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The Plagiarizing of Tammara Webber's Easy by @JordinBWilliams

The Plagiarizing of Tammara Webber's Easy by @JordinBWilliams | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Why do authors think no one will ever catch this? Most of us read hundreds of books a year and the better books stick with us. There are books I read years ago that I can still quote entire passages from.
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Essay: On the South African Novel Today - by Derek Attridge

Essay: On the South African Novel Today - by Derek Attridge | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Two new studies of recent South African fiction, Andrew van der Vlies’s Present Imperfect and Leon de Kock’s Losing the Plot, as their titles suggest, diagnose an impasse that reflects a widely experienced malaise.
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Lessons in Leadership From John Kelly's Favorite Book

Lessons in Leadership From John Kelly's Favorite Book | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
How a novel from the 1930s can help the White House chief of staff navigate the Trump administration.
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Poem: 'Hymn' by Sherman Alexie, award-winning author - On the hatred plaguing the United States

Poem: 'Hymn' by Sherman Alexie, award-winning author - On the hatred plaguing the United States | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
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How Danzy Senna’s 'New People' “chimes with and challenges the larger canon of works that take on multiracial identity,” from Jean Toomer to Fran Ross

How Danzy Senna’s 'New People' “chimes with and challenges the larger canon of works that take on multiracial identity,” from Jean Toomer to Fran Ross | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Danzy Senna’s novel New People revises the figure of the “tragic mulatto” and honors the canon of American works that take on multiracial identity.
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An excerpt from Jarett Kobek’s novel 'The Future Won’t Be Long'

An excerpt from Jarett Kobek’s novel 'The Future Won’t Be Long' | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
In the living room, three dirty men sat on the floor in front of a television. They were playing a video game on a Nintendo system that looked different than the one I remembered. The game was definitely Super Mario Brothers, but the graphics were too good for Super Mario Brothers, and besides, since when did Mario ride on the back of a green lizard?
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Interview on books with Karl Ove Knausgaard, bestselling "faction" navalgazer

Interview on books with Karl Ove Knausgaard, bestselling "faction" navalgazer | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
The author of the six-volume autobiographical novel “My Struggle” and, most recently, “Autumn” steers clear of crime fiction: “I only read crime novels when I’m depressed, so I try to avoid them.”
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The Curious Conundrum of Freud’s Persistent Influence

The Curious Conundrum of Freud’s Persistent Influence | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
“Freud,” a critical biography by Frederick Crews, asks why the creator of a scientifically delegitimized blueprint of the mind still carries so much sway.
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Essay: What Do Atheists Believe? - by Joseph Blankholm

Essay: What Do Atheists Believe? - by Joseph Blankholm | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Atheists, infidels, unbelievers. Humanists, materialists, naturalists. There are a lot of terms for the nonreligious, and many only tell us what people don’t believe. But what do nonbelievers actually believe?
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Retracing Willa Cather’s Steps in the South of France

Retracing Willa Cather’s Steps in the South of France | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
A few years ago, while researching my book on France, I immersed myself in the country's rich travel writing canon, and decided to retrace the voyages (or parts
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Interview: Camille Bordas discusses her new novel, 'How to Behave in a Crowd'

Interview: Camille Bordas discusses her new novel, 'How to Behave in a Crowd' | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
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The best Canadian crime novels of all time - As recommended by Crime Fiction Lover website

The best Canadian crime novels of all time - As recommended by Crime Fiction Lover website | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
A definitive list of the best Canadian crime fiction including authors Giles Blunt, Linwood Barclay, Louise Penny an
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Literary Studies: A new critical study of cryptic modernist poet Mina Loy

Literary Studies: A new critical study of cryptic modernist poet Mina Loy | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
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Primo Levi’s Novel of Nazi Resistance

Primo Levi’s Novel of Nazi Resistance | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
The sea of grief has no shores, no bottom; no one can sound its depths. * "Since the publication of his first book almost four decades ago, Primo Levi has
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White House Chief of Staff John Kelly discusses C.S. Forester’s ‘The General’

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly discusses C.S. Forester’s ‘The General’ | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly discusses C.S. Forester’s ‘The General’ « | Foreign Policy | the Global Magazine of News and Ideas
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Short Story: 'An Evening Out' by Garth Greenwell

Short Story: 'An Evening Out' by Garth Greenwell | Writers & Books | Scoop.it

Z. had emptied half the carton of juice, and now I was holding it as he poured the vodka into the plastic funnel at the top. We had laughed at the way he threw his head back and drank, sucking the juice down even as he grimaced at the taste, which was sickly sweet.

