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Elisa Shoenberger

Elisa Shoenberger has been building a library since she was 13. She loves writing about all aspects of books from author interviews, antiquarian books, archives, and everything in between. She also writes regularly for Murder & Mayhem and Library Journal. She's also written articles for Huffington Post, Boston Globe, WIRED, Slate, and many other publications. When she's not writing about reading, she's reading and adventuring to find cool new art. She also plays alto saxophone and occasionally stiltwalks. Find out more on her website or follow her on Twitter @vogontroubadour.

If You Liked These Great British Bake Off Contestants, Check out These Fiction Books

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Why Do Writers Use Different Pen Names for Genres?

Why and how do genre fiction writers use different pen names? We talk to three authors about how they use pen names.

Reading Pathways: Gabriel Bá and Fábio Moon

A brief exploration of twin brother comic book superstars Gabriel Bá and Fábio Moon known for DAYTRIPPER, THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY, and others

What Murder Mysteries Get Wrong About Bail

Bail and bounty hunters are popular plot points in crime fiction, but they're not always accurate. Here's what they get wrong about bail.

​Tarot Cards as a Writer’s Tool

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Europa Editions and Literature as a Bridge

Europa Editions has been publishing incredible books since 2005 including Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan Novels. Let's dive into their history.

Beyond Reading The Cards: The Use of Tarot in Fiction

What role can tarot cards play within a narrative? An exploration of the cards in creative and potent storytelling.

Yilin Wang on The Poetry of Qiu Jin and the Important Work of Translation

After a dispute with the British Museum, Yilin Wang discusses the importance of feminist poet Qiu Jin and the complex work of translation.

Is this a Real Punny Cozy Mystery Title, or Not? 

There’s nothing quite like a good punny title. Can you find the real punny title in this quiz or will you choose the fake one that I created?

8 Recently Published Political Graphic Nonfiction and Memoirs

These eight eye-opening graphic nonfiction and memoirs focus on politics and identity, and they're all published in the last few years, including The Black Panther Party: A Graphic Novel History.