Bronwyn Averett

Bronwyn Averett holds a PhD in French literature, and as a certified book doctor she advises consuming a wide variety of texts. Literary loves include contemporary African and Caribbean fiction, gigantic novels of the 19th century, short stories by Mavis Gallant, and 90's YA. She writes about reading at Follow her on Twitter @indirectlibre.

The Magic of the Library at Night

An exploration of the enchanting bookish exhibit, The Library at Night, a collaboration with Alberto Manguel and Ex Machina.

The Hatred of Poetry: A Bibliography

An examination of the works mentioned in Ben Lerner's new book THE HATRED OF POETRY

The Caine Prize: What It Is and Why It Matters

Improve your knowledge of writing in Africa with the Caine Prize shortlist.

I Went to a Bibliotherapist and This Is What Happened

One reader on her visit to a bibliotherapist: a therapist who uses books as part of treatment.

4 New Books Set in New England to Read This Month

Four new novels coming in June, all set in New England

The Aquatic World: 5 Books About Mermaids

Take a deep dive into the world of mermaid fiction.

5 Books About Labor and Delivery and Everything Else

Five reads about the experience of giving birth.

How to Be a Teenager in a Contemporary Novel Written for Adults

How do you do, fellow kids? Prove you're down with the youngs by using these common tropes.

How to Get the Most from Your Literary Festival Experience

Tips for getting the most of out your local literary festivals.

I Went to a Bibliotherapist and This Is What Happened