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  • They recognized the story was a keeper: 'Finders Keepers' at Sundance

    They recognized the story was a keeper: 'Finders Keepers' at Sundance
    Documentaries at the Sundance Film Festival often involve serious stuff like climate change, education reform, racism and even terrorism. "Finders Keepers" is nothing like that, nothing at all. Sure to be one of Sundance's most talked-about docs after...
  • Boris Fishman talks family, fiction

    By the time he finished his debut novel, Boris Fishman had become adept at navigating the purgatory between truth and fiction. Published in 2013, "A Replacement Life" tells the story of Slava, an aspiring writer whose conflicted sense of Jewish identity...
  • Kenan Heise releases autobiography

    Kenan Heise releases autobiography
    A few hours before an interview to talk about his just-published autobiography, "He Writes About Us," Kenan Heise sent an email that framed the conversation. "You cannot keep a job as an obituary writer for 15 years unless you believe people are...
  • Review: 'Refund' by Karen E. Bender

    Review: 'Refund' by Karen E. Bender
    The tales told in Karen E. Bender's "Refund," a collection of stories that centers on money and family, are exquisitely composed portraits of modern life, and chances are you will encounter characters that remind you a little or a lot of yourself. That'...
  • Humans must stop hurting other humans

    This planet we all inhabit is a beautiful, bountiful and balanced showcase of nature at its best. The problem is that the inhabitants are flawed. Human beings who share a common humanity, in spite of evolving for centuries, still fall short of being...
  • 'Refund' burrows into what's right, wrong about 21st century America

     'Refund' burrows into what's right, wrong about 21st century America
    "Write something beautiful and honest and that makes you very proud," Karen E. Bender advised aspiring writers in a 2010 interview with the literary magazine Our Stories. "Fall into your sentences, enjoy writing them, love the world you are creating."...
  • Nick Hornby's 'Funny Girl' traces the road to stardom

    Nick Hornby's 'Funny Girl' traces the road to stardom
    Nick Hornby's last novel, "Juliet, Naked" (2009), felt like a culmination of a kind. Revolving around a reclusive rock star and the fans who will not let him rest, it was a callback to Hornby's early work — "Fever Pitch," a nonfiction account of his...
  • Though her purple hair shows no silver, Dame Edna prepares to retire

    Though her purple hair shows no silver, Dame Edna prepares to retire
    Barry Humphries sat at a table overlooking the pool of his Beverly Hills hotel and blew his nose. He had just arrived from his home in London and was suffering with a common cold — something it's hard to imagine ever getting the better of his...
  • Behind bars, college is back in session in some prisons

    SEATTLE Every week, they slide books through the metal detectors novels by Virginia Woolf and Jane Austen, copies of the U.S. Constitution, texts on sociology, psychology and comparative religion. Then dozens of professors and instructors from Washington...
  • Free e-books offer excerpts from upcoming books by Lehane, Packer and more than 60 others

    A pair of free e-books will offer excerpts from upcoming releases by Dennis Lehane, Ann Packer and more than 60 other writers. "Buzz Books 2015: Spring/Summer" and "Buzz Books 2015: Young Adult Spring," available Friday on Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble....
  • Miranda July on 'The First Bad Man'

    Miranda July on 'The First Bad Man'
    For most writers, publishing a first novel is a professional milestone unlikely to be matched by anything that came before. Not so with the multifaceted Miranda July, whose debut novel, "The First Bad Man," is just one more highlight of a career that...