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Sarah McCarry

Sarah McCarry is the author of the novels All Our Pretty Songs and Dirty Wings and the editor and publisher of the chapbook series Guillotine.

I Love Discontents: A Starter Course in Experimental Feminist Literature

With the recent-ish news that Amazon has ordered a half-hour comedy pilot for Chris Kraus’s seminal (SORRY, COULDN’T HELP MYSELF) ...

Mystics and Saints: Patti Smith and Isabelle Eberhardt

I’ve seen Patti Smith only once in my life, not onstage but in the checkout line of the Whole Foods ...

Door Stoppers: Big Books By Women

While we at the Riot are taking this lovely summer week off to rest (translation: read by the pool/ocean/on our ...

Door Stoppers: Big Books By Women

As an obsessive book lover whose reading speed approaches the freakish, there are few things on this earth that fill ...

Nerds in Space: My Favorite Books About Life, the Universe, and Everything

While we at the Riot take some time off to rest and catch up on our reading, we’re re-running some of ...

Reading For Hope in Unjust Times

This post has been overdue since a grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri voted not to indict police officer Darren Wilson ...

You Never Kill Off Enough Teenagers: A Conversation With R.L. Stine

You probably know R.L. Stine as the wildly influential tween scare factory and creator of countless delicious teen gorefests—central to ...

My Nonfiction Commute Project; Or, How I Will Become The Most Well-Read MTA Commuter of All Time

I recently started a new part-time job that involves a three-hour daily subway commute (it’s okay! That’s how we do ...

Nerds in Space: My Favorite Books About Life, the Universe, and Everything

The main character of my third book, About A Girl,  is an eighteen-year-old genius who’s an aspiring astronomer, and since ...

Book People Problems: Vacation Reading

I am presently (to my great delight) on vacation, and the Problem of Vacation Reading is on my mind, largely ...

Innovative Indies: Shop Independent No Matter Where You Live

For obsessive readers, it’s hard to beat the joy of a well-stocked and smartly-staffed bookstore; one of the greatest joys ...

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