Anne Bartholomew
Omnivoracious Editor
Mix one part casual anthropologist with two parts avid reader, add the occasional culinary inspiration and a penchant for haiku, and what you end up with is Anne Bartholomew. When she's not working her way through the books on her nightstand, Anne tests new recipes and wishes she could write like Billy Collins.

Recent posts by Anne


2010 IACP Winners Announced

Congratulations to Rose Levy Beranbaum, winner of the IACP Cookbook of the Year Award for her lavish and luscious baking book, Rose's Heavenly Cakes (also one of our top 10 favorites of last year). Winners in 19 categories were announced last night at the 2010 IACP Awards Gala (held this...

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Salinger Says: A graceful, bittersweet story by Roger Lathbury about how an opportunity to publish J.D. Salinger's final work suddenly slipped away.This sounds like a project that would have been ripe for McSweeney's treatment. Prized poetry: The annual Griffin Poetry Prize, which recognizes poets internationally and in Canada, announced its...

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April's Best Books

Our Best Books of the Month selections in April take us all over the Eaarth, from the desks of foreign correspondents in Rome to postwar London's emergent Bohemian art scene; across the Atlantic to mid-19th century America, to a group of friends in suburban Chicago, and to a fateful day...

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April: Cruel and Sweet

For the last hour or so I have been racking my brain and the Interwebs (ok, mostly the Interwebs) to confirm what I was convinced was indisputable: before T.S. Eliot made April cruel, Chaucer did. Right? Almost. Here those first few lines from "The Waste Land" stare at me, listless...

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Old Media Monday: Reviewing the Reviewers (The Mardi* Edition)

New York Times: Nathaniel Philbrick on The Whale by Philip Hoare: "Always in the foreground of Hoare’s narrative is the whale itself, a creature that haunts and fascinates him as he travels to old whaling ports in both Britain and America, where he speaks with cetologists, naturalists, museum curators and...

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The Short New Twilight Book by Stephenie Meyer: A novella linked to the Twilight series will release on June 5, no doubt to the unmitigated delight of Twi-hards everywhere. From PW: "The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner tells the story of a newborn vampire introduced in Eclipse, who will...

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Play books! For those of you less invested in the basketball brackets, is sponsoring its third annual Tournament of Audiobooks--contenders in four categories are matched up every Tuesday in a round of voting to determine which author-narrator team will be the champion. Check out Audible's weekly recaps to get...

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The 2010 IACP Cookbook Award Finalists, Half-Baked

This just in: the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) has released the 2010 finalists for its annual cookbook award. They've taken a different approach to the announcement this year, launching the list initially via their website's Amazon store, with no category distinctions yet, so stay tuned for further updates....

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The golden age of classics: Behold: I think this beats all. I'm not sure if it's the final cover (see our page), but it's got my vote. What will they think of next? (via The Book Bench) The Bridge to the White House: The New Yorker's David Remnick will write...

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Good Books vs. Bad Dates: Maria Murnane Weighs In

In case your Valentine's weekend plans are still in progress, we've enlisted the help of guest blogger and AmazonEncore author Maria Murnane (whose new rom-com novel, Perfect on Paper, just released this week) to provide some literary inspiration for a different sort of date: Ah, good ol’ Valentine’s Day is...

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