Authors You Need to Read

6 of the Most Important Revelations From Jon Krakauer’s Missoula

6 of the Most Important Revelations From Jon Krakauer’s Missoula

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Once upon a time, society taught women that men were dangerous. Then, starting in the second half of the twentieth century, we taught girls that they were the equal of boys. But what did we...
The Hilarious and Heartfelt Stories of David Levithan

The Hilarious and Heartfelt Stories of David Levithan

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There are important books—books everyone should read because of what they teach us about ourselves and others. There are entertaining books—books we delight in reading because they’re...
Joe Hill: Author of Horns and Hero of Horror

Joe Hill: Author of Horns and Hero of Horror

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When you’re a child of Stephen King, it’s perfectly understandable if your mind is a little…twisted. Luckily for the world at large, Joe Hill and his canon are just that, as well...
Maggie Stiefvater on Phobias, Titles & Blue Lily, Lily Blue

Maggie Stiefvater on Phobias, Titles & Blue Lily, Lily Blue

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Maggie Stiefvater is the best-selling author of books including the Shiver trilogy, The Scorpio Races, and the thrilling, mind-bending Raven Cycle, continuing next week with third...
An Interview With YA Author Andrew Smith

An Interview With YA Author Andrew Smith

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Andrew Smith writes some of the richest, realest fiction on the YA shelves, even when he’s writing about nightmarish alternate worlds and grasshopper plagues. In February’s...
The Author Who Struggled to Read: Kameron Hurley on What Makes a Writer

The Author Who Struggled to Read: Kameron Hurley on What Makes a Writer

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You wouldn’t peg Kameron Hurley as someone who came late to reading. She’s the author of four acclaimed novels, including new epic fantasy The Mirror Empire, which has been praised...
Margaret Atwood’s Stone Mattress Chills and Satisfies

Margaret Atwood’s Stone Mattress Chills and Satisfies

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I once climbed through a window to hear Margaret Atwood read from her latest novel. The reading location had been changed at the last minute, my friend and I arrived late, and when the side doors...
With The Bone Clocks, David Mitchell Reinvents the Novel—Again

With The Bone Clocks, David Mitchell Reinvents the Novel—Again

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In reviewing The Bone Clocks, the newest novel from David Mitchell, Publisher’s Weekly asked, “is this the most complex novel ever written, or just the most...
The Weirdest Novels of Harry Stephen Keeler

The Weirdest Novels of Harry Stephen Keeler

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Badly written stories can be fascinating simply because of all the questions they leave unanswered. Why did the characters act that way? Why did the villain suddenly die at the end? Why did the...
The Supernatural Enhancements: Southern Gothic With a European Twist

The Supernatural Enhancements: Southern Gothic With a European Twist

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Oh, just what the world needed: another Southern gothic supernatural mystery starring a secret society, an unexpected inheritance, a mute Irish teenager, and a dog named HELP. How predictable....