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Painfully, badly written but there's minor saving grace in the last two paragraphs of the story.
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Essay: 'My fellow authors are too busy chasing prizes to write about what matters' by novelist Amit Chaudhuri

Essay: 'My fellow authors are too busy chasing prizes to write about what matters' by novelist Amit Chaudhuri | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
What we read is now defined by the market, writes the novelist, poet and critic Amit Chaudhuri
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Reflections: Novelist Jac Jemc on finding inspiration in haunted houses and the photography of Roger Ballen

Reflections: Novelist Jac Jemc on finding inspiration in haunted houses and the photography of Roger Ballen | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
The questions of where a story should go can be paralyzing, especially in the beginning, when anything is possible, and especially if you’re not the type of
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Jac Jemc is the author of My Only Wife, a finalist for the 2013 PEN / Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction and winner of the Paula Anderson Book Award, and the short story collection A Different Bed Every Time. She has been the recipient of two Illinois Arts Council Professional Development Grants, and in 2014 was named one of 25 Writers to Watch by the Guild Literary Complex and one of Newcity’s Lit 50 in Chicago. She recently completed a stint as the writer in residence at the University of Notre Dame and currently teaches at Northeastern Illinois University and StoryStudio Chicago, as well as online at Writers & Books and the Loft Literary Center, and she is the web nonfiction editor for Hobart.
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The outsized influence of a celebrity's endorsement for books on Instagram

The outsized influence of a celebrity's endorsement for books on Instagram | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Increasingly, a celebrity’s endorsement on social media is the best way to grow a modern readership.
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An Intellectual Historian Argues His Case Against Identity Politics

An Intellectual Historian Argues His Case Against Identity Politics | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
In his slim polemic “The Once and Future Liberal,” Mark Lilla urges the left to overcome its differences.
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Essay: On the Forgotten World of Communist Bookstores - by Joshua Clark Davis

Essay: On the Forgotten World of Communist Bookstores - by Joshua Clark Davis | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Communist bookstores were one of the most important public spaces for radicals in twentieth century America.
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The essayist is Joshua Clark Davis, author of From Head Shops to Whole Foods: The Rise and Fall of Activist Entrepreneurs and an assistant professor of history at the University of Baltimore.
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Writing Habits: Inspiration, procrastination and the importance of pens: how writers write

Writing Habits: Inspiration, procrastination and the importance of pens: how writers write | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
How do they do it? Among writers, the earnest audience member at a literary festival who asks, ‘Do you write by hand or on a computer?’ is a sort of…
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Fiction: Two writers discuss Karin Tidbeck’s weird new novel 'Amatka,' a subtle Scandinavian nightmare in which society relies on language

Fiction: Two writers discuss Karin Tidbeck’s weird new novel 'Amatka,' a subtle Scandinavian nightmare in which society relies on language | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
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New Crime Fiction: Mothers and Brothers in Peril & More

New Crime Fiction: Mothers and Brothers in Peril & More | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Marilyn Stasio’s crime column features mothers in distress, a missing brother and a detective coming face to face with a son he didn’t know he had.
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Appreciation: Salman Rushdie's Booker Prizewinning 'Midnight’s Children'

Appreciation: Salman Rushdie's Booker Prizewinning 'Midnight’s Children' | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Memory's truth, because memory has its own special kind. It selects, eliminates, alters, exaggerates, minimizes, glorifies, and vilifies also; but in the end it
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Fact, Fiction, and When a Novel Crosses the Line

Fact, Fiction, and When a Novel Crosses the Line | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Picture a packed auditorium, evening darkening the windowpanes, a spotlight directed at the podium. It is around mid-October, 1983. I am in the audience,
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