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July 1, 2016

FLOW 0

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Year in Reading alum Michele Filgate interviews Dawn Finley, one of the people behind the Feminist Library on Wheels (F.L.O.W.) in Los Angeles.

July 1, 2016

Library Tour 0

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The al-Qarawiyyin library, the oldest library in the world, has just reopened after years of renovations. Take a look inside. Andrew Pippos writes about private libraries and what they reveal about their readers.

July 1, 2016

Crowdsourcing a Book 0

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Important Indiegogo Alert: Kenneth James is editing the personal journals of novelist and critic Samuel R. Delany in a five-volume series. The first volume is complete, and James is asking for a bit of help to complete the second. Neil Gaiman has offered substantial monetary support.

July 1, 2016

Writerly Advice 0

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Maria Popova has compiled famous author’s advice on writing, a perfect resource to pair with Marcia Desanctis‘s essay “There Is No Handbook For Being a Writer”.

June 30, 2016

Barbie Bodies 0

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Peggy Orenstein, author of Girls and Sex, writes at Mother Jones about “hotness,” commodification, and women’s bodies.

June 30, 2016

Wiesel in Disney 0

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Something to brighten your day — Elie Wiesel visited Disneyland and absolutely loved it.

June 30, 2016

The Arrangements 2

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The New York Times Book Review commissioned a work of fiction about the election from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. She chose to write about Melania Trump. If you can handle more Trump, check out Greg Chase’s portrait of a Trump supporter, based on Faulkner’s The Sound and The Fury.

June 30, 2016

Political Lit 0

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Patrice Hutton writes on Obama, Marilynne Robinson’s Gilead, and politics at Ploughshares. You could also read Alex Engebretson’s thoughts on Robinson’s singular vision.

June 30, 2016

Accepting Rejection 0

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Rejection is a part of growth. Kim Liao argues why writers should aim for one hundred rejections a year. To prepare for your one hundred rejections, let literary magazine editors tell you their thoughts on rejection letters.

June 29, 2016

Welcome to the Book Tour 0

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Our own Emily St. John Mandel gives a glimpse of her life on the road. “I’d been on tour for so long that I had to take a picture of my hotel room door every time I checked into a new place, because otherwise I’d forget my room number,” she writes. For more of her […]