I have seen this list of 21 women authors you “should be reading,” passed around. I have thoughts about the composition of the list, though I am thrilled to see Elliott Holt named because I loved her debut novel last year.
No two lists will ever be the same…
In need of a Monday pick-me-up? Take 10 minutes and watch Rachel Fershleiser’s TEDx talk, “Why I heart the Bookternet" and I guarantee you’ll be full of optimism and sunshine.
1. That dress, those tights.
2. How can I achieve this level of public speaking excellence?
Aw thanks! Please, Pollyanna out with me on the great stuff authors, bookstores, and publishers are doing to embrace internet communities.
The brilliant and beautiful Rachel Fershleiser on why the bookternet is rad. Yes to all of these things.
Thanks to Councilman Donovan Richards, Assemblywoman Michele Titus, Senator James Sanders, Jr., Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder’s Chief of Staff Angelica Katz, Councilman Costa Constantinides, and the Turkish Cultural Center for making the reopening of Arverne Library a success!
"It’s also very amusing to watch the contortions of literary critics faced with talented writers like the late lamented Iain Banks and Joanne Harris, who are equally adept in literary and speculative fiction and refuse to apologise for or justify what they write. And if the definitive characteristic of literary fiction is sublime prose, then at his peak Terry Pratchett is surely the finest prose stylist writing today. So this is where we get terms like counter-factual and magical realism, to save reviewers from sullying their copy with words like SF and fantasy."
I so wish I had had this essay to hand to that creative writing professor in college who looked at me and said, “Why are you wasting your talent on fantasy?”
The latest news about Sci Fi and Fantasy culture including books, movies, games, art. Read short stories from top authors and join in the discussion!
Day 2 Tour Photos: Los Angeles
The School for Good and Evil is on the move once again, and more young readers are falling under its spell.
We don’t normally condone the destruction of books, but we’ll have to give these a pass for art’s sake. Artist, Guy Laramee takes beautiful books and turns them into beautiful sculptures. He’s sculpted some gorgeous pieces including everything from landscapes to oceans and caves.