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Bestselling Novelist Jhumpa Lahiri on Family, Banality, and the Art of Conversation

Bestselling Novelist Jhumpa Lahiri on Family, Banality, and the Art of Conversation | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
In part one of Jhumpa Lahiri's conversation with Paul Holdengraber, the two discuss old-world family units, the banality of being busy, and the pleasure of
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Two Poems by Corrado Govoni

Two Poems by Corrado Govoni | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
"The Sweetness" and "Villages," two poems by Corrado Govoni translated from Italian by Paula Bohince on KROnline. "Blue Sundays in the spring..."
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Short Story Collection: John Keene's Counternarratives

Short Story Collection: John Keene's Counternarratives | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Daniel Green reviews John Keene's Counternarratives on KROnline. "John Keene’s Counternarratives is neither a collection of short stories..."
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Warren Adler: Self-Publishing Pioneer

Warren Adler: Self-Publishing Pioneer | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
After going indie in the '90s, the bestselling author of 'The War of the Roses' is still self-publishing and still going strong.
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Cassandra Clare announces Magnus Bane book series for adults

Cassandra Clare announces Magnus Bane book series for adults | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Cassandra Clare keeps expanding the Shadowhunters’ universe, with the first adult books of the chronicles just announced! Clare announced via press release
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A Great Tool to Help Kids Create Alphabet Books and Build Phonemic Awareness

A Great Tool to Help Kids Create Alphabet Books and Build Phonemic Awareness | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
RT @medkh9: A Great Tool to Help Kids Create Alphabet Books and Build Phonemic awareness https://t.co/QK1cAmRtWq
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42 Fiction Writing Tips for Novelists

42 Fiction Writing Tips for Novelists | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Over the years, I have compiled this grand list of fiction writing tips for authors. They come from classes, books, interviews, and personal experience.
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Appreciation: Stevie Smith — A Poet Unlike Any Other

Appreciation: Stevie Smith — A Poet Unlike Any Other | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Forty-five years after her death, Stevie Smith can be celebrated as a major English poet of the twentieth century. She is a writer of astonishing skill, range, comedy, and depth of feeling; she is inimitable, strange, and utterly original. With her poetry collected as a whole, it becomes more apparent too that though she is a funny writer—funny-ha-ha and funny-peculiar—her work is melancholy and despairing, full of pain, terror, and grief.
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Small Beer to Publish 400-Year-Old SF Novel

Small Beer to Publish 400-Year-Old SF Novel | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
The Easthampton, Mass., press is preparing to release an English language edition of what it is calling the world's first science fiction novel, 'The Chemical Wedding,' written in German in 1616.
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Discovering Literature: 20th century

Discovering Literature: 20th century | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Explore the ways in which key 20th-century authors experimented with new forms and themes to capture the fast-changing world around them.
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We learn more about our language by listening to the wolves – Holly Root-Gutteridge

Wolves’ howls are eerie, beautiful and wild. But what are they actually saying to each other?
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The Library the Gold Rush Built

The Library the Gold Rush Built | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
The Mechanics Institute sits in downtown San Francisco near the tangled traffic of Market Street. You might pass by, avoiding the crush of humanity on the
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What is the Internet’s Favorite Book?

What is the Internet’s Favorite Book? | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
We analyzed millions of book ratings on the website Goodreads to answer an eternal question: Do people prefer James Joyce or Calvin and Hobbes?
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Adrian C. Louis Named ‘Angriest Indian Poet’

Adrian C. Louis Named ‘Angriest Indian Poet’ | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Indian Country Today reports the Angriest Indian Poet Award goes to Adrian C. Louis, a poet who Sherman Alexie calls “profane, angry, and in deep love with this sad-ass world. He is the primary reason why I started to write poems.” More: Some people wonder how he’s still alive in the modern age, naked at […]
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600 Prominent American Writers Express Their Disgust at Trump in Open Letter to the American People

