Different Strokes, Different Books | What We’re Reading

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“What We’re Reading” this week is about what we could and couldn’t finish, bookwise.

Lori Roy, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Walter Mosley Take Top Honors | Edgar Awards 2016

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How do you top a Pulitzer Prize? Try winning an Edgar Award. At the Mystery Writers of America 70th Annual Edgar Awards banquet, held April 28 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City, Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Sympathizer took the Edgar for Best First Novel by an American Author.

Lambda Literary’s Emerging Writer Award Winners Announced

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Lambda Literary announces their 2016 Emerging Writers Award winners

Family Mysteries: Megan Abbott’s You Will Know Me

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“Families are machines of glorious ­dysfunction,” says crime novelist Megan Abbott of the driving force behind her latest novel, You Will Know Me, “and that’s okay and inevitable.”

A Single Step: SELF-e Journeys | SELF-esteem

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The personal journey is often reflected in the miles a character must travel through the course of a story. Whether it be to create greater opportunities or leave behind a comfortable home, the reason for a sudden change in setting may set up a protagonist for important inner growth. The pilgrimages embarked upon by the […]

Poetry + Prose = | What We’re Reading

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A touch of poetry amidst the prose choices of the “What We’re Reading” gang.

A Suspenseful Lineup | 2016 Thriller Award Nominees

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On April 14, the International Thriller Writers (ITW) organization announced its 2016 Thriller Award finalists in the categories of Best Hardcover Novel, Best First Novel, Best Paperback Original, Best Short Story, Best Young Adult, and Best E-Book Original Novel

Curtis Sittenfeld | LibraryReads Author, April 15, 2016

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“I really like writing about characters who are smart but make a lot of mistakes or see things inaccurately, who are intelligent and observant and fairly misguided,” confided Sittenfeld in a conversation with LJ about her lusciously entertaining new novel, Eligible.

Q&A: Alison Case | Debut Spotlight, April 15, 2016

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Alison Case, an English professor at Williams College, MA, intimately knows the world of 19th–century British fiction, lending an unmistakable authenticity to the language and flow of her debut novel, Nelly Dean.

Running, Listening, Versing, Rhapsodizing, + Celebrating Sophie Hannah | What We’re Reading

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As we prepare for a poetry-exclusive “What We’re Reading” column next week, here’s a transitional report on the books in our hands this week. Plus, a vist with author Sophie Hannah and her crew.