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Great Authors You've Never Heard Of

Q & A: Author Laura Benedict

Laura Benedict is the author of the newly released novel Bliss House. She has written three other novels and numerous short stories; she was also the editor of a publication called Surreal South, an Anthology of Short Fiction. ...
Book Lists

20 Best Female Authors, Part 4

Part 1 – Part 2 – Part 3 – Part 4 Welcome to the final installment of the 20 Best Female Authors! Writing the first three articles in this series was challenging at times, but this one has been the most diffic...
Alice Munro and Margaret Attwood
Alice Munro and Margaret Attwood
Alice Munro and Margaret Attwood

Margaret Atwood interviews Alice Munro

Alice Munro has published 13 collections of stories as well as a novel, Lives of Girls and Women, and two volumes of Selected Stories. During her distinguished career she has been the recipient of many awards and prizes, includ...

View from the UK

Oscar Wilde and Reading Jail

Last week (November 17-23) was Prisons Week in the UK, a time when all major Christian denominations “seek to raise awareness of the issues surrounding imprisonment for prisoners, their families, prison staff, the wider Crimina...
Book Debate

Where to Start With a New Author?

Picking up a book by an author you’ve never encountered before can be a bit daunting. As a fresh reader you face, all over again, the challenges of adjusting to a new voice, style, and subject matter (or at least, variations on...

Literary Prizes

The Man Booker Prize Shortlist 2013

What’s more exciting than the Oscars, the Olympics, and the American Idol finale put together? If you’re a literature lover in the UK, the answer is the annual Booker Prize race. Since 1968 the Booker has been awarded to the be...
What Should I Read Next
summer reading
summer reading
summer reading

Summer Lovin’: 5 love(ish) stories for summer reading

Beach books have become synonymous with “Chick Lit,” an often condescending term for light-hearted books by women and about women that assumes predictability and a story about shoes, cosmos, and Mr. Right (the liter...
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moonwalking with einstein
moonwalking with einstein
moonwalking with einstein

Review: Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer

Working in London has allowed me many a random celebrity sighting. Those have ranged from the political (the Deputy Prime Minister’s wife and Princess Anne, a more minor royal) to the clerical (former Archbishop of Canterbury R...

Awesome Books

A Bibliophile’s Miscellany: Books on the Financial Crisis

I don’t claim to understand very much about the economics or history of the downturn that began around 2008. What little I do know I largely attribute to the books I’ve read about it, both fiction and nonfiction. Many authors h...
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The Handmaid’s Tale: The Perfect Book To Read In June

Three months ago, I did a post on the perfect book to read in March. And I don’t know why I stopped there! I’ve decided to keep it going and pick a well-suited book for each month to share with you. This month, it&#...