Rebecca Hussey

Rebecca holds a PhD in English and is a professor at Norwalk Community College in Connecticut. She teaches courses in composition, literature, and the arts. When she’s not reading or grading papers, she’s hanging out with her husband and son and/or riding her bike and/or buying books. She can't get enough of reading and writing about books, so she writes the bookish newsletter "Reading Indie," focusing on small press books and translations. Newsletter: Reading Indie Twitter: @ofbooksandbikes

Can a Translation Be Better Than the Original Book?

A look at the artistry and originality behind the work of a translator.

Reading Pathways: Kate Zambreno

Kate Zambreno explores feminism, modernity, and the writing lifestyle and got her start publishing through smaller presses.

Nearly 1 in 3 Americans Are Reading Ebooks

30% of Americans read an ebook in the last year. That and more insights from PEW's recent research on reading habits.

24 Must-Read 2022 Books in Translation

Don’t miss these 2022 books in translation including books from 18 different countries, published by 17 different presses, including Bad Handwriting.

2022 PEN America Literary Awards Longlists Announced

PEN America has announced their 2022 Literary Award longlists, with awards in 11 different categories. Here they are.

How Two Novelists and a Poet Made Me Change My Life

Are there certain books with topics you avoid? That you fear may leave you a little worse for wear? Here's what may happen if you read them.

An Introduction to the Lyric Essay

An introduction to the lyric essay, how it differs from other nonfiction, and some excellent examples to get you started, including Bluets.

The Best Genre-Bending Nonfiction of 2021

Check out the best genre-bending nonfiction of 2021, including Tastes Like War by Grace M. Cho

8 Great Satiric Novels

Find great satiric novels that will make you both laugh and think with this eight of the best satires in fiction.

Great New Nonfiction in Translation

Check out these new nonfiction in translation books from around the world, including Black Box by Shiori Ito, translated by Allison Markin Powell.

An Introduction to the Book-Length Essay

An introduction to the book-length essay, how it differs from other nonfiction, and some excellent examples to get you started, like In Other Words by Jhumpa Lahiri, translated by Ann Goldstein.

12 Great Indigenous Memoirs

Read your way into the lives of Indigenous writers with these excellent memoirs, including White Magic.

10 Genre-Defying Memoirs You Need to Read

These innovative memoirs — including In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado and Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life by Amy Krouse Rosenthal — play with format and blend genres, making them some of the most interesting writing happening today.

Buying Books Like I’m Immortal: Death and the TBR

Will one reader ever finish their TBR? Probably not, but that doesn't stop the desire to keep acquiring books.

10 Reasons to Begin Reading Poetry

If it's crossed your mind that you might like reading poetry, but you need a little encouragement to begin, this post is for you.

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