600 Prominent American Writers Express Their Disgust at Trump in Open Letter to the American People | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
www.latimes.com/... More than 600 American writers, including Stephen King, Junot Diaz, Cheryl Strayed and Dave Eggers, have signed an "open letter to the American people" pledging their opposition to Trump's candidacy.
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From the Poetry Archives: Australian Poets

From the Poetry  Archives: Australian Poets | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
“I have a theory that Australian poetry renews itself with every generation,” wrote John Tranter in Poetry, nearly a generation ago. Tranter’s “Australian Poetry 1940–1980: A Personal View” appeared in a special October–November double issue in 1996, the first time Poetry devoted itself entirely to Australian poetry. Just as our May 2016 issue was edited with the help […]
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Headlines to Book Spines: Real-Life Crimes Inspire Your Favorite Mystery Novels by Rachel Howzell Hall

Headlines to Book Spines: Real-Life Crimes Inspire Your Favorite Mystery Novels by Rachel Howzell Hall | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Rachel Howzell Hall discusses the real-life crimes that inspire her Detective Elouise Norton Mystery series. Comment for a chance to win TRAIL OF ECHOES!
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What We Talk About When We Talk About Raymond Carver, Renowned Short Story Writer

What We Talk About When We Talk About Raymond Carver, Renowned Short Story Writer | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Raymond Carver in the late 1980s.   Hard to believe it’s been almost thirty years since the passing of Raymond Carver—who would have turned seventy-eight today—but his reputation as one of the undisputed masters of the short story remains as strong as ever. Esquire was the first national magazine to publish Carver (“Neighbors,” 1972), and his association... Read More
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And let's not forget his brilliant editor and novelist Gordon Lish, who helped transform his writing from the mundane to the spectacular.
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The Strangest Book of 2016 is 'The Anatomical Venus'

The Strangest Book of 2016 is 'The Anatomical Venus' | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
What is the Anatomical Venus? Joanna Ebenstein gives us a tour of the confounding object.
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Four Questions for A. Scott Berg, Biographer of Legendary Fiction Editor Max Perkins

Four Questions for A. Scott Berg, Biographer of Legendary Fiction Editor Max Perkins | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Almost 40 years after Berg wrote the seminal biography on the legendary editor, a movie based on Perkins' volatile relationship with Thomas Wolfe is coming out. Berg talked to PW about the June film, and why the famously elusive Perkins still intrigues us.
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Adventures in Darkness: Memoirs of an Eleven-Year-Old Blind Boy

Adventures approach obscurity: memoirs respecting an eleven-year-old trappings pygmy, la pictorial: osSp https://t.co/FfXKhLMAyE
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Behold the Kinetic, 39-Ton Statue of Franz Kafka’s Head, Erected in Prague: Artist David Černý’s Latest Creation

Behold the Kinetic, 39-Ton Statue of Franz Kafka’s Head, Erected in Prague: Artist David Černý’s Latest Creation | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
What does Kafka mean to you?
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Authors Guild Dinner Recognizes Suzanne Collins, Children’s Literature

Authors Guild Dinner Recognizes Suzanne Collins, Children’s Literature | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
The Authors Guild recognized Hunger Games author Suzanne Collins with its Distinguished Service to the Literary Community honor at its annual dinner on May 25 in New York City.
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Short Story: 'In the Night of the Day Before' by Jensen Beach

Short Story: 'In the Night of the Day Before' by Jensen Beach | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Recommended Reading, a free magazine by Electric Literature, publishes one story a week—each chosen by today’s best authors and editors—and uses the power of personal recommendations to give diverse writers and presses the readership they deserve.
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‘Sometimes Poems Come to Me Not in the Shape of Poetry’: Mahtem Shiferraw at Short Story Day Africa

‘Sometimes Poems Come to Me Not in the Shape of Poetry’: Mahtem Shiferraw at Short Story Day Africa | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Mahtem Shiferraw’s debut collection called Fuschia won the prestigious Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets in 2015. At Short Story Day Africa Mahtem Shiferraw talks about seeing poems in color, gender identity, and what’s on her bedside table. Ethiopian-American poet Mahtem Shiferraw won the 2015 Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets for her […]
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