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Colin Dwyer

Colin Dwyer appears in the following:

It's 2 A.M.: Do You Know Where Your Fifth-Grader Is?

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

If her name is Madeleine Altimari, she might just be smoking menthols on her way to the jazz club. And she's one of a number of characters worth rooting for in Marie-Helen Bertino's debut novel.

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Break Out The Hanky: Tom's Got It Out For Your Tearducts

Monday, August 04, 2014

For our Men in America series, we asked men about the movies that make them cry. Reading through 5,000+ responses, we noticed a recurring theme — or should we say, a recurring man: Tom Hanks.

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With A Good Twist Or Two, This Haunted 'House' Adds Plenty Of Stories

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Forget for a moment the spooky, restless dead. In Rebecca Makkai's inventive novel The Hundred-Year House, the ghost is just one of the many residents looking for new lives — and finding them.

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A Tough Little Droplet Fights To Stick Around

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

It's just a drop of water. It's about to fall. And when it does, a story begins. What happens next may feel oddly familiar. Maybe it's telling you — about you.

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Glossy As Film, This Handbook Was Made For The Multiplex

Thursday, April 10, 2014

John Lago is a killer intern — and, as it turns out, an actual killer. In The Intern's Handbook, Shane Kuhn tells his story in a fashion fit for a summer blockbuster, both for better and for worse.

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Out Of Footsteps And Questions, Walking Man Makes A Song To Share

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Albert has been to dozens of cities across Europe. Trouble is, he can't remember how he got to any of them. Maud Casey's novel, The Man Who Walked Away, infuses his spotty story with charm and music.

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Through The 'Dust,' Glimmers Of Brilliance

Saturday, February 01, 2014

Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor has been a voice in the literary world since one of her short stories won the Caine Prize for African Writing in 2003. Colin Dwyer reviews her debut novel, Dust, and says that while Owuor's talent shines in parts, the book gets bogged down in melodrama.

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'The Empty Chair' Meditates On The Space Between Two Stories

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Two strangers tell their stories to a wandering narrator in Bruce Wagner's new The Empty Chair. It's a pair of novellas meditating on grief, love, spirituality and the nature of storytelling. Reviewer Colin Dwyer says Wagner manages to both tease out the threads that bind the stories, and relish the spaces between.

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Writers Illustrated: Q&A With Jeff VanderMeer, Author Of 'Wonderbook'

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Pop quiz: what do you get when you combine a talking penguin, a man with a bird beak for a face and an interrupting dragon? The answer, surprisingly, is a writing guide: Jeff VanderMeer's Wonderbook. VanderMeer tells NPR intern Colin Dwyer about his collaboration with illustrators and his imaginative, character-driven approach to teaching writing.

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