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Adverbs by Daniel Handler
Adverbs is a novel about love - a bunch of different people, in and out of different kinds of love. At the start of the novel, Andrea is in love with David - or

The Dean Koontz Podcast
Two of eight episodes are already available. Dean talks about editors, where he gets his ideas from, and of course his latest novel, The Husband. Check in

The Futurist
He makes a spectacular living traveling the globe and spouting prepackaged wisdom to the leaders of government and business, but a Dear John letter from his

Holtzbrinck Author Blog Initiative
Holtzbrinck Publishers is planning an author blog program in which they plan to offer blogs to all Holtzbrinck authors free of charge and then provide the

Twelve Sharp by Janet Evanovich
New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum sets out on her latest rounds to haul in bonds-jumping skips. She soon finds herself followed by a strange woman

Read a Plastic Book Today
In case you missed it (which I did, until now), the New York Times ran an article last week about the greening of the publishing industry entitled, Saving the

An Evening with Harry, Carrie and Garp
Harry, Carrie and Garp, a.k.a. J.K. Rowling, Stephen King and John Irving, tonight and tomorrow night at Radio City Music Hall

Starbucks to sell Books
We don't want customers to walk into their favorite Starbucks store and think it's become a music store or a DVD store, he says. We're going to stay true to

William James and the Ghost Hunters
Today, I read two reviews of Ghost Hunters: William James and the Search for Scientific Proof of Life After Death, one in The New York Times and the other in

Official Peter Pan Sequel Coming
The first officially sanctioned sequel to Peter Pan will be published by Simon and Schuster in October. From today's NY Times, here's a synopsis of Peter Pan

LibriVox, Giving Voice to Books
As the popularity of audiobooks has surged, there are a number of venues for purchasing recorded books in tape, cd, and download form. LibriVox is one of

A Million Little Refunds
Yay! We're All Getting Our Money Back! Get this - as a result of several readers filing lawsuits against James Frey and his publisher, Random House, we're

Gnomic Gobbledegook? You decide.
Mark Danielewski's experimental novel, Only Revolutions, was released last month in Britain and this week in the U.S. to mixed reviews. The novel surrounds a

Human Traces by Sebastian Faulks
Birdsong (1993), Sebastian Faulks critically acclaimed historical novel of World War I, made him famous; Charlotte Gray (1998), set in World War II France,

Cathy's Book: If Found Call 650-266-8233
It was only a matter of time before publishers figured out how to meld the the appeal of internet gaming and online social networking with books. Enter Cathy's

Fu Manchu, Free Books, and the Online Book Fairy
FSB Associates asked me to contribute a blog post to their Love of Reading Book Fair so I thought I'd write a little bit about how I came to write book reviews

Kiran Desai Becomes Youngest Woman to Win Booker Prize
Kiran Desai won the 2006 Man Booker Prize for Fiction with The Inheritance of Loss. Desai was born in India and currently studies creative writing at

Turkish Novelist Wins 2006 Nobel Prize in Literature
Orhan Pamuk, a best-selling novelist in his native Turkey, has won the 2006 Nobel Prize in Literature. Pamuk, whose 2002 novel Snow was widely regarded as

Get Your War On in a Theatre Near You
An Austin based theatre company, Rude Mechanicals, is producing a theatrical adaptation of David Rees' hilariously satirical, clip-art comic, Get Your War On.

LibraryThing: MySpace for Book Lovers
LibraryThing is a web site where people can catalog their books and connect with people who like the same (or different) books. LibraryThing also makes

6-Word Science Fiction
For their November 2006 issue, Wired magazine asked science fiction, fantasy, and horror writers to take a stab at the six word story, a form inspired by

Kafka on the Shelf
On Monday, Haruki Murakami received the Franz Kafka Prize in Prague. The prize, a small statue of Franz Kafka and a cash award of $10,000, is awarded by the

World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
Two hundred million zombies. Who can even visualize that type of number, let alone combat it? ... For the first time in history, we faced an enemy that was

Kiran Desai on NPR's Fresh Air
2006 Booker Prize winning author Kiran Desai will be on NPR's Fresh Air today along with her author mother, Anita Desai, who has made the Booker Prize shortlist

The Mission Song by John le Carré
Bruno Salvo Salvador, a half-British, half-Congolese interpreter finds himself caught in the midst of a political struggle in the Congo that highlights the

Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett
British comic fantasy writer, Terry Pratchett is known for his humor and his prolificness (he produces one to two novels each year). Wintersmith, the third

Bill Bryson Honored with Order of the British Empire
Bill Bryson was presented with an honorary Order of the British Empire from the British government today for Bryson's contribution to literature. Despite

Children of the Corn
Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals talks about the evil of corn (ie: big lobbies making sure that we eat far too

Final Harry Potter Book Title Announced
I could just tell you the title, but J.K. Rowling's game is far more entertaining. Go to www.jkrowling.com and click on the eraser. You will then see a

The Mephisto Club by Tess Gerritsen
PECCAVI - The Latin is scrawled in blood at the scene of a young woman's brutal murder: I HAVE SINNED. It's a chilling Christmas greeting for Boston medical

Once in a Promised Land by Laila Halaby
Once in a Promised Land is the story of a couple, Jassim and Salwa, who left the deserts of their native Jordan for those of Arizona, each chasing their own

"How to Speak a Book" by Richard Powers
In this lyrical article, Richard Powers conjures the history of spoken literature while praising the technology that frees him from his own keyboard. My only

Oprah Chooses Sidney Poitier Memoir
Yesterday, Oprah Winfrey announced her first book club pick in over a year, Sidney Poitier's 2000 memoir, The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Autobiography.

