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Classic Writers Who (I Imagine) Would Be All About Blogging If They Were Alive Today

There’s no set formula for brilliant blogging. It’s kind of like finding love or the perfect book: you know a ...

Confessions of a Once-Tyrannical English Teacher

What happened when one English Teacher let his students choose what books to read after years of toughing out assigned readings.

12 Dead Authors You Should Follow On Twitter

In an effort to preserve and/or satirize the words of great authors of yesteryear, many have set up Twitter accounts ...

A Brief History of (Novelists on the Cover of) TIME

A brief history of novelists appearing on TIME Magazine's cover, including Graham Greene, J.D. Salinger, Toni Morrison, and Stephen King.

Novels for the News—What to Read When Headlines are Ripped from Fiction

Pairing up potential news stories with classic novels.

Why Publish a Writer’s Diary?

George Orwell doesn’t REALLY need an introduction. If all you know about him is that he wrote some really amazing ...

George Orwell’s 1984 vs. Real 1984: Which Was More Gnarly?

George Orwell’s 1984, first published in 1949, paints a grim picture of a terrifying dystopia. However, (with tongue firmly implanted ...