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The Great American Novelist is a Myth

"...There is no such thing as the Great American Novelist, just as there is no such thing as the Great American Novel."

American Novelist Philip Roth Dies at 85

Philip Roth, author of American Pastoral, Sabbath's Theater, and more, has died.

Books for Our Times: How Fiction Informs My Politics

How fiction can help readers think about the consequences of their own political choices.

February Book Adaptation News!

Hollywood loves to mine the book world for stories, new and old, that can be re-imagined and brought to the ...

Official Trailer: Peanuts (Plus Some Plot Theories)

We’ve only just surfaced from the holiday season, and we’re already clamoring for December 2015. Why? Well, the Monday thing ...

September Book Adaptation News

Lots of films, television shows, mini-series, and musicals all find their origins in books. If you are someone who wants ...

Literary Tourism: A Book Lover’s Guide to Chicago

Welcome to Sweet Home Chicago — the Windy City of Broad Shoulders! Chicago has a rich literary tradition, both in ...

5 Celebrities Who Love Books

James Franco — he of the published volume of short stories and the candidacy for a PhD in comparative lit ...

Is ALL THAT IS All That? : Two Rioters Discuss the New James Salter

Today marks the under-the-radar publishing event of the year: a new James Salter novel! All That Is is the 87-year-old ...

Important Writers Discuss Philip Roth’s Retirement

By now, most of you have probably seen Flavorwire’s list of New York’s 100 Most Important Living Writers. To me, ...

How I Learned To Read

I learned to read when I opened my eyes. I learned to read when I learned I loved stories. I ...

10 MORE Bookish Facebook Feeds You Should Follow

Amanda crushed it last week with this post about book-related Facebook pages you should “like.” Let’s keep the party going! ...

Handicapping the Nobel Prize in Lit: Philip Roth vs. E.L. James?

Let it not be said that the folks at Ladbrokes don’t have a sense of humor. There, at the end ...

Advanced Citizenship: A Reading List for Becoming an Informed Voter

In the opening sequence of the first episode of The Newsroom, the main character, newsman Will McAvoy, is asked the ...

Top 10 Literary Quotes from The Simpsons

The Simpsons is famous for many things — being the longest running American sitcom (and animated series) ever, unleashing a ...