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Matt Grant

Matt Grant is a Brooklyn-based writer, reader, and pop culture enthusiast. In addition to BookRiot, he is a staff writer at LitHub, where he writes about book news. Matt's work has appeared in Longreads, The Brooklyn Rail, Tor.com, Huffpost, and more. You can follow him online at www.mattgrantwriter.com or on Twitter: @mattgrantwriter

Ulysses Is My Everest: Part 2

After over 400 pages of a nearly 700-page novel, I'm even more confused about why it's important to read great literary works in the first place.

Instant Gratification and The Unbearable Waiting for Books

In the age of binge-able everything, the wait time between the publishing of book installments can often feel interminable.

Ulysses is My Everest

Last summer, I tried reading Joyce's difficult novel Ulysses and couldn't make it through. But I'm determined to finish it, no matter how long it takes.

My First Time at BookCon

A reader's first trip to BookExpo and BookCon

The Anxiety of Recommending Books to Other People

Recommending books to others causes anxiety in those who take reading seriously. Here is one reader's experience growing comfortable with his preferences.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Trevor Noah on Racial Identity

On May 3, novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and comedian Trevor Noah spoke on politics, race, and identity at the 13th Annual PEN World Voices Festival.

The Need for Books to be in Perfect Condition: A Condition

I have a thing about needing books to be in perfect condition.

Join The Brooklyn Bookstore Crawl This Weekend!

The Second Annual Brooklyn Bookstore crawl is taking place on National Independent Bookstore Day to raise awareness of bookstores across the borough.

The Financial Pain of Supporting Independent Bookstores

Supporting local independent bookstores is important, but how can you strike a balance between buying books at full price and being a shrewd consumer?

Americanah chosen for One Book, One New York Campaign

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's 2014 novel is the perfect choice for the inaugural year of the largest community read in the country.

The Five Reading Positions, Ranked

NYC Launches Largest Community Read in the U.S.

The One Book, One New York program aims to get eight million New Yorkers to read the same book at the same time.

Confessions of a Book Adopter

You don't have to provide a home for every book you see. Right?

The Presidential Biography Challenge

One reader decides to read a biography of every American president.