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 […]
Author Archives: Michele Filgate
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 […]
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 […]
The Invention of Everything Else by Samantha Hunt is a terrific, imaginative story of the great inventor Tessla and a chambermaid at the Hotel New Yorker.
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 […]
…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 […]
T.S. Eliot might have said April is the cruelest month in “The Waste Land,” but I personally have a fondness for the first full month of spring.