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Andrew Shaffer

Andrew is the author of Literary Rogues and, under the pen name Fanny Merkin, Fifty Shames of Earl Grey: A Parody. Follow him on Twitter @andrewtshaffer.

Can You Guess These Authors Based on New York Times’ Descriptions?

While we at the Riot take some time off to rest and catch up on our reading, we’re re-running some of ...

One Reader’s Nightmare: “My Child Doesn’t Like Books”

At a recent event at a Chicago-area bookstore, I counted two other men besides myself in an audience of forty. ...

Guess the Author Based on the New York Times’ Breathless Physical Description

Recently, the New York Times published a profile of literary agent Luke Janklow, drawing attention to his “eyes the color ...

THE GREAT GATSBY: 3D Movie Novelization (The Best of Book Riot)

Much of the good ship Book Riot is off at Book Expo America this week, so we’re running some of ...

Spank! The Fifty Shades Musical Parody

Is America sick of Fifty Shades of Grey? Based on the success of two touring musical parodies, the answer is ...

The Great Gatsby 3D: Movie Novelization

How closely will Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby 3D follow F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel? Based on the trailers we’ve seen so far, ...

What Do Readers Owe Authors?

A graphic titled “The Care and Feeding of an Author on Amazon” has recently swept through the social media world. ...