The Edgar Allan Poe Awards
Today, Mystery Writers of America (MWA) launched its one-click destination for all things related to the Edgar (Allan Poe) Awards. www.theedgars.com has

A Tribute to W.H. Auden
Read Dermot McEvoy's article about British poet, W.H. Auden who would have turned 100 today. New Yorkers may want to attend A Tribute to W.H. Auden on

Interview With a Former Child Soldier
Listen to Terry Gross' interview with Ishmael Beah, the author of a memoir about his time as a child soldier in Sierra Leone, A Long Way Gone. This powerful

Tom McCarthy's Remainder And Other Surplus Matter
Liesl Schillinger gives an extremely compelling review of Tom McCarthy's Remainder on the cover of Sunday's New York Times Book Review: What can you say to a

Kiran Desai Wins National Book Critics Circle Award
Kiran Desai's The Inheritance of Loss beat out Dave Eggers' What is the What, Richard Ford's The Lay of the Land, and Cormac McCarthy's The Road for the 33rd

Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill
Readers who enjoy frightening themselves will enjoy Joe Hill's debut novel, Heart-Shaped Box. The plot suffers from some holes, the writing is invisible more

The Little Prince Illustration Discovered in Japan
An original drawing from French aviator and writer Antoine de Saint-Exupery's The Little Prince (Le Petit Prince) was recently discovered at a museum in Japan.

Billy Collins' Action Poetry
Former Poet Laureate, Billy Collins, reads his poetry with accompanying animations.This is not to be missed. My favorite is Forgetfulness.

Rest In Peace, Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007)
Kurt Vonnegut died yesterday, April 11, as the result of brain injuries he suffered in a fall at his Manhattan home. He was 84. The author of numerous

The Reluctant Fundamentalist - Excerpt
A young Pakistani named Changez is living an immigrant’s dream of America. At the top of his class at Princeton, he is snapped up by Underwood Samson, an elite

Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2007
The shortlist for the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction has been announced. The contenders are: Murder in Amsterdam - about the murder of Dutch film

The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz
Meet Isabel Izzy Spellman, private investigator. This twenty-eight-year-old may have a checkered past littered with romantic mistakes, excessive drinking, and

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
The history of Afghanistan is marked by death and loss and unimaginable grief. And, yet, people find a way to survive, to go on. Ultimately, this is more than

Rowling to Read from Harry Potter 7
At Midnight on July 21, J.K. Rowling will give a reading from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The reading will be attended by by 500 randomly selected

A Heartbreaking Work
Dave Eggers explains in The Guardian how he came to write What is the What, his recent novel that tells the story of the Sudanese Lost Boys, and of one Lost Boy

Man Booker International Prize
The award ceremony for the Man Booker International Prize took place in Oxford today. For Chair of Judges Elaine Showalter’s speech and to view Chinua

The Partly Cloudy Patriot by Sarah Vowell
In The Partly Cloudy Patriot, Sarah Vowell, known for her journalistic contributions to PRI's This American Life, travels through the American past and in

Allen Ginsberg Redux
Filmmaker Jerry Aronson met Allen Ginsberg in Chicago at the 1968 Democratic Convention protests and then later in Boulder, Colorado where each of the men had

Storynory : Audio Stories for Kids
Storynory is a fantastic site from which to grab audio books (stories) for kids. They've been publishing an audio story a week since November 2005 and have

Hallows or Horcruxes?
It is a darker landscape since Voldemort's return to power and Dumbledore's subsequent demise at the wand of Severus Snape; many of Voldemort's followers have

Reading in America - AP Poll
This week the Associated Press, in a poll about reading in America, reported that one in four adults read no books at all in the past year. Evidently the

Cormac McCarthy's The Road wins Scottish Literary Prize
This year's James Tait Black Memorial Prize for literature went to Cormac McCarthy for The Road, McCarthy's vision of a post-apocalyptic father-son journey

the man with the beautiful eyes
I've never paid any attention to Charles Bukowski's poetry until today, when a friend showed me this poem, the man with the beautiful eyes, which simply blew

BookMooch : Recycling Used Books Via The Web
I may have mentioned BookMooch in the past, but it's worth revisiting. Book Mooch is an ingenious little site that facilitates book trading through the mail.

Spook Country by William Gibson
Open onto a room in L.A.'s Mondrian Hotel; the French art curator's white lego robot bumps about the legs of an Aegean-blue table while Hollis Henry, the

Engleby by Sebastian Faulks
Something about Mike Engleby is not quite right. When he becomes fixated on a classmate and she goes missing, we are left with the looming question: Is Mike

The Choice by Nicholas Sparks
Travis Parker has everything a man could want: a good job, loyal friends, even a waterfront home in small-town North Carolina. In full pursuit of the good life

The Espresso Book Machine and the Metamorphosis of Books
Alex over at Enfusemagazine.com has an interesting take on the future of fiction in The Metamorphosis of Books. He's right - clearly there's a paradigm

Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris
I knew upon reading the first paragraph that Joshua Ferris had nailed it. He utterly nails the boredom, the cynicism, and the resignation that is work in the

In Celebration of Book Design
E-readers will never replace books. There. I said it. Why? Because despite the purported economy of the e-reader, despite the convenience of being able to

Book Clubs in the Ethereal World
About a month ago, I discovered and blogged about Shelfari, one of what I think of as the top three social-networking sites for book-lovers, along with

It's All About the Gratitude
It's all about the turkey. That's what my friend Jon says about Thanksgiving, but I'm pretty sure he's wrong. It's actually all about the gratitude, that

The Economist's Best Books List
The Economist has a decidedly current affairs and business-related Best Books of 2007 list.

