Lynn Neary

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Kirkus Changes Review After 'American Heart' Draws Outrage As 'White Savior Narrative'

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Young adult novel American Heart has been at the center of a storm on Twitter and the recommendation engine Goodreads. Kirkus Reviews had originally given the book a star, but after a controversy, removed it.


Amy Tan Revisits The Roots Of Her Writing Career In 'Where The Past Begins'

Monday, October 16, 2017

In a new memoir, the Joy Luck Club author searches her past for the sources of her creativity. She says, "I certainly think that the bad experiences ... shaped me as a writer."


Chris Jackson And The Book Industry's Attempts To Diversify

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Chris Jackson is revitalizing One World, a division of Random House known for publishing black authors. To celebrate, it's releasing Ta-Nehisi Coates' new book, We Were Eight Years in Power.


British Writer Kazuo Ishiguro Wins Nobel Prize In Literature

Thursday, October 05, 2017

The Swedish Academy has chosen Kazuo Ishiguro as the winner of the Nobel Prize in literature Thursday morning. Ishiguro's most well-known work is likely The Remains of the Day, a 1989 novel.


No Shortlist Of Nominees For The Nobel Prize In Literature

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Every year, speculation spreads from the literati to the betting houses and every year many of the same names turn up on the list of potential winners.


In 'Forest Dark,' A Building In Israel Connects 2 Searching Souls

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Nicole Krauss' new novel, Forest Dark, tells two stories concurrently: a man at the end of a financially successful life searching for meaning, and a younger woman writer searching for meaning as her marriage collapses. The only thing that connects them is a building on the other side of the world.


Conservative Publisher Quits 'NYT' Best-Seller List

Thursday, September 07, 2017

Conservative book publisher Regnery has announced that it will no longer use the New York Times best-seller list in its promotional materials. Regnery says it is biased.


In 'A Legacy Of Spies,' John Le Carré Goes Back Out In 'The Cold'

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Former CIA operative Valerie Plame says pop culture doesn't usually get espionage right — but le Carré comes close. His new novel is a kind of prequel to 1963's The Spy Who Came in From the Cold.


I Saved Every Letter You Wrote Me: The Library of Congress Digitizes Hamilton

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

For fans of Hamilton and history alike, the Library of Congress has put the hippest founding father online by digitizing Alexander Hamilton's papers and making them available on the library's website.


Be More Than A Bookstore: A Brick-And-Mortar Shop's Key To Success

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Barnes & Noble is experimenting with food, Amazon is replicating its online business and an indie shop aims to be part of the community. Ultimately, they all want to sell more books.


Something New For Baby To Chew On: Rocket Science And Quantum Physics

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Chris Ferrie's board books introduce subjects like rocket science, quantum physics and general relativity to toddlers and babies. What can parents do to make the concepts resonate?


Writer Elin Hilderbrand, 'Queen Of Summer,' Wears Her Crown Proudly

Monday, July 03, 2017

Hilderbrand reigns over the summer book market with her breezy novels, mostly set in Nantucket. Even if you're in a drab office, she says, if you're reading one of her books, you're at the beach.


Tracy K. Smith Named U.S. Poet Laureate

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The Library of Congress has named Tracy K. Smith as the the country's new poet laureate. She's the author of three collections of poetry and won the Pulitzer Prize in 2012.


What Makes A Good Whodunit? 'Magpie Murders' Author Spells It Out

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Anthony Horowitz's latest novel is a whodunit about whodunits. He says, "I wanted it to be ... a sort of a treatise on the whole genre of murder mystery writing."


Denis Johnson, Author Who Wrote 'Jesus' Son,' Dies At 67

Friday, May 26, 2017

Denis Johnson was best known for his 1992 short story collection Jesus' Son. He won the 2007 National Book Award for the novel, Tree of Smoke. Johnson died Thursday at age 67.


A Publisher Tries Podcasts As A Gateway To Audiobooks

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Audiobooks are the fastest growing segment of the publishing industry, while podcasts are also finding new audiences. One science fiction publisher is experimenting with a new path to the market.


Joshua Ferris On The 'Lack Of Self-Awareness' Of His Characters

Saturday, May 06, 2017

Joshua Ferris is best known for his book Then We Came To An End, a satirical depiction of office life. In The Dinner Party, he turns to short stories that take aim at the inner lives of clueless guys.


'The Handmaid's Tale' Is Among A Resurgence Of Dystopian Literature

Sunday, April 23, 2017

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood was a best-seller list after the 2016 election. We reread the dystopian classic to prep for a new TV miniseries that begins next week.


Trombone Shorty Pushes Tradition Forward

Sunday, April 23, 2017

On his new album, Parking Lot Symphony, Troy Andrews keeps New Orleans' brass-band sound up-to-date. Thanks to a new generation of musicians, he says, "the future of the music is in good hands."


In Ann Brashare's Latest, Two Kids From A Fractured Family Meet At Last

Sunday, April 23, 2017

The author behind the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series writes from experience — her parents divorced when she was young, and she says the divisions remain "to this day."