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.

​Tarot Cards as a Writer’s Tool

Tarot cards can be a great source of inspiration for creatives, as these writers who use tarot to guide their writing show.

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.

What Mystery Novels Get Wrong about the Courtroom

While a court of law looks for nothing but the truth, depictions of courtrooms in mystery novels have no such restriction.

The Strange and Amazing Iron Circus Comics

Chicago-based Black-owned comics publisher Iron Circus has had a very interesting year. Here's a primer to this awesome publisher.

Reading Pathways: Gigi Pandian

If you loved locked room mysteries and treasure hunts, then Gigi Pandian is the writer for you. We're exploring her three mystery series!

Who is Anya Corazon, AKA Araña?

Who is Anya Corazon/Araña? Explore this Marvel character as she learns how to use her spidey powers for good.