Jennifer Paull

Jennifer Paull walks quickly.

Whatever Happened to Kendall Hailey?: Part 2

Now that I’ve tracked down Kendall Hailey, author of the terrific memoir The Day I Became an Autodidact, she gamely ...

Rediscovering a Writer: Whatever Happened to Kendall Hailey?

PART 1 Not long ago, something seized and joggled my memory’s elbow, and I thought of a wonderful memoir I’d ...

5 Great Multi-Purpose Gift Books

It’s time for another edition of multi-purpose gift books! As with last year’s recommendations, I’ve rounded up a handful of ...

5 Questions for Jen Adams of THE BOOKS THEY GAVE ME

Could this be the ultimate meta-gift? The Books They Gave Me, a paper-and-glue collection culled from Jen Adams’s blog of ...

Nancy Huston Scores the Bad Sex in Fiction Award

Good thing E. L. James has her Person of the Year in publishing award to keep her warm, since she ...

Inscription Encryption

I’ve kept a copy of Edie: American Girl for twenty years purely on the basis of its impeccable, delectable inscription. ...

Ice, Ice Baby: A Review of ANNA KARENINA

A woman nearly waltzing as she’s being dressed by a servant. Pieces of scenery whizzing to and fro. Hypnotic thumping ...

Go Postal with the Letter Writers Alliance

When I heard that someone had released a new kind of carrier pigeon, I had to learn more. The pigeon, ...

12 More Celebrities Who Should Have Their Own Imprints

Now that Johnny Depp’s got his own publishing imprint with Harper Collins, which other stars are going to jump on ...

5 Freaky Teachers in Literature

Since happily shuddering through our Riot Read of The Secret History, I’ve been mulling over the evil possibilities of teachers ...

Authors Chime In: How to Ask Good Questions for Q & A

Now that I’ve nudged you to step up and reclaim the Q&A portion of author events, let’s hear from the ...

Notes from a CLOUD ATLAS Preview with the Wachowskis and Tykwer

Luck tapped me and dimmed the house lights this weekend, when I found myself in a preview of the film ...

Take Back the Q & A at Author Readings!

It’s the happy satellite to the autumn book season: a calendar packed with author readings. As writers hit the promotion ...

THE BOOK RIOT 50: #12 Move Over Book Clubs, Let’s Start Reading Parties

To celebrate Book Riot’s  first birthday on Monday, we’re running our best 50 posts from our first year this week. ...

THE BOOK RIOT 50: #21 Bookstore Mash Note for City Lights Books

To celebrate Book Riot’s  first birthday on Monday, we’re running our best 50 posts from our first year this week. ...

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