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

8 Great Novellas in Translation

Travel the world through these excellent and compelling novellas in translation from South Korea, Colombia, and more, including b, Book, and me.

New Nonfiction for Spring 2022

Whether you're a fan of genre bending nonfiction or more traditional memoirs, you're sure to find something interesting within this list, like Constructing a Nervous System by Margo Jefferson.

24 of the Best Award-Winning Poetry Books

Explore the world of poetry and find your new favorite poet with this list of 24 of the best award-winning poetry books, including OBIT.

Cormac McCarthy to Publish Two New Novels

Two new books from legendary American writer Cormac McCarthy will hit shelves this fall.

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.