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Books and Booze: Karen Russell Edition

There’s nothing I like more than curling up in my favorite reading chair with a good book and a drink ...

October Book Adaptation News

Lots of films, television shows, mini-series, and musicals all find their origins in books. If you are someone who wants ...

Boy vs. Girl: VAMPIRES IN THE LEMON GROVE

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

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 ...

The 10 Most Talked About Books of 2013…So Far

A few weeks ago, we rounded up our favorite books of 2013 so far, but these aren’t necessarily the books ...

Read This, Then That: VAMPIRES IN THE LEMON GROVE and E.T.A. Hoffmann

In Read This, Then That, we pair new books with classics that have similar themes, structures, and stories. Vampires in ...

Boy vs. Girl: VAMPIRES IN THE LEMON GROVE

This is a guest post by Casey Peterson and Marisa Atkinson.  Casey is a publishing assistant at Graywolf Press in Minneapolis, ...

Grading Karen Russell’s VAMPIRES IN THE LEMON GROVE, Story by Story

Everyone loves Swamplandia! author Karen Russell’s new collection of short stories. It’s basically got the “Universal Stamp of Amazing Awesome ...

Fresh Ink: New Books Out Today: February 12, 2013

Only two titles selected this week because my love for them knows no bounds, and, frankly, I don’t want them ...

2012 In Review, In Lists of Two

What a bookish year, eh?! Let’s break it down in easily digestible lists of two: Two Best Covers 1. The ...

Friday Forum: What Won’t You Believe?

Suspension of Disbelief – Def.: A willingness to suspend one’s critical faculties and believe the unbelievable; sacrifice of realism and ...

Forecasting the 2012 Tournament of Books

We’ve reached the half-way mark of 2012 and many around the literary web are listing their favorite books of the ...