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Amtrak Writer’s Residency Semifinalists: The Entries

Earlier this year Amtrak, our nation’s beloved but not really well-used (and fairly expensive) rail transportation system announced the Amtrak Residency ...

Literary Tourism: The Great Plains

There have been previous installments of Literary Tourism that have explored some of the mid-sized  cities that sit within the ...

9 Portraits of Famous Writers

There’s just something about the mingling of artistic media that always puts a smile on my face. I’m thinking, for ...

Baby Got Backlist: The Best Books That Didn’t Come Out In 2013

There were certainly some amazing releases in 2013, but there are no rules that say you have to read new ...

Turning Classic Novels into Video Games

The opening scene of Austin Grossman’s You finds the protagonist interviewing for a job at a video game company. One ...

Genre Kryptonite: Nuns & Priests

Greg’s recent post about catholicism in literature jarred me into a heretofore unknown realization: I have a thing for novels ...