Challenging Misconceptions About Victorian Women: A Q&A With Jessica Shattuck & Sarah Perry About "The Essex Serpent"

Feeble, fainting, fragile women trapped in gilded cages? Think again...

Read more

A Survivalist's Literary Survival List

Writer/adventurer Brendan Leonard ( The Great Outdoors: A User's Guide) provides an illustrated Cocktail Party Primer for some of the greatest adventure narratives, both fiction and nonfiction.

Read more

Shakespeare: Man, Myth, or Legend?

M.L. Rio, the author of the enthralling debut mystery, If We Were Villains, talks about "Uncle Bill"...

Read more

Missing Links: Claire Cameron on Researching "The Last Neanderthal"

Claire Cameron's novels specialize in imaginative leaps in order to make them real, but how did she get inside the head of one of our extinct human ancestors?

Read more

Julie Ann Walker: "I'm a Feminist and I Write Romance"

New York Times bestselling author Julie Ann Walker tells doubters why writing or reading romance is not anti-feminist.

Read more

Get Ready for Dystopian Nonfiction

Read more

Margaret Atwood, author of "The Handmaid's Tale," Talks about her Favorite "Beets"

The speculative fiction maven reveals some of the dystopian lit she's enjoyed most...

Read more

Poetry: "Letter from the Gulf Coast" by Chelsea Dingman

Chelsea Dingman's brilliant poem sets the stage for National Poetry Month.

Read more

How Could Ordinary, Seemingly-Upstanding People Enable the Holocaust?: Jessica Shattuck on "The Women in the Castle"

Author one-on-one: Christina Baker Kline interviews Jessica Shattuck on the powerful new addition to the canon of great WWII literature...

Read more

"Offering Kindness in the Most Improbable Situations": Victor Lodato on "Edgar and Lucy"

Victor Lodato explains how the plot of this literary thriller developed, and his soft spot for certain characters, particularly the story's improbable hero...

Read more

Courtney Milan: 9 Historical Romances "for Those Who Want Something More Than a Little Different"

Courtney Milan - who knows a little something about historical romance - assembles a list of extraordinary historical romances that break the mold.

Read more

"Pathological Enthusiasms": Robert Lowell and the Language of Madness

Kay Redfield Jamison examines the effect bipolar disorder had on one of America's most beloved poets...

Read more

"I Wanted to Make Her Real": David Vann Reimagines Medea in "Bright Air Black"

The author of Aquarium offers a more complex and fascinating portrait of a typically one-note character from Greek mythology....

Read more

Celebrity Picks: Greg Iles

Which book inspired the Natchez Burning trilogy? Greg Iles reveals this, and more favorites...

Read more

Wouldn't You Like to Get Away?

In 1986, Christopher Knight stepped into the Maine woods and stayed there for 27 years, never speaking to another soul. So what makes him - and other hermits - tick? The Stranger in the Woods author Michael Finkel breaks down the common experiences shared by all recluses.

Read more
|

Lists + Reviews

Best Books Literature + Fiction Nonfiction Kids + Young Adult Mystery, Thriller + Suspense Science Fiction + Fantasy Comics + Graphic Novels Romance Eating + Drinking

Authors

Interviews Guest Essays Celebrity Picks

News + Features

News Features Awards Podcast

Editors

Omnivoracious, The Amazon Book Review

Feeds Facebook Twitter YouTube