In the Country

Mia Alvar on Miracle Workers, Mothers & Being a Citizen of the World

Mia Alvar’s In the Country is one of the more compelling story collections I’ve read in years. While it’s very specific in its depictions of Filipinos of many different times and places, it also speaks to...

Read more
Ancillary Sword

Women Bring Home the Gold in Locus Awards for Best in Sci-Fi and Fantasy

The Locus Awards for the best in science fiction and fantasy were announced on June 27th during a strikingly warm Saturday in Seattle. By tradition, Hawaiian shirts are worn during the awards luncheon, and the shirts were especially appropriate this...

Read more
Daniel_Clowes

Graphic Novel Friday: Interview with Daniel Clowes

Multi-award-winning and multi-talented comics creator Daniel Clowes chats with us in a rare interview about his new The Complete Eightball collection, what has and has not changed in his process since Eightball, superheroes, and the book that changed his life.

Read more
Second Chance Summer

First Chance for Jill Shalvis Fans to Hear about "Second Chance Summer"

Second Chance Summer is the first book of Shalvis' intriguing new series set in Colorado, where men and women tackle life and love among the rugged mountains of Cedar Ridge. Shalvis speaks in this video interview about what makes her characters tick, what’s planned for the series, and the dreaded writers' block.

Read more
Seveneves

Neal Stephenson: On "Seveneves," His Writing, and More

We spoke with Neal Stephenson in person at BookExpo America about his space/science epic, Seveneves. In this video interview, Stephenson speaks about the genesis of Seveneves, why the book jumps forward in time, other creative projects he's working on, and more.

Read more
Circling the Sun

Sara Says: Pack Your Beachbag with Books

Summer has officially begun, and if the humidity hasn’t proven that to you yet, the clogged roads to anyplace slightly less citified surely will. At this time of year, I tend to take less care with the clothes I pack than with the books...

Read more
In the Unlikely Event

An Excerpt from Judy Blume's "In the Unlikely Event"

Anytime a Judy Blume book is released, it's cause for celebration. The beloved author of kids and young adult classics like Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. returns with her first adult novel since Summer Sisters...

Read more
Hisforhawk

The Best Books of the Year So Far

We like Best Of lists. We like Best Of lists so much that it's too much to ask of us to hold off on Best of 2015 selections until the end of 2015, so this morning we're happy to announce...

Read more
Saint Mazie

"Saint Mazie" - An Interview with Author Jami Attenberg

Jami Attenberg’s Saint Mazie is our Best of the Month Spotlight Pick for June. The novel is based on the real Mazie Gordon-Phillips, a hard-drinkin’ goodtime girl with a heart of gold...

Read more
Klein_Jacket

Not That Superbad After All: Judd Apatow on "Allen Klein"

If you know who Allen Klein is, you probably know him as the manager who broke up the Beatles and bilked the Stones. Music writer Fred Goodman's new biography of Klein aims to soften that image a bit, making its...

Read more
|

Lists + Reviews

Best Books Literature + Fiction Nonfiction Kids + Young Adult Mystery, Thriller + Suspense Science Fiction + Fantasy Comics + Graphic Novels Romance Eating + Drinking

Authors

Interviews Guest Essays

News + Features

News Features Awards

Editors

Omnivoracious, The Amazon Book Review

Feeds Facebook Twitter YouTube