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15 of the Most Infamous Deleted Chapters in History
Revision is a vital aspect of creation; all authors delete, re-write, and occasionally burn entire manuscripts with tears streaming down their faces. Most...
14 Things You Didn’t Know About Harper Lee and Truman Capote’s Friendship
Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald, Kingsley Amis and Philip Larkin, C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien, Mary Shelley and Lord Byron—the history of...
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5 Author Rivalries That Make Reading Even More Fun
Some authors fit the stereotype of artists toiling at their craft in silence. Others just can’t keep their pens to themselves, stirring up trouble by...
the writing life
Inside Baseball: Five Novels Where Making the Main Character a Writer Worked
If there’s great big red flag in fiction, it’s making your main character a writer. Making him not just a writer but a novelist is a flag so big and...
8 True Crime Novels Serial Fans Will Love
For the last few months we were all riveted by This American Life’s spinoff podcast Serial. The Sarah Koenig produced show investigating a Baltimore...
Five Books that Broke Genre Barriers
There are a lot of different ways to measure the success of a novel. Sales, certainly. Lasting cultural impact counts. Influence on future writers is...
14 Books to Read if You’re Hooked on “Serial”
Since it first aired in October, Sarah Koenig’s “Serial” podcast has been drawing people to their radios (okay, computers) to listen to...
The 5 Greatest Christmas Moments in Literature
While Christmas in literature is nearly synonymous with A Christmas Carol and Little Women—and, to be fair, I’m an avid rereader of each...
The Scariest Stories We’ve Ever Read
To celebrate Halloween, we asked our bloggers to name the scariest books they’ve ever read, and most of them got the heebie-jeebies just thinking...
Which Famous Author Should Be Your Roommate?
It’s well known that some of the world’s foremost literary geniuses have some peculiar personalities and strange writing habits. We all have our...
Beat the Summer Heat with 8 Bone-Chilling Books
I grew up in Japan, where, in addition to fireworks and temple festivals, it’s a cultural tradition to tell scary stories during the humid summer...
5 Great Books that Started Out as Magazine Serials
You’ve definitely read a book that was first published serially, even though you may not know it. The Picture of Dorian Gray, A Farewell To Arms, All...