Displaying articles for: April 2013

Good News All Around: Awards News for Discover and B&N Recommends Alumni

Last week was a very good week for Discover Great New Writers and B&N Recommends Alumni, starting with the Pulitzers on Monday and wrapping up with the Los Angeles Times on Friday...

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"By writing, I was able to tolerate remembering": A Conversation with Sonali Deraniyagala

Sonali Deraniyagala's memoir, Wave, a Spring '13 selection, is an impossible book to forget.  She discusses how what started as writing for herself (at her therapist's suggestion) turned into writing a memoir, her fear of details, and how being out in the wilderness, in "vast and wild places" has helped her, among other things, with Discover Great New Writers.

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"A Voice Inside Nagged": A Guest Post from Dina Nayeri

While A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea (Discover, Spring '13) is Dina Nayeri's first novel, writing isn't her first career, as she explains in this guest post for the Discover blog.

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Regret is a Waste of Time: A Conversation with Domenica Ruta

Domenica Ruta, author of the critically-acclaimed memoir With or Without You (Spring '13) discusses the books that inspired her as a child (though she wanted to be a figure skater/surgeon, not a writer, at the time), the differences between writing fiction and memoir, and "the alchemy of art " with Discover Great New Writers.

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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.

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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.

Landline

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.