Chris Schluep
Chris Schluep
Chris spent more than a dozen years editing books in New York before moving west. He reads all the time, but there are certainly worse ways to make a living. Chris lives in Seattle with his wife, his two sons, and a cat named Little. Aside from reading, he enjoys fishing, writing, and cooking.

Recent posts by Chris


The Best History Books of October

We have entered the season when big books are being released every week. There's a winning crop of history books this month, five examples of which are below.

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The National Book Award Shortlist for Poetry

Here is the National Book Award shortlist for Poetry:

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The National Book Award Shortlist for Young People's Literature

Earlier this week we announced the National Book Award shortlists for Fiction and Nonfiction. Here are the finalists for Young People's Fiction:

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Announcing the National Book Award Longlists for Fiction and Nonfiction

The 2016 National Book Award longlists for Fiction and Nonfiction have been announced.

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"The Things That Matter" - A Conversation with Nathan Hill

I was going to call this post "The Things That Matter Most to You Can Sometimes Hurt You the Worst," but that seemed depressing. Nathan Hill is not a depressing guy, and neither is his book. But in the video below, he did use those words to describe the unofficial...

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Debut Spotlight Author Imbolo Mbue on Getting to "Over"

Last month, we picked a debut spotlight that I still find myself thinking about.

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The Best History Books of August

This entire summer has been great for history books. In keeping with that theme, August has some big hits, once again betraying the common impression that summer is only for beach reads. Here's a selection of our Best History Books of the Month. (And no, they were not selected for...

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A Conversation with Best-Selling Author and Oscar Winner, Graham Moore

"The people alive in the 1880s, they don’t even know how to talk about it. They’re so overwhelmed by the sight of the lightbulb. People talk about it like they’re seeing a new color. " -- Graham Moore, author of The Last Days of Night

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Fall Reading Is in the Air

Now is the perfect time to plan your perfect fall read.

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The Best Mysteries & Thrillers of August

Here is a selection of some of our picks for the Best Mysteries & Thrillers of August.

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