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Aram Mrjoian

Aram Mrjoian is a contributor at Book Riot and the Chicago Review of Books. His reviews and essays have also appeared in Necessary Fiction, The Adroit Journal blog, and The Awesome Mitten. His stories are published or forthcoming in Tahoma Literary Review, Limestone, The Great Lakes Book Project, and others. He is currently working toward his MFA in creative writing at Northwestern University, where he is a fiction editor at TriQuarterly. Twitter: @AMrjoian575

How Books Remind Me That Life Is Not A Montage

I will try not to bore you with an essay on the overwhelming amalgamated feelings of isolation and connectivity that ...

Cool Bookish Places: The Chicago Literacenter

Imagine nearly 30,000 square feet of collaborative work space for literary nonprofits to fuel bookish programs around a major metropolitan ...

Brews and Books: Beer and Book Pairing Recommendations

While we at the Riot are taking this lovely summer week off to rest (translation: read by the pool/ocean/on our ...

Interesting People Who Should Host Public Book Clubs

Mark Zuckerberg’s book club immediately raised numerous questions in the literary community. Utterances of “Will he be the next Oprah?” ...

Brews and Books: Beer and Book Pairing Recommendations

We’ve gone into much detail at Book Riot about the wonders of pairing a good book with a nice can ...

When Authors Throw Shade

The literary world can be a tumultuous and tenuous sphere, full of people who are ready and willing to opine ...

Let’s Do a Literary Version of ‘Chopped’

Passing around bottles of the finest Andre Brut Champagne on New Year’s Eve always sounds like a good idea, right? ...

Reading Pathway: Iris Murdoch

Go into any used bookstore in the U.S., and odds are you can find a dozen coffee-stained copies of Iris ...

Bookish Things That Should Exist

While we at the Riot take some time off to rest and catch up on our reading, we’re re-running some of ...

Literary Tourism: Bozeman, Montana

On the northern tip of Yellowstone National Park, a bit west of where Montana takes on the weird landscape one ...

Bookish Things That Should Exist

I have a lot of random bookish ideas running around in my head. With the holidays right around the corner, ...

4 Awesome Bookish Charity Events

Book champion and Book Riot managing editor Amanda Nelson has showcased some literary charities in the past that are awesome ...

Weekend Idea: Bookstore Bicycle Tour, Chicago Edition

Those of you that follow us on Instagram might have recently seen Book Riot popping up at bookstores all over ...

Does the Nobel Prize Do a Disservice To Readers?

Recently, I read an article on Flavorwire about being trolled by the Swedish Academy. While I thought the article itself ...

A Scientific Analysis of the Potential Damage of a Book Drone

If you’re like me, the thought of an Amazon drone bopping around the sky probably freaks you out. It’s not ...

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