Terry Pratchett Announces He Has Alzheimer's
Author Terry Pratchett announced on his illustrator's web site that he has been recently diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's Disease. I would have liked

The Kite Runner Movie Is Released
The film adaptation of Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner opened in theaters on Friday to mixed reviews after a six week delay during which the film's child

2007 Best Books Countdown: Marco Polo: From Venice to Xanadu
As the most celebrated European to explore Asia, Marco Polo was the original global traveler and the earliest bridge between East and West. A universal icon of

Bookstores Around The World
From an 800 year old converted Dominican church in The Netherlands to Kyoto's Keibunsya, The Guardian's Sean Dodson lists the world's top ten bookstores. File

Try Dying by James Scott Bell
Ty Buchanan is a rising star in his L.A. law firm, until the suspicious death of his fiancee forces him into the underbelly of the city to discover the truth

NBCC Good Reads Winter List and Local Events
Last fall, the National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) polled their 800 members and all former winners and finalists of the NBCC Award, asking for their book

Werewolves of Los Angeles
Sharp Teeth takes the werewolf myth to new heights. It poses the question, if there were werewolves - not just a single werewolf or even sporadic instances of

Microtrends: The Small Forces Behind Tomorrow's Big Changes
Mark Penn, the man who identified Soccer Moms as a crucial constituency in President Clinton's 1996 reelection campaign, is known for his ability to detect

An Incomplete Revenge by Jacqueline Winspear
Set in 1931 England, An Incomplete Revenge begins with a deceptively simple quest for psychologist and investigator Maisie to explore a rural town in Kent for

The Devil's Bones by Jefferson Bass
Drawing on research at the Body Farm—three acres of land in the backwoods of Tennessee, where bodies are left to the elements to illuminate human

Jhumpa Lahiri Interview in The Atlantic
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri speaks with The Atlantic about her latest book of short stories, Unaccustomed Earth, available April 1. Also

Markus Zusak Speaks With The Guardian
Another good interview: The Book Thief author, Markus Zusak speaks with The Guardian about when, why, and how he writes. There's also a bit about what he's

Earth Day - Green Book Challenge!
April 22 is Earth Day, and in honor of the Earth (and her day), I thought I'd propose a challenge. Environmental writing comes in many forms - novels,

Earth Day 2008
Earth Day brings environmental awareness to the forefront of our attention, reminding us to be conscious of our choices everyday. Do something - get active

Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri
Jhumpa Lahiri's second collection of short stories, Unaccustomed Earth, finds her at the rising peak of her literary powers. These stories are longer (nearly

Stephen King Gaffe
You'd think Stephen King would be smarter than to say something like this, but in a lecture at a Washington, DC high school the author told the audience, If

Hold Tight by Harlan Coben
If there was ever a novel that called for a sociological flow chart, Hold Tight, a community murder mystery, is it. Harlan Coben has constructed a yarn with

Book Launch 2.0 Video
A hilarious view into book publicity in the age of social networking from writer Dennis Cass.

The Last Lecture: If You Liked the Movie...
Each year at a series known as the Last Lecture, a Carnegie Mellon University faculty member is asked to deliver what would hypothetically be a final speech

Harry Potter Prequel
As exciting as it sounds, this particular prequel to J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series is not what you're imagining - no Star Wars-esque travel back to

The Long March by Sun Shuyun
The Long March is Communist Chinas founding myth, the heroic tale that every Chinese child learns in school. Seventy years after the historical march took

Merde Happens by Stephen Clarke
From Stephen Clarke, author of A Year in the Merde and In the Merde for Love, Merde Happens is the third installation of Paul West's hilarious mis-adventures in

Entertainment Weekly's Top Ten Books Poll
Entertainment Weekly polled its readers to get this list of the ten best books of the past 25 years: The Road by Cormac McCarthy Harry Potter and the

Writers' Rooms
I am always fascinated by where, when, and how other people write. I think I believe that by accumulating this knowledge from various people - friends or

Last Lecturer, Randy Pausch, Dies
We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand. Randy Pausch played his hand well. In life the Carnegie Mellon University computer

Shadow of Power by Steve Martini
Shadow of Power, Steve Martini's ninth Paul Madriani legal thriller, takes the defense attorney from a California courtroom to the pursuit of a missing

Divisadero by Michael Ondaatje
Michael Ondaatje will always be known as the author of The English Patient, a hit as a novel and then as a movie. With his newest novel, Divisadero, he has

J.K. Rowling's Book of Fairy Tales Available for Pre-order
J.K. Rowling's book of five fairy tales, The Tales of Beedle the Bard, just became available for pre-order on Amazon.com. Rowling originally handcrafted six

