Elisa Shoenberger

Elisa Shoenberger (she/her) is a writer in Chicago. She has been published in the Slate, Boston Globe, Huffington Post, and many others. She also has written about books for Murder & Mayhem, Earth Island Journal, Broad Street Review, Chicago Reader, and others. She is also the co-founder and co-editor of The Antelope, a journal of oral history and mayhem. She tweets at @vogontroubadour and her work can be found here.

8 Modern Retellings of Jewish Folk Tales and Stories

Here are eight retellings of Jewish folktales and/or folklore with a Jewish twist including poetry and graphic novels, including The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker.

10 Adult Books with Animal Narrators

What would your pet would say if it could talk to you? Here are adult fiction books told from the perspective of animals, from dogs to bees, like Three Bags Full by Leonie Swann, translated by Anthea Bell

Why I’m Obsessed with BabyLit

One bibliophile mother's love for series BabyLit with baby book adaptations of Frankenstein, The Raven, and more

The Best Mystery Books Featuring Dogs

Nothing is more irresistible than dogs and mysteries. Here's a list of 10 dog mysteries where dogs are main characters, sidekicks, and more.

10 Best Mysteries with a Twist

Who doesn’t love a good twist? Here is a list of the best recently published murder mysteries with a great twist, including The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley.

8 Fiction Books about Comics and Comic Book Industry

Bam Pow! Comic books can be super exciting but behind the scenes can also be thrilling. Here are 8 fiction books about comics, like Secret Identity by Alex Segura.

How Comics Discuss Mental Health

Two interviews with the publishers of Oni Press and Iron Circus about the discussion of mental health in comic books

8 Recent Nonfiction Books on the Natural World

With the return of birdsong, here is a list of 8 non-fiction books about the natural world published in 2021 and 2022, including Why We Swim.

8 of the Best Non-Movie Adaptations of Agatha Christie’s Works

From video games to an anime series and card games, here are some of the best Agatha Christie adaptations that aren't movies or plays.

8 Fiction Books That Are Critical of the Art World

A look at fiction that criticizes and critiques the art world, including So Much Blue.