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The Bell Jar Gets a Movie, and 5 More Biopics About Women Writers

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The Bell Jar Gets a Movie, and 5 More Biopics About Women Writers

Sylvia Plath is one of modern literature’s most celebrated, complicated women, which is why it’s astonishing that it has taken this long for...
6 Writers Who Coined New Words

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6 Writers Who Coined New Words

English is a mess—just ask any non-native speaker who has tried to learn it. That messiness is part of what makes it such a thrilling language for...
8 Famous Authors Who Were Never Full-Time Writers

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8 Famous Authors Who Were Never Full-Time Writers

Do you ever feel the itch to write, but just can’t seem to find the time? We’ve got some inspiration for you. History is full of wildly successful...

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The Fascinating Origin Stories of 7 Famous Novels

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The Fascinating Origin Stories of 7 Famous Novels

These days, everyone knows what an origin story is thanks to superhero movies and comic books. We’ve now seen multiple iterations of the origin story...
One and Done: When Successful Novelists Never Publish Again

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One and Done: When Successful Novelists Never Publish Again

It’s time to talk about our collective Castle problem. The TV show Castle has been on the air for years now, and the titular character, played with great...

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Authors with Crazier than Fiction Personal Lives

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Authors with Crazier than Fiction Personal Lives

One clichéd writerly image is that of a drunken, perhaps insane, party animal who somehow occasionally overcomes his or her hangover and delusions long...
11 Things We Learned at the Mika Brzezinski #BNAuthorEvent

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11 Things We Learned at the Mika Brzezinski #BNAuthorEvent

Mika Brezinski and her Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough stopped by a Manhattan Barnes & Noble last week to discuss Mika’s latest book, Grow...
10 Questions for Richard Lewis & Carl Titolo

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10 Questions for Richard Lewis & Carl Titolo

Richard Lewis, comedian and actor, and friend of Larry David, just dropped a collection of writing that is part joke book, part memoir. Reflections from...
How My Book Was Born: Chris Bohjalian on Conceiving the Narrator of Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands

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How My Book Was Born: Chris Bohjalian on Conceiving the Narrator of Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands

In four installments, author Chris Bohjalian is sharing the journey he took, from inspiration to publication, for his 2014 novel Close Your Eyes, Hold...
How My Book Was Born: Chris Bohjalian on the Inspiration for Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands

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How My Book Was Born: Chris Bohjalian on the Inspiration for Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands

Over the next month, author Chris Bohjalian is sharing the journey he took, from inspiration to publication, for his 2014 novel Close Your Eyes, Hold...

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Five Books that Tell the Story Behind the Story

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Five Books that Tell the Story Behind the Story

Sometimes it seems like classic novels have just always existed; they were there when most of us were born, and seem like eternal aspects of daily life....
Exclusive Cover Reveal: Francesca Zappia’s Made You Up

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Exclusive Cover Reveal: Francesca Zappia’s Made You Up

Reading Francesca Zappia’s debut, Made You Up, inspires a whole lot of feelings, but the awareness that it’s a first novel isn’t one of...

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