Michele Clarke

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Susan Sontag on Being a Writer: “You Have to Be Obsessed”

Yesterday, FSG published Susan Sontag’s <i>Debriefing</i>, a new collection of the writer’s short fiction. I’m always excited to read more of Sontag’s …

Literature

Writing a novel during NaNoWriMo? Here are 17 writing tips

November is National Novel Writing Month and for the estimated 400,000 participants hoping to crank out 50,000 words by the end of the month — …

Writing

The Prewriting Stage of the Writing Process

Ideas and Strategies to Help With Prewriting<p>The writing process consists of a number of important stages: prewriting, drafting, revising, and …

Kedgeree is the Fish-and-Rice Dish Your Repertoire Needs

Kedgeree is a dish of rice, smoked haddock, spice, and eggs, and it is one of those dishes whose etymology is surrounded by uncertainty, myth, and legend. Is it Scottish? Is it English? Indian, even? Did it come from British India, or does it predate even that period of history? One thing for sure …

10 Comforting Meals for Busy Fall Weeknights

Every year, like clockwork, as soon as that cool chill hits the air in early fall I instantly look forward to a meal plan filled with as many …

These Danish Cinnamon Buns Will Make You Understand Hygge

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>In a large saucepan, gently heat the milk until it is warm, not hot, then add the icing (confectioner’s) sugar and butter. Remove …

Put Brown Bananas to Use: Chai Banana Bread | Fresh Tastes | PBS Food

Ingredients<p><b>Dry Mix:</b><br>• 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour<br>• 1/3 cup walnuts, chopped<br>• 1 teaspoon baking soda<br>• 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon<br>• 1 1/2 teaspoons ground …

Baking

12 Best Slow Cooker Recipes

Love your slow cooker? Try one of these top-notch recipes for stews, tacos, lasagna, and more.<p>Slow-Cooker Vegetarian Chili With Sweet …

This Crockpot Recipe Has Been Shared 500,000 Times (It's Pure Comfort Food)

Thanks to the frigid temperatures, the crockpot is making its annual reappearance (and we couldn't be more thrilled). True to form, we're turning to …

100 Major Works of Modern Creative Nonfiction

Essays, memoirs, autobiographies, biographies, travel writing, history, cultural studies, nature writing--all fit under the broad heading of creative …

The Compelling Memoirs You Have To Read

Some call it navel-gazing. We call it too good to put down.<p>As much as we adore fiction, a good memoir really has a huge emotional impact on the …

This week’s must-read books

By Kevin Cook (nonfiction, Henry Holt)<p>An entertaining retelling of the 1947 World Series, which was, according to Joe DiMaggio, “the most exciting …

What You Should Know About Travel Writing

<i>Travel writing</i> is a form of creative nonfiction in which the narrator's encounters with foreign places serve as the dominant subject. Also called</i> …

Our Favorite Books of the Year — You Won't Be Able to Put Them Down!

It's time to start looking back at our favorite reads of the year, and it's quite an impressive batch of page-turners. Our picks run the gamut, from scandalous historical fiction to riveting memoirs and epic YA fantasy. It's a wonder we've been able to get anything done with all the reading to be …

The 10 Most Addicting Books, According to the Internet

When I asked the MR community to help me compile a list of genuinely addicting books, I had no idea the request would be met with such gusto. As of …

18 of the Best Coming-of-Age Books to Read at Any Point in Your Life

Whether you've freshly entered high school or you're stumbling through your 30s (or beyond), you never really stop growing up. For this very reason, books centered on coming-of-age tales are great for every age no matter what stage in life you're at. And many times, the core theme is so damn …

100 Must-Read, Best Books On Writing And The Writer's Life

If you’re a working or aspiring writer, you already likely know about the classic best books on writing–King’s <i>On Writing,</i> Strunk and White’s <i>Elements</i> …

3 New Books About Great Britain’s GirlBosses You *Need* to Read RN

England: land of <i>Pride and Prejudice</i>, high tea, a few of those royals people can’t get enough of and… many other stereotypes. It’s also the home of fascinating, indelible characters, and the initial setting of the books in this week’s book club, which are anything but stereotypical. Each of this …

27 books that can change your life forever, according to my coworkers

Books can be incredibly powerful. They have the ability to suck us in, take us on adventures, and influence the way we think.<p>They can teach us, move us, give us new perspectives, and help shape us. And the most powerful ones change our lives forever.<p>I asked my Business Insider colleagues to share …

Books

How to read a book a week

In February, I read Belle Beth Cooper’s <i>Fast Company</i> piece “How I became a morning person, read more books, and learned a language in a year,” which listed the four steps to assuming a new hobby: set small goals, focus on one new thing at a time, remove obvious barriers, and build the new routines …

Murakami in the making: how his early novels shaped the author

When his first two novels were recently rereleased, Haruki Murakami said he viewed them with love and embarrassment. But as <b>Lowry Pei</b> writes, the books set a path for the author away from despair and towards true sincerity<p>By Lowry Pei for Public Books, part of the Guardian Books Network.<p>In a …

Paris Review - Haruki Murakami, The Art of Fiction No. 182

Interviewed by John Wray<p>Issue 170, Summer 2004<p>The author at his jazz club, Peter Cat, in 1978.<p>Haruki Murakami is not only arguably the most experimental Japanese novelist to have been translated into English, he is also the most popular, with sales in the millions worldwide. His greatest novels …

10 Things All Aspiring Writers Should be Doing

<i>What are some writing tips for young aspiring authors? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Steena Holmes, NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author of Saving Abby and 27 other titles, on Quora.</b><p>I'm a …

Weird and wonderful bookshops worldwide – in pictures

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Would it have been kinder not to publish Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman?

The first chapter of Lee's lost novel may disappoint fans of To Kill a Mockingbird<p>Amidst all the speculation, and high anticipation, attending the publication of Harper Lee’s "lost" novel, Go Set a Watchman, there is one thing worth bearing in mind: there is a reason it was not published in the …

Strunk and White’s Macho Grammar Club

The sleek, no-frills esthetic of Modernism and the gray-flannel ’50s both influenced the utilitarian mindset that dictates the rules of usage in ‘The …

Harper Lee’s ‘Go Set a Watchman’: Read the First Chapter

Read the first chapter of Harper Lee’s ‘Go Set a Watchman,’ which will be published July 14<p>In 1957, when she was 31 years old, Harper Lee submitted her first attempt at a novel to the publisher J.B. Lippincott.<p>Titled ‘Go Set a Watchman,’ it was set in the ’50s and opened with a woman named Jean …

Harper Lee

Unknown poems by Katherine Mansfield found in a Chicago library

Nearly 30 unknown poems by Katherine Mansfield have been discovered in a US library, giving fresh insight into the writer’s most painful and difficult period, the evidence for which she had later destroyed.<p>Gerri Kimber, senior lecturer in English at the University of Northampton and chair of the …

How important is Milan Kundera today?

On the first page of Milan Kundera’s new novel published in France last year when its author was 85 a man is walking down a Parisian street in June, just as “the morning sun was emerging from the clouds”. His name is Alain. We don’t know his age, or what he looks like, but we know that he is an …

The Fastest-Selling Adult Novel in History: Paula Hawkins’ ‘The Girl On The Train’

Stephen King is a fan. Dreamworks just bought the movie rights. Your book club is definitely reading it. Author Paula Hawkins discusses her debut …