Lynn Neary

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Now Is Not The Time For Realistic Fiction, Says Margaret Atwood

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The celebrated Canadian author has a new book out, The Heart Goes Last, that began as an experimental digital serial. It's a wacky dystopian satire on economic decline and the private prison industry.


Willie Mae Seaton's Legacy: A Restaurant That Defines New Orleans

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Seaton won a James Beard award for her cooking, and her restaurant, Scotch House, became internationally famous. It wasn't about scotch; it was about fried chicken. Seaton died Saturday at 99.


When It Comes To Book Sales, What Counts As Success Might Surprise You

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Whenever you read about book awards you hear they help boost sales. But what you might not know is just how much those sales need boosting. Two prestigious awards announced nominees this week; in the U.K. the Man Booker unveiled its short list and in the U.S. the National ...


Shortlist Revealed For 2015 Man Booker Prize

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

The shortlist of nominees for the prestigious Man Booker literary award was announced today in London. On the one hand, as the Man Booker committee noted, it's a diverse list. On the other hand, two of the short-listed nominees are American, which could make some British authors unhappy.

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Joyce Carol Oates' Memoir Revisits The Farm And The Family That Shaped Her

Monday, September 14, 2015

Oates grew up on a farm in upstate New York. In The Lost Landscape, she describes how her parents, her grandmother, and her school experiences made her into the writer she is today.


The Girl Who Outlived Her Creator: Salander Returns In 'Spider's Web'

Thursday, August 27, 2015

The fourth book in Stieg Larsson's best-selling Millennium series comes out internationally today — but Larsson died in 2004, so his father and brother hired a new writer to continue the series.


Mom And Toddler Put Sleep-Inducing 'Rabbit' Book To The Test

Friday, August 21, 2015

Psychologist Carl-Johan Forssen Ehrlin designed his best-selling (and self-published) story The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep to help kids doze off. We visited a local naptime to see if it works.


Muslim Feminists Rewrite Boundaries On The Street And At Home

Friday, August 14, 2015

Mona Eltahawy says as a female in Saudi Arabia you have two options: "To lose your mind or become a feminist." Rafia Zakaria says it's crucial to reclaim the identity of the modern Muslim woman.


Doctorow Wove Fact And Fiction To Imagine America As It Could Be

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

He didn't care for journalism's austerities, but borrowed liberally from history to craft his books. The late, great novelist was a gentleman who spun untruths, in order to better get at what's true.


Theodore Bikel, Who Starred In Broadway's 'Fiddler On The Roof,' Dies

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The actor and singer, who recorded 37 albums, has died at 91. Bikel took over the role of Tevye for more than 2,000 performances of Fiddler on the Roof.


Alan Rickman Returns To Directing With 'A Little Chaos'

Sunday, July 05, 2015

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Alpha, Beta, Heathcliff — An Alphabet Of Romance Heroes

Saturday, June 27, 2015

There's one hard and fast rule for the romance novel: It has to have a happy ending. The two people you think should be together will be together in the end. But the journey to that happily-ever-after can be a bumpy one. And romance heroes come in many forms.

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Alan Rickman Returns To Directing With 'A Little Chaos'

Friday, June 26, 2015

For the first time in nearly two decades, Alan Rickman is behind the camera as director of the film, A Little Chaos. It's a romance story about the creation of one of the gardens of Versailles.


A Year Later, #WeNeedDiverseBooks Has Left Its Mark On BookCon

Friday, May 29, 2015

The Twitter campaign was born out of the controversy around the lack of diverse voices in the event's panels. This year, one organizer says, the first panel they booked was with that campaign.


As Publishing Industry Courts China, Authors Speak Out Against Censorship

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Chinese writers and publishers are being celebrated this week at BookExpo America — the industry's largest trade event in North America. Free speech advocates are supporting silenced Chinese writers.


Amy Poehler On Vinyl Designed To Catch Eyes Along With Ears

Saturday, May 16, 2015

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In 'Organic Life,' The Making Of America's First Certified Organic Restaurant

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Nora Pouillon writes about her lifelong devotion to food in a new memoir, My Organic Life. Her restaurant has been a fixture in the Washington, D.C., food scene since 1979.


Authors Criticize Pen America's Decision To Honor 'Charlie Hebdo' Survivors

Monday, April 27, 2015

Some prominent authors are critical of the PEN American Center's decision to honor Charlie Hebdo staffers, saying the magazine denigrated the oppressed French Muslim population.


'Orhan's Inheritance' Is The Weight Of History

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Next Friday, Armenians commemorate the events that took place 100 years ago, when the Ottoman Empire began forcibly deporting Armenians from their homeland, which lies within an area that is now Turkey. It was the beginning of a massacre that left more than one million Armenians dead. Armenians call it ...


'Wolf Hall' On Stage And TV Means More Makeovers For Henry VIII's 'Pit Bull'

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Hilary Mantel's popular novels breathed new life into Thomas Cromwell's legacy. Now, between a play and a miniseries, there seems to be no limit to the blacksmith's son's potential for reinvention.