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Monday, August 12, 2013

James McBride in conversation with The Chicago Tribune

"Interviewing James McBride...is like sitting in with a great jazz band," writes Kevin Nance of The Chicago Tribune. Read the full conversation here.
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Thursday, August 01, 2013

James McBride in conversation with the New York Times Book Review

McBride talks book, music, and Spiderman with the New York Times Book Review--check out the full interview here. The Good Lord Bird is available from Riverhead Books on August 20th!
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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Read Daniel Alarcón’s interview with The New Yorker:

Daniel Alarcón talks about his experiences visiting prisons in Lima and how they inspired his story “Collectors” in this week’s issue. He also gives us some insight into his writing process. “Collectors” was excerpted and adapted from his forthcoming novel, At Night We Walk in Circles, available October 31. Read the full interview here.
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Wil S. Hylton’s discusses WWII disappearances:

Wil S. Hylton’s New York Times op ed about missing WWII soldiers is also the subject of his forthcoming book, Vanished, which will be available November 5th. Read the full article here.
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Monday, July 29, 2013

Najla Said discusses her memoir Looking For Palestine with Salon

In her interview with Salon, Najla Said talks about wanting to write a book for young people who have difficulty defining their identity as they grow up. She also discusses her struggle with anorexia, coping with her father’s death, and what it’s like to be an Arab-American in today’s politically complicated times. Read the whole interview here.
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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Wil Hylton in the New York Times Magazine on artist James Turrell

Wil Hylton, author of the forthcoming book, Vanished, profiles artist James Turrell in the New York Times Magazine. To read the fascinating piece, click here.
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Meg Wolitzer shares her 1979 "Mademoiselle Summer" in Manhattan with the New York Times

"It was the summer of 1979, and we were all winners of Mademoiselle magazine’s Guest Editor competition; the same college contest that Sylvia Plath had once won, and which I had often thought of as 'The Bell Jar contest.'" To read the whole piece, click here.
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Monday, June 03, 2013

Helen Oyeyemi, author of Mr. Fox, is featured in the New York Times T Magazine

“Oyeyemi is so fluent with narrative that she seems to revel in its conventions and pick them apart at the same time, fragmenting and reframing in the manner of a Jeanette Winterson,” writes Aimee Bender. To see the full feature, click here.

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Constance Squires, author of Along the Watchtower, writes in The New York Times about weathering a tornado in an Oklahoma basement

To read the essay, click here.
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Monday, May 20, 2013

Sue Halpern's A Dog Walks Into a Nursing Home in USA Today!

"This book delves far deeper into human nature than that old theme of "we all love our dogs, don't we?"… Halpern does love her dog, of course, but her book is more about humanity and how wonderful, fulfilling and even surprising experiences can be had in the most unlikely of places. Like a nursing home.And as is often the way, the dog once again makes the human a better person." To read more...
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