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‘Fiction for Men’ is a Harmful, Needlessly Divisive Label

In The Useful Illusion of “Fiction for Men,” Jeff makes the case that Esquire’s new publishing venture, a sort of short ...

Hollywood Imagines the Writer, 2012 Edition

We’ve discussed the portrayals of writers in movies before, and we have a couple of upcoming movies to add to ...

New Cover Alert: A HOLOGRAM FOR THE KING by Dave Eggers

Check out the cover for Dave Eggers’ new novel, A Hologram for the King: 

Frankenstein and Joyce Go Digital

The long, slow death of the printed book is a story that’s as well-trod as any other cliché about technology ...

Does Literary Fiction Need Traditional Publishing?

There’s a fun experiment going on north of the border right now, folks. Leo McKay, Jr. is using a Kickstarter-like ...

Knife of Never Letting Go Adaptation to be written by Charlie Kaufman

On Monday night, Patrick Ness, author of magnificent YA novel The Knife of Never Letting Go, tweeted this brilliant piece of ...

Book Riot at World Book Night

Yesterday, in celebration of the first annual U.S.-based World Book Night, tens of thousands of volunteer book-givers took to the ...

The 9 Smartest Things Said about the non-Pulitzer

I can’t get enough no-Pulitzer talk and have been reading everything I can find over the last week. Here are ...

Noah’s Ark for Books: Crazy or Brilliant?

Just north of San Francisco, Internet entrepreneur Brewster Kahle is building a so-called Noah’s Ark for Books. Kahle has started ...

Guide to the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize

The Independent Foreign Fiction Prize is different from other literary awards in a few ways:  Unlike The Pulitzer Prize, there’s definitely going ...