101 Bibliophile Resources!
The Online Education Database has a great list of resources for bibliophiles. Lots to peruse there, even if they didn't put LibraryThing in the Social Media

Barack Obama Is Your New Bicycle
Wordless Wednesdays presents NEW political humor titles: [ via galleycat ]

Free e-book Reader for iPhone and iPod Touch
Speaking of the Amazon Kindle, e-book readers, and how nothing will ever really replace the experience of holding an actual book in my hands, I just now

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami
When Haruki Murakami (Kafka on the Shore) traded the physically demanding job of running his jazz club for the sedentary routine of a professional novelist,

Make Your Own READ Mini-Poster
We've all seen those READ posters adorned with celebrity faces in libraries and bookstores. Now you can make your own READ mini-poster at the American Library

Chinese Literature Pop Quiz
In honor of the Beijing Olympics, The Guardian gives you the opportunity to test your knowledge of Chinese Literature. My score (5 out of 10) indicates that

The Invisible Library
Visit the Invisible Library, an alphabetical list of books that exist only within other books for some (extremely!) light reading. [ via three percent ]

Sarah Palin and the Case of the Banned Books
Straying into the political only in so far as it touches the literary, galleycat points us to this interesting Time Magazine article about Sarah Palin which

Beside A Burning Sea by John Shors
It's 1942. A U.S. hospital ship is torpedoed and sunk by a Japanese plane somewhere in the South Pacific and the survivors, including a wounded Japanese

Booker Prize 2008 Shortlist Announced
Today the shortlist of six novels was announced for the 2008 Man Booker Prize. The list includes promising debuts from novelists Aravind Adiga and Steve Toltz:

Notebook Envy
Sean Flannagan (no relation) has a excellent review of notebooks at deeplinking.net. Mmm... notebooks. Those of you who are writers, journalers, artists, or

R.I.P. David Foster Wallace
Author David Foster Wallace who had for years suffered from depression died in his home of an apparent suicide on Friday. Wallace was most famously the author

David Foster Wallace Writing Online
Harper's has an excellent collection of David Foster Wallace writing online including a 21 page review of Oxford University Press' A Dictionary of Modern

Booker Prize Goes Mobile
Get free audio excerpts of 2008 Booker Prize shortlist titles sent to your mobile phone by texting MBP to 60300 if you are in the UK. Outside of the UK, you can

Oprah's Book Club Pick: The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
Oprah's Book Club chose The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski this past Friday, a novel about which Stephen King said, it is a deeply American work

America too Insular, Ignorant for Nobel in Literature
This year's Nobel Prize in literature will be announced tomorrow, and bets are on as to who the winner will be. Horace Engdahl, the permanent secretary of the

The Perfectionist: Life and Death in Haute Cuisine
Bernard Loiseau was one of only twenty-five French chefs to hold Europe's highest culinary award, three stars in the Michelin Red Guide, and only the second

The White Tiger Becomes Third Ever Debut Novel to Win Booker
Indian author, Aravind Adiga, won the £50,000 Man Booker prize today for his debut novel, The White Tiger. Michael Portillo, the chair of the Booker

2008 National Book Awards Finalists
271 titles were submitted in the Fiction category and the 5 National Book Awards Finalists in Fiction, announced today, are: Aleksandar Hemon, The

Planet Earth: An Illustrated History
TIME's Planet Earth: An Illustrated History arrived on my doorstep last week and has spent the past few days open on our kitchen table. It's a mesmerizing

Wild and Crazy Guy
When I was a kid in the mid-1970s, a gray-haired, white-suited comedian burst seemingly out of nowhere, straight to the top. He was on Saturday Night Live every

10 Days of GiftmasDay Two: 1000 Artist Journal Pages
I found journaling in my early twenties and since that time have vacillated between devotedly keeping a daily written journal, dipping my toes in drawing

Peter Matthiessen wins National Book Award for Fiction
Peter Matthiessen won the National Book Award's fiction category Wednesday night for Shadow Country, a revision of a trilogy of novels he wrote in the 1990s

10 Days of Giftmas Day Five: On Reading
André Kertész began a career in photojournalism in 1912, when he was just eighteen years old, and continued to do so until he died in 1985. Kertesz traveled the

10 Days of Giftmas Day Six: The O. Henry Prize Stories 2008
O. Henry wrote some 400 short stories in his lifetime and is often credited with popularizing short fiction. Eight years after his death in1910, friends and

Jhumpa Lahiri on NPR
During the week of Thanksgiving, NPR considers what it means to be American by speaking with three authors - Junot Diaz, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Joseph O'Neill - who

Shaun Tan's Animated Film
Artist and author Shaun Tan's The Lost Thing is being made into a 15-minute CGI animated short by an Australian film company. Tan's work is wonderfully playful

The Gate House by Nelson DeMille
The Gate House, a sequel to Nelson DeMille's successful The Gold Coast, has all the elements of a 2009 beach read. There is a lot of sex; he does wait until the

Obama Chooses Inaugural Poet
[ January 20, 2009 Update: Elizabeth Alexander's Inaugural Poem, Praise Song for the Day text ] Prize-winning poet Elizabeth Alexander will read at the

