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Novels about Books

Here's a novel, ahem, idea: Stories that involve books, publishing and writing. Check out:

The History of Love by Nicole Krauss

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco

The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

If on a Winter's Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino

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I kept hearing about joy, but what I saw was struggle. Doubt. Anguish. I heard praise, but even without looking, I stumbled upon notes of opposition that told -- just maybe -- a different story. The year was 2002 and I was in Puerto Rico on a research trip, watching archival footage of the famous Spanish cellist Pablo Casals.  Continue reading...
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Blog Du Jour

Wisdom of Authors

These writers maintain outstanding blogs that explore creativity and the writing life. Learn from them.

Theresa Williams

Wendy Nelson Tokunaga

Alton Gansky

Chris Well: Learning Curve

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Introducing Readers to Writers

These blogs review books, introduce writers, cover literary news, offer literary links, and even feature a video or two:

Beatrice

BookFox

Bookburger

Books, Movies and Chinese Food

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I suppose my mother's reading to me as a child could be logged as my first introduction to fiction. In-between my childhood delight with fiction and my fiction writing career, two masters and a Ph.D. in history happened. It was after my Ph.D. in 1985 that I returned to fiction. I guess I had exhausted my curiosity about the "truth." Or, more accurately, I had exhausted my curiosity about formal historical study as a path to understanding "reality."  Continue reading...
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Keep It Short

These blogs focus on all things related to the short story genre. Hey, if Nathanial Hawthorne, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway cut their teeth on short stories, why can't you?

I Read a Short Story Today

The Short Story Website

Luna Park

Five Chapters

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And the Winner Is?

The National Book Critics Circle announced its nominations for its prestigious annual awards earlier this month. Categories include fiction, nonfiction, biography, autobiography, poetry and criticism. Winners are announced on March 6th -- so hurry up and read everything before the results! Here are the fiction finalists:

Sacred Games by Vikram Chandra

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

In the Country of Men by Hisham Matar

The Gravedigger's Daughter by Joyce Carol Oates

The Shadow Catcher by Marianne Wiggins

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