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Greg Zimmerman

Greg Zimmerman blogs about contemporary literary fiction at The New Dork Review of Books and holds down a full-time gig as a trade magazine editor. Follow him on Twitter: @NewDorkReview.

The 10 Best Top 100 Books Lists

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

12 Literary Predictions For 2014

It’s going to be a crazy bookish year. January — Dan Brown’s New Year’s Eve / Bestselling Book Of The ...

Jason Segel is the Perfect Choice to Play David Foster Wallace

Last week, news broke that Jason Segel would be playing David Foster Wallace in a film adaptation of part of ...

The Seven Funniest Novels of 2013

Need some cheer? These seven funniest novels of 2013 (listed in no particular order) are sure to give you a ...

Five Novels For Environmentalists

You’ve read your Rachel Carson and your Amory Lovins, even your Paul Hawken, William McDonough, and Ray Anderson. But where ...

Four Bookish Phrases That Could Use Improvement

A friend once old me about a creative writing professor he had in college who would bracket large swaths of ...

In Defense of Liking Books

I know you all like books. I like books, too. But as I’ve looked over my conquered pile of books ...

The Confidence Index: INHERENT VICE

Director Paul Thomas Anderson’s follow-up to his critical darling The Master is an adaption of Thomas Pychon’s 2009 goofball of ...

Cool Bookish Places: Bookworm Gardens

Some cool bookish places are just so cool they make you ache. Bookworm Gardens certainly fits that bill. The park, ...

SUPERCUT: Jhumpa Lahiri

SUPERCUT is a feature where we collect interesting snippets from the best author interviews and combine them into a single ...

Does the MacArthur Genius Grant Result in More Genius?

In 1981, Cormac McCarthy, at age 48, was named one of the first MacArthur Foundation Fellows (more commonly known these ...

Live Blogging the Franzen Guardian Essay

Last Friday, The Franzen — he, The Jonathan, of some writerly repute for novels of the paper variety — unleashed ...

On The Road: Midwest Indie Bookstore Tour 2013

Over Labor Day weekend, I crossed a significant item off my bookish bucket list. I spent the weekend driving 1,200 ...

The 36-Year-Old Audiobook Virgin

It’s confession time. I am an audiobook virgin. I’ve never done it — never “read” an audiobook. It’s not something ...

Reading List for the Dog Days of Summer

Here we are, the dog days. Doesn’t August just seem interminable? If it were up to me, we’d all count ...

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