Divine Justice by David Baldacci
Divine Justice is the fourth in David Baldacci's Camel Club series of novels that have enjoyed immense popularity. Each novel has asked what secrets the federal

Laura Bush's Book Deal
Scribner announced this week that it will be publishing first lady Laura Bush's memoirs, following a tradition that has included memoirs from Hillary Clinton,

Family Planning by Karan Mahajan
As this comic tour de force says, A family of thirteen in modern-day India was a disaster, a game of marbles that had lost its marbles ... a pack of wolves

The Nation Guide to the Nation
Released just in time for President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration, The Nation Guide to the Nation might be the best book to help the new president's

Elizabeth Alexander's Inaugural Poem
Barack Obama's inaugural address was followed immediately by Elizabeth Alexander's stirring inaugural poem, Praise Song for the Day: Praise song for the

Testimony by Anita Shreve
Testimony opens with a shocking description of child pornography that may leave Anita Shreve's regular audience gasping for air, and perhaps even reaching for

National Book Critic Circle Awards Finalists 2009
Finalists for the 2009 National Book Critics Circle Awards were announced this past weekend. The five finalists in each category are: Fiction: Roberto

R.I.P. John Updike
John Updike died today of lung cancer, according to a statement from his publisher, Alfred A. Knopf. The author of more than 60 books and winner of numerous

Adam Gopnik's Postscript for John Updike
The New Yorker's anniversary issue (on newstands today) recognizes John Updike by including numerous selections from his work, much of which was originally

Stephen King Calls Stephanie Meyer "Not Very Good"
In an interview with USA Weekend Magazine, Stephen King said that Stephanie Meyer, author of the bestselling Twilight series, can't write worth a darn. In

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2008
The Best American Series is known to corral some of the year's most exciting writing into a single volume full of rich voices and unique style. The Best

Jeff Bezos, Kindle 2 on The Daily Show
Jeff Bezos was on The Daily Show Monday touting the merits of the new Kindle 2 which, the founder of Amazon.com explains, include the availability of 240,000

The Best American Short Stories 2008
Edited by Salman Rushdie, The Best American Short Stories 2008 will provoke, amuse, stun and mystify readers as they carom from story to story, traveling from

A Working Writer's Daily Planner
Small Beer Press is releasing A Working Writer's Daily Planner 2010 in August - as if writers weren't easily distracted enough. According to the web site, the

Chris Anderson's Freeconomics
On the final day of the SXSW conference, Wired magazine's editor in chief Chris Anderson told Guy Kawasaki that on July 6 his new book on freeconomics,

Old Pond | Frog Jumps In | Splash!
It's been a lot of years since I memorized any poetry - I memorize telephone numbers, computer passwords, the names of my kids' friends' parents - but not

Wordless Wednesday: Poem Henge
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Teen Book Drop 2009
In support of Teen Literature Day, April 16, 2009, readergirlz, GuysLitWire, YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association), and participating publishers

It's Poem In Your Pocket Day!
April 30 closes down National Poetry Month with Poem in Your Pocket Day, and you, dear reader, are invited to join in the fun. Simply pick a favorite poem -

Wordless Wednesday: Chicago O'Hareport
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Laila Lalami at B&N
Laila Lalami has been a novelist, short story writer, and translator. I got to know her from the blog she began shortly after 9/11, Moorish Girl, which she has

Sarah Palin to Publish Autobiogaphy
Photo by Joe Raedle Sarah Palin signed a deal with HarperCollins to publish a memoir of her personal and political life, from her Alaskan childhood and

Dave Eggers and Vendela Vida in Chicago
Dave Eggers and wife Vendela Vida, who are in Chicago for the Printers Row Lit Fest this weekend, spoke with the Chicago Tribune about Away We Go, their new

The Writer's Notebook: Craft Essays from Tin House
Every summer for the past six years, Tin House has conducted summer workshops at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. Writers come from around the country to lead

Friday's Endpapers
A round-up of some of the week's book news: R.I.P. Kamala Das Nominate your favorite beach reads ever at NPR.org Listen to the eyeonbooks.com interview

Read Infinite Jest With a Few Thousand of Your Closest Friends
What are you reading this Summer? You may want to join thousands of readers (including me) in a group endurance reading event by tackling David Foster

Free for FREE on Scribd
Today, Wired editor Chris Anderson put his money where his mouth is by sharing his new book Free: The Past and Future of a Radical Price, in which he posits the

R.I.P. Frank McCourt (1930-2009)
Frank McCourt, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir Angela's Ashes, died today of cancer. Regarding his childhood, McCourt wrote, “People everywhere

First Man: The Life of Neil Armstrong
Forty years ago, Apollo 11 Mission Commander Neil Armstrong and Lunar Module Pilot Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to set foot upon the moon. First Man by

Rain Gods by James Lee Burke
Rain Gods is the most clearly literary novel of Burke's distinguished career as a novelist. After 17 Dave Robicheaux, four Billy Bob Holland, six miscellaneous

Twilight Author Accused of Plagiarism
Twilight author Stephenie Meyer faces accusations of plagiarism from Jordan Scott, the author of the vampire novel, The Nocturne, who claims that Meyer's

The Summer of Infinite Books
I love to read (have you gotten that already?), and I've been steeped in good reading this summer. As I mentioned already, I hopped on board the world's largest

