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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...
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
Wicked scribe Gregory Maguire takes his patented vim, vigor and wit and applies it to Russian folklore in his latest, Egg & Spoon. At times...
5 Questions with Bill O’Reilly about His Latest in The “Killing” Series,
Bill O’Reilly’s Killing Patton: The Strange Death of World War II’s Most Audacious General, fourth in the “killing”...
An Interview With YA Author Andrew Smith
Andrew Smith writes some of the richest, realest fiction on the YA shelves, even when he’s writing about nightmarish alternate worlds and grasshopper...
An Interview With James Ellroy
I met James Ellroy at Book Expo America. He was there to talk about his new novel, Perfidia, the first in a quartet. He wore a soft pink shirt patterned...
Jandy Nelson on Her Sophomore Novel, Siblings, and Why Adults Should Read YA Lit
As will quickly become apparent, I’ve been a total Jandy Nelson fangirl since I first read her debut, The Sky is Everywhere. (This admiration was...
Stephanie Perkins on Creativity, Genre Jumping, and the Long-Awaited End to her YA Romance Trilogy
This month marks the release of Isla and the Happily Ever After, the long-awaited final book in contemporary YA romance’s most popular trilogy. I was...
Interview with Chloë Grace Moretz, Star of the Upcoming Film Adaptation of
If I Stay
The highly anticipated summer film If I Stay, based on Gayle Forman’s fantastic YA novel by the same title, tells the story of Mia, a girl with a...
Author Maggie Stiefvater Gets Real…With Rock-Star Werewolves In L.A.
If you’ve never opened a Maggie Stiefvater novel, and have only read the synopses of her books, you might think they would solely appeal to fans of...
An Interview with Sue Miller, Author of
Sue Miller’s The Arsonist is a perfect read for the season, combining a vacation town setting with family drama, romance, and a mystery that unfolds...
‘s Karin Slaughter on Writing, Feminism, and Why She’ll Never Get Picked Up By the Vice Squad
Thriller writer Karin Slaughter, best known for her beloved Will Trent and Grant County/Sara Linton series, recently took a break from Will and Sara to...