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Biography: 'The Heart of Everything That Is', on Red Cloud, the Sioux’s brilliant, unsung leader

Biography: 'The Heart of Everything That Is', on Red Cloud, the Sioux’s brilliant, unsung leader | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
A vibrant new biography of Red Cloud, the only Native American leader to win a war against the U.S. (Many non-fiction books read like novels -- mediocre ones.
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Six of the best: Not the Booker prize shortlist revealed

Six of the best: Not the Booker prize shortlist revealed | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
The votes have all been counted … and my head hurts. Now I hope you’ll join me in reading your chosen six – and perhaps become one of our chosen three (judges)
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This Is How 'Lady Authors' Were Told to Promote Their Books in the 1960s

This Is How 'Lady Authors' Were Told to Promote Their Books in the 1960s | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
"The new sort of lady author is always photographed in bed"
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Debut Novel: J. Ryan Stradal’s ‘Kitchens of the Great Midwest’ — Humorous, heartfelt tale follows a precocious chef-to-be as she grows up in the heartland

Debut Novel: J. Ryan Stradal’s ‘Kitchens of the Great Midwest’ — Humorous, heartfelt tale follows a precocious chef-to-be as she grows up in the heartland | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
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6 Pieces of Writing Advice from First Time Writers Over 40

6 Pieces of Writing Advice from First Time Writers Over 40 | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
If I don't publish X by age 27, I'm finished. As I passed 27, then 37 and finally 40, I began to take a longer view about publishing careers and realized how silly it was to think that authorship possessed some sort of expiration date.
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Michigan Bookstore Offers 'Refunds and Apologies' for 'Go Set a Watchman'

Michigan Bookstore Offers 'Refunds and Apologies' for 'Go Set a Watchman' | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
"This is pure exploitation of both literary fans and a beloved American classic"
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OPEN CALL: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Graphic Narrative

OPEN CALL: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Graphic Narrative | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Okey-Panky’s next open call for submissions begins on August 1st. We would love to see your short, darkly comic, ironic, and experimental fiction, essay, poetry, and graphic narrative.
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How Sex Talk in Literature Has Changed Over 200 Years

How Sex Talk in Literature Has Changed Over 200 Years | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Sex in literature hasn't evolved in a straight line from the simple prudery of yore  to today's embarrassingly explicit Jonathan Franzen sex scenes and Nell Zink rejoinders.
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Writers to Watch: Fall 2015: Ruth Galm

Writers to Watch: Fall 2015: Ruth Galm | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Ruth Galm’s road to publication is the kind of story that aspiring writers, whether they’re facing the blank page or dealing with repeat rejections, might look to for encouragement.
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Essay: Philosopher and novelist Simone de Beauvoir and Loving Authentically

Essay: Philosopher and novelist Simone de Beauvoir and Loving Authentically | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Romantic loving is, for Simone de Beauvoir, existentially dangerous. Romantic relationships can be such intoxicating experiences that lovers get lost in euphoria. Authentic loving, according to Beauvoir, needs to overcome such traps.
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10 celebrity memoirs to devour this summer (recommended by Entertainment Weekly)

10 celebrity memoirs to devour this summer (recommended by Entertainment Weekly) | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
By Myself, by Lauren Bacall (1978)...
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Crispin Glover Is Writing A Book About His Feud With 'Back To The Future'

Crispin Glover is still pissed over the dispute that resulted in him being replaced in the 'Back to the Future' franchise.
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23 Life-Changing Things You Can Read Right Now (recommended by BuzzFeed)

23 Life-Changing Things You Can Read Right Now (recommended by BuzzFeed) | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Guaranteed pick-me-ups, in under a half hour.
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10 great Alice Munro sentences

10 great Alice Munro sentences | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
If you can read an Alice Munro story without swooning at least once, you may need to check your pulse.
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Music & Biography: 'Street Poison: The Biography of Iceberg Slim' Studies the Life of a Pimp

Music & Biography: 'Street Poison: The Biography of Iceberg Slim' Studies the Life of a Pimp | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Justin Gifford’s book situates its subject not only as an anti-establishment writer, but also as the literary godfather of gangsta rap.
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7 Reasons To Choose 'Real' Books -- At Least Sometimes

7 Reasons To Choose 'Real' Books -- At Least Sometimes | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
It can be inconvenient to lug a book, especially a hardcover or over-400-page book, around town.
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Children's Fiction: 'Fell of Dark' by Patrick Downes

Children's Fiction: 'Fell of Dark' by Patrick Downes | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
It’s difficult to say who Downes is speaking to in his debut novel, except that it’s not a conventional YA audience.
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Chenjerai Hove, Zimbabwean Writer and Activist, Remembered

Chenjerai Hove, Zimbabwean Writer and Activist, Remembered | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
The death in Norway last month of Zimbabwe writer and activist Chenjerai Hove rocked the African literary world. Hove, who was 59, went into exile in 2001. He had been a critic of the government o...
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Children's Fiction: Baba Yaga's Assistant' by Marika McCoola and Emily Carroll

Children's Fiction: Baba Yaga's Assistant' by Marika McCoola and Emily Carroll | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
After her long-distant father remarries, a young woman leaves home to be the assistant to the famous witch Baba Yaga in this clever reinvention.
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The Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2015 (recommended by Publishers Weekly)

The Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2015 (recommended by Publishers Weekly) | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
The big books of the season.
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Summer Reading - Literary Fiction in Translation

Summer Reading - Literary Fiction in Translation | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
If you love literary fiction in translation, travelling to different times and other worlds, three must reads for late summer include One Night, Markovitch by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen, The End of Days by Jenny Erpenbeck and The Meursault Investigation...
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Award-winning novelist Patrick McGrath on writing 'Asylum'

Award-winning novelist Patrick McGrath on writing 'Asylum' | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Patrick McGrath explains the story behind writing his 1996 novel Asylum, ahead of its reissue this August.

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Debut Novel: Hilary Liftin's 'Movie Star' is decidedly human

Debut Novel: Hilary Liftin's 'Movie Star' is decidedly human | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Ghostwriter Hilary Liftin steps out of the shadows with her very first novel, Movie Star by Lizzie Pepper.
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New crime fiction for the social media age

New crime fiction for the social media age | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
An unusual prank by three South Florida teenagers who want to be famous on social media jumpstarts the second crime fiction novel by Brian Bandell, a journalist who has won several awards for his work as a senior reporter for the South Florida...
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Teen Books Are Much More Than Pleasure-Filled Adventures

Teen Books Are Much More Than Pleasure-Filled Adventures | Writers & Books | Scoop.it

Due to the (mostly eyebrow-fueled) hype surrounding the upcoming release of “Paper Towns,” I decided to read the YA book the movie is based on. Ruth Graham’s essay on Young Adult literature had me prepared...

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