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It’s a Long Story: My Life by Willie Nelson and David Ritz

Win a signed copy of Willie Nelson’s autobiography in June’s book giveaway. I grew up with Willie Nelson. My dad moved our family from Poughkeepsie, …

Are Authors Anything Like the Characters They Write?

"Any resemblance to persons living or dead is purely coincidental. This is a work of fiction and are either products of the author's imagination or used in a fictitious manner."<p>Legally every published book should have the above proviso. Every fiction writer I know is happy to have the statement …

55 Thoughts for English Teachers

All of a sudden, I have been teaching public school English for a decade. Why am I surprised? I never thought I would be a high school teacher. I …

McSweeney’s Launches Kickstarter Campaign

The executives behind McSweeney’s hope to raise $150,000 on Kickstarter. The funds will go towards several projects in the pipeline: new issues for …

Scholars Uncover More Than 100 Mark Twain Stories

A group of scholars from the University of California, Berkley have uncovered more than 100 lost stories written by <b>Mark Twain</b>.<p>Twain (pictured, via) …

Twitter Fiction Festival Kicks Off Next Week

Author <b>Celeste Ng</b> will kick off the #TwitterFiction Festival next week as she tells a love story from a note that she found hidden in the Cambridge …

Kiera Cass and Gretchen Rubin Get Booked

Here are some literary events to pencil in your calendar this week.<p>To get your event posted on our calendar, visit our Facebook Your Literary Event …

Chipotle Launches Cultivating Creativity Student Essay Contest

Chipotle Mexican Grill has launched the Cultivating Creativity Student Essay Contest.<p>According to the press release, the winning entries will be …

Amazon Book Review

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McSweeney's: New Books, New Magazines, and a Whole Lot More

Dear Readers,<p>We need your support!<p><b>Here at McSweeney’s, we want to keep putting out projects that take risks and celebrate great writing and make</b> …

RT @unnamedpress: Today's writer in residence is @encurtido, whose book NAKED AT LUNCH is coming soon from @groveatlantic http://t.co/OUY6NlZmA7

News Corp boss has read Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird sequel - here's his verdict

Go Set a Watchman will be released on July 14, but Robert Thomson has already read it<p>The chief executive of News Corp has read the forthcoming sequel to <b>Harper Lee</b>'s global bestseller To Kill a Mockingbird, and believes it will have a "profound impact" on readers.<p><b>Go Set a Watchman</b>, which Ms Lee …