Emma Hodge

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Book Doctor: Why do teens like dystopian fiction so much?

My 13-year-old daughter seems to be reading nothing but stories set in horrible future worlds. In them, the land and the buildings are destroyed, …

Dan Brown, diets and Swedish fiction: what we've read so far in 2013

The nation's reading in the first half of the year has been dominated by Dan Brown and diet books, with a peppering of literary and break-out …

addicted to crime fiction

I love crime fiction. I was a fan – no, let's be honest, an addict – long before I was a published author. Just as well, since I've chaired the "New …

Book News: A Three-Hundred-Year-Old Cookbook, Fragmented Fiction

Reese Witherspoon has signed on to star in the film version of Cheryl Strayed’s memoir “Wild,” which is being adapted for the screen by Nick Hornby.<p>A librarian at Westminster Council’s Archives Center has discovered “The Cookbook of Unknown Ladies,” a three-hundred-year-old collection of British …

Your weekend reading: JK Rowling, literary prizes and Australian short fiction

The biggest literary story of the week was undoubtedly the revelation that JK Rowling had published a crime novel under a nom de plume. The creator …

This Week in Fiction: Daniel Alarcón

<i>Your story in this week’s issue, “Collectors,” is set primarily in a fictional South American prison, which is based on Lurigancho, a prison in Peru that you’ve visited. Can you talk a bit about your experiences at Lurigancho?</i><p>I began visiting Lima’s prisons back in 2007, when my first novel, “Lost …

Zadie Smith is writing a science fiction novel inspired by Le Guin

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20 Books People Pretend to Read (and Now Your Confessions?)

The good folks at Book Riot conducted a survey of 828 readers, hoping to find out what books they've faked reading. The top five books (all available …

Articles about dwell book lists any occasion on Dwell.com - Dwell

This modern log cabin from architecture students at Auburn University was designed to be completed for $20,000—an admirable...<p>Architect Deborah Berke has maintained a ledger full of ephemera that details memories of every dinner party she’s hosted for...<p>Movable modular parts make this renovated, …

Placing Literature: Where Book Meets Map

First published at IndieReader.com<p>One of my favorite scenes in modern literature is in <i>Joe College</i> by Tom Perrotta. The scene describes a down-on-his-luck "townie" who is standing on the sidewalk staring at a young undergrad from Yale University undressing in her dorm room. There's this great …

10 Literary Restaurants for Hungry Book Nerds Around the World

What’s even better than drinking while reading? Eating while reading, of course (hint: you can have a drink, too). With the news that Biblio, a …

10. "You Killed My Father, Prepare To Die"

The secret behind a great comic book villain is, of course, a great villainous scheme; it has to be original, maybe a little outlandish, and …

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The Best Breakup Books Ever Written

What is the true practical use of a breakup book? When an important relationship ends you imagine you are in a completely singular situation, that no …

'The Wet and the Dry' is a nuanced cocktail of a book

"He who makes a beast of himself," Samuel Johnson famously observed, "gets rid of the pain of being a man." His subject is, of course, inebriation and the way that, in the derangement of the senses, we might escape, however briefly, what Lawrence Osborne calls "a loneliness that otherwise cannot be …

Censorship Causes Blindness: The 5 Best Banned Books Turned Films

This just in: Mothers in Williamstown, NJ, object to "drug-fueled homosexual orgies." Well, technically they object to their teenagers reading about …

28 Excellent Books You Can Read For Free

The problem is that in order to read a lot of books, you have to buy them from the Kindle bookstore. Yes, there are other options out there - you can check out some e-books from your local library, for example - but the selection is often really limited.<p>Naturally, my frugal side wanted to find ways …

John Mullan on NW – Guardian book club

Zadie Smith's <i>NW</i> begins with an encounter that will be entirely familiar to her London readers. A young woman appears at Leah's front door in evident …

Libraries in Spain and Miami are doing better than ever, but many branches may be forced to close. http://www.themillions.com/2013/07/libraries-in-trouble.html

12 Books That Indulge the Senses

Rebecca Steinitz’s beautiful essay about the smell of books, published in <i>The Millions</i> this week, inspired us to seek out books that indulge all five …

“Sometimes the unconscious bit is very much better than the conscious bit.” —Jan Morris Read our 1997 interview with the Welsh historian and travel writer here: http://tpr.ly/VFFe3L.

Men in Miami Hotels

This Floridian thriller’s lush, poetic prose beautifully clashes with its steamy plot: a Key West gangster goes on the run with the woman he loves …

Gabriel García Márquez singing vallenatos in Stockholm. “To read García Márquez at a certain age can be very harmful, and I would forbid it,” said Chilean writer Alberto Fuguet. “It can spoil you forever.” From Silvana Paternostro’s oral history “Solitude & Company” in issue 166, Summer 2003: http://tpr.ly/14Bv1cD. Read our 1981 interview with the Colombian novelist here: http://tpr.ly/e89NSQ.