December 3, 2012
This year’s list is inspired by my e-reader, which I received last year as a Christmas present. It took me most of the year to incorporate it into my reading routine, but now, as more of my reading happens electronically, I’m feeling nostalgic for all things bookish and old-fashioned.
November 27, 2012
This year’s New York Times Notable Books of the Year list is out.
November 27, 2012
by Sarah McCoy
Your agent relationship is akin to a marriage.
November 12, 2012
by Keith Meatto
People are animals. The flesh is weak. Beware of ideology. And New Jersey is beautiful.
November 7, 2012
by Matt Seidel
This list considers those literary political or public figures who would not have withstood much scrutiny in the modern age. In contrast to the predictable quality of even the most captivating political biography, these tales favor the eerie or the bizarre over the electable in their consideration of political life.
October 22, 2012
by Edan Lepucki
Let’s consider literary fiction as a straightforward genre, like romance or science fiction, with certain expected tropes and motifs.
September 24, 2012
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.
September 4, 2012
“Do you believe,” the journalist asked, “or fear, that the world is a mirage, or a hoax?”
August 7, 2012
by Nick Moran
Six months ago, I rounded up a list of my favorite literary Tumblr accounts. Alas, six months in the real world is different from six months online, and Tumblr now has grown by a few million blogs. So with that in mind, I’ve decided it’s time for another list — a better list, a bigger list.
August 2, 2012
What was Charles Dickens’s best novel? It depends whom you ask of course. Searching for clarity, I decided to pose the question to a handful of leading Victorianists. I sent out emails to select scholars asking them if they’d be interested in choosing a novel and making their case. Just about everyone I reached out to was game.