Mysteries You Might Have Missed
Great short bit from NPR's resident librarian, Nancy Pearl, with excellent suggestions: Mysteries You Might Have Missed Along the Way. I really like the sound

The Winner Stands Alone by Paulo Coelho
Internationally bestselling author Paulo Coelho's latest novel, The Winner Stands Alone, is like his bestselling The Alchemist, but with a murderer on the

Lost Symbol Mania
The Lost Symbol, Dan Brown's eagerly anticipated sequel to The Da Vinci Code features protagonist, Robert Langdon on a new adventure of ancient Masonic

Four Books on the Top of My Stack
Even as I happily trudge through the last couple hundred pages of Infinite Jest, the stack of books on my night table is getting higher with the addition of a

The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
The Da Vinci Code's Robert Langdon is back in The Lost Symbol. He's been invited to Washington at the last minute to make a speech about the fraternal order of

The Best Fiction of the Millennium (So Far)
Over at The Millions, C. Max Magee and company are taking the literary pulse of the 21st Century by listing The Best Fiction of the Millennium (So Far). Though

Wolf Hall Takes 2009 Man Booker Prize
Hilary Mantel took home the 41st Man Booker Prize Tuesday for Wolf Hall, an historical novel that takes Henry VIII's court as its subject, centering

Barnes & Noble's e-Book Nook
Photo courtesy Barnes & Noble Barnes & Noble is entering the electronic book reader game with its new e-book reader called the Nook. That's right - the Nook.

FastPencil to Give NaNoWriMo Winners Free Copy of Their Novel
Sunday, November 1 marks the beginning of yet another National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), during which thousands of participants will be furiously

National Novel Writing Month Starts Now!
Novelists take your mark! Get set! Go! It's that time of year again - when I and thousands of others (around 150,000 this year) submit ourselves to thirty

NaNoWriMo Mac Users - Free Scrivener Trial
This news is late in coming, but the company that makes the Scrivener writing software (Mac only) is offering a free trial that runs through December 7. I've

The Grammar Devotional
I had the opportunity to meet Grammar Girl (aka Mignon Fogarty) tonight at the Boulder Bookstore. She's here promoting her second book, The Grammar Devotional,

New Oxford American Dictionary's Word of the Year
Oxford University Press announced the New Oxford American Dictionary's Word of the Year (WOTY) for 2009: unfriend - verb - To remove someone as a 'friend' on a

Alphabet Juice by Roy Blount, Jr.
In Alphabet Juice,humorist Roy Blount Jr. collects a compendium of words alphabetically to explore their origins, spellings, pronunciations,and various other

The Ten Best Books of 2009
The best literature of 2009 includes A.S. Byatt's sprawling historical novel, a collection of short stories from Wells Tower, Nick Hornby's musical love story,

Juliet, Naked by Nick Hornby
In Juliet Naked, woman leaves her rock and roll obsessed husband, striking up a relationship with the object of his obsession. Nick Hornby's latest novel

Look At the Birdie by Kurt Vonnegut
Kurt Vonnegut fans can revel in fourteen previously unpublished short stories each sparkling with the wit, the sarcasm, and the dark observations that only Kurt

Slowing Down for 2010
Slow down. That's my primary resolution for 2010. I recently read John Freeman's manifesto for slow communication, and I agree with him. While the amount of

Changing My Mind by Zadie Smith
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New J.K. Rowling Interview

Buzz Aldrin, What Happened to You In All the Confusion? by Johan Harstad
Buzz Aldrin, What Happened to You In All the Confusion? by Johan Harstad

Dreams of Joy by Lisa See
Dreams of Joy by Lisa See

Sixkill by Robert B. Parker
Sixkill by Robert B. Parker

Wicked Bugs by Amy Stewart
Wicked Bugs by Amy Stewart

The Land of Painted Caves by Jean Auel
The Land of Painted Caves by Jean Auel

J.K. Rowling and the Secret Website
J.K. Rowling and the Secret Website

The Rich and the Dead edited by Nelson DeMille
The Rich and the Dead edited by Nelson DeMille

Lies that Chelsea Handler Told Me by Chelsea Handler, her friends, family, and other victims
Lies that Chelsea Handler Told Me by Chelsea Handler, her friends, family, and other victims

Blue Collar, White Collar, No Collar, Stories of Work edited by Richard Ford
Blue Collar, White Collar, No Collar, Stories of Work edited by Richard Ford

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Red Lemonade = Social Publishing

State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
State of Wonder by Ann Patchett

The Night Train by Clyde Edgerton
The Night Train by Clyde Edgerton

Josh Ritter on Stage and Shelf
Josh Ritter on Stage and Shelf

Encyclopedia of Science Fiction to be Free Online
Encyclopedia of Science Fiction to be Free Online

15,000 Free Books Released Into the Wild
15,000 Free Books Released Into the Wild

The Swedish Academy Presents Nobel Prize in Literature to Tomas Tranströmer
The Swedish Academy Presents Nobel Prize in Literature to Tomas Tranströmer

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What is Science Fiction for?

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Call me Ishmael.
Call me Ishmael.

