Displaying articles for: November 2012

"I threw Away the Clowns..and Started Over." A Q&A with Diana Wagman

Diana Wagman, author of Holiday 2012 pick The Care & Feeding of Exotic Pets discusses starting over, being drawn to stories of endurance and survival, and finding liberation and inspiration as a writer in Los Angeles - among other things - with Discover Great New Writers.




"I Needed to at Least Try to Depict the Spider at the Center of the Web": A Q&A with Dan Josefson

Dan Josefson, author of the Fall 2012 pick That's Not a Feeling, discusses his debut novel and more with Discover Great New Writers.


"I'm Looking for Resonant Stories": A Conversation with Katherine Boo

"...We can talk all we want about how corruption or indifference robs people of opportunity-of the immense talent our societies squander-but if we don't really grasp the intelligences of those who are being denied, we're not going to grasp the potential that's being lost." -- Katherine Boo


“Narrowing the Distance between ‘Our’ and ‘Their’" A Guest Post by Joanna Luloff

Joanna Luloff, author of the Holiday 2012 selection The Beach at Galle Road reflects on the influences on her debut story collection, "a kaleidoscope of vantage points, offering reflection not only on the Sri Lankan civil war, but on the always shifting understanding of home and family, of connection and dislocation, of the past’s weight on the present."


Announcing Our Holiday 2012 Discover Great New Writers Selections

The Holiday 2012 Discover Great New Writers season begins today, and for the first time in a long while, our narrative nonfiction selections – a mix of memoir and reportage -- outnumber fiction.



"The Way We Choose to Cook Will Also Determine How We Live."

Bee Wilson, author of Holiday 2012 pick Consider the Fork discusses the "single greatest improvement ever to occur in kitchen technology", the one item cooks tell her they really love, and the graphic novel her teenage son convinced her to read, among many other things, with Discover Great New Writers.


July 22: On this day in 1941, on his twelfth wedding anniversary, Eugene O'Neill presented the just-finished manuscript of Long Day's Journey into Night to his wife, Carlotta.

Crime fiction legends Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly discuss the new book that unites their beloved sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch.

Books, CDs, DVDs to know about now
The Hundred-Year House

When a poetry scholar goes digging through the decrepit estate of his wife's family to uncover a bygone arts colony's strange mysteries, he awakens a tenacious monster: his mother-in-law. A wickedly funny take on aging aristocracies from author Rebecca Makkai (The Borrower).

Watching Them Be

What makes a film actor into a larger-than-life movie star? James Harvey's passionate, freewheeling essays explain why there are some faces (from Greta Garbo's to Samuel L. Jackson's) from which we cannot look away.


What if you called up the spouse on the verge of leaving you -- and instead found yourself magically talking to his younger self, the one you first fell for?  Rainbow Rowell, author of the YA smash Eleanor & Park, delivers a sly, enchanting take on 21st-century love.