D.R. Baker

D.R. Baker's writing has appeared at Memoir Mixtapes, Bright Wall/Dark Room, The Young Folks, Independent Music News, and others. As a musician, they have played guitar and bass for various acts over the past decade. Raised in New Jersey, educated in Ohio, and with brief forays into Michigan and Nevada, Dan now lives in New York City with their partner. Website: danbakerisokay.com | Twitter: @danbakerisokay

Authors Don’t Owe You Books

One reader examines the phenomenon of fans harassing authors online, arriving at the conclusion: authors don't OWE you books.

Announcing the 35th Annual Whiting Award Winners

Announcing the fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and playwriting winners of this year's Whiting Award for emerging writers.

How to Read to a Child

One reader draws from personal experience to give tips on how to read to a child, and making it an enjoyable experience for both child and adult.

Messages Left Behind in Library Books (An Ode)

A reader reflects on the messages left behind in library books at their university library, and how the notes acted as documents of time and place.

Book It! with Pizza Hut Announces Tom Angleberger as Author Partner for Second Year

Tom Angleberger returns as this year's BOOK IT! With Pizza Hut author partner.

7 Prolific Women Authors With More Than 10 Books

A list of prolific women authors who have penned enough books for a deep dive! Check out this primer of women who have written ten or more books.

Literary Video Games, an Exciting Realm for Storytelling

One reader discusses some of their favorite literary video games, which use text, plot, and character development to deliver their full experience.

The Books I Read in High School

"As someone who loves to read now, I find myself lagging in conversations with other readers who went to better-funded schools..."

Read Harder: A Play By An Author Of Color Or Queer Author

We're recommending some excellent plays by an author of color or queer author, for the 2020 Read Harder Challenge. Take your seat and check them out!

A New Reading Goal: Measuring Time, Not Books

Having been demotivated by goals that center around book counts, a reader suggests an alternative metric when setting a new reading goal this year.

Gabriel García Márquez Books: A Brief Look at the Master of Magical Realism

Our guide to some of the many great Gabriel García Márquez books to add to your reading list, from novels to nonfiction to short story collections.

What to Do When Gifted a Book You Don’t Want

One reader's advice on how to navigate the social awkwardness of receiving a book you don't want this holiday season.

Yu-Gi-Oh! and the Ethics of Adaptation

On the sanitization of the Yu-Gi-Oh! manga for the kid-friendly anime adaptation, and the ethics of drastically modifying the story for marketing.

BOOK IT! With Pizza Hut, an Evolving Program Turns 35

What's better than books and pizza? Get to know Pizza Hut's Book It! literacy program for kids as it celebrates its 35th year.

Authors and Librarians on Why Schools and Libraries Need LGBTQ+ Books

Book Riot speaks to authors and librarians on the importance of LGBTQ+ books in educational environments such as schools and libraries.