"Quagmire!" "Flabbergasted!" “ Doldrums!"
Jennifer 8. Lee, says there are three problems with having a Kindle. "One is that if you go to a book signing, what do you have the author sign?," she asks. And the other? "It's kind of dangerous to bring into the bathroom or bathtub."
Nine galleries in the Lower East side were inspired by an unlikely source: a murder mystery. The novel, Richard Price's "Lush Life," has been interpreted by a handful of artists -- you can see them tonight in the Lower East Side artwalk.
When flipping open a favorite book, it's easy to skip over the small "translated by" line.
But, in reality, translating is as much of an art form as writing an original work. The history of translation is as old as the history of printing and publishing itself, and it will always be an important component of writing and of literature.
Christian Marclay can make music out of almost anything. He's composed scores out of found objects, clothing, record covers, and restaurant menus.
A work of fiction, a work of non-fiction, and a collection of short stories that you shouldn't miss.
"It’s an apocalyptic summer,” Jason Boog says about the publishing industry. Boog, the publishing editor of mediabistro.com, is referring to the fact that this is the first summer e-books have impacted the market in a big way. With three e-reader devices — the Kindle, Nook, and now the iPad — becoming ubiquitous, publishers are taking this new market very seriously.
Our selection of road trip–themed stories, books, and shows to get you started on your own soul-searching adventure.
Summer is a perfect time to stay inside and get lost in a novel. Just kidding.
Get out into the sunshine, and take those bookworm tendancies to an area book fair or literary festival. Here are a few we recommend to get you mingling with other well-read folks.
A recovering skinhead, a girl who can taste her mother's emotions, and the grammatical mistakes that drive one woman crazy.
It only took a few hours for Susan Orlean to find out from thousands of people the books that changed their world. And she didn't even ask. Due to the magic of twitter, she just mentioned that Ron Hansen's book, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford had changed her world and within minutes people were responding with what books had changed theirs.
Author David Goodwillie organizes his books the way he sees New York: “My books are not organized at all, which is kind of how I like it. Classics mixed in with pop culture mixed in with non fiction and it’s kind of a big mess”.
You may still not know who Tèa Obreht is, but by now you may have heard of the list that will supposedly make her a household name: The New Yorker's 20 writers under 40 list, which was featured in the recent fiction double issue. The New Yorker claims that "these twenty men and women dazzlingly represent the multiple strands of inventiveness and vitality that characterize the best fiction being written in this country today."