Millennium People by J.G. Ballard
Millennium People by J.G. Ballard

Amazon's @author Feature Connects Readers with Writers
Amazon's @author Feature Connects Readers with Writers

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Introducing the Amazon iPad (The Kindle Fire)

2011 Man Booker Prize Shortlist Announced
2011 Man Booker Prize Shortlist Announced

Aleph by Paulo Coelho
Aleph by Paulo Coelho

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

Salvage the Bones wins NBA Fiction Award
Salvage the Bones wins NBA Fiction Award

Mr. Fox by Helen Oyeyemi
Mr. Fox by Helen Oyeyemi

The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach

Christopher Hitchens: Links and Tributes
Christopher Hitchens: Links and Tributes

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

Plainsong by Kazushi Hosaka
Plainsong by Kazushi Hosaka

"Guava" by Etgar Keret
Guava by Etgar Keret

Murder in Mount Holly by Paul Theroux
Murder in Mount Holly by Paul Theroux

The Sugar Frosted Nutsack by Mark Leyner
The Sugar Frosted Nutsack by Mark Leyner

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

The Shadow of a Blue Cat by Naoyuki Ii
The Shadow of a Blue Cat by Naoyuki Ii

And So It Goes, Kurt Vonnegut: A Life
And So It Goes, Kurt Vonnegut: A Life

Habibi by Craig Thompson
Habibi by Craig Thompson

The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler
The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler

The Journals of Spalding Gray
The Journals of Spalding Gray

The Galley Slave by Drago Jancar
The Galley Slave by Drago Jancar

The Map and the Territory by Michel Houllebecq
The Map and the Territory by Michel Houllebecq

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Books to Movies - The Oscars are here! The Oscars are here!

Mr. g by Alan Lightman
Mr. g by Alan Lightman

Books into Movies: John Carter
Books into Movies: John Carter

Hey Jack Kerouac
Hey Jack Kerouac

Yummy Books - Feed Your Head and Your Stomach
Yummy Books - Feed Your Head and Your Stomach

The Hunger Games Opens to Happy Fans
The Hunger Games Opens to Happy Fans

How Eskimos Keep Their Babies Warm by Mei-Ling Hopgood
How Eskimos Keep Their Babies Warm by Mei-Ling Hopgood

Video Chat with Ernest Cline (Ready Player One)
Video Chat with Ernest Cline (Ready Player One)

A Naked Singularity by Sergio De La Pava
A Naked Singularity by Sergio De La Pava

Neil Gaiman interviews Stephen King
Neil Gaiman interviews Stephen King

Julie Otsuka's The Buddha in the Attic wins 2012 PEN/Faulkner Award
Julie Otsuka's The Buddha in the Attic wins 2012 PEN/Faulkner Award

Writer, M.D. by Leah Kaminsky (editor)
Writer, M.D. by Leah Kaminsky (editor)

Happy World Book Night!
Happy World Book Night!

Win the 20 Orange Prize Longlisted Books (UK residents)
Win the 20 Orange Prize Longlisted Books (UK residents)

Hot Pink by Adam Levin
Hot Pink by Adam Levin

These are your kids on books.
These are your kids on books.

Maurice Sendak, 1928-2012
Maurice Sendak, 1928-2012

Swamplandia wins New York Public Library’s 2012 Young Lions Award
Swamplandia wins New York Public Library’s 2012 Young Lions Award

Suddenly, a Knock on the Door by Etgar Keret
Suddenly, a Knock on the Door by Etgar Keret

The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human
The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human

The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani
The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani

Life Sentences by William H. Gass
Life Sentences by William H. Gass

Gods Without Men by Hari Kunzru
Gods Without Men by Hari Kunzru

In One Person by John Irving
In One Person by John Irving

J.K. Rowling's new book has a cover.
J.K. Rowling's new book has a cover.

Reticence by Jean-Philippe Toussaint
Reticence by Jean-Philippe Toussaint

Free e-Short Story from Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Free e-Short Story from Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Some Assembly Required by Anne Lamott (with Sam Lamott)
Some Assembly Required by Anne Lamott (with Sam Lamott)

What's your favorite Stephen King novel?
What's your favorite Stephen King novel?

Michael Chabon's Telegraph Avenue - Free eBook Sample
Michael Chabon's Telegraph Avenue - Free eBook Sample

Fear of Music by Jonathan Lethem
Fear of Music by Jonathan Lethem

Book Designer Chip Kidd on NPR
Book Designer Chip Kidd on NPR

Wake in Progress : The Ex Post Facto Illustration of Literature
Wake in Progress : The Ex Post Facto Illustration of Literature

New Ways To Kill Your Mother: Writers and their Families by Colm Toibin
New Ways To Kill Your Mother: Writers and their Families by Colm Toibin

Robert Parker's Lullaby by Ace Atkins
Robert Parker's Lullaby by Ace Atkins

Sorry Please Thank You by Charles Yu
Sorry Please Thank You by Charles Yu

A Hologram For the King by Dave Eggers
A Hologram For the King by Dave Eggers

A Death at the White Camellia Orphanage by Marly Youmans
A Death at the White Camellia Orphanage by Marly Youmans

Pigeon English by Stephen Kelman
Pigeon English by Stephen Kelman

Replacement by Tor Ulven
Replacement by Tor Ulven

Narcopolis by Jeet Thayil
Narcopolis by Jeet Thayil

When I Was a Child I Read Books by Marilynne Robinson
When I Was a Child I Read Books by Marilynne Robinson

