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How Could Ordinary, Seemingly-Upstanding People Enable the Holocaust?: Jessica Shattuck on "The Women in the Castle"

Author one-on-one: Christina Baker Kline interviews Jessica Shattuck on the powerful new addition to the canon of great WWII literature...

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Where Failure Ends with a Bullet: The Genesis of "A Single Spy"

Do you ever wonder how an author develops an idea into a full-blooded novel? In this exclusive essay, William Christie describes how an idea and a character latched onto him and wouldn't let him go.

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PEN America Literary Awards: Books Across Borders

Last night, PEN America staff were turning away latecomers to the literary awards ceremony in the New School’s John L. Tishman auditorium. There simply weren’t enough seats for everyone who wanted to attend. This year’s event was a special one. Its theme of “Books Across Borders” addressed timely issues of...

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Round 2 of Middlemarch Madness: 16 Literary Characters Go Head to Head

For those whose basketball brackets have crashed and burned in the last few days, here's your chance to feel like a winner again. You decide who will prevail in eight battles between famous literary characters, from Captain Nemo to Professor Moriarty, and Madame Defarge to Hester Prynne.

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"Offering Kindness in the Most Improbable Situations": Victor Lodato on "Edgar and Lucy"

Victor Lodato explains how the plot of this literary thriller developed, and his soft spot for certain characters, particularly the story's improbable hero...

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George Saunders: It's All About Suckage-Avoidance

Our colleagues over at Audible Range recently spoke with the inimitable George Saunders about his new (and first) novel, Lincoln in the Bardo, as well as the extraordinary audio edition featuring a cast of 166, including Nick Offerman, David Sedaris, and Lena Dunham.

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Water

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In this edition, LOTS of books about water to quench your reading thirst, Sheryl Sandberg helps get us through the tough times, and the star of the movie Precious has penned a memoir...

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Here are the Finalists for the Audies

The Audie Awards recognize distinction in audiobooks and spoken word entertainment. There are lots of nominees and lots of samples to listen to.

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The RITA Award Finalists for the Best in Romance Are Here!

The Romance Writers in America name the finalists for the RITA Awards, one of the best-known awards given for excellence in romance writing.

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An Interview with John Freeman Gill, Author of "The Gargoyle Hunters"

Gill talks to the Amazon Book Review about his novel of a crumbling family set in the crumbling New York of the mid-1970s, when the city was dirty, dangerous, and on the verge of going bankrupt.

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