8 ENCHANTING BOOKS LIKE THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY

Since I first read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society in 2018, a decade after its publication, I’ve been on a mission to find other books like it. I’m not sure how I went so long without knowing about it. It’s not like the book was a hidden gem: in 2009, it was… Continue reading 8 ENCHANTING BOOKS LIKE THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY

Sami Rohr Literary Award Inks Alliance With Israel National Library

The Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature and the National Library of Israel have formed a new literary partnership that will bring the prize ceremony to the library’s new Jerusalem site on alternate years and evaluate works translated into English. The prize will now be called as the “Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature presented… Continue reading Sami Rohr Literary Award Inks Alliance With Israel National Library

Mouth To Mouth By Antoine Wilson — Breathing New Life Into The Literary Thriller

What is the value of saving someone’s life if they turn out to be “an asshole”? In his latest novel, a Highsmithian literary thriller, Antoine Wilson tracks the aftermath of a fateful intersection of two strangers. The story at the heart of Mouth to Mouth is nested within a framing device. The narrator, a struggling… Continue reading Mouth To Mouth By Antoine Wilson — Breathing New Life Into The Literary Thriller

Coronet Snaps Up Companion Novel To Lo’s National Book Award Winner

A companion novel to Malinda Lo’s Last Night at the Telegraph Club (Coronet), which received the National Book Award in 2021, has been acquired by Coronet. Vanessa Kerr at Abner Stein, on behalf of Michael Bourret and Lauren Abramo at Dystel, Goderich & Bourret, secured UK and Commonwealth rights for A Scatter of Light, excluding… Continue reading Coronet Snaps Up Companion Novel To Lo’s National Book Award Winner

Costco Promotes Controversial Anne Frank Book

A book on Anne Frank that has been pulled off the sale in the Netherlands has been designated as Costco’s February “Buyer’s Pick,” the latest sign that criticism of the book is unlikely to dampen its popularity. When “The Betrayal of Anne Frank” was released last month, it caused a stir because of its shocking… Continue reading Costco Promotes Controversial Anne Frank Book

‘The French Dispatch’ Is Wes Anderson’s Eloquent Love Letter To Literary Eccentricism

I have no qualms about joining the crowd of moderately pretentious film buffs who recommend Wes Anderson as one of their favorites. His famed portfolio of pastel flushed, symmetrical, and painstakingly detailed visual feasts are as thematically warm and nostalgic as they are gloomy and lonely, making him a movie maestro. His middlebrow, colorfully weird,… Continue reading ‘The French Dispatch’ Is Wes Anderson’s Eloquent Love Letter To Literary Eccentricism

AN INTRODUCTION TO LITERARY NONFICTION

Literary nonfiction, often known as creative nonfiction, is a broad phrase that encompasses all writing that is based on reality and has been created with a focus on the craft of writing, employing literary approaches to discuss nonfictional issues. Except, possibly, technical and academic writing, whose themes and purposes demand accuracy and unambiguity, every sort… Continue reading AN INTRODUCTION TO LITERARY NONFICTION

African Authors Took The Literary World By Storm In 2021

Senegalese novelist Mohamed Mbougar Sarr won one of France’s oldest and most illustrious literary prizes, the Prix Goncourt, for his work La Plus Secrète Mémoire des Hommes (The Most Secret Memory of Men). Sarr also won the Hennesy Book Award and the Transfuge Award for Best French Novel for the novel. Boubacar Boris Diop, a… Continue reading African Authors Took The Literary World By Storm In 2021

Paper Plains Literary Festival Announces Headliners For April Event

Angeline Boulley, Sarah Smarsh, and Colson Whitehead have been announced as keynote speakers for the Paper Plains Literary Festival, which will take place on April 8 and 9, 2022.Angeline Boulley, Sarah Smarsh, and Colson Whitehead have been chosen as keynote speakers for the inaugural Paper Plains Literary Festival, which will take place on April 8… Continue reading Paper Plains Literary Festival Announces Headliners For April Event

At last, A Literary Sexy Novel: Love Marriage, By Monica Ali, Reviewed

Ali investigates the impact of sex and infidelity on three socially diverse households, exploiting the humorous possibilities to the fullest extent possible. At long last, literary sex has returned. In British publishing, the Bad Sex Prize has a lot to blame for, driving writers away from discussing sex for fear of being read out in… Continue reading At last, A Literary Sexy Novel: Love Marriage, By Monica Ali, Reviewed