work of these men and women, work that was a catalyst for the ongoing social transformation of the largest nation in the Middle East?
June 23, 2011
by Bill Morris
Is it my imagination, or do an inordinate number of writers die in motor vehicle accidents?
May 31, 2011
For the Luddite writer who wants to put her royalties where her mouth is, I offer the choicest trade secrets…plus a Top 10 list of eBook-resistant texts.
May 23, 2011
The winners and the also-rans in the race for the best book on the Financial Panic of 2008.
May 20, 2011
by Edan Lepucki
People’s protective urges extend beyond the body of the mother-to-be, and into her reading life. If literature is clogged with unhappy marriages, it’s certainly also darkened with dead babies and the complex melancholy of mothers.
May 18, 2011
Migration in its various forms is at the heart of a great many of my favorite plots in fiction. But beyond that it seems to me that migration, as an idea of motion, is inextricable from good fiction. Your characters must change—they must move, psychically at least, from point A to point B—and the plot must move forward.
February 28, 2011
by Janet Potter
Much as I love Washington, Adams, and Jefferson, I have a much more personal affection for the likes of Madison and Fillmore.
February 23, 2011
by Edan Lepucki
There’s technique, but there’s also passion, soul, grace, daring.
January 20, 2011
by C. Max Magee
The ABCs of Amazon: a peek into the reading habits of America and, like it or not, a primer for what’s popular in the world of books.