Michele Filgate

Michele Filgate is a writer and a former broadcast associate for the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, where she found stories and helped produce Steve Hartman's Assignment America, a weekly feature segment. She has written for Couric & Co, CBSNews.com, The Brooklyn Rail, The Quarterly Conversation, Bookslut, and The Salem News. She is currently in charge of author events at RiverRun Bookstore in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and runs a blog, Reading is Breathing.

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Over at Fictionaut's Blog, they have started a new series featuring places where writers write. The lovely Lauren Cerand is the most recent writer to be featured.Speaking of Lauren, you can see her talk and many other publishing professionals/authors over at Book Expo America's Blip website. Lots of good stuff there, including a conversation between …

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Monday’s Margins: The I’m So Tired from BEA I Don’t Know What I’m Typing Version

I got back today from a wonderful weekend at Book Expo America, held this year at the Javits Center in New York City. In honor of that, I present you with links to mostly Book Expo stuff, and some literary news. Watch my own blog for a more personalized recap in the next couple of …

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Joe Meno

Joe Meno

Joe Meno is the kind of guy who feels the same way I do about reading, viewing it as really almost a religious experience--an intimate, imaginative way to respond to the world we live in.

Monday’s Margins: Jeanette Winterson, Italo Calvino, The Critical Flame, and more

Better later in the day than never...Jeanette Winterson writing about Italo Calvino makes me very, very happy. Two of my all-time favorite authors.There's a new journal of literature and culture called THE CRITICAL FLAME. (Via Conversational Reading).I want to read Matthew Pearl's The Last Dickens after hearing his recent interview on NPR. Here I thought …

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Monday’s Margins: Random House’s biggest first printing EVER, lost works, a famous poet’s kitchen, and joyful geek humor!

Random House has announced their largest first print run in the history of the company for--you guessed it--Dan Brown's next book, set to be released on September 15th of this year. The new book is called "The Lost Symbol" and the narrative is set over the course of twelve hours. In honor of Shakespeare's birthday …

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Monday’s Margins: Book Snobbery, Short Stories, Reading the Classics, and Author Interviews/Reviews

...Over at the Virginia Quarterly Review's blog, Mandy Redig talks about book snobbery. "Despite its world-wide popularity and the fact that Stephenie Meyer's debut novel has sold 17 million copies, I just can't help my tendency to, well, smirk."...A.O. Scott talks about one of my favorite literary forms, the short-story, over at The New York …

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