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11 times J.K. Rowling tweeted awesome writing advice

Without wanting to sound like too much of a pathetic millennial, writing can be hard work.<p>It <i>can</i> be, OK?<p>Particularly if you're working on something …

Women in science fiction: If Mary Shelley invented the genre why are so few female sci-fi writers household names?

Two centuries. Two hundred years. That’s how long we’ve had science fiction. From the birth of <i>Frankenstein</i>, to the death of Ursula K Le Guin. Two …

Science Fiction

18 Essential Classics to Read Before You Die

Various<p>If one-stop shopping for the classics appeals to you, look no further than this box set. It features eighty books celebrating a wide range of classic literature from drama to poetry, and fiction to history, and includes works from Walt Whitman, Edgar Allan Poe, Joseph Conrad and many …

Literature

Staff Picks: Sinners, Slavery, and Shults

On Sunday, I’ll be in the audience of Adrienne Kennedy’s latest play, <i>He Brought Her Home in a Box</i><i>.</i> To prepare for it, I thought I’d revisit a few of the playwright’s earlier works, such as <i>Funnyhouse of a Negro</i>, <i>The Owl Answers</i>, and <i>A Lesson in Dead Language</i>. These one-act plays, along with Kennedy’s …

The Rest Is History | January 26, 2018

• Kathryn Schulz finds a book that Langston Hughes inscribed to William Kelley at a junk shop, and then dives into the forgotten writer’s canon. (<i>The</i> …

In Gigante's 'Metamorphosis,' life squashes salesman like a bug

Worn out from his life on the road as a traveling salesman, the barely awake Gregor Samsa thinks he’s caught a bug. He learns instead that he’s …

Lit Hub Daily: January 26, 2018

TODAY: In 1950<b>,</b> film noir <i>Gun Crazy</i> is released; Co-writer Dalton Trumbo is billed under Millard Kaufman‘s name because of the former’s appearance on …

Introducing… Marine

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Moving Toward Answers: A Conversation with Stephen Mills

I like to imagine meeting Stephen Mills in Florida in 2012: he and his partner Dustin driving north to their new home in New York City, my partner …

T.S. Eliot was a terrible hip-hop artist | Discoveries

The poetry world is abuzz this week in the wake of a controversial essay published in <i>PN Review</i> by British poet Rebecca Watts, denigrating a new …

A Novel of the Horndog in Winter

<b>THE NOTHING</b><br>By Hanif Kureishi<br>167 pp. Faber & Faber. $22.<p>“One night, when I am old, sick, right out of semen, and don’t need things to get any worse, I hear the noises again,” is the arresting first sentence of Hanif Kureishi’s new novel, “The Nothing.” The man hearing noises is Waldo, a …

How to Spot a Communist Using Literary Criticism: A 1955 Manual from the U.S. Military

In 1955, the United States was entering the final stages of McCarthyism or the Second Red Scare. During this low point in American history, the US …

Lifting Up Overlooked Authors: On Craft, Identity, and Insecurities

Writers often meet other writers through their work, falling in love as they read a book and getting to know the author by reaching out afterwards. …

Why You Should Read and Write Poetry

In this dull utilitarian age, there seems little less useful than poetry. What good is it? There are few who get rich writing or publishing poetry, …

Want to Live Like F. Scott and Zelda?

Montgomery, Alabama’s Fitzgerald Museum opens up the storied family home to overnight guests<p>The magnolia-shaded craftsman at 919 Felder Avenue in Montgomery, Alabama, is beautiful but unassuming—it looks no different than many of the other historic homes in the city’s Cloverdale neighborhood. And …

'Forgotten' Scots novelist's legacy to to be made into exhibition and TV documentary

Alexander McCall Smith, Nicola Sturgeon and Ian Rankin will celebrate Muriel Sparks life at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh<p>Radio and television …

A Superhero Movie Got A Screenplay Nomination: Glitch Or Game-Changer?

In the not-so-wee, not-so-small hours of the morning Tuesday — 8:30-ish a.m. Eastern Time — a superhero film earned itself an Oscar nomination.<p>That wasn't so unusual, really. The superhero film genre has been with us for almost 40 years now — dating from that momentous December 1978 day when</i> …

The Best Books of 2018 (So Far)

Whether you’re looking for a captivating novel, a spine-tingling thriller, a fascinating investigation, or a poignant memoir, this year's book …

The 'Quidditch Through The Ages' Audiobook Is Now Available On Audible, And It's Narrated By A Star Of 'The Walking Dead'

A new Harry Potter audiobook is coming your way this spring! For the first time, the <i>Quidditch Through the Ages</i> audiobookwill become available on Mar. …

Books

Poem: And He Stays Dead

<i>Selected by Terrance Hayes</i><p><i>This marvelous poem is a contemporary example of the ghazal, a poetic form with origins as far back as seventh-century Arabia. Refrain, rhyme and associative imagery produce several moving intensities. “Knees” shifts to “kneel.” The implications of “cloak” shift from</i> …

Paperback Row

<i>Six new paperbacks to check out this week.</i><p><b>ONGOINGNESS:</b> <b>The End of a Diary</b>, <i>by Sarah Manguso. (Graywolf, $14.)</i> Out of a desire to record every detail of her life, Manguso, a poet, began keeping a journal over 25 years ago — and was so prolific that her entries reached about 800,000 words. In this slim …

On Journalistic Curiosity: Down the Rabbit Hole With Dan Barry

The actual, not virtual, library of The New York Times is in the basement catacombs of the building, located at the end of a lab-white labyrinthine hall. Its venerable collection is rarely visited these days, since a few keystrokes delivers the world.<p>But sometimes you just need to hold an old book …

This Jane Austen Letter To Her Niece Was Written In Code, But You Can Probably Decode It If You Read Harry Potter

New York City's Morgan Library and Museum owns a unique piece of Austenania: Jane Austen's 1817 letter to her eight-year-old niece, Cassandra Esten …

Books

Harry Potter Book Night Is Coming To The United States For The First Time In February

If you've spent years gazing longingly at Harry Potter events that are only held across the pond, start tracking down your nearest Books-A-Million …

Harry Potter

Walmart Makes a Late Entry Into the E-Book Market

Walmart is making a circuitous and belated push into the digital book market, teaming up with a Japanese company to sell e-books and audiobooks.<p>The deal with Rakuten, an e-commerce giant based in Japan, will allow Walmart to start selling digital books on its website for the first time later this …

A Publisher’s Life and Library

<i>Some were alphabetical: Four Laurie Colwin novels shared a shelf with Evan S. Connell’s “Mr. Bridge” and Michael Chabon’s “The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay.” Other sections must have had a private logic: “The Furies,” by Fernanda Eberstadt, flanked by Bob Woodward’s “State of Denial,” and</i> …

Prize launched for thrillers that avoid sexual violence against women

From Before I Go to Sleep to The Girl on the Train, the trope of the woman in danger from a man has powered novel after novel to the top of the book charts. But claiming that violence against women in fiction has reached “a ridiculous high”, a new prize is being launched for the best thriller “in …

Books

Best-selling books: ‘Woman in the Window,’ ‘Fire and Fury’

<b>FICTION</b><p><b>1. “The Woman in the Window”</b> by A.J. Finn (Morrow)<p><b>2. “City of Endless Night”</b> by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (Grand Central)<p><b>3. “Iron …

How Writing Filled the Void Left by Losing God

R.O. Kwon, author of ‘The Incendiaries’ talks about a childhood in the church and the joy-terror of novel writing<b>By Laura van den Berg<br>Author of the</b> …