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Pugilists, Snowflakes, Baba Yaga, and More: Emma Richler on Her Influences for Be My Wolff

Pugilists, Snowflakes, Baba Yaga, and More: Emma Richler on Her Influences for Be My Wolff

When two characters are as close as Rachel and Zachariah, the adoptive siblings turned star-crossed lovers in Emma Richler’s novel Be My Wolff, it is no wonder that they have …

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Celebrating Bernhard Schlink

Celebrating Bernhard Schlink

To mark the paperback release of his latest books, The Woman on the Stairs, we’re revisiting a few of Schlink’s incredible novels and short stories that have captivated us over the years.

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3 Ways to Delve Deeper into Hari Kunzru’s Mind-Bending Novel White Tears

3 Ways to Delve Deeper into Hari Kunzru’s Mind-Bending Novel White Tears

It’s impossible to define Hari Kunzru’s novel White Tears—but that’s exactly what makes it a mesmerizing work of literature. It is a novel about music, race, appropriation, love, and obsession. …

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Great Books Coming to a Screen Near You

Great Books Coming to a Screen Near You

We love watching our favorite characters come to life on the screen, but with a numbert of excellent TV shows and movies out all the time, it can be hard to know what to watch. Below, we’ve rounded up some of the page-to-screen adaptations we’re most excited about in the coming months.

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Telling Stories: A Q&A with Nell Stevens

Telling Stories: A Q&A with Nell Stevens

When she was twenty-seven, Nell Stevens—a lifelong aspiring novelist—won an all-expenses paid fellowship to go anywhere in the world to write. Would she choose a glittering metropolis, a romantic village, an exotic paradise? Not exactly.

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Rachel Hulin’s Favorites from the Hey Harry, Hey Matilda Instagram

Rachel Hulin’s Favorites from the Hey Harry, Hey Matilda Instagram

  Rachel Hulin created the first Instagram novel when she paired her manuscript for Hey Harry, Hey Matilda with original photographs and posted them under a profile proclaiming “Matilda and …

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Celebrate Black History Month with These New Paperbacks

Celebrate Black History Month with These New Paperbacks

In honor of Black History Month, here’s a list of some of our favorite recent reads written by black authors.

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Telling Stories That Need to be Told: A Q&A with Colson Whitehead

Telling Stories That Need to be Told: A Q&A with Colson Whitehead

Our latest author to participate in a Q&A needs no introduction. With a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award now under his belt, Colson Whitehead has become a household name among readers.

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Michael Finkel on Telling Someone Else’s Story in The Stranger in the Woods: An Exclusive Q&A

Michael Finkel on Telling Someone Else’s Story in The Stranger in the Woods: An Exclusive Q&A

In The Stranger in the Woods Michael Finkel recounts the unforgettable true story of Christopher Knight, who found refuge from the pressures of modern society by living alone in the Maine woods for twenty-seven years.

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America, You Probably Think This Book Is About You: Omar El Akkad on the Setting of American War

America, You Probably Think This Book Is About You: Omar El Akkad on the Setting of American War

Omar El Akkad’s novel American War takes place in a United States of the future that is simultaneously familiar and foreign. Given recent political events, it could be read as …

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