Displaying articles for: March 2012

Etgar Keret: What Happens Next

The short story author speaks on curiosity, self-promotion, and life in a very small country.

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"The residue of time wasted": Jonah Lehrer Talks Creativity

The author of Imagine talks about the nature of creativity, and how we can boost our own capacity to invent.

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"The Past is a Negotiation": Jeanette Winterson

The author of Why Be Happy When You Can Be Normal? talks about the consequences of "spiritual damage."

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Lisa Kleypas: Emotional Magic

Eloisa James talks with the author about her new novel Rainshadow Road.

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July 28: Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin eloped on this day in 1814.

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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Paradise and Elsewhere

Canadian short story marvel Kathy Page emerges as the Alice Munro of the supernatural from these heartfelt tales of shapeshifting swimmers, mild-mannered cannibals, and personality-shifting viruses transmitted through kisses.

Pastoral

When a persuasive pastor arrives in a sleepy farm town, his sage influence has otherworldly results (talking sheep, a mayor who walks on water). But can he pull off the miracle of finding kindly local Liz Denny the love of her life?  Small wonder looms large in this charmer from Andre Alexis.

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).