Ilana Masad

Israeli American, queer, chronically ill, and forever reading, Ilana Masad is a book critic and fiction writer. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, the Guardian, the Los Angeles Times, Tin House, McSweeney's, Joyland Magazine, and more. She is the founder and host of The Other Stories, a podcast that features new, emerging, and established fiction writers. Twitter: @ilanaslightly Blog: Slightly Ignorant

Literary Tourism: Lincoln, Nebraska

Lincoln, Nebraska: land of great literary tourism.

Why I Won’t Be Watching This (or Any) Little Women Adaptation

Every LITTLE WOMEN adaptation that comes out, I wonder whether this time I'll watch it. And while I've stopped being an adaptation snob, this is still NOPE.

Happiness: 4 Books on a Big Topic

Reading is Good for Your Mental Health: Here’s Why

Many of us already *feel* like reading is good for your mental health - but is it? Science says it is, and we give some examples.

Literary Activism: Writopia Lab

Learn about Writopia Lab, a space where children and teens can take writing workshops in all genres.

LOVE: 4 Books on a Big Topic

Four books on the teeny tiny little topic of LOVE.

Roxane Gay Taking HUNGER Across America

Get info about Roxane Gay's book tour for her memoir, Hunger.

10 Books We Wouldn’t Have Without the NEA

10 amazing books the National Endowment for the Arts has given us.

5 Books by Queer Women

Books by queer women for International Women's Day!

LIFE: 4 Books on a Big Topic

Four books about life itself.

3 Incredible Texan Writers

These three Texan writers are all masters of their craft, whether it's adult nonfiction, adult fiction, or children's literature.

Write Your Democracy

Write Our Democracy is a new organization founded by VIDA co-founder Erin Belieu. The organization strives to help writers organize and stay motivated.

New/Old Bestsellers: MARCH, CITIZEN, 1984, and THE HANDMAID’S TALE

Recent events have caused a surge in the sales of of books both old and new. These bestsellers include MARCH, 1984, CITIZEN, and THE HANDMAID'S TALE.

Readwalking: A Reader in Motion

Why one reader loves reading while walking.

3 Books I Missed in 2016

What books did you miss reading in 2016, and plan to get around to this year?