A Million Heavens by John Brandon
A Million Heavens by John Brandon

Redshirts by John Scalzi
Redshirts by John Scalzi

Skios by Michael Frayn
Skios by Michael Frayn

Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon
Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon

With the Animals by Noelle Revaz
With the Animals by Noelle Revaz

Banned Books Week 30th Anniversary, September 30 - October 6, 2012
2012 Banned Books Week most challenged books

Journalism by Joe Sacco
Journalism by Joe Sacco

Vlad by Carlos Fuentes
Vlad by Carlos Fuentes

Psalm 44 by Danilo Kis
Psalm 44 by Danilo Kis

Mo Yan wins 2012 Nobel Prize for Literature
Mo Yan wins 2012 Nobel Prize for Literature

This is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz
This is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz

The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

NW by Zadie Smith
NW by Zadie Smith

Our Kind of People by Uzodinma Iweala
Our Kind of People by Uzodinma Iweala

Broken Harbor by Tana French
Broken Harbor by Tana French

Jasper Fforde and The Last Dragonslayer
Jasper Fforde and The Last Dragonslayer

The Art of Forgetting by Camille Noe Pagan
The Art of Forgetting by Camille Noe Pagan

The Aleppo Codex: A True Story of Obsession, Faith, and the Pursuit of an Ancient Bible
The Aleppo Codex: A True Story of Obsession, Faith, and the Pursuit of an Ancient Bible

The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers
The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers

Tom Wolfe discusses Back to Blood Tonight on Live Webcast
Tom Wolfe discusses Back to Blood Tonight on Live Webcast

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

Every Love Story is a Ghost Story by D.T. Max
Every Love Story is a Ghost Story by D.T. Max

Vote for your favorite books at the GoodReads Choice Awards.
Vote for your favorite books at the GoodReads Choice Awards.

Joseph Anton by Salman Rushdie
Joseph Anton by Salman Rushdie

Louise Erdich wins National Book Award for fiction 2012
Louise Erdich wins National Book Award for fiction 2012

Fairy Tales From the Brothers Grimm by Philip Pullman
Fairy Tales From the Brothers Grimm by Philip Pullman

2012 Holiday Gift Books
2012 Holiday Gift Books

Building Stories by Chris Ware
Building Stories by Chris Ware

The Round House by Louise Erdrich
The Round House by Louise Erdrich

Back to Blood by Tom Wolfe
Back to Blood by Tom Wolfe

Philip Roth says he is done writing.
Philip Roth says he is done writing.

The Fifty-Year Sword by Mark Z. Danielewski
The Fifty-Year Sword by Mark Z. Danielewski

Photographs of People Reading on the New York Subway
Photographs of People Reading on the New York Subway

In Sunlight and In Shadow by Mark Helprin
In Sunlight and In Shadow by Mark Helprin

Twelve Days of Book Radio on SiriusXM
Twelve Days of Book Radio on SiriusXM

It's Fine By Me by Per Petterson
It's Fine By Me by Per Petterson

Final Book Tour for Neil Gaiman
Final Book Tour for Neil Gaiman

Woes of the True Policeman by Roberto Bolano
Woes of the True Policeman by Roberto Bolano

The Testament of Mary by Colm Toibin
The Testament of Mary by Colm Toibin

Me, Who Dove into the Heart of the World by Sabina Berman
Me, Who Dove into the Heart of the World by Sabina Berman

Egypt: The Book of Chaos by Nick Drake
Egypt: The Book of Chaos by Nick Drake

Free Fiction: Rivka Galchen in The New Yorker
Free Fiction: Rivka Galchen in The New Yorker

And then there's this...
And then there's this...

This Cake is for the Party by Sarah Selecky
This Cake is for the Party by Sarah Selecky

Pure by Julianna Baggott
Pure by Julianna Baggott

Lost at Sea: The Jon Ronson Mysteries
Lost at Sea: The Jon Ronson Mysteries

Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan
Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan

The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe
The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe

The Islands by Carlos Gamerro
The Islands by Carlos Gamerro

Both Flesh and Not by David Foster Wallace
Both Flesh and Not by David Foster Wallace

Travels with Epicurus by Daniel Klein
Travels with Epicurus by Daniel Klein

The Pharmacist's Mate and 8 by Amy Fusselman
The Pharmacist's Mate and 8 by Amy Fusselman

The Heart of Thomas by Moto Hagio
The Heart of Thomas by Moto Hagio

Happy Valentine's Day!
Happy Valentine's Day!

Burning Bright by Tracy Chevalier
Burning Bright by Tracy Chevalier

Tenth of December by George Saunders
Tenth of December by George Saunders

Revenge by Yoko Ogawa
Revenge by Yoko Ogawa

Hank Greenberg: The Hero of Heroes by John Rosengren
Hank Greenberg: The Hero of Heroes by John Rosengren

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

Open Door by Iosi Havilio
Open Door by Iosi Havilio

Girlchild by Tupelo Hassman
Girlchild by Tupelo Hassman

Umbrella by Will Self
Umbrella by Will Self

Temple of a Thousand Faces by John Shors
Temple of a Thousand Faces by John Shors

Vampires in the Lemon Grove by Karen Russell
Vampires in the Lemon Grove by Karen Russell

The Stockholm Octavo by Karen Engelmann
The Stockholm Octavo by Karen Engelmann