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What Writers Are Saying About Scottish Independence

Something wonderful and terrifying is stirring in Scotland. Voters will go to the polls on Thursday to answer a deceptively ...

J.K. Rowling’s New (Very) Short Story Set in the Harry Potter Universe

J.K. Rowling has added another (small) bit to the Harry Potter universe: a biographical short story about Celestina Warbeck, a singing ...

The Structures of Harry Potter

Anyone who spends time around me can attest to the fact that I spend a weird amount of my time ...

Books For Tupelo: An Auction For Signed Books For Tornado Relief

The following is a narrative of the events of April 28th in Tupelo, Mississippi, as told through my tweets. Saw ...

Harry Potter and the Chances J.K. Rowling Writes Another Wizarding Novel

If you’re half as Harry Potter-mad as I am, then you probably sprained something trying to get to Pottermore when ...

J.K. Rowling Has A New Short Story Up About Dumbledore’s Army As Adults!

Pottermore members, grab your hats: J.K. Rowling has posted a new short story in the Daily Prophet about Harry & Co. ...

Her Name Was Trouble With a Capital L

For the past few months, I’ve been on a bit of a crime fiction/thriller kick. And, this may just have ...

The Conversation We Should Be Having About J.K. Rowling’s Big Reveal

(Look, this article has Harry Potter spoilers. Not many, but there you go. Thee be warned.) Recently, J.K. Rowling gave ...

CUCKOO’S CALLING and Disconnecting the Author from the Text

I recently finished Robert Galbraith’s…er, J.K. Rowling’s…The Cuckoo’s Calling. All in all, it was a good book. I thought the ...

The Folly of Child-Proofing Harry Potter

Recently, an article came out in the New York Times in which Lynn Messina, who is a mom, discussed her difficulties ...

Book to the Future: 10 Authors We’ll Still Read and Revere in 100 Years

The book world is full of discussions about the so-called literary canon. Fair enough. It’s understandably easy to get sucked ...

50 Books to Read Before You’re 11 3/4: Readers’ Picks

A little while ago, I posted my selections for half of the 50 Books to Read Before You’re 11 3/4, ...

The Curious Case of THE CUCKOO’S CALLING—Why it Wasn’t a Success Before We All Knew JK Rowling Wrote It

In the wake of JK Rowling’s lawyer blabbing to friends and sundry that she wrote The Cuckoo’s Calling under the ...

Fear of Flash Gordon and Sibling Rivalry: Why Authors Use Pen Names

So, like the end of a Scooby Doo cartoon, debut detective novelist Robert Galbraith has been unmasked as none other ...

10 Best Books I’ve Never Read

Comedy genius Jimmy Kimmel recently provided us with his list of the 11 best movies he never saw. Most of ...