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Bethanne Patrick

Riot Asks: Jonathan Gottschall

Jonathan Gottschall teaches English and writes books at the intersection of science and art. His work has been featured in ...

So Many Books, So Little Recognition: The 2012 non-Pulitzer Award for Fiction

This year, for the first time in over three decades, no Pulitzer Prize for Fiction was awarded, and I’m angry. Why ...

What’s On Your Nightstand?: The UnRead

Books about zombies–so 2010. Books as zombies? I’ve got ’em! And so do you. In this installation of “What’s On Your Nightstand,” ...

Riot Asks: Lauren Groff

Novelist Lauren Groff has an MFA in fiction from The University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her short stories have appeared in The New Yorker, ...

Sites We Like: Book Mania!

He had us at “first and only book blog from the Philippines.” “He” being Archie, the proprietor of Book Mania!, ...

What’s On Your Nightstand?

Thank you all for your enthusiastic participation in our first installment of this new regular feature. As all of us ...

The Bookavore’s Dilemma

With apologies to my bookselling friend and colleague Stephanie Anderson, who tweets as @Bookavore, this week’s editorial is about how ...

Sites We Like: Writers No One Reads

I have a soft spot for underdogs of every type, and there’s no bigger collection of them in the bookish ...

Riot Asks: Deborah Copaken Kogan

Our second “Riot Asks” reading-centric Q&A features the versatile photographer, memoirist, and fiction writer Deobrah Copaken Kogan, whose newly released ...

What’s On Your Nightstand?: OR, Everything Old Is New Again

Readers! How I’ve missed blogging regularly (as I once did for AOL and for Publishers Weekly), wandering in the wilderness ...

Oh, The Librarian and the Bookseller Should Be Frieeeends…

I grew up with a mother who was way into show tunes (she really should have been born a gay ...

Riot Asks: Interview with Patrick Taylor

Leap Day comes just once every four years–and since it’s a rare day, too, when author Patrick Taylor visits Brooklyn, ...

Tools of Not-Enough Change

Two weeks ago, I presented at and attended the 2012 O’Reilly Tools of Change for the Publishing Industry Conference. (You can ...

Casting Downton Abbey From Literature, Part II–Downstairs

Several weeks ago I shared a possible cast of Abbey’s “upstairs” denizens; this week, we turn to the popular BBC-produced ...

The Love That Dare Not Speak Its Name: An Editor’s Dilemma

Last week, I read a book from cover to cover that I simply loathed. (Yes, I almost always finish a ...

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