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The Incomparable Judy Blume Talks Diary-Keeping, Creative Lightning Bolts, and In the Unlikely Event

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The Incomparable Judy Blume Talks Diary-Keeping, Creative Lightning Bolts, and In the Unlikely Event

Judy Blume is tiny, lovely, and perennially smiling, and when I first laid eyes on her, I thought I might cry. All my long-dormant feelings about Margaret...
Ample Riches of Every Sort: An Interview with Erica Jong

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Ample Riches of Every Sort: An Interview with Erica Jong

For more than 40 years, Erica Jong has been giving voice to the hearts and hopes of millions of readers. She is a poet, a storyteller, a defrocked...
5 Questions for Ruby Author Cynthia Bond

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5 Questions for Ruby Author Cynthia Bond

Despite its gruesome subject matter—sexual violence, pedophilia, and brutal racism—Cynthia Bond’s debut novel, Ruby, is beautiful and uplifting,...
When Your Book Becomes a Movie: A Talk with Stephen Amidon

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When Your Book Becomes a Movie: A Talk with Stephen Amidon

American author Stephen Amidon’s dark slice of Americana, Human Capital, caught the attention of Italian director Paolo Virzì, whose film version, Il...

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Evangeline Lilly’s The Squickerwonkers Is a Creepy, Crawly Delight

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Evangeline Lilly’s The Squickerwonkers Is a Creepy, Crawly Delight

You may know her from her roles as Kate Austen in Lost or the elf Tauriel in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy, but Evangeline Lilly is now adding...
Blue Lily, Lily Blue Author Maggie Stiefvater Tells Us What She’d Wish For From A Magical King

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Blue Lily, Lily Blue Author Maggie Stiefvater Tells Us What She’d Wish For From A Magical King

More than once, while reading Blue Lily, Lily Blue, I paused to silently thank Maggie Stiefvater for making the Raven Cycle a four-book series. After...
Sci-Fi Author Ann Leckie On How to Write the Sequel to an Award-Winning Debut

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Sci-Fi Author Ann Leckie On How to Write the Sequel to an Award-Winning Debut

It would probably be faster to list all of the awards Ann Leckie didn’t win for her 2013 novel Ancillary Justice.  Her trilogy-launching debut...

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Interview with The Two Faces of January Star Viggo Mortensen

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Interview with The Two Faces of January Star Viggo Mortensen

Not only is actor Viggo Mortensen starring in the highly anticipated film adaptation of author Patricia Highsmith’s novel The Two Faces of January, but...
An Interview With Teen Horror King R.L. Stine

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An Interview With Teen Horror King R.L. Stine

We recently got to sit down with the king of teen and tween horror, RL Stine, to chat about his brand new Fear Street novel Party Games. We talked about...
Lena Dunham on Storytelling, Diary-Keeping, and Not That Kind of Girl

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Lena Dunham on Storytelling, Diary-Keeping, and Not That Kind of Girl

Lena Dunham’s eye makeup is perfect. She’s beautiful and smart and warm, and she generously poses for pictures with her creepy fans (me and...
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Merritt Tierce on Iowa, Comma Usage, and Her Debut Novel, Love Me Back

Love Me Back, by 5 Under 35 honoree Merritt Tierce, isn’t like other novels. For one thing, its protagonist, Marie, doesn’t change....
A Glimpse of the Present in Tsarist Russia With Gregory Maguire’s Egg & Spoon

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A Glimpse of the Present in Tsarist Russia With Gregory Maguire’s Egg & Spoon

Wicked scribe Gregory Maguire takes his patented vim, vigor and wit and applies it to Russian folklore in his latest, Egg & Spoon. At times...

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