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2016 Innovations in Reading Prize winners make the world better, one book at a time

Congratulations are in order.<p>On Monday, the National Book Foundation announced the winner and honorable mentions of the 2016 Innovations in Reading …

Translated fiction by women must stop being a minority in a minority

As the 2016 Man Booker International prize longlist shows, a shamefully small number of books from other countries make it into English, and even fewer are by women. It’s time this changed<p>The new Man Booker International prize is the most exciting thing to happen to literary translators since …

Tweeting a boring joke shouldn’t get me harassed. Too bad I’m a woman. - Vox

I am a woman, and I am on the internet. It's brave. It's not "eat a burger in public" brave, but it's still pretty admirable.<p>It shouldn't be.<p>Last month I wrote a joke on Twitter. That's not notable because I've done it fifteen thousand times. I spend all day every day writing jokes on Twitter. I …

Who Pays Writers?

At its height, the American welfare state provided direct financial support to scores of writers. They used it to challenge the political status quo, …

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Taking Literature to the Streets

From vending machines to coffee sleeves, a number of projects around the world are using guerrilla marketing tactics to promote reading.<p>In 2013, an employee at Minneapolis’s Coffee House Press opened the day’s mail to find an unexpected delivery: 10,000 coffee sleeves promoting the television show</i> …

If you enjoyed a good book and you're a woman, the critics think you're wrong

Unlike critics who write about film or food or music, book critics are rarely required to engage with popular material. Critics ignore the books that people are actually reading; readers ignore the critics and the books they tout; everyone goes home happy.<p>But, every once in a while, a literary …

Are paper books really disappearing?

If the printed word becomes a thing of the past, it may affect how we think.<p>When Peter James published his novel Host on two floppy disks in 1993, he was ill-prepared for the “venomous backlash” that would follow. Journalists and fellow writers berated and condemned him; one reporter even dragged a …

Hollywood's Gender Divide and its Effect on Films

When there is a woman on the team, it’s typically on small-market indie films. On blockbusters, Hollywood has fewer women directors per capita than …

How books can sap the soul and poison readers with ideas – Tara Isabella Burton

Reading novels is good for you. This is the current wisdom, at least. A 2013 study by the New School for Social Research in New York City attempted …

Where’s Literature’s Class Diversity?

In every field, the answer to the question of diversity tends to hinge on questions of representation. With the arts and media especially, there’s …

Popular history: Why are so many history books about men, by men?

In recent years, as academic history has taken a turn toward the cultural and social, producing more and more works about women, minorities, and …

Most Anticipated: The Great 2016 Book Preview

We think it’s safe to say last year was a big year for the book world. In addition to new titles by <b>Harper Lee</b>, <b>Jonathan Franzen</b>, and <b>Lauren Groff</b>, we …

Books

Thriller

All this week Hypable is launching a series of Summer Reading Lists to help you discover great new books!<p>Today’s genre is: <b>Thriller</b><p>Below are 20 …

Books

Crime

All this week Hypable is launching a series of Summer Reading Lists to help you discover great new books!<p>Today’s genre is: <b>Crime</b><p>Below are 20 …

Books

10 lit-rock songs inspired by books we love

We have all heard of Wizard Rock, but what about songs based off other books? Here at Hypable we love our books and we love our music, so what could …

Lolita Turns 60

<i>Though Vladimir Nabokov was living in America when he wrote</i> Lolita<i>, the novel was first published in Paris in 1955—by Olympia Press, whose list</i> …

Quantifying the Weepy Bestseller

If you want to be a great writer, should you withhold your sentimental tendencies? The answer for most critics and writers seems to be yes. …

Actually, Emma is the Best Jane Austen Novel

Jane Austen’s <i>Emma</i>, which came out 200 years ago today, may not be as popular with audiences as <i>Pride and Prejudice</i>, but it’s become the novel that …

Why you should always buy the men’s version of almost anything

By Danielle Paquette<p>, Reporter<p>Radio Flyer sells a red scooter for boys and a pink scooter for girls. Both feature plastic handlebars, three wheels and a foot brake. Both weigh about five pounds.<p>The only significant difference is the price, a new report reveals. Target listed one for $24.99 and the …

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20 Notable Non-Fiction Books You Might've Missed This Year

Get thee to a library (or a bookstore).<p>It's both the blessing and the curse of the modern book lover: great titles come out at lightning speed each month in buzzy lists and flashy blurbs. We add them to our reading queues, promising to check out each interesting one when there's time, but as the …

Please Stop Spreading This Nonsense that Rey From Star Wars Is a “Mary Sue”

Over the weekend, even as most of us were celebrating the fact that a new <i>Star Wars</i> movie did not in any way suck, some portions of the internet got …

Men Explain Lolita to Me

It is a fact universally acknowledged that a woman in possession of an opinion must be in want of a correction. Well, actually, no it isn’t, but who …

Literature

Princess Leia: Leader, warrior, feminist BAMF

Through the years, fanboys have tried reducing Leia to a sexpot and a slave, but for little girls (and boys!) paying attention, Leia was always …

The master list: All the best books of 2015

Best books of 2015,Books,Culture,Best books,History,Fiction,Science fiction,Crime fiction,Food and drink,Poetry,Art and design,Autobiography and memoir,Biography,Comics and graphic novels,Fantasy,Music,Politics,Science and nature,Thrillers,Best books of the year<p>Fiction, food, biographies, sport... …

Your holiday reading list: 58 books recommended by TED speakers

From tech to self-help via poetry, fiction and graphic novels, here are the books you need to read.<p>What’s the one book you’re always thrilled to …

Listers Are Doin’ It for Themselves: 7 Great Female Characters of 2015 You May Have Missed

It’s been one hell of an emotionally trying year, but it’s also been a great one for female characters. Some of the most talked-about debuts this …

America’s world champion women’s soccer team is treated worse than our mediocre men’s team

The US women's national soccer team may be world champions, but their salaries suggest otherwise. For their stunning 5-2 World Cup victory over Japan in July, they were paid <i>17 times less</i> than the German men's team, who won the 2014 World Cup ($2 million versus $35 million). This was the case even …

How Jane Vonnegut Made Kurt Vonnegut a Writer

Kurt Vonnegut, at age twenty-two, didn’t know what to do with himself. It was autumn, 1945. He was back from Europe, having survived the firebombing of Dresden as a prisoner of war, and he had convinced the love of his life, Jane Cox, to marry him. Beyond that, he had no positive ideas, only …

Literature